rebecca denley

Hello and welcome to my blog. Here I document my journey in textiles and fibre and  my adventures on days out in Northern Ireland. Hope you have a nice stay - Rebecca x

Ballywalter Beach & The Generation Game

Ballywalter Beach & The Generation Game

We have been having glorious weather this week and it's half term so my sister Rachael & family are visiting for a few days. We had a picnic lunch at Ballywalter Beach today where we have lots of lovely memories and it got me to thinking about how three generations of us had grown up playing there. My Mum was born in Ballywalter and she and her sisters and brother had the beach as their playground as it was just over the other side of the wall at the bottom of their garden. I spent many summer afternoons playing there with Rachael and my brother Simon throughout the 1970s and then 2 decades later we returned with my children Kerry and Matthew and now we all go there with Rachael's children Finn & Lily. It got me hunting out these old photographs and I'm looking forward to the day when I will be visiting Ballywalter Beach and taking photographs of my future grandchildren!

My Granny Rosaleen on Ballywalter Beach in the late 1940s with my Mum top right and my Aunt Joyce bottom left. The building on the right of my Mum was my Grandad's garage and their house was next door.

My Granny Rosaleen on Ballywalter Beach in the late 1940s with my Mum top right and my Aunt Joyce bottom left. The building on the right of my Mum was my Grandad's garage and their house was next door.

Mum and Aunt Joyce on Ballywalter Beach, late 1940s.

Mum and Aunt Joyce on Ballywalter Beach, late 1940s.

Me and Simon at Ballywalter Beach - mid 1970s.

Me and Simon at Ballywalter Beach - mid 1970s.

Dad and Finn - 2014

Dad and Finn - 2014

Mum and Rachael - 2014

Mum and Rachael - 2014

Lily - 2014

Lily - 2014

My brother-in-law Mark & Lily - 2014

My brother-in-law Mark & Lily - 2014

Finn & Lily 2014

Finn & Lily 2014

Finn - 2014

Finn - 2014

Dad - 2014

Dad - 2014

Finn - 2014

Finn - 2014

My daughter Kerry - 2014

My daughter Kerry - 2014

Mum, Dad & Lily - 2016

Mum, Dad & Lily - 2016

Lily and Finn - 2016

Lily and Finn - 2016

Lily and Finn 2016

Lily and Finn 2016

Visiting The ForM Sculpture Exhibition

Visiting The ForM Sculpture Exhibition

Beach Walks, Seaweed & Rock Pools

Beach Walks, Seaweed & Rock Pools