Sunday 6 March 2011

Pale hound on a mouse's back

Pale Hound and Mouse's Back are the colours of Durgan, my very favourite village in Cornwall. Farrow and Ball paint colours as you will have guessed already. I love to walk along the coast path from Mawnan Shere to the Ferry Boat inn.

Incidentally we watched the England v France 6 Nations game here and it was brilliant!
Hello to Ella, did you manage your Bath Half Marathon? Any updates on the cutlery front?
I shall be posting about Cornish Knife Tales soon!

In the meantime I am enjoying playing with yellow and soft greys, my wardrobe is being ransacked to put together lovely outfits in these hues!

The sun has been kind to us so far this week, I am off with Mr.Boodle to feel its rays warm my back,

Soon xXx


  1. I've read your blog for quite a while, and I feel terrible for not telling you just how much I enjoy all your posts. Thank you.

  2. Lovely! Wonderful, wonderful!=]

    I DO know Mouse's back and I LOVE those colors. Actually, I noted the color from a beautiful home that I had seen featured in "Country Homes and Interiors" A YEAR AGO. I've remembered that color ALL of this time. Now, Sarah-jane, you don't happen to go all gaga when you see gorgeous rows of paint chips in Hardware stores, do you? =] just curious.

    Your musings are warm and cheery and funny and I really do appreciate them!

    Love, Katy Noelle

  3. Lovely photos, Sarah. Cath K has a dress in in bright yellow and it's really nice. It's a colour I never used to like but has really grown on me, lovely with grey, as you say. Isn't the weather marvellous? Have fun with Mr Boodle.
    Hen x

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  5. I would love to live there, it's gorgeous. I love all the soft, muted colours.

  6. I am so in love with mustard yellow at the moment - wish I had the pennies for the Toast shirt dress.

    HAppy blue sky days

    Nina xxx

  7. we've been calling 'mouse's back' 'dead mouse' for years and for some reason came to believe that was it's name....until we sent Granny into the shop to ask for it recently!
    LOVE those colours together.
    Enjoy the sun, fee x

  8. So glad to have found someone else who takes pictures of lichen!! Cornwall is just so darn pretty! Hope you got to enjoy the sunshine today. xx

  9. Ohhh, I know exactly where you are...we take the children mackeral fishing on the Helford River during the summer but usually go to the pop on the other side of the rive. The Ferryboat Inn looks lovely though. Love those yellow clothes - gorgeous!

  10. Durgan is pretty isn't it? We are lucky neough to live about four miles away so visit loads x

  11. Just love the colours and the photos, so many of the houses remind me of here in Brittany.

  12. We once had a lovely holiday in the cottages behind the Ferryboat Inn - before I got the St Ives bug! Don't know if he still lives there, but Roger Taylor of "Queen" fame had a big house there. He arrived with Brian May as we were sat outside the Ferryboat - much to hubbys delight! It is a heavenly place.

  13. Your images are always so beautifully evocative.

    I know I am always going to see something special when I visit your blog.


  14. Charming! I love the yellow and grays together!
    fun! what a lucky girl you are to live there...
    Thanks for the tour!

  15. What a lovely blog and lovely pictures!
    Happy to have find you...
    Best wishes from a snowy Sweden and T


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