Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A Snuffle or Two.

Blogland is full of spring pictures and it is so lovely to see. We all know it isn't here yet, but there's nothing wrong in looking for the signs is there?

Personally, I am so full of the grottiest cold I have had for years that I am desperate for anything that penetrates the fug in my head, including bright zingy citrus fruit for delicious hot toddies.

It is actually very rarely that I get colds and this one is reminding me just how lucky I am. My head feels like Phil Collins is off on one - you know, that bit just before 'I can feel it coming in the air' starts ringing out.

My nose resembles a tap and I ache like I have been steam rollered.

Truly, I feel dreadful.

Aren't you glad you stopped by?

Still, work carries on and bunting waits for no Pip. At least I am finally back working in my sewing room which is so light and, though in need of a sort out not to mention a lick of paint, makes me cheery just to be there.

A trip with the girls to Customs House Quay cleared my head a little, the boats sitting quiet on the still waters of the high tide.

It was so gentle: everything from the scent in the air to the breeze and the chatter, all so gentle and hushed with only the clear, soaring tones of a young girl singing as she sipped her drink on the bench by the quayside breaking into the quiet ... perfect.

As is the sight of the wools in my basket. This one is a mix of moss green, soft mauves and cream. It reminds me of the heathers and mosses found on the Cornish moors or the colours of seaweed on stone.

Ah well, I'm off to take my hideously grotty self off to make the dinner for the troops, pop the washing on and generally try to wreak some order when really I just want to go to bed.

Can't wait...sigh.

See you soon x


  1. Yes!I am glad I dropped by Pip. The pictures are gorgeous as they always are. As you would have gathered from my blog, I am trying to stay postive no matter how dismal a situation may be. It is not easy but I am trying! So, I am sending positive vibes your way. There is a full moon on friday when things generally come to a head. Hopefully from then on you will start to feel much better! x

  2. I am glad too that I dropped by and only sorry it was a virtual visit and not a real one when I might have been able to do something to help so you could go to bed!! As always your photos are beautiful and Cornwall looks wonderful as usual. Do hope that you will soon shake off the bug and be back to your usual cheery self. Take care.

    Jane x

  3. Hi Pipany,

    Hope your cold will be gone soon!

    Take care!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  4. Oh poor you! Hope you are feeling better soon. That is the thing when being a mum. No time off for sickness! Still looking at those pictures made me feel better. Although definately hankering after some sea air!

    Take care Pip.

    MBB x

  5. Sending a virtual hug, hope you start to feel a little better soon xxx

  6. Pip, sorry you feel so crap, surely not a reaction to my visit?!! (just kidding).

    Hugs to you, and hope you feel better pronto.

    Diana xx

  7. Beautiful photos to illustrate what is obviously a very poorly Pip. Get well soon.

  8. Pipany, there is no way, no way that I could have posted such a beautiful blog with lovely pictures while being sickly.

    You really are something else! xo

  9. aw, poor you...hope you're soon feeling better.

    Sue xx

  10. Hi Pip hope you feel better soon. I heard on the radio yesterday that ZINC is supposed to be the new wonder thing for colds and people who take it get over the symptoms much quicker than normal. Not sure if it is a tablet or whether you can get it from certain foods, but might be worth a try. The Littlest Fairy is forever getting colds, and has one brewing yet again. I am certainly going to look into it a bit more. Dev x

  11. I'm certainly glad I dropped by too! What beautiful pictures and the image of the quiet day being gently stirred by someone singing to herself is a lovely one. I've lurked for a while but just wanted to wish you 'get better' greetings from one snuffly wheezy blogger to another !! xx

  12. I hope you feel better soon! My sister lives in Falmouth, and I do so love seeing your photos of Falmouth and Penryn. Your photos are always wonderful!

  13. Hope you feel better soon Pip,

    Lots and lots of get well wishes,

    Nina xxx

  14. Poor you!! Hope you are feeling much better today. The pictures are all really beautiful - and I love the yarn colour. Wishing you a happy weekend, free from snuffles! Helen x

  15. Oh your cold sounds truly grim Pipany - so sorry! Your images are beautiful as ever though. Do get well soon x

  16. Hope you are feeling much better today with the weekend to look forward to. Such beautiful serene pictures and gorgeous wool - definite therapy in my book. Karen X

  17. what beautiful pictures! I hope you're feeling better soon x

  18. Oh I want to go there too. Get well soon.