Book Swap Box, Old Oak Tree and Travelling Dog

13 Aug

1   This is the second time I have discovered an old Telephone box used for a book swap, this one in the village of Feock, the first place we lived when my family first moved to Cornwall when I was six years old. What a brilliant thing to do to save the box from demolition and I love the child’s chair in this one. To see the other one, click here.

Book swap box

Book swap box

2  We always enjoy the walk around Trelissick and I’ve always loved this old tree.

Old oak tree

Old oak tree

Old oak tree from another angle, the Carrick Roads in the distance

Old oak tree from another angle, the Carrick Roads in the distance

3   We followed this lovely dog and its car home and at the traffic light stop, he seemed to notice us. He had been loving the wind in his fur. If you look carefully, you should be able to see the sea on the horizon, on the North coast of Cornwall.




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7 responses to “Book Swap Box, Old Oak Tree and Travelling Dog

  1. greenbenchramblings

    August 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    That old tree looks like it is on tip toes!

  2. dhphotosite

    August 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    It’s good to see someone is finding a creative use for the old telephone boxes. Neat old trees too! It’s a dogs life!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      My sister-in-law once read an article entitled ‘Questions your dog would ask you if he could’

      The one she remembers is “Why do you travel with your head inside the car?” 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    awesome that the book exchange is there without being vandalized…What a wonderful place to be living in as I have said so many times…love this idea!

  4. coyotero2112

    August 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    That call box/book drop is so cool. Are there many still in use in England? They’re phased out in the states, and here in Costa Rica I find them in the most amazing spots…by cow pastures in the middle of nowhere…on beaches at the end of rutted, muddy roads where only young surf bums hang out…in empty lots in San Jose. In Mexico we had an abandoned guard shack for a failed condo site as a book drop. Got my firts Milan Kundera book there, as well as Andre Gide, Tom Robbins, and a few others. Travellers have such eclectic tastes. Fun post…and loved that tree.

  5. Jim in IA

    August 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    The book exchange booth is a great idea. None of our old booths in the midwest would be suitable. And, I fear they would get tipped over by a vandal.

    I like the hole in the base of the oak tree. Thanks for the scenes.


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