Wednesday, 1 October 2014


"What goes up must come down."

(Isaac Newton)

"Even if I knew tomorrow the world would go to pieces. I would still plant my apple tree."

(Martin Luther)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."

(Joseph Conrad)

"it was the land of the sea, they said civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."

(Hunter S Thompson)

Monday, 15 September 2014


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

(Marcel Proust)

"I tramp a perpetual journey."

(Walt Whitman)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A Grandaughter

"A rose with all of its sweetest leaves yet folded"


"It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money."

(Elinor Goulding Smith)

Thursday, 21 August 2014


"I went a mile farther on the hills, and so came where they were digging in the tin mines.There were at least twenty mines all in sight, which employ a great many people at work almost night and day, but constantly all and every day, including the Lords Day, which they are forced to prevent their mines being overflowed with water".

(Celia Fiennes)

"If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will become ghost towns".

(D Alford)

Saturday, 9 August 2014


'We reached Zennor churchtown about eight o,clock and found a fair accommodation at the public house; as good indeed as one might expect in such a retired district."

(William Bottrel)

"The landscape is bare , yellow green and brown, dropping always down to bare rocks and a sea, all is desolate and forsaken, not linked up. But I like it.

(D H Lawrence)

Thursday, 31 July 2014


"One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it is worth watching."


"Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill."


Monday, 28 July 2014

Porlock Weir

"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."

(John Singer Sargent)

"Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from Nature."