Wild Waves, De-Stress and Comic Relief Baking

06 Feb

1   Portreath in wild winds today. My photos don’t do the force of the wind or the wildness of the waves proper justice so I’ve posted a couple of photos of the same place from a sunny day last July. They might show you the contrast and help you imagine the gusts that almost blew us over, the salt in our mouths and the spray with which we were doused!

Wild waves at the opening of Portreath Harbour

Wild waves at the opening of Portreath Harbour

Portreath Harbour July 2012

Portreath Harbour July 2012

The inner harbour today

The inner harbour today

Inner harbour July 2012, the splash is of a boy who has just jumped in

Inner harbour July 2012, the splash is of a boy who has just jumped in

2  I learned this today from a comment on Penny’s blog   “The quieting reflex: Take a deep breath in, and when you exhale, smile! This not only relieves stress, but if you are feeling negative yourself, it makes it disappear!” I tried it and it works.

3   I’m baking in good time to make funds for Comic Relief on 15th March. These Double Chocolate Mini Muffins with Red Noses are to sell to The Suitcases at singing tomorrow.

50 Double Chocolate Mini Muffins for Comic Relief

50 Double Chocolate Mini Muffins for Comic Relief

PS Is there someone out there who can tell me how I stamp my name onto a photo to mark it as mine?  I’ve been made aware today that Google just help themselves to any image we post on our blogs (See Teepee’s post here) and I would like my photos at least to be identified as mine!


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15 responses to “Wild Waves, De-Stress and Comic Relief Baking

  1. Promenade Claire

    February 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Wonderful images of the rough and ready sea. I know what you mean about trying to do it justice, it’s so hard to capture the sea and its strength and sheer power, and of course in a photo you can’t hear that huge NOISE!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      That’s right! Nor feel the force buffeting nor the salty spray. It was magnificent and made us think especially of those who live their working lives on that sea.
      All the best to you 🙂

  2. El Guapo

    February 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Wow! That top pic is stunning!
    (And the muffins look delicious.)

    If you use photoshop, you can add a semi-opaque layer on top of the pic with whatever info you want. It will show on top of the pic without overwhelming it.

  3. petit4chocolatier

    February 8, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Beautiful pictures 🙂

  4. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    February 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Fantastic pictures of the harbor. The wild waves show such strength and beauty.

  5. Alex Autin

    February 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love the contrasting photos of the harbor. What a difference a day makes!

  6. Yvonne

    February 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    What a fantastic sea, I really miss the wild wild seas of Scotland, we don’t get the ferocity in the mediterranean! Sally, this link might help you, it’s really important to watermark your pictures especially good ones like your photos, it’s not just Google that will nick them, some people will not think twice about helping themselves to a picture they like! Here’s the link – Time-consuming, but worth it x An easier way is just to upload your pictures to Pixlr, add your name in text then download to your computer, but the watermarked ones will be better I think. Yvonne xx

  7. valeriedavies

    February 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

    The wild waves look wonderful… I can never resist a storm and the thunder of the water…your double choc muffins look positively mass-produced, they all look so perfect…

  8. sanclementejedi

    February 7, 2013 at 12:26 am

    “you ain’t seen nothing till you’ve been down on the muffin and it’s sure to make you change your ways”

    cool pics 😉

  9. greenbenchramblings

    February 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Showing photos from the two different seasons really shows the size of the waves well. Good idea!

  10. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    love the contrast…good idea…

  11. pennycoho

    February 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Great Post, love the photos, and thank you for the mention. Barb’s advice is excellent. Did you know that for those who live near the beach, when sitting and watching ocean waves crashing or any kind of ocean/nature activity where you feel/taste the mist, hear the ocean and see it as well – when you take deep breaths and then slowly let them out, the body’s ability to absorb the oxygen is greatly increased because so many parts of your own body are experiencing natures elements. No I do not make this up. It is true my friend, Give it a try. Actually works anywhere in nature! Enjoy the day my friend! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Brilliant! I’ll definitely try that. Thank you very much. 🙂

      • pennycoho

        February 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        My pleasure. It works great for me, also those who do outdoor sports where they are right out there in nature tend to be radiantly healthy! 🙂

  12. ladysighs

    February 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    The sea pictures are all beautiful. But I am glad I am only looking at the wild waves in a picture instead of for real.
    I had to do the deep breathing exercise even while looking at the picture of the waves. lol


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