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Hayle, Penzance, Tremenheere and Marazion

A quick visit to Hayle today and a look in the market in the Old Foundry Chapel (the wool shop has gone!), coffee in a small shop with a lovely glass ornament display, on to Penzance to show A as many of its treasures as we could fit in and thence to Tremenheere Sculpture Park to see the Restless Temple and for the first time today, we were delighted to have a fierce wind. Do click on the link/https://restlesstemple.co.uk/. My video of the Temple being restless was too wobbly as I was being blown about!  You can see below the fabulous view of St Michel’s Mount (for you, Liz) through another sculpture.  From there we went to Marazion in the hope of seeing the Murmuration again. We were not disappointed but again my video isn’t worth showing so please click on this link to see the murmuration we experienced a couple of weeks ago. The whole thing is spine-tingling to watch. The ooohs and aaahs tonight from the spectators were like those one hears at a fireworks show.

St Michael’s Mount

 

 

 

 

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Kestrel, Cake and Universal Children’s Day

On our very windy walk today at Godrevy, we marvelled at how the Kestrel could hover so well in the wildness that was blowing us about.

Kestrel hovering over the cliffs at Godrevy

I baked today – Blueberry Streusel Cake to take next door where we went for a delicious Allotment lunch!

Blueberry Streusel Cake

A good friend from choir told me that today is Universal Children’s Day and sent me the following photos of amazing sculptures at the Children of the World Monument at Nordkapp.  The information comes from a blog I found:  “The “Children of the World” sculpture was started in 1988 when author Simon Flem Devold randomly selected seven children from seven countries – Tanzania, Brazil, USA, Japan, Thailand, Italy and Russia — to visit the North Cape to dream of “Peace on Earth“.   During their seven day visit, each of the 8-to12-year-old children made a clay relief symbolizing friendship, hope, joy and working together. In 1989 the reliefs were enlarged, cased in bronze and erected in a semi-circle outside the North Cape Hall.  A “Mother and Child “monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken points toward the seven disks.” The last photo is from the blog too.

Mother and Child -monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken

 

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A Day in St Ives, The Tate and A Puppy

Despite the day starting grey, we wanted to take a on the wonderful train ride to St Ives and the sun came out!

 

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Dawn, Cornwall Diversity Festival and Supper

Dawn was gorgeous!  I love this time of year when we can see beautiful dawns without getting up too early!

Dawn this morning

We spent a very happy couple of hours at the Cornwall Diversity Food Festival, meeting lots of new people and trying lots of different and very delicious dishes.Cornwall Diversity Food Festival – 18.11.17, Truro

Afterwards we took A to Trelissick where the view just took her breath away, much to our delight.

Tree in Trelissick

Supper was a Yottam Ottolenghi recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Cheese and it was scrumptious.

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

 

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Autumn Day, Sunset and A Bonfire

What a glorious Autumn day as we went off to Port Isaac, (you may know the village from Doc Martin), exploring all the little byways and lanes, mostly uphill it seemed and finding a little cafe to have lunch.

In Port Isaac

Port Isaac

Tonight there was the most glorious sunset. I took this photo from the middle of our town.

Sunset from Redruth

Tonight  we have been to a Sing for your Supper event at the Eco Park ending up singing round the fire – just brilliant!

Singing around the fire

 

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Mosaic, Sun-bathing and A Pie

There is some pretty new mosaic on the walls near Penryn Wharf where we sing.

Mosaic

We had a lovely warm walk along Cliff Road after a delicious lunch at the Gylly Cafe and watched a Cormorant enjoying the apricity as much as us!

Shag or Cormorant

Tonight’s dinner was a scrumptious pie.

Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie

On our was home from Falmouth this afternoon, I did an amazing emergency stop! There was an horrendous noise from the front right hand side of my beautiful Beetle and I stopped on a sixpence! It turns out that the wish bone had snapped! Dear Reader, you may know what that means – all I knew was that my car was immobile. and the front wheel had fallen off!  Two hours later, it was rescued, taken to our garage, the wonderful Richards Brothers, and they will ring me tomorrow. Thank goodness I was not alone when that happened, just short of a roundabout on a busy road. So many lovely people stopped to see if they could help. The world really is full of kindness, well, Redruth is!

 
 

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Peace, Golden Rose and Champagne!

The low winter sunshine comes straight through our back windows and first thing in the morning the shadow of PEACE on the blind was the first thing I saw.

Peace

We noticed a lone golden rose blooming near the arch this morning.

Golden Rose

As I write my very good friend, A, is on the train coming to visit. We have the champagne ready to celebrate being together for the first time in eight years!

Champagne

 

 

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