Thursday, 13 August 2015

⫷⫸ tide land

escape to somewhere 
away from the crowds
 where shingle beats sand
and boats sit still
tumbledown sheds
 all watched over
texture play, shades of grey
beautiful bleak billowing
Derek Jarman knew a thing or two

Saturday, 18 July 2015

⊂⊃ living on an island

in May I spent a few days on the Isle of Wight
with my Mother, Aunt and Cousin
we met my Uncle at Sandown
where we scattered my Nan's ashes
my family had lived on the Island for many years
this hut on the prom belonged to Harry Scovell
he would sell his catch to local fish shops
and take their scraps to bait his lobster pots
with his faithful dog Sailor
my Uncle used to help him bring in the pots
and my Mum and Aunt would scrabble in the sand
for dropped coins from the jackets that were slung on the
back of deckchairs
they would spend all day out with a sandwich
and a bottle of water with sherbet
this is where they lived ~ changed now
my Grandmother took in 'visitors' in the Summer
so the children slept in a little room downstairs 
out the back
and made themselves scarce during the day
we visited Auntie Maggie
who isn't really an Aunt but was a good friend
she chattered away telling stories
as we sipped tea
we dipped our toes in the Solent
and found hagstones 
one left on my ancestors grave
simple lives well lived
and loved 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

☀️ where the gods were

oh Kefalonia you beautiful island
                                                         blue sea  //   skies
                                                   green olives  //  canna lilies
                                             dusty hill walks   //   views
                        the smell of sage, wild thyme  //  the rustle of arondo
                                   the door to the church  //  ancient mosaics

delicious eats

and drinks!
walking past pastel homes
on our way to the Ionian Sea

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

➷➹ old friends

 in the days when we would go to the Photo Booth
at the bus station:
just for the fun of it:
not for passports or id:
there's 35 years between these two photos:
so good to meet with my friend Cath:
so many years to catch up on!
we haven't changed much really
still the same inside
{yes my hair was dark when I was young!}

Saturday, 14 March 2015

§§ on the hook

for the last 6 months or so
it's been all about crochet
for a project that makes blankets for the
homeless {warm heart crochet}
cover art for a future cd {USRNM
a moroccan inspired gift
a birthday blanket
ice-cream colours for a sweet baby girl
bright doilies 
and a beach hut blanket for Yvie
who I am teaching to crochet :-)
I've enough blankets and throws at home
but it doesn't stop me having this on my hook
or this beautiful 'crochet along'
pattern by Dedri {Sophie's Universe CAL} 

what's your pleasure?