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Silent Sunday

I found this on my phone, no idea when I took it but I love the silhouette effect, especially of the lamp post in the bottom left of the photo, it’s all about the tiny details.

Silhouette skies











Coastal Days

Living as close as we do to the beach it’s inevitable that we find ourselves spending much of our time down there just enjoying the peace and quiet that can be found between the lazy waves and the excited screams of children chasing seagulls.

Those children are mine and I really should stop them but the pesky seagulls are rather vicious in their attempts at nabbing our lunch, so I give the kids free reign on chasing them away.

running towards the pier

Something new – Woodturning!

I forgot just how exciting it is to learn something new.
Seems the older we get, the less we learn, life gets in the way of introducing new things to our lives just for the sake of it.
But oh what a waste, there is so much left to learn, I’m currently learning all about woodturning.

Not perhaps the obvious choice of pursuits but man oh man is it fun!
There is something incredibly satisfying about taking a lump of wood and turning it in to something beautiful, unique and practical.
All the trees
Coppiced trees
Felled trees
wooden bowl
I’m now starting to dabble in wood carving, which is so fun and amazing, but not so kind on the fingers!
wood carving
This past weekend I made a live edge bowl, I’m pleased as heck as to how it turned out, here’s a quick flick from start to finish.

live edge bowl
Linking up with the lovely Suzanne for Loud ‘n’ Proud
3 Children and It

Parenting, it’s not always easy

Apparently honesty is the best policy, except when it comes to admitting the realities of being a parent.

As a mother to 6 year old twin boys I’ve been through a lot of good, bad and ugly times with them. I’ll gladly put my hand up and admit being a parent isn’t what I thought it would be; it’s better and more rewarding than I could have imagined.

Silent Sunday

Not as picturesque as some of my previous pier photos, but as with everything, there is a rough side to the pier.

Viewing the pier from below is pretty amazing, you get a real feel for its size and the sheer skill which went in to creating such an impressive structure.

Here you can see the newly laid planks of wood which replace those destroyed in the fire which destroyed much of the pier last year.

beneath the pier


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