The Sea , The Forest and some Lovely Limpets
Seeing Sense in Living by the Sea
I have always loved living in the forest and being surrounded by the trees – all that green makes my soul sing. Moving to Milford on Sea just over a year ago left me feeling a little out of sorts that the forest would not be on my doorstep! However, I know acknowledge how lucky I am to have the beach at my beckoning and the forest is only a very short drive away.
Walking Barefoot in The Sand
Walking barefoot along the shoreline is a real treat for the senses. The calming effects of watching the waves as they hit the shore and , on a nice day, feeling the sun on your skin can fight off any feelings of dis-ease and lull you into a day dreamy state. Not forgetting as well, the therapeutic effects of the sea and more importantly getting a free foot massage and exfoliation when walking through the sand!
We take a walk by the sea most days. Each day we come back with different treasures, stones to create into different creatures with paint and a bit of imagination and shells which are used to adorn pictures, plant pots and post cards ( one of my twins creations, post a pebble on a card!). That is why we love these gorgeous handwritten limpets by Julia Brooke. I am amazed at how she can so delicately pen little messages on the inside of the shells – we love them all and have a selection of them in the gallery now at Milford on Sea! The perfect little gift to take home as a keep sake !
A Word in Your Shell Like
“The sea, the sea…take me to the big blue sea! I have to have a stroll along a shoreline at least once or twice a week, come rain or shine. Having grown up near St Michael’s Mount in Marazion Cornwall, I am very fortunate to be able to do this.Beachcombing is one of my favourite past times along with a renewed love of lettering and calligraphy.My ‘A Word In Your Shell’ handwritten limpets happily combine both inky interests and salty seaside strolls. They also tickle my fancy for all things small but perfectly formed.’