Canada day two

March 28, 2012

Day two brought the promise of hot chocolate, at the end of a short snow shoe hike up Cypress Mountain. After our hike I took the opportunity to do a little window shopping in the city, look who I found in Orling and Wu, 28 Water Street, Poppy Treffry’s beautiful cosies looking very much at home! Where are the […]

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Canada day one

March 27, 2012

I pictured spending our first day sipping hot chocolate and people watching, but the sun was shining and my parents were eager to explore so I had no excuse to sit around. So, after 21 hours travel from Penzance to Vancouver and 10 hours of jet-lag sleep we were ready to venture out into the […]

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Packing for Canada

March 21, 2012

I returned from house and cat sitting for a friend near Lands End yesterday, just in time to unpack, tidy away and repack for three weeks in Canada. The journey starts at silly-o-clock tomorrow (6:45am) in Penzance, and finishes very many hours later in Vancouver. After a few days to shake off jet-lag and see […]

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The pretty song in my head.

February 21, 2012

My Pa, a friend and I went to the Acorn on Sunday night to see Megan Henwood, the BBC radio 2 young folk award winner. She has a lovely voice and we were very lucky to be listening in such a cosy setting. Her support act Kezia was also a pleasure to hear. I hope the Acorn […]

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London, spider silk, family and friends.

February 16, 2012

My parents and I received an invitation to a friend’s 70th birthday party in London, so I decided to take a few extra days off to meet up with some long lost friends and spend time with family. I woke up a little earlier than usual to catch the 6:45 train from Penzance, and I spent […]

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Cornish Feasts and Festivals

January 18, 2012

I’m currently working on a series illustrations for Cornish Feasts and Festivals, written by Liz Woods. I still have a fair way to go, but here’s a little taster. Cornish Wrestling. Share

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Penzance Farmers Market

October 27, 2011

Friday is my favorite day, and not just because it’s ‘Freya’s day’! We have a very good farmers market in, or outside the town hall, St. John’s Hall. There are lots of stalls with all sorts of tasty fresh food, including Hope’s delicious bread, it really is ‘the loaf of your life’. Tomorrow morning I’ll be joining them all, with […]

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Craft day for Maggi

October 15, 2011

Last weekend Marazion Community Centre was full to bursting with teas, cakes, lunches, and ladies learning crafts, including notebook making, folk art, rag-rugging, fused fibre, beading and felt making. The day was brilliantly organised, down to the last chocolate brownie, by Crowlas and Ludgvan WI. All the many cakes and crafts were in memory of […]

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Beautiful leather put to use

October 4, 2011

Here’s a little book made with the beautiful leather I bought from Conker Shoes, and some lovely ribbon from Poppy Treffry’s new haberdashery range. Share

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Mr. Isaac Merritt Singer and steam trains

September 25, 2011

Last weekend I cashed in my 25th birthday present from my friend Simon and we went camping in Devon for two nights. We stayed at Churchill Farm, a lovely little campsite in Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, and were very glad of all the extra blankets and woolly hats. Luckily I’d heard about Oldway Mansion before my Devon […]

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