Birthday Breakfast, Penryn and Potato Crop

12 Jan

1   The lovely Mr S made me my Birthday Breakfast today.  ( I know my birthday was nearly two weeks ago but, truth to tell, I have been unwell since before Christmas and not up to celebrating much at all. Yesterday I felt ‘normal’ for the first time in three weeks. My blog only allows for Beautiful Things! )

Birthday breakfast in our house is Bucks Fizz and croissants with cream cheese and avocado! This was my treat when we lived in Yorkshire and used to drive to York early in the morning on my birthday to have breakfast in Betty’s, a fabulous old fashioned cafe with wonderful food.  We often returned for lunch after a lovely wander around the alleyways of York and a visit to the Minster, to have their famous Rosti for lunch and then bought some of their coffee and a cake or two to take home. Thanks to Freefoto for the photograph.

Betty's Cafe in York

Betty’s Cafe in York

2   The Clock Tower in Penryn still had some Christmas lights around it and from the car-park , I could see this Church which I think may be St Gluvias Church. I plan to go back to have a good look around sometime.

Penryn Clock Tower

Penryn Clock Tower

St Gluvias Church near Penryn

St Gluvias Church near Penryn

3   We’re having a birthday dinner tonight too and some of our new potatoes are on the menu. These are more than half of the whole crop……..!

Rather small Potato crop

Rather small Potato crop


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27 responses to “Birthday Breakfast, Penryn and Potato Crop

  1. dedy oktavianus pardede

    January 19, 2013 at 4:19 am

    that a lovely potatoes..
    baby potato is sweeter than biggger ones..
    ilike it simply roasted with pink peppercorn and salt even more…

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      I’ll have to try roasting the next lot with pink peppercorns – sounds delicious. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      I’ll have to try roasting the next lot with pink peppercorns – sounds delicious. 🙂

  2. petit4chocolatier

    January 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Love the potatoes!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      They were very tasty- little pearls of scrumptiousness!:)

  3. Kate

    January 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I took my mum to Betty’s in York for lunch for her birthday this year. Whenever I go out shopping with her in York we try and go.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      It’s such a treat. I hope you both had a lovely time. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment.:)

  4. Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

    January 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Off to look around your “place” here……btw, do try my recipe, they are pretty damn close to the real Betty’s thing! K xx

  5. Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

    January 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Fat Rascals post and what a LOVELY post, and blog, too! Karen

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you very much! I’m going to try making the Fat Rascals quite soon, especially for the friend who commented on the same post about them and who set me off on the Google search that led me to you.

      I’ll let you know how they go and then would like, with your permission to put the recipe on my Recipe pages – with due credit to you, of course! 🙂

  6. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    January 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

    What lovely blemish free potatoes. You did well to grow them so beautifully even if it is a small crop

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Thank you! They tasted delicious! We planted them for Christmas but in the chaos of things forgot about them so it was a lovely treat to have them last night. 🙂

  7. Nicky

    January 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

    So glad to hear you are feeling better and finally able to enjoy celebration breakfast. Go you! And talk of Betty’s makes me very nostalgic for a Fat Rascal …. just the best! Lots of love xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Thank you for your kind thoughts! It is very good to feel normal again!

      I’d quite forgotten about Fat Rascals! I wonder if I can find a recipe for them.

      Lots of love to you too xx

      • mybeautfulthings

        January 13, 2013 at 11:01 am

        I’ve found one! Trials coming up! xx

  8. valeriedavies

    January 13, 2013 at 3:45 am

    what lovely pictures of England as I remember it forty five years ago!!! they make me feel quite homesick…
    Glad you’re recovered from your ‘”down-turn” – did you do too much at Christmas?

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

      So glad you like the photos – hope the pleasure outweighs the homesickness.

      Thanks for your kind wishes too. It’s very good to feel better. I had ME many years ago and the washed out, wooly headed feeling that hung on this time was a bit scary. Perhaps, being that much older, it just takes longer to get back to normal!

      All the best to you 🙂

      • valeriedavies

        January 14, 2013 at 2:25 am

        I belong to the same club, so I know how you feel. When you’re in it you feel you’ll never get out of it !
        Glad you’ve come out the other side…

  9. Talk to me...I'm your Mother

    January 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I’m glad to know you are feeling better…before I even knew you were feeling bad. Birthdays are a wonderful thing to string out, so it works out well.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Certainly stringing out the birthday was fun! 🙂

  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Glad you are finally feeling better and get to enjoy your birthday breakfast

  11. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    glad you are feeling up to your favorite breakfast…Birthdays sometimes go on and on…Is’nt that grand!

  12. Shelagh

    January 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Looks like St. Gluvias to me. Betty’s still on my bucket list, never got to Harrogate on our Yorkshire trips and didn’t know they had one in York, darn. You just dug those lovely taters today?

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Is it a Church worth visiting? I do love Church buildings!

      We used to love going to Betty’s, one of the few things I miss about not being in Yorkshire – that and friends of course.

      We did! Planted them for Christmas and forgot about them which was good because they became part of my birthday celebrations! 🙂


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