Picnic time!

Wednesday, July 04, 2018


The recent heatwave was all the prompt we needed to scoot off in our boat with some friends for a day on one of the uninhabited islands. We moored up at Tean for the afternoon with Charlie and Anna to enjoy a picnic with a view.




As a picnic spot you couldn't get much better than this. Our friends went off to look at the view from up on the top of the island while Steve and I did a photo shoot of my new swimsuit.



The demure swimsuit came from TK Maxx earlier on this year. I'm afraid I committed the biggest bloggers sin by not keeping the labels attached and therefore can't share the brand name with you. I love the ruched body and this tiny frilled skirt afforded just enough coverage to wear whilst sitting eating together. Our friends love the fact that we picnic in style by bringing our table and chairs to the beach.



We had the island pretty much all to ourselves for the afternoon which is surely the whole point of going off-island. The silence, the view and the company made for a perfect day. As the tide came in across the warm sand the sea offered up lovely warm spots for the swimmers. Well I ought to say swimmer, as it was only Anna who swam (for a whole 30 minutes) as I opted out of getting my sweet new swimsuit wet. A day off included a day off swimming for me, and guess what? The world just kept on spinning!





As I enter my busiest time of the year with our summer exhibitions coming thick and fast I'm aware that I can't be all things to all people and so must make my apologies if the blog gets a bit image heavy and text light over the next couple of months. I love to keep you abreast of my life on the island and therefore can give you this link to the 2018 version of the Tresco Times which just so happens to feature me and my island story on page 80. Click through to the online copy here. And apologies too, to all my dear blogging friends for not visiting your blogs of late. In due course I'll have news of what I've been up to behind the scenes, but for the moment all I can say is that I have an exciting new project in the offing!

Anna x

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12 comments

  1. Lovely swimsuit - I wear mine so infrequently that I've never shown it on my blog!

    No worries about pictures (gee, I guess we will all have to suffer with gorgeous pics of your islands, ha!). Deep breaths, take it a day at a time, let things go, Anna! Always a pleasure to see a post from you, and comments as well, but totally not essential, especially in summer.

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    1. This is just the kind of considerate comment I've grown accustomed to from you my dear friend. Life does seem to take over from our cyber existence now and again, so we just have to go with the flow. I fit in what I can and just let the rest drift past.

      Lovely to hear from you anyway x
      Anna

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  2. What a place for a picnic! And I love your swimsuit, too! xxx

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    1. I know! But I promise you that I never take it for granted - these islands enchant me more and more the longer I'm here.

      Anna x

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  3. Oh, and I just finished reading the yearbook - loved your article, Anna! It really made me want to visit!! Maybe one day. :)

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    1. Okay - I've got that in print now, so you gotta come! What are the chances of me getting a bloggers meet up here? Roll up my fellow bloggers and I'll add you to the list...

      Anna x

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  4. Your reminiscence in the Tresco Yearbook was really wonderful Anna. It does seem that you were destined to find your special island home and live happily ever after right there. Your love for your life there was very evident in your story telling Anna. Well done!
    Your new swimsuit is perfect. It's got those blazing hot pinks and oranges that I've started to think are your signature colors. It will be what I imagine you wearing as you work toward your new goal of swimming around Tresco (or was it all the Isles of Scilly?) You remain undaunted in your physically challenging goal setting even at 60. You're such an inspirational woman Anna!

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    1. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my interview - it was only meant to be a filler piece of a paragraph, but when the guy switched on his phone to record, I just started... My story is indeed a wonderful love story and I feel blessed that it has continued.
      I pland to swim around Tresco which will be about a 7 mile swim on the day. As it happens, I had a long swim this afternoon in the sweltering heat which was a good challenge. I swam for an hour and a half until I reached a lot of sea swell which reminded me I'd not taken my sea sickness tablets!

      Anna x

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  5. I love your swimsuit ..will try to access the Tresco Yearbook later. I totally understand about being busy...daughter's wedding is two weeks tomorrow...

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    1. Oh my goodness, two weeks away - I bet you're running around like a scalded cat! Good luck with the plans.

      Anna x

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  6. lovely swimsuit and lovely place for a picnic!, you look adorable in the sunshine!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much sweetie! We had glorious weather for this perfect day.

      Anna x

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