Friday, 9 August 2013

Doodles on the sand

Mum has started her epic journey back to Russia: at 2pm she is leaving London by coach. Tomorrow she should be in Berlin, from there on by coach to Moscow (a couple of days) and then the last leg of the trip is 22-hours-long train journey back home. I always worry about her, and as she is not getting younger, I couldn't but ask myself if we are ever going to see each other again.
To stop myself from crying, I turn to my blog and the numerous photos I took in Cornwall. This was the 3rd time we took my Mum with us to Cornwall, and she loved it as much as we did.
One of the things that we do every year on the beach is having a daily doodling session.




Mum is hard to beat, as she is a true artist, and is very imaginative. Eddie enjoys watching us and then stamping on our doodles with glee.

Horses

She doesn't mind when people stop and watch her, ask questions, comment and even applaud (which I find a bit odd).


My boys


For the time being Eddie is more of a Terminator, he runs over the doodles and giggles when I scold him. And when we come the next day, the high tide leaves the beach in its pristine condition yet again, a new canvas for our doodles.

A boy on a dolphin




Mermaids





More mermaids



Eddie asked me to draw Peppa Pig and George, and I obliged. Of course, my simplistic drawing cannot compete with my Mum's, but you know what, Eddie appreciated it more.

Peppa Pig and George


We love Cornwall, and hope to come back again next year.

In the meantime, why don't you try to win a lovely prize from Red Spotted Hanky. They host a giveaway for a family weekend adventure in Cornwall! To enter all you have to do is visit the Red Spotted Hanky Facebook page and choose from three family activities: surf lessons in Newquay, biking along the Camel Estuary with Bike Smart or a trip to the Eden Project. Travel & accommodation is also included and Red Spotted Hanky will even try and send the sun haha.

P.S. I am not paid to mention this giveaway (in money or in kind), but because it sounds like a lovely family prize, and I wish you good luck!



17 comments:

  1. I hoe your mum has a good, safe journey back. I love your drawings, you are both very talented at drawing!

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    1. Thank you Leta! I think I will sigh with relief when she arrives safely home.

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  2. your mum is amazing!! what a purely fantastic talent!

    P.s sending you hugs x

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    1. Thank you Jaime, for your kind words and hugs!

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  3. wow that's some talent, safe journey to your mum

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    1. Thank you Angela! I keep my fingers crossed she arrives home safely

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  4. Your Mum is very talented. I find it hard to visualise the vastness of Russia, I hope your Mum has a safe journey home and that it's not too long before you see her again x

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    1. Thank you Mary! Mum is still on the way, she should be in Moscow by the late night today.

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  5. Thanks for linking up to #summerplay :)

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  6. Well the sun always shines in Cornwall *cough* glad you had a good time and awesome sand art there!

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    1. LOL, yes, always seems to be the right word. ;)

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  7. They look fabulous - great idea and so simple not that I could draw that well!

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    1. Thank you Fiona! It's great fun for sure

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  8. Oh Galina, these are absolutely stunning and brought tears to my eyes - gorgeous. I love that you shared that holiday competition too, what a kind-hearted person you are. Thank you so much for linking to PoCoLo x

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    1. Thank you, Tori! Always a pleasure to link to PoCoLo

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  9. Wow, she has an amazing talent - although I love your peppa & george too ! I can see where you get your culinary artistic flair from now - I am always in awe of your cake decorating :)

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! You bake lush cakes yourself!

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