Portreath, Mosaic Lion, Senegalese Wedding Outfit

24 Apr

1   Portreath this morning was very fresh! The waves were reasonably big and I almost caught them in their high splashes.


2  In the field belonging to Portreath Primary School, we spotted the enormous mosaic Lion made especially for the children by our neighbour sculptors. This was built in the front garden next door and we watched in delight and awe as it grew. Those lucky children!

Mosaic Lion made by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

3   I cannot bring myself to put my dress for Daniel and Ami’s Wedding inside the wardrobe! It smells of Senegal, it rustles as the beautiful women in Senegal rustle and it reminds me of the whole experience! Lucy has sent us some of her photos of the Wedding – I’m always behind the camera so am missing from most of our albums.

The top of my Senegalese two piece

Back detail

Daniel and Babacar

Us at the wedding

The Groom with his new Mother-in-law, his twin sister and his new daughter

Drumming at the Wedding


Posted by on April 24, 2012 in art, Cornwall, family, sculpture, senses, Wedding


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9 responses to “Portreath, Mosaic Lion, Senegalese Wedding Outfit

  1. Tommy

    December 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm


    I have been looking for a mosaic lion for the past year after missing out on one in a shop.

    Please can u let me know who the sculpter is?

    Much appreciated.


    • mybeautfulthings

      January 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Sue Hill and her brother Pete Hill who live in Cornwall, UK.

  2. Eggton

    April 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    What absolutely lovely clothes in these pictures!! You must have had so much fun at the wedding.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      We did – and for the whole week we were there as we were absorbed into family life and looked after so well. No wonder the Senegalese have a reputation for their hospitality! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      There are lots more wedding photos in the 8th April post and the 11th April – their two wedding days 🙂

  3. Flowerpot

    April 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    lovely pics Sally and your dress is just gorgeous xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Thank you, Sue. I was taken to the tailor’s on Thursday, measured up and the outfit was ready next day! I just need an occasion to wear it again! 🙂

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    April 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Your cultural shots are so awesome – what a wonderful tradition you have shown in this post 😀
    And that dress is exquisite without a doubt 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Hi Choc Chip Uru, I’m really glad you like the photos. The dress was made especially for me in only a day having shopped for the fabric and being measured up at the tailor’s!



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