Sunday, 17 July 2011

Arts, Crafts and Music

July is a month for creativity and music in Theddlethorpe and surrounding areas. Alford Jazz Festival running from 14th - 27th July has a fantastic line up of performers at various venues in the town. The SO Festival in Skegness over the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July should provide a wide range of entertainment. See for more information on the free events of this festival.
Theddlethorpe itself is playing host to the 'Spirit of the Marsh' Event on Saturday 23rd and 24th July, with a range of events including examples of local foods and drink, a 'mind and body' exhibition and stalls run by and showing the arts and crafts of local professional artists. this is being held over a series of venues and will hopefully pave the way for a bigger arts focussed event next year. More information of this upcoming weekend can be found at

Thursday, 23 June 2011

There has been very little 'flaming' about this June so far.. but the glorious vibrant morning and the calm quiet evenings exude everything that is great about English summertime.
The tourist season is in full swing, with Mablethorpe, Louth and Skegness buzzing with people. The tranquility here by the beach is a glorious contrast to the hustle and bustle, and a perfect tonic after a day exploring the coast.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Vibrant May on our beautiful coast

This is without doubt my favourite month of the year.  The garden is looking fresh and new, despite the dry weather, the birds are nesting, the crops are blooming and the seedlings are growing tall.  The beach is ever-changing at the moment.  The warm dry weather and the brisk north-easterly winds of last week create none to subtle changes to the beach  - drifts of pristine soft sand are adorning the foreshore.  We seem to be encased in a sea of vibrant yellow rapeseed flowers and clouds of white cow parsely. The barn owls are busy in their early morning and evening patrols.  It is glorious to watch their uninhibited flights and intent stillness.  Above all, I can't believe the light.  Morning and evening -- the day stretches and stretches and the intensity and depth of the light is magnificent...