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Take Me To The French Riviera


The woman on reception at the Henri Matisse Museum told me something in French. She asked me if I understood. I nodded. This was of course, a lie. My limited knowledge of the French language stopped abruptly on successful completion of my GCSE 'several' years ago. In hindsight I should've brushed up a bit before our five night break in the Cote D'Azur, but then it wouldn't be a proper holiday if you aren't knocking on charades door each time you order a cornet (one scoop s'il vous plaĆ®t).

By the end of our stay in Nice's vibrant old town, I was competent enough to order successfully, two apple doughnuts for myself and Oliver. That's what an unanticipated obsession with Pomme will do for you. My bilingual confidence soured and gave me one more reason to love the French Riviera.

Frocks, Food & Cornwall


Wild Cornish Flowers and Sea Views in St.Ives
Hello! How nice it is to be back blogging, and on a much lighter note this time. Thank you for all your kind comments about my last post... It was a scary one to share but what a lovely lot you are.  Thank crikey it's business as usual today.

I recently spent a much needed week away in St.Ives, Cornwall. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I absolutely love St.Ives. The bluest of seas, the prettiest of views and the most wonderful laid back creative way of living. Why don't I earn a living selling hand made vases?? 

When Life Hands You Lemons



These photo's have been sat in my drafts folder for two months, waiting for me to make my mind up whether I should write this post or not. It's a personal one you see and even as I type, I'm still in two minds about it. 

With the hope that it'll be cathartic for me to put it into words, and with the hope that maybe another will benefit from reading it, here goes nothing.

I'll cut to the chase and keep it brief. In April I was diagnosed, after a routine smear test, with cervical cancer. Quite the flaming spanner in the works.
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