Winter Walk Around Trelissick Gardens, Cook Books and A Gig

19 Jan

1   We thought of driving up to England to see the snow but decided instead to walk around Trelissick Gardens. The gallery which follows takes you on our walk. Click on any image to get a full screen photo.

2   I’ve been looking at my collection of Ambrose Heath cook books inherited from my Mum and with recipes that we still use. (See the Rhubarb one on my Recipe pages)  Some of the books are illustrated with delightfully quirky Edward Borden woodcuts.

Book plate by Edward Borden

Book plate by Edward Borden

Woodcut by Edward Borden

Woodcut by Edward Borden

3   We’re off out tonight to a gig by The Old Tire Swingers. We’re told they are “another great bluegress act all the way from the U S of A Influenced by the Appalachian string bands as well as their own Central California country roots, they play a style that’s somewhere between old time, bluegrass, and country.”


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23 responses to “Winter Walk Around Trelissick Gardens, Cook Books and A Gig

  1. petit4chocolatier

    January 21, 2013 at 1:29 am

    So gorgeous.

  2. Alex Autin

    January 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    The garden shots are beautiful, and inspiring!! Also, looking forward to hearing about the The Old Tire Swingers. 😀

  3. djdfr

    January 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Azaleas in bloom now!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Remarkable isn’t it? And the rest of the country is covered in snow! 🙂

      • jcoe49

        January 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm

        Cornwall has a subtropical climate and I always enjoyed it there, even though I enjoy the snow.

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm

          Parts of Cornwall, yes, around the Fal and around Penzance but not where we live in Redruth! 🙂

  4. El Guapo

    January 20, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Those gardens are beautiful!
    Let us know how the band was.

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

    What a wonderful place to walk…just lovely!…enjoy your evening!

  6. Shelagh

    January 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    A very favourite place on my eoy visits, and always walk that walk. Lovely to see all the flowers and KHF. We are anticipating 11 degrees below zero F next week.


    January 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Super garden. Amazing to see rhodis flowering already! Beautiful!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      I suppose that’s the difference being, I guess, 700-800 miles further South than you, though I have to say I was surprised to see them already. 🙂

      Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. I’ll be visiting you tomorrow! 🙂

  8. Our Growing Paynes

    January 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Did Cornwall manage to avoid the snow? I love old cookbooks. It’s so interesting to read how people cooked in previous generations, particularly late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

  9. john zande

    January 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Envious. It’s way too hot here.

  10. Choc Chip Uru

    January 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    What stunning photos my friend though the traditional status caught me off guard 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. valeriedavies

    January 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Love the sound of a mix of blue grass and country – I’d be there like a shot!

  12. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    January 19, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Lovely photos. What do you mean “driving up to England”? I thought you were in Cornwall which is in England!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Not to the Cornish it isn’t! Crossing the Tamar is a big deal. Some older Cornish people have never been ‘up t’England’
      I’m not Cornish, though I grew up here, but I like the thought that Cornwall is a place apart, like Wales or Scotland.

      • Kathleen Richardson

        January 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        Thanks, lodgehousebandbsomerset, for asking the question that was on my mind. Sally, you Cornish are like New York City folks who think of the city (and all the boroughs) as a state in themselves, LOL.

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

          There is a strong group that would love independence for Cornwall. I’m much more realistic! 🙂

  13. tartanpants

    January 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Enjoy your night out, it sounds like it will be terrific. I love all of the photos and my favourite I think is the rhododendrons. It looks like you had a lovely walk round the gardens.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you. It was a really good night out, thanks! 🙂


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