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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Daytrippers.........



.....a day trip to St Ives today with my bestest friend Lulu & we had the happiest of days doing the things we like to do best;window shopping,talking & reminiscing,eating cake & laughing,always laughing! St Ives out of season makes for a grand day out-in Spring & Autumn its beaches are breathtaking,in Summer it belongs to the tourists & the seagulls-today was grey & drizzly but still there was its unmistakable light,glowing sands the colour of seaside ice cream & sea blending into sky. You cannot fail to be charmed by the narrow back lanes & alleys with the tall,higgledy-piggledy houses crammed into corners & spilling out of them,its not so hard to imagine how it must have looked in the artists heyday,when at every turn there was a picture in waiting. The town itself is awash with surf shops & so many cafes & bars,all having a little snooze before the rude awakening that is Easter! The little shops we crept into today were a joy to behold,my eyes feasted on so many glorious things I felt I would burst,oh we do live in such a pretty world-when we choose to see it that way & it gladdens the heart to know that some things are created simply for sheer delight & no other reason. So we satisfied our hunger for eye candy amongst pretty dresses,ribbons,books,cloth,china...so many darling pretties that I shall dream shop dreams again...Our desire for cake was satiated by taking tea at the Tate,with hypnotic views of that vanilla sand & we headed for home full to the brim......     
 
........this dear little 'confectioners' has been here just as long as I can remember & it always makes me smile,I love that it remains unchanged-holding its corner & proudly displaying its wares.....also on offer today-'frozen rabbits',a snip at £2.50-we resisted!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful day Shevie. St. Ives must be a lovely little place, higgledy, piggledy houses, sky blending into sea and Turquoise painted shops, altogether too nice. Sharing the day with a friend doubles the enjoyment.

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