When we went out to film my last Diary of a Coastal Composer Show – ‘Afternoon Reverie’ – we stopped off at a lovely tea room in Porthtowan. This was a very necessary visit, (I’m sure you can imagine!) in order to gather my thoughts and get the feel of the place!
While I was waiting for my cheese toastie to arrive, I took out my watercolour pencils and sketched a quick impression of the view from the window.
there was a little cottage perched on the summit of the cliff, surrounded by the gorse which was still blazing on the cliffs. The window of the tea room was decorated with some bright, cheerful bunting. It was a very English scene, (even though Cornwall is now officially a country in its own right!)
The seagulls were circling about, and the sea was azure and calm. I’m glad my toastie took a while to arrive, it’s lovely to look back on this little snapshot from the day. It would be fun to sketch more views from tea room windows, as they are in such picturesque locations – what a marvellous excuse! X