Author archives: Vanessa Glossop

  • The Red Arrows Over Falmouth

  • I went out on our boat with family and friends to watch the Red Arrows steak across the sky at the end of Falmouth Week. It was an awe-inspiring event. They flew so low across the water that we could feel the planes, smell the trails they left behind, and bobbed furiously in their booming wake. Utte[...]
  • In the Dog Parlour

  • I spent a very special couple of hours down at Smart Dogz dog parlour in Helston last week to capture small dogs being pampered. Not that they looked particularly impressed to be there, though! Now, I am a big dog kind of girl, but a few of these pooches very nearly came home with me in my camera ba[...]
  • Heathercraft Haberdashery

  • I am working on the Visit Helston website at the moment which gave me the opportunity to meet the wonderful Avril of Heathercraft Haberdashery. I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, I can barely sew on a button or stitch up a hole in a sock, so I wouldn't normally go into a shop l[...]
  • Storm-Watchers, Porthleven

  • I got to Porthleven at high-tide this morning, hoping for an even bigger sea than on Wednesday when I had missed the highest point of the tide by two hours. The sea was still furiously thrashing about, but the waves were not as spectacular this time around. Instead, the wind had the biggest impact o[...]
  • The Big Wednesday

  • The storm that hit the South West on Wednesday was as big as anticipated. I managed to get to the coast about two hours after high tide, after the school run and attending my youngest daughter's assembly. I went to Kynance Cove on the Lizard first and just about managed a couple of shots, but the wi[...]
  • Halzephron

  • Halzephron derives from the old Cornish language meaning 'Cliffs of Hell', as these cliffs were once renowned for wreckers in the 15th and 16th centuries. These past few weeks, with the storms, the term has even greater meaning for me. One young man lost his life just a couple of beaches down from h[...]
  • Storm-Surge at Porthleven

  • This morning an eight metre swell hit the Cornish coast. About two hours after high-tide I loaded the kids, dog and camera into the car and headed to Porthleven. All the sea-front roads had been closed off by the police for public safety, so I took a high road and got as close as I could. Despite th[...]
  • Mousehole Lights

  • We went over to Mousehole just beyond Penzance and Newlyn this evening to see the world-famous festive illuminations. A certain magic hangs in the air at Mousehole at any time of the year, but tonight there was more. The skies were stormy and the sea, a deep blue, but the anticipation of seeing the [...]
  • Gemma Lewis's 50th Birthday Celebrations

  • This album is dedicated to my sister-in-law, Gemma Lewis. Like Benjamin Button, she appears to be getting younger. Happy Fiftieth Birthday Gemma, you certainly know how to throw a party - it will be a night to remember for many years to come! You were bonkers-happy, self-assured and radiant. Here's [...]