I'm sat here with a steaming cup of strong coffee, made in my favourite mug, bought from potter Roger Iving's studio in beautiful Boscastle, Cornwall. One of the simple pleasures I enjoy, is my daily ritual of supping my morning coffee in the peace and quiet of the house, after everyone has left for work. Heaven. I love that this mug was handmade by a local potter in one of my most favourite places.
I've walked along the pathway to the cliffs in this photograph, scrambled over the rocks and braced myself against the strong winds gusting in from the Atlantic, many times.
After a visit, my ritual is to stop at the pottery on my return and purchase several pieces of Roger Irving's unique pottery to bring home with me. Needless to say, after more than twenty years of Cornish holidays, I now have mugs aplenty to share cuppas with family and friends and for those of the tea drinking persuasion, I have several very special double spouted teapots too!
This afternoon I will treat myself to another little pleasure. It is Friday after all, so surely an escape to the hairdresser's can't be classed as too self-indulgent? After all, a girl has to make the effort to 'maintain', doesn't she?!
Besides which, tonight is Jools Holland Night! We're off to see him in concert and I just know that listening to his fabulous boogie woogie will be an absolute treat!
Don't worry, I'll be hard at work again on Monday, but in the meantime, just this once, I'm allowing myself some Paula time!