Sunday, 3 August 2014

Driftwood, Breezy, Lazy Days and Giveaways....


Another stunning day with a brisk breeze to take the heat off the flesh. After two loooong weeks of dental treatment, finally life seems to have returned to the left side of my face. Just call me Lidocaine face! It's really taken the wind out of my sails and it's not over yet. I'm having an implant that won't be completed until mid December. I'll tell you how it goes. Anyone had one, any pointers you can give me?

You guys came up with some wonderful ideas for the sea glass. So good it made me go back to hunt for some more and I came away with a good stash today with a couple of pieces of Victorian pottery in the mix, more shells, more aqua glass, some great finds! There were six of you who really liked the idea of having some and I think I have enough to satisfy you all:

From This Perch
Friko
Nancy H
Janey & Co
Debra She Who Seeks
Mary - A Breath of Fresh Air

If you just drop me an email (yonks@hotmail.co.uk) with your address, your beach debris will be winging it's way to you in no time at all. X-raying that will keep border officials busy trying to work out what it is :-)





Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Beach Days and a teeny tiny Giveaway


Hello dear friends, long time no see. I've been a very naughty blogger, but the truth is I have been enjoying life away from the screen. Our summers in the UK can be so short lived, the moment that sun is out, so am I. Funny thing is, I've probably had more to blog about than ever, but have not had the time. 

I live no more than 300 metres from the beach. A stony beach on the Welsh side of the Bristol Channel. At one time one of the world's busiest shipping channels. Not so much these days, just the odd, colourful container ship when the tide is right.  That tide is also the second highest in the world so all sorts of flotsam and jetsam end up on these shores. Today I was on the hunt for some sea glass. Real sea glass that is, smoothed by the ebb and flow of the waters, not tumbled in a machine which is so often the case these days. Did you know, sea glass is becoming a rare commodity. With all the recycling of glass, supplies are dwindling. Used mostly by artisan jewellery makers, it's beautiful. Time worn with mystery attached. Where did it come from?

The largest piece I found today is over 6cm long and a lovely pale aqua.  I also found some smaller blues and greens and a few lovely shells. If you would like them just leave a comment below telling me what you would use it for. I will ship anywhere in the world. Who knows, it could end up where it started.

That Sookie has no concept of composition. I can't tell you how many shots she photo bombed! 

Thursday, 15 May 2014





What a perfect day it was. Perfect enough for myself and Sookie to take a long walk through our neighbourhood, camera in tow of course. Here is the fruit of our labour. A little view from the street where we live. Turn your speakers on and enjoy!