Book Shop, Saffron Buns and Chocolate Cosmos

08 Aug

1   Shopping for maps for our trip planning today. The bookshop has a beautiful mural of the front cover of a children’s book ‘The Mousehole Cat’ (pronounced Mouzzle!) up the stairs.

‘The Mousehole Cat’ by Antonia Barber

2   On Lemon Quay in Truro on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is the farmers’ market. Today I first bought some delicious Cornish strawberries and then some tasty breads and two saffron buns from The Cornish Mill and Bakehouse.

The Cornish Mill and Bakehouse stall with saffron buns being got for me!

3   I cannot quite believe how shiny and beautiful these Chocolate Cosmos flowers are when they first open!

Chocolate Cosmos flower, just opened today


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22 responses to “Book Shop, Saffron Buns and Chocolate Cosmos

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    August 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    That flower is extraordinary, truly so. I’ve ever see anything like it … and never heard of saffron buns either. Oh, what a joy your three beautiful things never cease!

  2. dhphotosite

    August 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Love the cover of the book, the saffron buns are I would imagine out of this world and I never saw a Chocolate Cosmos before. Beautiful!

  3. aleafinspringtime

    August 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I just HAD to come by and take a peek at saffron buns and chocolate cosmos. Oh my goodness – deliciously beautiful things you’ve got lined up here. Many thanks!!! Sharon

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Glad you liked them! Thank you for your comments 🙂

  4. dilipnaidu

    August 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Nice pictures and writings! The chocolate flower really gets me 🙂

  5. Promenade Claire

    August 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    The mural is so captivating (do you remember Corronation Street and “our Muriel”?)
    I’ve neve rtried Saffron buns and the Cosmos is stunning – as you say so shing and new !

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Saffron buns are delicious! Well worth trying but I’ve never tried to make them myself. One day I shall. The Chocolate Cosmos has now lost its shine, still beautiful but different.
      My Mum always called murals, muriels and I have to remember not to! 🙂

  6. aidaweb101

    August 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Congratulations!Read this please:
    All the best!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you very much indeed! Congrats to you too!

      • aidaweb101

        August 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

        Thanks and good luck!

  7. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    August 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I notice what we call “English tea biscuits” in the basket as well – we have a bakery here that make them and many English customers praise him for getting them right. They are one of my favorite treats. This bakery also makes delicious Italian and Germany pastries or as you called them {pasties} did I get that right? Anyway…everything looks delicious! Blessings! Patty

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      That was very observant of you! I tried to ignore the biscuits! We do call pastries, pastries – it’s only the savoury meat and veg Cornish pasties that are pasties! If that all makes sense! 🙂

      • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

        August 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        yes it does, ok now I know what to try if I am lucky enough to visit your beautiful country! Actually I just ate my last tea biscuit with my tea. I can get some imports and one of my favorite is an Irish blend called “Barry’s” , Blessings ~ Patty

  8. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    August 9, 2012 at 12:14 am

    that flower is unreal!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      I’m putting up another photo today because now it has a matt finish! 🙂

  9. niasunset

    August 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    This book is amazing and I noted to my list too… Thank you dear Sally, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      It is a delightful story and the illustrations are beautiful. 🙂

  10. childtasticbooks

    August 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Love the Mouzzle books! And chocolate cosmos. We used to grow them but our single flower is looking very frail this year.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      The story is lovely and the illustrations all beautiful 🙂

  11. Choc Chip Uru

    August 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    A chocolate flower? Dreams do come true 😛
    Lovely looking fresh bread as well!

    Choc Chip Uru


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