Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Taking time ...........

Light shining onto rocks.

It has been a very hard two weeks for me.

The last twelve days have been spent in hospital .

I was taken into hospital for emergency surgery for appendicitis with the complication of a huge abscess.

Everyday was an ordeal but thankfully I am back home and to be in my own bed last night with Mr P next to me was so good.

I have spent sometime this morning catching up with the blogs I love to follow.

Slowly, slowly I will be well again and I look forward to getting back to being creative but for the moment the steps towards that will be slow but I WILL get there.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

PURPLE - I LOve this colour.

Autumn is changing slowly towards winter and somedays are quite grey.
However walking around the garden there is still colour.

I love the colour purple and it lifted my heart earlier this week just to realise how much there is in the garden at the moment.

The butterflies, bees and moths are still enjoying the sunny days that we have and are still visiting the flowers to collect nectar.

Last week I bought a few new plants, the sedum above has tiny leaves and lovely small flowers.

The shrub below is now planted and the bees have found another plant to visit.

How many of you love the colour purple ?

Monday, 1 October 2012

Yves Rocher and La Gacilly.

Yves Rocher -the cosmetic company was started by Yves Rocher.
He was born in the village of La Gacilly, Brittany in I930.

His father died when he was 14 and he started to help his mother run the small family textile business.
A local healer taught him a recipe for hemostatic ointment based on the lesser celandine flower.
He decided to sell the natural ointment by mail order in a Parisian magazine.

The sale of the ointment went so well that he continued his research and in 1958 he founded the cosmetic company which bears his name.
The products all used natural ingredients.
He wished to make beauty products which were natural and accessible to all people.
The company was so successful that in 1961 he opened his first shop.

The company had an estimated value of 2 billion euros in 2007 and employs 15,000 people.
Yves Rocher is the biggest employer in the town and has invested huge sums of money to make this charming town into a huge visitor attraction.
The factory is open to the public and their extensive growing areas for their products can also be visited.

The annual photographic exhibition features world renowned photographers and always has a link to our environment - a continual commitment from this family company.

Recently an art centre has been made in an old building and holds  changing exhibitions throughout the year.
The village also has many artisans with their studios open to the public.

Fabric sculpture from the current exhibition.

Mixed media sculpture.

Just made me smile !!

Wire sculpture.

Wire and fabric sculpture.

Whilst I was looking at the photographs this charming cat decided to get in on the act he was

After a few minutes he decided to really pose for me !!

I also noticed this lady and thought her simple elegance so striking.
I took my photograph and noted that another person saw that I'd taken a photo and he followed suite.

Here she is again crossing the river going towards the Yves Rocher shop and cafe which are housed
in an old mill.

Lastly this was another image to make me smile !!!