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We were lucky enough to be invited to a beautiful Wedding in Cornwall on Tuesday and decided to make a mini holiday of it – especially given it takes around four hours to get there by car! We stayed three nights in a beautiful Castle Hotel overlooking St Ives and with beautiful views of the sea. But the real hidden gem was just around the corner at Godrevy Lighthouse…

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We could see the Lighthouse from our hotel bedroom window but we didn’t venture to it until the second to last night just as the sun was setting. We wanted a vantage point to shoot from and I quickly googled what might be available and it was the top suggestion. So we went…and we were just in time for the most amazing display…

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I absolutely love the sea and I’ve missed it. I used to get my fixes by going to the Isle of Wight but the place we stayed at is up for sale and no longer available… and we’ve just not had the time. A Wedding seemed the perfect occasion as well.

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I felt like my camera came alive in my hands and I was inspired to shoot again, something which I’ve lacked the time an inclination to do this year. With Cornwall behind me and weddings looming again this weekend, next weekend and beyond I can only be inspired over and over again and I can’t wait. I love this time of year!

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We also went to Lands End which I imagine can be quite beautiful but that day it was cold and misty and just not quite right. It was still amazing to be there though and we enjoyed the scenery for a little while – and that famous signpost!

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So there we go – photo overload! Next up is the Lake District which I have also never been to so fingers crossed… and another Wedding!

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
― Allen Saunders

It has been a while since I posted – I’ve been taking photos but they’ve been mostly shared on Facebook (or not at all!) So here’s a bit of a roundup of the latest bits and pieces that I’ve taken… Last week we did some final planting in the garden, setting up our Clematis to grow up the fence and putting some runner beans in to see what would happen. So far we don’t have a beanstalk. I was sort of hoping for one when I came downstairs the day after soaking them in a bowl of cold water overnight, but sadly nothing happened.

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Maisy, our little bundle of loveable fluff and sunshine and all things cute and perfect decided that it would be a great idea to rip up the hallway carpet. Now, I’m mostly frustrated because she’s been so good for so long and I just don’t understand it – there’s no pattern to it at all. But it did mean that our weekend was spent looking at alternative flooring options as the hallway/kitchen is the place we leave her when she’s home alone. Queue the tilers who will be coming this week to give us a quote. No doubt the dog will surpass herself and succeed in ripping up tiles too… She was, earlier this week, dubbed ‘Hairy Potter’ by a friend on facebook when I posted her below the stairs hidey-hole…

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We’ve been exploring the park somewhat, it’s growing up fast and it’s still every so quiet. We’ve walked around it in the evenings and met barely one or two other people when we do. The site is growing but the usage is not – it’s a good thing.

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So it was the perect place for us to do some agility training. Maisy is now old enough to do some jumping as technically she’s all growed up now and at eighteen months her hips will allow her to bound about a bit more. We started off small and raided Argos for some children’s play equipment…

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We started in the garden and Maisy did manage to jump the hoop a few times and almost enjoyed running through the tunnel after tennis balls and Schmackos. But she could not get the hang of weaving the cones…

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What else has happened since I last posted? Well we’ve had BBQ’s and I’ve tested out some cake recipes without much of the naughty stuff in them – there’s banana loaf and oat cookies wafting through the kitchen right now and the BBQ has been used most evenings in the sunshine and has been very welcome.

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Yesterday we hit the Sparsholt Countryside show (which inspired the agility with Maisy) as we watched Gundogs and Sheepdogs hard at work. Of course -we- know Maisy is never going to be hard at work and instead of rounding up dogs she’d probably pluck their feathers off in one big swoop but it’ll be fun to try her brain out on some activities. Look at these proper working doggies…

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