St Ives, Cornwall
I certaintly made the most of having shops right on my doorstep. To get to any shops when I am at home, I have to drive into the nearest town so this was a great novelty to have a wonder several times a day!
I was a regular visitor here!
My lovely bracelet
I also bought a few little treats for myself. I couldn't resist!
I discovered a little shop that sold St Ives fabric. I just had to buy some;
I did find a bit of time to make up some jewellery. I had planned on making more but got distracted with other things!
The week went by so quickly and before I knew it I was back at home! I have some plans next week to spend some time at the sewing machine with my new fabric.
My dog really enjoyed the beaches and spent many hours playing with his ball in the sand. Dog's are not allowed on certain beaches between 8am and 7pm, so every morning we'd be on the beach from 6am. The one beach that does allow dogs all day was entirely covered by sea for most of the day but as soon as the tide turned we were back on it!
I was approached by several dog owners during my week away, concerned and wanting support over the possible dog ban 365 days a year, 24 hours a day on all the beaches in St Ives. Even though I am a dog owner myself, I can see the point of view from both sides. Not every dog owner is responsible enough to clear up after their pets. I always make sure I carry dog bags with me. It only takes seconds to clear up and very little effort. I do hope they leave one beach free for the dogs as Shadow loves the beach and so do I and I would love to return to St Ives!
It was a lovely week away and I created some lovely memories (and bought some nice things too) but now its time to get back crafting and enjoy myself some more!