Around the old mill of Bornos

The old mill through the arch of a farmhouse in ruin

The small community at the old mill of Bornos are our nearest neighbours.

Bornos

These Germans lead a quiet, almost self-sufficient lifestyle, using solar energy and wind for power and drawing water from their own well. They live in simple buildings attached to the mill or in old camper vans parked beside.

Goat on a table

They keep a variety of animals which we enjoy looking at and trying to communicate with when we take a walk around there.

Pig in a Pen

These include white goats, little pot-bellied black pigs ….

There are sea views from Bornos

…. a rather plain- looking white horse and ….

Poultry

…. a colourful brood of poultry, including two handsome geese.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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