(It’s an old tradition of ours.)
Also, Sarah’s brought her small tripod and sets her camera up for a photo of both of us here:
And that’s just about it. We’ve loved being here in this outstandingly beautiful place, despite our concerns for how the people who actually live here are getting on. Living as they are in an economy largely dictated by outsiders. Not occasional holiday makers like ourselves, but permanent presences in the local economy through the empty homes they swan down to for occasional weekends.
But I had my say on that the other day and so mainly want to say how lovely it’s been to have time off together here in this outstandingly beautiful place. Thank you Cornwall and thank you the actual people of St Ives.
Before we leave though we’ve one more thing to do.
And that will be one very special blog post that I’ll put together when we get back to Liverpool. I’m sat here now with 100 or so photographs of an afternoon spent in the artist’s house and garden and peering through the windows of her studio. And I could just splurge it all out at you. But I don’t want to. I want to make something beautiful and considered.