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here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Falmouth - a blah day. telling it as it was for me.

I am at the point, where I am just filling my days, waiting to go home. I am homesick. Joe is feeling the same. He misses our barbeque. And our salmon steaks that we cook. And I want to walk in the mornings.. not easy to do here.. there are no footpaths. and to walk along the road is really taking your life into someone else's hands with the way the ratbags drive here. And if there are foot paths, it is raining. It is raining as I type this. And the wind blows, whistling around the cottage. It is not that cold though.. about the same as it gets in Katoomba during winter. I am missing the sun and I am missing summer [never, ever thought I would say that] - I am missing salads and peaches and nectarines. I am missing the smell of eucalypts deep in the valley on my bush walks.

We both know that the decision to have such a long time away was in a way, wrong. But here we are.. so we make the best of it. Obviously, there is a reason why I am here, so will go with that thought for now. I am actually looking forward to our few days in London, before we leave.

today, we visited Falmouth..

to tell the truth, I wasn't impressed. the town is dingy and dirty. It reminded me a little of Bondi when I was a child. Large old homes, past their prime, allowed to fall in to disrepair, paint chipping, wood rotting. It seems tired.

same shops as anywhere else.. but i did find a shop that sold Doc Martens... lots of colours. Joe talked me into buying a purple pair. It took him awhile to persuade me, really. I kicked my toe last night, it is swollen and purple and the last thing I wanted to do was try a pair of boots on.. but I did and it hurt.

I tried to buy some Bach flower remedies for homesickness but there seem to be no flower essence practitioners here to make me up some walnut and mimulus.. and it is pointless me buying them to make my own. So I will have to look again tomorrow. I thought that Cornwall being the magickal place that it is, would have alot of alternative therapists and such but not so.

we found a gorgeous little coffee shop called 'Dollys' -  for lunch. This was actually recommended by Amanda, the woman whom we met at St. Mawes, a day or two ago. And I am glad that we took her advice.. it was delightful. We sat amidst gorgeous vintage bits while we ate our lunch..

Decorated for Christmas...

so all in all, today was a bit blah. rain is forecast for the next week. Wild and woolly they are saying. ho. hum


  1. I'm so sorry you're not happy but it's all good. You will be so happy to be home, you will never want to leave again.
    When I go south to see my kids (it's only a five hour drive) I honestly no sooner get there than I want to come home. I love them but wanting to be with my hubby, my pets and in my house is stronger so I totally understand. We went on an Alaskan cruise a couple of years ago and as soon as we got on the ship I wanted to come home!

  2. I am so sad for you that its been so wet and miserable. I think that has definately influenced on how youve been feeling!! although having said that Falmouth has never been one of my fave places!

  3. I think the colours, scents and sounds of Autumn would be lovely in England, but a sludgy slushy winter would be awful - it must surely influence your viewpoint. Fields of crisp white snow may be a different matter.
    Dolly's looks lovely. Hope your toe is getting better. A purple pair of Docs sounds great!!

  4. I can understand your homesickness, I had a trip to france,spain and italy a couple of years ago and after a week away all I could think of was all our open spaces and bright blue skies and heat.Lovely xmas decos in

  5. Purple docs...YUM! To match your toe...just joking. Try taping it to the toe next to it, it is what the doc did when I broke mine. If yours is broken, be advised they can take ages to heal :o(
    Dolly's looks lovely, I like their decorations. Especially the baubles in what looks like Royal Crown Derby cups and saucers and the twiggy tree.