The Oyster Catcher, Mousehole

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Hello Youtube

Last month, Matt and I were treated to a weekend away in Mousehole. We were staying with the truly lovely guys from Nihao Planet, as we helped them shoot some online content for their site. Whilst there, we got to stay in The Oyster Catcher, this gorgeous old cottage (actually owned by photographer Paul Masey) that literally took our breath away from the moment we stepped through the door. Honest to goodness, I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed anywhere so calming and beautiful and perfectly arranged – for once I actually did Instagram stories just to mark the occasion.

Although we were there to work, we still had a pretty relaxed weekend. Splitting what little we had to do over a few days helped and also gave us lots of time to get to know each other. Meal times in particular stand out in my mind as well as the bathtime I slotted in before leaving! FYI a few drops of MOA’s bath oil with a Lush stardust bath bomb, makes for a perfect milky, herby, pepperminty, turquoise heaven – could not recommend this combination enough! Also on the first night, Matt and I headed out across the harbour. Hand in hand, next to a silent ebbing sea; still and glowing and rippling. And just warm enough that you didn’t have to pull your coat in tightly around you, for what felt like the first time since winter. We were the only people out that night. Walking to find some fish and chips; filling the night air with words I can’t now remember. The world lit up for us. I’ve come away really wanting to make weekends away (even if they’re just a half hour drive away) more of a frequent occurrence this year.

You can see more of our Cornwall Retreat on the Stories section of Nihao Planet. As well as catch a few more glimpses of me on their ‘Sleep Well‘ and ‘Relax at Home‘ pages.

Over the weekend I also played around, taking snippets of film on my camera and attempting to build up enough footage to edit into some kind of montage. Like I mentioned previously, I’d been toying with the idea of starting YouTube for some time now, but always just been put off by the sheer amount of things I didn’t know about. Things like editing software, video technology, even what shots make up a “good video”. Anyway, ignorance aside, I knew I was going to have to start somewhere. And whilst I’d ideally like a better first impression, I thought waiting for something better, was going to have me waiting for a long time. So here it is, my first video…

Already I want to profusely apologise for video quality; for the rather fuzzy, messy, slap-dash nature of it. For my voice! My goodness to think I sound like that! *Insert face-palming monkey emoji* Still who knows, hopefully I’ll get better at this (and get over my voice) and in time feel a little proud of what I’m putting out online. For my next video I’m considering doing a simple get-to-know-me-style-Q&A, so if you have any questions please leave them in the comments below! Oh and like and subscribe and whatever else it is that YouTubers say…

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9 Comments

  1. Eleanor Austin
    4th April 2017 / 9:34 am

    I absolutely love that you’re starting YouTube! Your voice is sooo lovely, you sound a bit like Emma Watson and that isn’t a bad thing!

    The Oyster Catcher looks ah-may-zing and your photos are gorgeous x

    • 4th April 2017 / 10:16 am

      Thanks so much Eleanor! That’s so sweet! The funny thing is I swear I don’t sound like that in reality – maybe it’s my telephone voice? Since I’m trying harder than usual to sound out what I’m saying! xx

  2. 4th April 2017 / 10:25 am

    Wow, that candlelit table is beautiful. What a gorgeous cottage.

  3. 4th April 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I second Eleanor that you sound like Emma Watson! (unrelated but as a HP obsessed teenager I would mimic her accent haha so I totally zoned in on yours) Such a cute video and so glad you’re hopping aboard YT, you always have the most fantastically beautiful pictures anyway 🙂

  4. 4th April 2017 / 7:07 pm

    such amazing place!

  5. 4th April 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Really excited to see what videos you come up with. Really enjoyed this first introductory one!

  6. 4th April 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I love it Alex! Can’t wait for more videos, you’ve got perfect style and finesse! Also, when can I move in to the Oyster Catcher?!?! Alice xxx

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  7. 4th April 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Such a wonderful video. It’s got such a lovely feel to it with your narration and imagery combined. Xx A true pleasure. Xx Best wishes for your exciting new chapter x

    Keep Calm and start writing –
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