It was my husband-to-be's birthday last month. It ended in a "0", so I took him away to Cornwall to help drown the trauma in fresh fish and cream tea. I did this entirely for him you understand. I didn't enjoy a moment of it.
This is where we stayed. It's a gorgeous place called Newlyn, just outside Penzance.
The scenery was stunning and I was amazed by how blue/green the sea is. I'm an east coast girl originally so being so far south and what a difference that makes, was really interesting.
Of course I found plenty of textures to get my creative juices flowing.
The whole trip was joyously relaxing. It was wonderful just to sit and watch the sea rolling in over the beach.
I've had so many new ideas for shawl patterns I want to knit. My notebook was out almost the entire time so I could make notes for techniques I want to work on and develop. Before you worry, it wasn't all work. We had a glorious time and have promised to go back next year. By which time I'll have worked through this lot of inspiration and be ready to do it all over again.