On Saturday Miss V and I attended The Faery Arts and Crafts at Glastonbury Town Hall. We had a fantastic time, the hall was full of such talented people and famous ones too! We met Brian and Wendy Froud, what friendly and kind folks they are. I must admit I was slightly star struck...as the photo I had taken perhaps shows. Victoria and I then met Josephine Wall, her art is just so magical and Tors was defintly in awe of her work, as so was I..... Josephine is so like her work beautiful and mystical, what a lovely lady.
We also met a lovely young lady called Armorel Hamilton... that creates these fantastic mystical creatures. I was totally blown away by her talents, really the photo's don't do them any justice. Armorel is also an illustrator, she told us that her website is under construction and will soon be up and running. So I will be saving up the pennies, to give one of these amazing works of art a loving home.
The young lady with blond hair in the background is their wonderful creator Armorel.
My very own Faerie
Well just a short post today. Have a creative and magical weekend everyone. Peace and Light Julie xx
How lucky was Hubby to find this at our local Car Boot. It is immaculate and a bargain price of £30 pounds. What a lovely surprise after my shift at work, it made working Sunday a little more bearable lol.
A good time was had by all in the West country. Victoria was given a red letter day for her 18th, which was a boat trip at Falmouth for two. So we decided to make it a family break. Tors brought her friend along aswell to share in the fun. We arrived on the Friday afternoon and managed to find a quaint little B&B (sorry forgot to take some pics) called Moonlight Guest House. I was drawn to it by the name and it didn't let us down......wonderful. Falmouth is quite a big town plenty of eating houses etc.....we found a great pub to refresh the soul. Then of course Fish and chips out of the paper on the Quay side what more could you want?
Up and out by 9am, the girls were setting off at 10am. They had a good two hour trip, but were a little dissappointed at not being able to leave the harbour as the sea was quite choppy. Which mean't they had less of a chance of seeing any dolphins etc, which they didn't. Well that's wildlife! Although they enjoyed the views and the whole boating experience. Hubby and I spent the two hours looking around the shops and there were certainly plenty of them that kept us entertained.
Downtown Farm Lydford Devon
We found this Farm on the journey from Falmouth. We were running out of time in finding accommodation for the night, having called into various pubs on route advertising rooms, but were all full. I must admit panic was starting to set in at this point as it was getting late. We had a little knowledge of the Lydford area so remembering a pub named The Castle Inn, popped in to check availability but again they were fully booked, they asked if we had tried Downtown Farm replying, no we hadn't, they kindly offered to enquire for us. Success they have rooms "yipee" I replied ( that evening we returned to The Castle Inn and had a wonderful meal to show our appreciation for helping us). I'll leave the pictures to show you what a beautiful place we had discovered. We were made very welcome and the animals were an added bonus. I have to be honset with you I could have stayed there for a very long time. Such a tranquil and magical place. I am really in love with the area, so it's now at the top of my places to retire to list, well it's level with Glastonbury anyway.
On the journey home we called in to Lulworth Cove on the Dorset Coast. It's a beautiful area, I hadn't been there since the mid 80's. The car park was still the same , but I felt it had changed into a far bigger tourist destination, more shops and eating places, oh and a visiters centre. I think it had taken away some of it's charm and tranquility, but you could say this about alot of places. The locals have to make a living somehow.
If you look closely you can see him and what a wonderful beast he is. We spotted him on the way through Wareham in a densely wooded area. A lovely way to finish a fantastic weekend away.
P.S. I can't take credit for all the photo's Victoria took the one's at Falmouth and Lulworth Cove.
Have a good weekend everyone. The two of us are off to Glastonbury on Sat to meet Brian Froud and many other fantastic artists at the Avalon Faery Fair and Ball in the Town Hall. I'm so excited lol. Love and light
Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. First and formost I'm a Wife and a Mother to a wonderful Daughter.I have a love of all animals especially ponies, cats, dogs, chickens, rats and hares. My house, along with my Husband and Daughter, include's a whippet cross (Onyx) and Four chickens. I inspire to all crafts but have a passion for fabrics,wool and watercolours. My favorite saying has to be make do and mend, which happens alot in our house. Also a good Sense of Humour helps. Well Thanks again for popping by and visit again soon!