09/02/2014 § 6 Comments
I’ve decided …
to open the Adaliza Quilt store!
It’s not going to be stocked out – just 3 or 4 quilts at a time. I set up Folksy years ago and haven’t ever used it but with a bit more time to myself, I’ve decided to give it a go. Wish me luck!
I’m hoping to list the first quilts this week – pop over and see what you think.
Stay warm and dry – it seems that the conveyor belt of low pressure systems is still with us this week so we’re in for more rain and gales. If you want to see some dramatic pictures of storms in the UK over the last week – look here. Our favourite seaside village in Cornwall – Porthleven – caught the brunt of the storm, with 6 boats sinking in the harbour as the harbour defences were smashed. There are photos & video links of amazing waves battering the clock tower, beach and port.
Dearest Porthleven – hopefully the worst of the storms are now over .
We’re thinking of all our friends in the village.
27/10/2013 § 3 Comments
Today dawned bright and very breezy. As the sun peeped from behind the clock tower, the waves rolled in – nothing too dramatic – wind with tide brings rollers rather than breakers. Here’s how the day unfolded …
As darkness fell, so began the rain, showery at first. Time to light the tealights, bolt the door and feel cosy. It hasn’t been cold today, but the stiff breeze has made me feel the need for gloves and boots, when walking the dogs and this evening – just teatime, really – it was definitely time to batten down the hatches as the constant weather warnings rang out in every news broadcast.
Our holiday home for the week feels like home – we’ve stayed here so often. Just one room deep and 3 rooms long, the walls are well over 2′ thick with high ceilings so feels airy and bright. A net loft, originally, I’m taking some comfort knowing that it’s been here for well over 100 years, maybe a lot longer. It’s beautifully decorated and I love the clean colours, wooden floors and whitewashed walls. Of course, some essential supplies came with me …
As dinner was cooking, I set about some soothing patchwork, to take my mind off the weather warnings! Lots of Liberty prints came on holiday with me, and a real beauty has made it into this quilt. I hope to finish the patchwork top tomorrow. It looked much crisper after it had been pressed!
Then our evening mellowed through soothing Sunday TV – culminating in my favourite, Downton Abbey. As Lady Mary descended down the stairs to find Rose with the band singer, so the storm hit. Just like that! Wham.
It’s blowing like hell with lashing rain, now. High tide was about half an hour ago. We’ve been braving the spray and peering out through the top half of the stable door. As the gusts blow in, it makes my ears pop! The waves are booming onto the rocks below us and the wind is howling – it’s a bit scary. There’s not much else to see …
Hope you all stay safe tonight – take care.