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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Happy Birthday Gilby Skipp

I can hardly believe that Gilby Skipp just celebrated his 3rd birthday, I have taken most of these photos from my daughters IG account. We were able to share his birthday tea with him and his family and a few friends which was lovely. He was so sweet opening his gifts, so appreciative of all he received. It was also great to see him enjoying being the centre of attention. 

We all had to sing ' Happy Birthday' right through to the end before he would blow his candles out, the problem was that his sisters couldn't wait that long and kept pipping him to the post and so we had to sing all through again for him to have another go....about four times in total before the girls could control themselves and not blow too soon, after a stern telling off from Gilby!

I never seem to get a photo of Gilby with Mummy because she's the one who takes most of the photos. So here's a selection to celebrate his birthday. And one at the bottom of the twins ;)

Birthday boy

With his best friend making cup cakes for their sisters

Out on Mummy's birthday, getting all the attention while his sisters were at school

Valentines treat with Mummy

At the library

Taken on the one recent dry day

Big sisters

Friday, 14 February 2014

2 quay street

While we were in Cornwall recently we visited a little town called Lostwithiel, we often stop as we are passing through but since our last visit this lovely fabric and knitting shop has opened up.

It is called '2 quay street' as this is where it's found, down near the river.

As well as selling a lovely range of fabrics, sewing notions and wool they also hold workshops....if only I lived closer :)

I bought the pre cut squares by Riley & Blake Designs and also a piece of beautiful organic plain fabric for the backing of the quilt I will make with the squares.

The two ladies who run the shop each have their own websites: and

Both are worth a visit and of course if you find yourself down in Cornwall just pop into their delightful shop!


Friday, 7 February 2014


Today is our 38th wedding anniversary. We have come down to Cornwall for a few days to stay in a cottage belonging to friends who are away.

The weather here in the south West has been pretty wild but today the sun came out and we managed to drive around the countryside stopping off here and there for breakfast and walks around fishing villages and beaches.

This evening we are going for supper at the Polgooth Inn which is in the village where I moved with my parents when I was 16 and where we spent our wedding day evening. We also lived in the village for a couple of years when we had young children.

We will travel home on Sunday, stopping off in Devon to visit family and grandchildren in route.

I have added to bottom three photos to show how huge the waves were that have been battering the coastal villages in the South West. (I didn't take them)


Monday, 3 February 2014

Home again

We returned from our two week break in Cyprus early Saturday morning. We had a great time, the weather was good, the house which we were loaned by friends was wonderful and the loan of their car also, gave us the opportunity to explore the island a little each day.

Below are some sea photos and I will post some other photos over the next few days.

Tomorrow our daughter will arrive from South Africa to renew her visa, we will pick her up from the airport and drive her to Devon so spend a few days with our other daughter and her family.

 Hubby and I will travel on down to Cornwall to celebrate our 38th !!!! Wedding anniversary on Friday. 

It's been lovely catching up with all your wonderful blog posts since I got back :)