Tag Archives: St Ives

A Bargain, A Project and A Poem

We met a friend at the Car-boot sale on Sunday. She is just the best bargain hunter and had discovered this delightful panel for £2. It is destined to become cupboard doors.  Isn’t it delightful?

Day Lilies in the foreground with Agapanthus and our new sculpture behind, along with the old pot sink that is to become a miniature pond and the wheelbarrow with some of the soil from the newly dug hole.

Kindness is what we all need and what we should all share as in this poem by Danusha Lameris.

Small Kindnesses


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Old Advert, Stained Glass and A Long View

A few more photos from our mini break at Gurnard’s Head Hotel, an ad for the hotel from 1900, another view in the Church and approaching St Ives as we left.

An advert from 1900

Another view inside St Senara Church, Zennor

Driving away with St Ives in the distance

The next episode of the unknown Suffragette’s Diary is published. Our Suffragette is still confused, thinking it is August rather than July.


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Thistle, St Ives and Smiles

I love the delicacy of this white thistle.

The beauty of St Ives never fails to move me. We were there tonight for a meeting about the very worrying changes to our beloved NHS.

It is International Smiles Day!


Posted by on October 7, 2016 in Beauty, Cornwall, environment


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St Ives, Turnstones, Alleyways and More

1    A lovely cold bright day so we went to St Ives on the train – a stunning coastal train journey which is a favourite of ours. The sun went in as we started the 9 minute ride but St Ives is beautiful in any light.

First view of St Ives from the train

First view of St Ives from the train

2     As we were walking into the town we came across a delightful flock of little Turnstones who were remarkably unafraid.

Flock of Turnstones

Flock of Turnstones



3    St Ives is full of little alleys and byways – utterly charming. It’s where we had our honeymoon many years ago.

To The Keep

To The Keep

To Trecara

To Trecara

Blue Mist

Blue Mist

Another alleyway

Another alleyway

St Ives

St Ives

St Ives' Lighthouse

St Ives’ Lighthouse

Porthminster Beach from the station

Porthminster Beach from the station as we’re waiting for the train

The train's coming

The train’s coming


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Barbara Hepworth, Graffiti Grannies and Driftwood Dragon

1   St Ives was our destination today, by train along one of the most beautiful coastlines. St Ives itself is very beautiful and one of the highlights for me is always our visit to the Barbara Hepworth Studio and Garden.

From the train from Lelant to St Ives, one of the best train rides ever

First view of St Ives

Buskers along the sea path

Barbara Hepworth garden

Shadows on a sculpture

Sculpture 28

2   By the time we went back along to catch the train home, some Graffiti Grannies had been busy yarn bombing the rails!

Graffiti Grannies’ handiwork

3   Two sculptures for you, one, on St Ives railway station by David Kemp who made the Tinners Hounds in Redruth town centre and this driftwood one which I’ve posted before but in case you missed it, here it is again, St George and the Dragon. I love it!

‘A School of Palletes’ by David Kemp

I just want to show you this extra photo from yesterday which delighted me. It was taken near the Lizard Lighthouse.

Bird on a bramble

If you have read this far, a question for you….  I’ve decided I don’t really like the Gallery way of presenting a series of photos as they cannot be enlarged as much to see detail. What do you think?

One from yesterday that I don’t think was served well by putting it into a Gallery.

Lost bucket


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