Ocean

Winter surf

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The surf was great today – light offshores and 3ft plus of clean waves rolling in. Once again I’m not well enough to enjoy it – but I did enjoy watching from the warmth of the pub! The pic is taken when it had dropped off quite a lot. Busy making new jewellery for the […]

Ocean

Honey

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Honey has been left alone since the marine park she ‘lives’ in was closed in January 2018. She’s fed, but otherwise abandoned. I hate all the Taiji stuff, any and all pictures of captive dolphins, but somehow Honey upsets me so, so much. She was captured in 2005 at Taiji. I want to bring her […]

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Môr a Mynydd – Sea & Slate

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This summer, I worked with an awesome group of local women to open Sea & Slate Gallery in Llangrannog. Its runaway success is why the Etsy shop and this website have been quiet – I am having trouble making enough jewellery to keep up with demand! Needless to say I am flippin’ delighted with this! […]

Health and Fitness

Coconut oil is not poison

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I love coconut oil. It goes everywhere in me and on me. I make deodorant with it, use it as a deep conditioner for my hair, put it in my secret recipe for frizz-taming ‘beach hair’ spray, use it as a moisturiser, to treat thrush, to groom my eyebrows, to soothe minor scrapes…  I also […]

Health and Fitness

Personal Space Cakes

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I went into hospital for a day last week, the culmination of a period of awfulness which I won’t dwell on as it was also the grossest thing ever, which no-one needs the details of… Since then I’ve been trying to get on the beach every day, and do some yoga every day, for the […]

Ocean

World Oceans Day

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Happy World Oceans Day… Promised myself I’d get out on the water this week; didn’t happen. I wanted to go and take some lovely pictures. I really want to capture the oystercatchers that live around Ysglan – there are usually seven, give or take, every year, and I just think they’re beautiful. One day, I’ll […]

Travel

Under Idris’s Clouds

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A visit to the Cross Foxes near Dolgellau, North Wales. A chilled-out weekend, what a treat. The Cross Foxes is lovey, a really old farmhouse done in the usual re-done style…still got some of the old features like the big open fire, but mostly super crisp lines, wooden floors, local artwork and great views. We […]

Mental Health

Second biggest cause of workplace sickness

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Lord Dennis Stevenson, CE of Mind, and Paul Farmer, chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce, have written an independent mental health review which says 300,000 people lose their jobs over mental health every year. 300,000? Three HUNDRED THOUSAND?! This is the second biggest reason for workplace sickness. Wow. And yet…why does it surprise me? […]

Writing

NaNoWriMo

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Yesssssss…I’ve done it! Wrote 1,800 words today towards my NaNoWriMo novel. I have signed up most years and always failed. But I’m going to give it a good shot this year. I want to really work that novel-writing muscle out and get it strong again. NaNo is a great place to start, and the novel […]

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Welsh Wildlife Centre Shop

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Surfergirl’s Seaglass jewellery is now available at the Welsh Wildlife Centre! I love this place – a huge reedbed, lots of walking, a great cafe and awesome events. So I asked, and secured myself a spot. I feel like a ‘proper’ jewellery-maker now. I had so much fun sorting all my stock and dressing my […]