Tulips, A Field and Our Shed

The evening sun on one of the tulips tubs is really lovely.

We passed a beautifully ploughed field today and were able to pull over to get a photo of the fabulous furrows.

We’ve bought a shed for the allotment, one of those that looks like a sentry box, to keep tools in rather than wheelbarrow them down from home each time we go. We have some duplicate tools – from Mum’s gardening which is ┬álovely – and when the car-boot sales begin again will go hunting.

I am delighted with our beautiful little shed.


Catkins, Treacle Tart and Spring Flowers

These catkins were dancing around at the top of our Silver Birch.

I just fancied a Treacle Tart this afternoon so I made one.

After watering at the allotment this evening, I came up a different route and came across these gorgeous Spring flowers.



Vaccine, Blossom and Buns

Coming home from having my second dose of the vaccine today, the Clematis on the front fence was catching the sunlight and looking lovely.  The Stihians Showground vaccination operation is brilliant and staffed by friendly and efficient volunteers.

I made Blueberry Muffins this afternoon – very quick, can be eaten warm and were delicious in the sunshine with a cup of tea.


Posted by on April 18, 2021 in baking, Photography, Postaday2021


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Fiction, A Good Read and Fear

Today I finished a work of fiction and loved it. What a mixture of murder mystery, love story and Cornish politics!

There are many writings by Khalil Gibran that I like and this one, today, is new to me.


Posted by on April 17, 2021 in books, Postaday2021


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St George and the Dragon

We were in Hayle very early for my appointment with the ankle surgeon ( much deterioration and lots of stress fractures in my toes – explains the pain!) and went to the Garden Centre on our way home to buy some trays for all my baby plants to be cared for. I’ve posted this wonderful sculpture of Saint George and the Dragon carved out of a dead tree before. I love it so here it is again. It’s my only photo today. I have spent the afternoon sitting in the sun reading one of the books I bought while in Truro on Tuesday.It’s very compelling and I’ll tell you about it when I’ve finished – which won’t be long.


Plain an Gwarry, Tulip and Jelly Babies

Our Redruth Plain an Gwarry, a little outside performance space, is covered in daisies and dandelions and is looking lovely.

Two glorious tulips opened up in the garden.

It became a Jelly-baby day today! I ate the other colours first and saved the red and black until last as they are my favourites.


Posy, Tulip and Sea Trials

It’s four years since our lovely neighbour, Bill-next-door, died and I took a little remembrance bouquet round to Sue. We also had a lovely lunchtime picnic with mutual friends to remember this special man. You can read more about him here.

Rosemary, Foget-me-not and Blue Muscari in the colour Bill loved

I love dew drops on flowers.

I promised you more photos of the bathing hats on their swim trials.Thanks to Sue and Meier for the photos.

Horses’ Heads



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Malpas, Truro and A Question

What a treat to meet friends for breakfast again, lovely food and a long, long catch-up. Join us as we spot some charming sights as we stroll back to our car.

Going back into the bookshop was a special pleasure after such a long time. It wasn’t busy but the city of Truro was buzzing and very full of shoppers.

We now have a new supply of reading but one book that looked interesting, I left behind. Has anyone out there read it? Any comments?

I may have to go back for it…..



Portreath, A Pool and A Little Treasure

We went to Portreath today to watch the sea trials of our neighbour’s amazing creations, the swimming hats that I showed you one of a few days ago.

Sadly, I slipped on the rocks as we set off and am properly bruised (and arnicaed) so my photo is taken on a long zoom and I couldn’t see them once they were in Lady Bassett’s pool. The next trial will be at a safer venue!

Lady Bassett’s pool at Portreath

As we left I spotted a tiny golden heart in the sand, a little token of love to make me feel better.




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Violets, Blue Sea and Yellow Gorse

Despite the bitter wind, we walked up round the back today along a section of the Great Flat Lode (which isn’t flat) and were delighted to see so many violets in the hedgerows and the Bluebell buds beginning to colour up.

Cornish violets for my cousin in Australia

The views of the sea from the top are especially good on cold clear days like today.

The Atlantic, the A30 and, in between, three chimneys from the tin mining era

The Gorse is gloriously yellow in the sunshine.


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