Sperry Top-Sider deck shoes have been a favourite since 1935 when Paul Sperry, inspired by the pattern of cracks in his dog Prince’s paws and his ability to run nimbly over the ice and snow, used a pen knife to cut into the rubber outer sole of a trainer. As a keen sailor Paul used these new shoe soles to avoid slipping on the wet deck of his boat and so a classic was born!
It’s great news to hear that despite new, tough standards, over two dozen beaches in Devon and Cornwall have been named on this years prestigious Blue Flag Awards list.
The 2013 leg of the Trophy Sailtica has been in Fowey town this week. With 20 yachts taking part in the second leg of this 1 trophy, 2 races, 3 port event spending 3 days in the town before the final leg of the race kicked off today at midday. And the town put on a real knees up to welcome in the competitors with lots of events that aimed to offer a crash course in English/Cornish life.
Seduced as we are by a beautiful bloom, we were rather delighted to find out it’s officially ‘National Gardening Week’! So we thought we’d share a few pictures we took of the beautiful flora on the Isles of Scilly – many of which provided inspiration for our unique prints that you’ll find in the Spring Summer collection.
Yesterday an epic celebration of 630 miles of south west coast path kicked off!
One of our Graphic Designers, Elly, got out and about last weekend with a trip to the depths of West Cornwall on a mission to forage… Here she tells us all about it.
Last Sunday was a very special day in that I decided to make good a new year’s resolution that I’ve been making for the past five years: learn to forage. I hate spending money, and if there is anything free to be had I’m first in the queue and will come round for seconds gladly. Our countryside and coastal areas boast a great deal of edible delights for the (responsible) taking, and as someone who is happiest running around outside, it seemed only right to combine my love of all things natural with my inclination to frugality.
When Andy Lawson holidayed on Scilly as a child did he ever think he would end up being Head Gardener at Tresco Abbey Garden…