cornwall wishlist

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

i can say now that we are lucky enough to live in cornwall and to have stunning beaches a few minutes walk away as our playground. whilst most of our friends dream of london, we couldn't imagine for a second having to move to a big city.

we spend most of our time off going out for walks, shopping at the organic farm up the road, surfing, paddle boarding, exploring the countryside, or swimming out in the celtic sea.

so i put together a short list of places i would like to visit and things i would like to do this year to get to know cornwall a little bit better and make the most of the summer.

outdoor activities

since we do a lot of outdoors activities with jack's family, i had to be a little more creative on this one:

a. go coasteering  jack went coasteering a few times in wales and dorset and it sounded like a lot of fun, it involves climbing, jumping off cliffs, rock pooling and a bit of ocean swimming!

b. go on a long trek  there are many coastal walks to explore around cornwall, plus jack's got his duke of edinburgh gold so i am pretty sure he would be up for it!

c. go sea foraging  food is everywhere around us and since the beach is only a stone's throw away, i figured we should get to know it better and not only collect sea glass and shells but open our eyes to what's edible from shellfish to seaweed and everything in between. here is to give you some ideas.


cultural outings

a. watch an outdoor performance at the minack theatre  the open-air cliffside theatre offers a wide range of performance from may to september, this was jack's dad's idea actually.

e. go see the seasonal exhibition at the tate in st ives modern art and st ives 1915 — 1965.

f. take a class at st ives school of painting.

since cornwall is a traditional holiday destination for british people, i guess quite a few of you might have been here at least once during their childhood. is there anywhere that you specifically marked your memory or that you would recommend to go explore?

backing creativity / two

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

i am very excited to share with you some of my latest finds on kickstarter. it always feels good and re-energising to find a well-rounded creative project and witness people believing in it. here are a few of my current favourites:

a. coolest cooler — this is one of the best thing i have seen in a while, it is the most complete cooler ever created and has raised more than seven and a half million dollars so far and still has 31 days to go. it not only has an integrated blender, speaker, usb charger, chopping board, plates, knife and bottle opener but has been designed to be portable and help make your outdoor experience the best it could be.

b. venque smart dslr pro bag — i love when i can find a well-designed dslr backpack. this one combines stylish features, functionality and convertibility and on top of that venque believes so much in there products they offer a ten-year warranty.

c. sense — sense is a sophisticated system tucked in a ingeniously designed sphere that tracks your sleeping behaviour and environment of your bedroom, reinventing your alarm and helping you get the precious sleep you need. clever technology if you ask me.

d. miamily hipster developed to help mothers around the world carry their baby close their heart without damaging their back or their baby's hips, this hip baby carrier can be used in nine different ways to accommodate the busy parenting life.

e. oregon to patagonia, a novel of a journey this kind of projects just makes me want to spontaneously book tickets and hit the road. oregon and patagonia are both top destinations on our wish list. so when i stumbled upon this project, an autobiographical novel based on the 16-month bicycle journey from oregon to patagonia, i felt instantly inspired to somehow take part in its making. plus biographical travel novels are one of my favourite kind of read, somehow teleporting readers to new horizons one page at the time.

what are your current favourites? is there any project you would like to spread the word about?

current observations / two

Monday, 28 July 2014

summer evening light through my bathroom window

i am...

making / my first wedding video for lydia and dave.
cooking / black badger peas.
drinking / pimm's.
reading / gossip from the forest by sara maitland.
wanting / a tilt-shift lens  for my dreamy soul.
looking / the state of my laptop screen.
playing / a song from lydia and dave's wedding called oceans by hillsong united.
wasting / roasted peas fallen at the bottom of my handbag when the pack split.
sewing / absolutely nothing.
wishing / for success.
enjoying / long evenings.
waiting / for jack to come home from work.
liking / who i am becoming.
wondering / about the future.

loving / our new bedroom.
hoping / for some long days out with jack's sister eve on the paddle board.
marvelling / the tan line of my feet.
needing / to catch up with my blog posts.
smelling / the candle my mum brought me from france.
wearing / my favourite jumper all year around.
following / new inspiring people on instagram including ellen fisher
noticing / light changing.
knowing / more and more about bees.
thinking / about going to church. 
bookmarking / a modern way to eat by anna jones — everyday vegetarian recipes.
opening / a packet of bonne maman biscuit.
giggling / at the fact that i seriously considered that someone might have broke into my house to only steal my micro scooter before realising that i forgot it in my friend's car before my trip to glasgow.
feeling / excited about planning our trip to copenhagen.

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