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postcards from st. ives

dear friends

not so long ago, (7 years to be exact) i married a man, on a beach, in the sunshine.

the beach is very dear to me. i grew up so close to the beach that it was the sound of the ocean that sung me to sleep. i miss it now we are living in london.

so, nic and i have promised each other that, for as many of our anniversaries we can, no matter where we are in the world, we’ll spend our anniversary weekend by the sea.

this year it was st ives, in cornwall. about 6.5 hours from london by train.

we stayed in a gorgeous b&b on the top of a hill, with a stunning view over the bay and down into st. ives
the view from our bedroom

as soon as we’d dropped off our bags, we headed straight for the beach to greet the ocean
life in minute detail

we walked here
st ives

and there
cornwall coastline

visited the museum and sculpture gardens of barbara hepworth
conversation with magic stones, bronze, 1973

and had cream teas in the top of the tate, stopping a while to take in the magical view
happiness is...

a perfect way to celebrate my life with a wonderful guy
nic and ike

happy anniversary nic.
i love you more and more

  • Lisa
    08/02/2009 at 14:51

    Wonderful! How incredibly lovely!

    Happy Anniversary :-)

    Those photos….I could feel the sea air and hear the roar of the surf just looking at them. Ahhhhhh…..

  • gkgirl
    07/02/2009 at 17:52

    gorgeous photos
    and happy anniversary!!

  • Marianne
    06/02/2009 at 07:36

    How lovely – I’m so glad you made it to the sea. What a lovely idea. I’m listening to the sea in Paekak and thinking of you.

  • storm
    05/02/2009 at 14:33


  • gypsy alex
    03/02/2009 at 17:28

    Sounds like a lovely day! Congrats you two! Love from San Francisco xo

  • Carol
    03/02/2009 at 07:51

    Oh the sea at St Ives looks absolutely beautiful. I’m quite a fan of Scarborough, have you ever been?

  • Amy
    03/02/2009 at 02:21

    I love the third photo down…