Thursday, 30 April 2015

A Belated St Ives Part 2

The past two months haven't been amazing health-wise. I keep losing my balance and I become disorientated  and sometimes dizzy. I bump into things and seem to do a lot of curtseying to compensate for my wobbling.....when we go out I tend to hang onto my husband so people won't think I'm drunk :-(
I have an appointment at a Balance Clinic at Derby Hospital in three weeks; hopefully they will be able to tell me what's causing it (and whether its connected to my other health problems).

I promised more photos of St Ives so here they are. I don't want this to be a wordy post so I'll just add a few for each one:
I always say that St Ives is beautiful no matter what the weather.....we spent a happy hour in Caffe Pasta watching the rain one day. I love the way it gives the buildings a soft, muted appearance.
St Ives harbour beach....Caffe Pasta in the centre of the photo....
 There were some special high tides whilst we were there, such fun to watch and dodge. 
Porthminster Gallery is on the left.......probably my favourite. 
They usually have some work by Matthew Lanyon there.
 Houses on the beach. Wonder how they cope with the high tides!
The famous Sloop Inn. Had a few drinks here....
The view from our little balcony.
 The Seafood Cafe....great fish soup!
 The Digey Cafe......another favourite coffee shop just around the corner from the house where we stayed (you can see pics of the house in my previous post).
Surfers on Porthmeor Beach.
Porthgwidden Beach. Gorgeous early in the morning. There's a coffee shop at the back with a deck.



And finally.......a few little glimpses. 
Brian's whitebait starter at The Seafood Cafe.....coffee and cake at Caffe Pasta.....a scarf I bought in Seasalt....the famous shabby door a few yards from the house where we stayed.....my collection of St Ives treasures.....daffodils and an honestly box by the harbour.....gorgeous soup for lunch at The Digey Cafe.....and the all important warning about the gulls! They are so naughty....

As I'm unable to sit and sew at the moment I've been doing some digital scrapbooking and moodboard stuff . I post most of my work on Instagram these days.....





 I recently read this book (above), recommended to me by Sarah at Paisley Rain Boots
Its wonderful.......if you get a chance - read it.
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(Most of my digital supplies are by Anna Aspnes and Katie Pertiet)

20 comments:

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh, I loved the tour of St. Ives ... I'd love to go there someday. And of course your scrapbooking ... sigh ... I love digital scrapbooking but seem to have lost my mo jo ...

Healing Woman said...

What a beautiful post. Scrapbooking wonderful and I will definitely go to google to find The Light Between the Ocean. Thank you.

Judy S. said...

So sorry to hear you aren't feeling good; hope the doc can figure things out! I've read and enjoyed that book, too. Sounds like St. Ives is a fun place to visit.

Heather said...

Sorry to hear about your added health problems. Your photos of St.Ives are beautiful and I love your scrapbook pages and other images. I have just read The Light Between Oceans and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you get to your Greek island.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So sorry to hear Linda. I hope they solve your issues soon, cannot be much fun. Good luck. Lovely views and digi work my friend. xox

Julie said...

I'm really sorry to read that you are having balance issues, it must be horrible :-( I hope they are quick to find out what is going on. Your St Ives photos are lovely, I want to go :-) Fingers crossed that you will soon be enjoying your Greek holiday. xxxx

Lorraine said...

hope you get your balance problems sorted..good luck with that. I love your photos. I am so glad I have started getting the Simple Things mag too thanks for the recommendation..will look out for that book..thanks

Sandies' Patch said...

Hi Linda, sorry to hear of your health problems and here's hoping they can be cured or at the very least controlled without too many interventions.
Sigh.......I've yet to visit St Ives, would like to visit, it looks and sounds like the most beautiful place in England!

Hugs,
Sandie xxx

Julie said...

Hi Linda, I'm sorry to hear that your health issues are interfering with your life so much, and I sincerely do hope that the medics can help you to resolve the issues. I'm so glad that you have found the energy to write another post, I really look forward to them. The photographs are wonderful. I've never been to St Ives, but it looks amazing, I'd love to visit some time in the future. I hope you feel better very soon,
Julie x

Sarah Huizenga said...

I hope that the doctors will be able to give you some answers. Loved seeing all those photos.

Amanda said...

Beautiful picture tour. I hope they find why you're poorly soon. It would be nice to just say, this is it and I can solve it. Good luck.

Heloise said...

Hi Linda, I typed a message the other day, which I obviously did not finish. Came back to look at your post, do hope that you will soon get some better news/help with your health.
Lovely pictures.

Jan said...

Blissful scenes, love the colors. Sorry for your continuing health issues but glad you aren't letting that get you down! I seem to have missed a few of your past posts, sorry about that. I love the little ivy like leaves you made, I'll have to give that a try.
Be well.

Maggi said...

Lovely St Ives tour. I do hope the visit to the Balance Clinic manages to solve the problem.

underatopazsky said...

The Seafood Cafe...the mussels I had there once have spoiled me for moules anywhere else! Loving your images of St Ives and hoping you feel better soon.

Lynn said...

So exciting to see your photos of St.Ives since I will be there in just a few short weeks :) Can't wait!
I love your photos and pray that your trip to Greece is all good , just keep on imagining yourself there and in the best of health :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Such beautiful pictures of St Ives Linda. Your digital photos are beautiful too. I hope your health problems are solved soon and I also hope your Greek holiday will be wonderful and healing

Linda said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this tour. I am so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope that you can get a proper diagnosis and are able to deal with the balance issues. Take care of yourself.

~*~Patty S said...

I hope that June finds you feeling much much better dear Linda.
It is such a joy to see the world through your artful eyes.
So far I am resisting Instagram as I already feel challenged trying to be everywhere I want to be...
Thank you for sharing these wonderful views of a place I dream of visiting one day.
oxoxo

idalina da silva said...

I really enjoyed reading your post. thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. I have the same problem as you for more than 30 years. some days are really bad. I have Meniere's Syndrome and Vestibular Syndrome . hope the doctors find what is wrong with you, it can be very bothersome in every life. heaps of rest will help. take good care.