Sometimes in life, something touches you unexpectedly. You take a moment out of the whirlwind of life and stop to notice something beautiful that resonates with you deeply.
Niall Jacobson’s work does just that.
Simplicity and its best: Texture, form and organic matter all combine to allude to a sense of place and that place is his beloved Eype and the stunning, ever-evolving Jurassic Coast
The film below shares his story, his home and his artistic process. Beautiful and evocative.
See more of Niall’s work here.
Even though I live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, at times it can feel a little claustraphobic and the desire to ‘escape’ within my immediate periphery seeps in. Sometimes a jaunt around the back streets of Bridport can do the trick but if I want to properly ‘escape’ there is no finer place than Cogden Beach. I have mentioned this amazing spot in the past but it felt like a reminder was required… Read more
The thing that prompts me to get motivated to write my blog is often great food, but my kind of great food these days comes with an added level of magic to allow it to register in my catalogue of moments of pleasure.
That magic is meaning. Unless something has meaning and authenticity its value is reduced. Here comes the hippie speech. For many, I believe, we are disillusioned by the glitz and money grabbing machines of yesteryear. If there is passion behind it and somebody is living the dream, we want to be part of it. Read more
The start of the weekend and our Friday release took us on a post school trip to the most delicious gelateria, Frank & Beans in Lyme Regis. Excitement all round at the impending glacial hit and we even managed to lure hard toiling J away from his screen to join us for our treat and a stroll along the seafront. Quite the ‘Little England’ 1952 picturesque scene. Read more
I have been terribly remiss with this blog for the last few months. Days have been swallowed up by a myriad of activities which seem to now hold no memory in my mind. They can’t have been as important as they seemed at the time. A more pressing matter is to share the secret that is Kathrens Rare Knitwear.
This shop sells not just knitwear; the rare translates as art. Wearable art. Read more
A couple of friends recommended Soulshine to me over the last few months and I managed to make it over there recently on a rainy Saturday morning attempting Bridport market. When I opened the door the staff were greeted by a mini scream of excitement from a very wet My Jurassic Coaster and a trail of equally sodden small people. Read more
So, I have taken up (sporadic) sea swimming. Here are my tips for basic survival and how to reap that magic from the experience.
1. Choose a sandy base to enter and exit the sea. If this option is not available then make sure you have some shoes to get you close to where you want to be. Swimming shoes are never the best way to go (trickier movement) unless you get some of those ‘Man from Atlantis’ webbed toe shoes. Then you are a professional. Read more
Cycling is so hip, it aches. Suddenly I am interested in the lifestyle and the clothes; a pocket at the back of my top seems essential. According to British Cycling, their members have grown by 50% since 2012. We are all loving cycling. Quite right too, it ticks all the boxes; exercise, fresh air, freedom, travel and fun. Read more