I was born in Edinburgh on the East Coast of Scotland. To me it was always the most perfect place to live, it had everything including the seaside. At the age of 8 we moved away for the second time, I was devastated, I cried for years, I missed it so much. Until we moved back up to Scotland 2 years ago I still cried every time I left Edinburgh, I always worried i would never see it again.
Me at Pevensey Bay with my cousins and Grandmother
I lived in Warwickshire for ten years before leaving home to move to London to train at Great Ormond St Hospital. I tried to get into 'The Sick Kids' in Edinburgh but the waiting list was too long. I remember catching the train down to Brighton when I was on Night Duty to sleep on the beach then shop before catching the train back in time for Nights again.
When we married we moved to Middlesex which was just over an hour from the sea and later in Northants we were two hours away, however we were moving further North! During this time we had many happy seaside holidays with the children and I grew to love the South Coast of England. I always had to have reminders of the sea in my home and over the years I have collected many items and bought many things which reflect my love of the sea. (that will be my next blog :)
My kids at Blue Anchor Bay in Somerset!
I now live on the South West Coast of Scotland only ten miles from the sea (you can read how that came about in my first blog 'New Beginnings') and I still buy items showing my love for the sea. However, now I also make things for other seaside Lover's to enjoy in their homes, lovingly Handmade and often Hand Sewn here in my Native and Beloved Scotland.