Train Journey, Home from Senegal and a Simple Supper

15 Apr

1    The train journey through English countryside:  The Somerset Levels, The White Horse, springy little  lambs, a Thelwell pony, flowers-in-a-boat on the station platform at Saltash, and above all, the vibrant green of the fields.

English countryside from the train

2   Coming home, beautiful bluebells and primroses in the front garden and coming into our house.


3  A very simple and very tasty supper of two poached eggs on toast!

and I’ll start writing about the beautiful things of Senegal tomorrow.


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15 responses to “Train Journey, Home from Senegal and a Simple Supper

  1. Russel Ray Photos

    April 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I come from a railroading family so I’m kind of addicted to the train. Fortunately, here in San Diego, I have the San Diego Trolly, Coaster, Sprinter, Metrolink, and Amtrak. I guess you know I spend a lot of time on the trains.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      We did a fabulous train journey in your beautiful country last year. W first drove from Prescott( where my painter sister used to live) through wonderful country all the way to Denver and then took the train back to San Francisco – a truly amazing journey and train ride of 36 hours.
      You are lucky to have so many trains to ride. We just have the Great Western to take us up to London! 🙂

  2. dhphotosite

    April 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    You live in a beautiful place!!!

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    April 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

    What a beautiful train journey it must have been – looks like it was most picturesque and relaxing 😀
    You deserve it!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Thank you for your comments.Watch out for photos of the most colourful wedding I’ve ever been to. I
      I’m sorting my700photos today! 🙂

      • Choc Chip Uru

        April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

        Wow that will keep you busy 😉
        Can’t wait to see them – they will definitely be lovely!

        Choc Chip Uru

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

          No baking today – not even my daughter’s snickers bars! 🙂

  4. Shelagh

    April 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I am going to miss arriving in Truro by train this year, but looking forward to introducing a small coachload of 14 knitters to Cornwall in May. Ditto wot SIL said! I missed your Beautiful Things while you were gone. Cheers, Shelagh.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Thank you for your lovely comments, Shelagh. I’m glad you missed my blog! Arriving by train is good but there are also lots of lovely views from a coach window. I think you and your knitters will enjoy the ride. Hope I’ll be around when you are here – would love to meet you 🙂

  5. Flowerpot

    April 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Glad you’re hojme safely Sally and bet you had an amazsing time can’t wait to hear about it! Take care Sue xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

      It’s lovely to be home, Sue, but that was a cracking good adventure and an amazing wedding! I hope to be there on Thursday to tell you all about it. Have a good week, xx 🙂

  6. Jeannie

    April 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    These pictures are so nice and refreshing–Spring looks beautiful there!

    (we had 5 inches of snow at our house last night! Spring is lurking somewhere)

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Where are you that you had 5″ of snow in April?! Spring is lovely here but today there is a very cold wind, a big contrast to the 30* and balmy winds we experienced in Senegal last week.

      • Jeannie

        April 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

        We live in the mountains west of Denver, Colorado. Nothing is blooming up here! It is down in Denver though…the dogwood in my DIL & son’s yard is a mass of pink blooms. Just gorgeous 🙂

      • mybeautfulthings

        April 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Jeannie, What a beautiful place to live, even if Spring is a little later. We visited Denver briefly last year having driven in from Prescott, Arizona (where my sister lived before leaving for Hawaii) through many of your beautiful National Parks including Estes in the Rockies and then we took the train back to San Francisco. On an earlier trip to see my brother in Atlanta, I remember being astounded by the beauty of the dogwoods – quite glorious and something we don’t really see here.


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