Bard of the Gorsedd

This is a Bal Maiden costume and the hat is called a Gook. There are several different designs that women used to wear – different designs at different mines. A friend of mine… Continue reading

Bellyboarding Babe

I’m only carrying this flag because I was handed it by an official. He said, ‘Can you hold this for a photograph please?’ Coming to the Bellyboarding Championships was a madcap idea from… Continue reading

No Shame

When I was 27, I gave up my flat, my fiancé and my job in Canada and bought a one-way ticket to London. I’d woken up one morning and it was like I… Continue reading

World Bellyboarding Championships

The World Bellyboarding Championships started off as a small competition a few years ago with about 13 competitors and now it’s turned into this cacophony of people. I work for the National Trust… Continue reading

You can take my photo, but I don’t want to talk to you.

Transient Art

I started making Transient Art a couple of years ago. This is only a tiny practice piece because it was going to be too windy to make one on the beach this evening.… Continue reading

Being Betty Stoggs

People think being Betty Stoggs is my real job, but actually I’m a sales manager for M. A. Grigg at St. Austell. Originally I was nominated to do Betty Stoggs for the first… Continue reading

The Beautiful & The Damned

I don’t usually dress this smartly – I had to borrow my daughter’s dress for the show. Somebody said we’ve all dressed as our work – and I certainly seem to have! This… Continue reading

Seen the Light

“I’m wearing the kilt because I’ve got to do my bit for Cornwall. It’s a fantastic part of the world. I’m not the Cornish one though – he is. He’s lived here all… Continue reading

Crochet Maid

I’m crocheting a scarf for a stall at the Tolmen Centre in Constantine, and Merryn just fell off her scooter, so she needs a cuddle. A lady I know has organised a craft… Continue reading