Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Lovely Endeavour Morse

Yes I'm talking about young Endeavour Morse played brilliantly by actor Shaun Evans.
I love everything about this show - the brooding characters, the deep plots, the soundtrack and Oxford, my only regret is that I have to wait until next year for my fill of series 2, but then there's always the box set!

Monday, 20 May 2013

'Notting Hill' meets 'Hope & Jump'

With summer approaching, in my seaside cottage I am embracing everything I love about the beautiful County where I am fortunate enough to live; and in my little Cornish cottage, in my lovely little town (soon to be swamped by tourists!!!), I am appreciating the reasons why it remains so important to me.
So, I have recently fallen in love with Seasalt - "a Cornish fashion company...inspired by the creative and maritime heritage of Cornwall" and bought the 'Trenoweth' dress (above picture), an easy casual dress for the beach or for a glass of something chilled on the terrace at the Pedn Olva Hotel.
I am also gushing about this outfit -
a cute denim apron dress (inspired by the dresses worn by famous sculpture and St Ives settler Barbara Hepworth, so the shop assistant told me, which made me even happier!) perfect with flip flops, and add a cardigan for watching the sunset over Porthmeor Beach on breezy summer evenings.
Such is my adoration of my adopted home town, my mind has started to drift into writer's mode, something that has surprised but pleased me as I thought it was long gone.  Already I have characters. a house and location, occupations and the beginnings of a plot - all I can say is 'Notting Hill' meets 'Hope & Jump' and now I'm rather excited.
(proposed location and cottage in Mousehole)
However, as I have decided not to publish any further work I write (no, I'm not becoming J.D Salinger, although I so wish I'd written 'Catcher in the Rye (who doesn't??), this project will probably be for my eyes only, and if I do change my mind about publishing, it will be to download only.
Have a great day

Friday, 17 May 2013

St Ives 'Secret' Supper Club

This is St Ives, Cornwall's new supper club, Saltwater (mark 2) which sits quaintly on Fish Street in the centre of town.  It's a cute B&B, come house, come private dining space, but if you've ever been to St Ives before, you might remember it used to look like this -
a chic, popular and bijou restaurant in the centre of town, but now it looks like this -
with this -
a Bed & Breakfast now open for bookings.
I loved Saltwater as a restaurant and I am sure I am going to love it as a supper club and highly recommend if you are down or over this way that you book a reservation.
16 Fish Street,
St Ives,
TR26 1LT
01736 794928
All photos from Saltwater Facebook page.

Geek Dress

I don't know why I keep referring to this dress as 'geeky', because as I'm fairly geeky anyway surely it's no surpris...