I kinda regret my last blog title because this time I literally did travel through time and space. Real time, but still. There’s a bit of time travel when you pass a time line, right?
Bracelets and earrings – H&M
I received this brilliant package (the jewelry, not the books 😉 ) from Eclectic Eccentricity just the day before I left and I decided to bring two of the pieces. (We will see more of the Perfect Alignments necklace in the next post. I wanted to style that on its own)
I went to Cornwall to go to my cousins wedding and see most of my family. I say most – but not even close actually. We are scattered all over the world, the States (represented), Switzerland (represented), Denmark (obviously we were there), Australia (sadly my uncle and his family from down under couldn’t make it) and all over England: Cornwall, Yorkshire (two of my northern cousins have moved to Australia as well), Camberley, Southampton and I probably still left some out.
My nan and grandad had 10 kids. Surviving the war and seeing so many people die around them made them want to bring people into the world. 6 out 10 siblings were there and that is pretty damn impressive given our different locations and lives. We usually only see each other at the same time at weddings and funerals and thankfully this was one of the joyful occasions. But to tell you the truth, when you see each other so rarely even a funeral becomes a more joyful experience because at least you get to see your family. Silver linings.
I am absolutely going to torture you with my holiday photos. You will notice that there are few pictures with my family actually in them, but they haven’t really asked to be made famous so that’s just out of respect for them and their privacy. They were put on Facebook instead 😉
Love that Rick Yancy is a classic already 😉
Barely arrived before I bought books haha.
I LOVE salt & vinegar crips. But they just taste better in England.
Going to Cornwall.
From left to right: My uncle Anton, uncle Peter and my dad (twins).
Family dinner the night before.
After helping tidying up a few of us went to Padstow for just an hour or so. Such a lovely little town. I’ve been once before and it’s always a treat.
And then to St. Tudy where my aunt (mother of the bride) and her husband lives. This gate was in a calendar. Gates of Cornwall or something like that.
My aunt and her little shadow (grandson Tommy).
Setting up sleeping arrangements.
Workshop. No reason. I just liked it in there.
Brothers hanging out in a shed. As you do.
American cousin Sean.
Me. Under an umbrella because it started raining.
Waving people off.
Breakfast cooked on the bonfire remains.
My aunts husbands daughter Sarah March is a tattoo artist/artist. She does “poking” -these designs are made from little dots. Isn’t that amazing? I’m going to book an appointment next time I come. I want a tattoo made by her. I’m thinking she could make an amazing Raven Cycle design. Check out her work on IG here: Die_mond or if you’re ever in Wadebridge, Cornwall 🙂
Going on a boat to eat sandwiches and sail around the harbor. It’s the one with the mast and ropes. Not the dingys.
Bought a book here. Ok. Two books. And one in a store next door. Apparently Daphne du Maurier lived in Fowey and the first line in her book Rebecca plays a rather large role in Stephen Kings Bag of Bones, so I also bought that in the Daphne du Maurier store – yes, there is one. Of course there is.
Hope I didn’t bore you death!