Walk Right Back-story of the Everly Brothers

Last night a friend asked if I wanted to go to the Hall for Cornwall to see a show about the Everly Brothers, at first as I was going to say no, then thought why not and I am so incredibly glad I did.  I didn’t really know walk to expect and the first bit I was a little unsure about but when those two young lads started to sing I like everyone else in the Hall was singing along, clapping and having an amazing experience.  The second half is no stop music and just fantastic. I might say as nearly as enjoyable as the Greatest Showman!!!  The show is called Walk Right Back and if you ge the change to go and see it I would highly recommend it. I’m not a big Everly fan but love that era of music and there was some Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison thrown in as well.  All in all a very talented group.  Of course I had to buy the CD which the boys kindly signed the inside cover for me – I’m starting to sound like a groupie!!



Skye Tweed Wrap


So I have decided to return to blogging after over a year off, there have been huge changes in my life since I last posted but I shan’t go into all that now.  I’ve changed the title of my blog as photography is not my main pastime any more, I may get back into it one day but for now the camera kit is having a break.  I’ve no real set plan for the blog other than sharing creativity and I shall just see how it evolves.

Last year I went to Westpoint in Exeter to a craft exhibition (can’t remember the name of it) and I fell in love with a wrap on display. I hadn’t done any sewing for a number of years but I couldn’t come home without it.  Thankfully it is a very simple design, just two rectangles of fabric and lining and three buttons!!  I don’t normally go for brown but I just loved the combination of this wool with the pretty cotton lining.  The pattern and fabric is from Coolcrafting 



I am really pleased with the end result even though the neckline doesn’t lay quite to my liking but I still enjoy wearing it teamed with jeans and brown boots.

The mojo is definitely coming back!

Well another weekend has gone by and though I say it myself it has been a good one – especially with the camera.  Yesterday morning was my ‘Heligan fix’ in the bird hide lol!! Then last night I dragged Mick out for a walk along the river bank to see if there were any Heron’s – which surprisingly there wasn’t but I did get some photos and in the process discovered that my 50D is giving up the ghost 😦 will have to look into getting it repaired as it is a handy second body.

Nuthatch at Heligan, pleased with it but still needs working on 🙂 – my excuse to keep going back to photograph them – in case you haven’t gathered I love Nuthatches!



Anemone first thing this morning in the garden




I managed to catch the Wren again, not as sharp as I would like – yet 🙂



Curlew – from our walk down by the river




Thank you for looking. 🙂

More small garden birds at Heligan.

I took myself off to Heligan again early Saturday morning to spend some time with my camera and reacquainting my interest.  My plan was to get to the hide first thing (as a Friend of Heligan, we can go in an hour before opening time on Fri and Sat) and spend some quiet time watching and photographing the birds. They are a lot of young around at the moment which makes my life easier as they tend to sit in one place for a while unlike the parents who are flitting back and forth to them!!   Have to say I am really enjoying renewing my interest in photography with the help of these lovely little birds.


I am pretty sure this is a baby Robin.


Great Tit


Female Chaffinch


Wren –  I was delighted to not only see this little chap but to actually get a photo of him made my day.  We have them in the garden but they are so quick and shy that I have never managed to get a photo before.



House Sparrow feeding it’s young – not a brilliant photo but I was happy to get it 🙂


A photo a week challenge: Natural Monuments

I wanted to have a go at this challenge but discovered I don’t have many photos of natural monuments, obviously I need to think about this in future 🙂  I did manage to find these two though, both taken at Helmor Tor, one of the many Tor’s of Cornwall.  Both taken in the evening, the first this June and it was a dull damp evening (the forecast sunset did not happen!!!)  The second taken the same time last year – a much better evening. 🙂






Linking up with Nancy’s photo a week challenge, thanks for looking.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

 Another first for me, taking part in Cee’s Black and White Challenge.  I love b & w photography but an area I struggle with, so maybe taking part in this challenge will help me work on it.

                                                                                      Pen 13A taken in Saint-Nazaire, France

Pen 13A


Linking up with Cee’s black and white challenge  – thank you for organising it.

A photo A Week Challenge: (Water)

This is the first time I have taken part in Nancy’s challenge even though I see it every week.  As I am getting back into blogging and photography I felt this week’s theme was a perfect time for me to start.   Here are my offerings for the challenge.  Thank you Nancy 🙂


Splash             Splash







Thank you for looking.