Saturday Catch Up – Are you ready for Winter?

Did you know that today – 29th September is the date most of us Brits get ready for Winter? This weekend millions of Brits will be getting their winter wardrobes out, packing up their gardens and getting the first roast of the season in the oven apparently! We have had such gorgeous weather this past week down in Cornwall the flip-flops and shorts have been out!

Here is a little about our week….

We got the chickens back from mums on Monday after their holiday there while we went away. It was great to get them back. The garden felt eerily empty without them.

On Tuesday we popped on the train and went down to St Ives. It was rammed with people – of the older generation, I may add!!! Some lovely bloke gave up his seat on the train for me but my husband had to stand! We stopped off for fish and chips, well lets just say for half the price we had much better ones out of a chippy van in Wales last week!! Who puts carrot crisps on a plate of fish and chips???

A plate of fish and chips

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Camping Out In Cornwall & Equipment You May Need

When I was a kid I loved camping, it all started off as soon as I could walk I loved to make dens. We had a row of trees in my parents garden that used to make one end of the camp, then we would use the windbreak (from when we went to the beach) for the other side. The top used to be an old bedsheet we would tie to the trees. Many an hour was spent in our camp! I was a proper outdoorsy child, you could always find me playing with stones and in the mud!

Camping

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Our Joyful Family Moments With The Oreo Cookie Quest

Experiencing family moments are precious to us, as I’m sure they are to you. Although I have just started maternity leave, before, between us we were both working full time over the 7 day week so family time was scarce. This past week Mr B had a week off work so we decided it was going to be a week full of joyful family moments. Leading us to take on the #OreoCookieQuest.

This quest is all about creating, capturing and sharing joyful family moments with Oreo in celebration of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest – a fun and exciting way to win great family prizes which is advertised on selected packets of Oreos. You can win a once-in-a-lifetime wonder-filled trip to California and the Googleplex through through the on-pack promotion. You can find more info here: Great Oreo Search.

Joyful family moments with the Oreo cookie quest challenge

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Living Arrows 11/53 (2018)

Welcome back to our little weekly round-up of Living Arrows 11/53 (2018). I’m enjoying getting into the routine of sharing a little bit of our life and how my gorgeous 2 year old is growing away so fast!

You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 10/53.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Living Arrows 11/53 (2018)

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The John Dyer Gallery Vintage Style Art Review & Giveaway

I have a great appreciation of art, especially local art down here in Cornwall. I remember years ago doing GCSE art at school and taking trips to places like St Michael’s Mount down at Marazion, and St Ives where we gathered inspiration for our projects.

When an opportunity arose to review a gorgeous vintage style art poster from The John Dyer Gallery, it really was one of those offers you just don’t turn down.

The John Dyer Gallery Vintage Style Art Review & Giveaway

The John Dyer Gallery

Only a few miles from me, The John Dyer Gallery is situated in Falmouth, a beautiful seaside town in Cornwall with many attractions. The gallery itself is predominately online but it does take private bookings if you wish to view the artists work.

Run by husband and wife team John Dyer and Joanne Short the gallery represents the wonderful art work of John Dyer, Ted Dyer and Joanne Short. They showcase their very best original paintings and prints.

As well as paintings and prints you can buy various gifts with designed with The John Dyer Gallery contemporary artwork , like phone cases, iPad covers, homeware and accessories, they really do have something for everyone!

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A Relaxing View – My Sunday Photo

I love to take photos of the views where I park in and around Cornwall. This photo is another of Malpas, my favourite place with a gorgeous relaxing view.

My Sunday Photo-A relaxing view - Malpas

 

Happy Sunday!

rachelxx

Photalife