Category Archives: Seashores

Raise a glass to Gilbert, and Ronaldo

Watching the France versus Portugal final of the European Football Championships it occurred to me that my limited knowledge of that nation extends to fortified wine, pasteis de nata, and just one single person. I’ve travelled to the far west … Continue reading

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The drinker I didn’t know

It’s quiet living by the sea. Alright, it can seem a bit like London Fields during the height of the summer season when the Camel Trail teams with cyclists and every doorstep and bench is occupied by someone eating a … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev 28.01.2015 – bone idle

Dear Sir Kev, Sincere apologies for not writing sooner. I have no excuses, such as too much HSD (that’s beer), or I’ve been worked off my feet, or there’s no internet here in the south west, or even – nothing … Continue reading

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Dispatches to Sir Kev 21.04.14

Dear Sir Kev, I hope you won’t object but I thought of you the other day as a peloton of rangy cyclists in brightly coloured branded Lycra wear sped past the house where I was spending the Easter weekend. And … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Soil

A long long time ago Crackington Haven, a vertiginous fold on north Cornwall’s north coast, south west of Bude, lay at the foot of a range of mountains. A lot has changed during the 350 million years (or thereabouts) since … Continue reading

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Me, Cornwall, 13 women and Fulham Football Club

The first Cornish Beach I ever stood upon was Mawgan Porth, on the north coast, roughly mid-way between Padstow and Newquay. It was 1978 or 79, and I remember the tall cliffs at both end and the white tessellated holiday … Continue reading

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Kim’s Work On Sale In Fowey

This week Kim secured a second outlet for her painted and embroidered beach scenes, that until now have only been available through Sarah Adams’ Padstow Studio. Henceforth Kim’s work will be showcased at the Fowey River Gallery, a large, two … Continue reading

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norfolk

The Titchwell Reserve is two minutes drive away, at the edge of the marshes. From here it is a  landscape of  dykes, fresh and seawater lagoons, and straw coloured reed beds swaying in the chill northerly breeze for as far … Continue reading

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