Reading, Flowers and A Colourful Duck

03 Apr

1   T loves the little chair that, 40 years ago, belonged to our eldest and chose a small book from my cookery shelves to read this morning.



2    This beautiful Hellebore was in a neighbour’s garden and today we have sun!  It was remarkable shining through the deep purple.


3    We all met for lunch at Miss Peapod’s today and there were Cornish daffodils for sale. I bought some for KJ to take home tomorrow to remind her of these lovely few days in Cornwall.

Cornish Daffodils

Cornish Daffodils

4     This afternoon, while T and her Mum slept the afternoon away, still suffering with the virus, we went off to Mylor, one of our favourite places (of which more tomorrow)  This Mallard’s colours were beautifully lit up by the sun.Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck

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20 responses to “Reading, Flowers and A Colourful Duck

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 21, 2013 at 2:45 am

    How precious…the little reader… sitting in the tiny chair…Great photo!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 21, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Thank you! She was so serious ‘reading’ the little calorie counter book! 🙂

  2. greenbenchramblings

    April 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I can see why that chair is so special. Malc

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Yes, it has been much loved by all four of ours and now by our Grandchildren 🙂

  3. mixedupmeme

    April 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Reading: I will pick up about anything around just to read. I can’t imagine not being able to read.
    I am sure T will be a good cook too. Maybe roast mallard duck? (kidding)

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      The book she chose was a calorie counting book so I think she’s going to be like you and me – reading anything that’s available! 🙂

  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    April 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Your photos are such great fun. Thank you for sharing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

      I’m very glad you enjoy them! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment 🙂

  5. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    April 4, 2013 at 12:41 am

    What a sweet photo! She looks so serious, reading her book.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

      She does like her books – it’s lovely to see. 🙂

  6. Hudson Howl

    April 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Even a cruel ogre would smile and melt at the first image – I did. Plus I was thankful if was not a potty picture, been seeing to much of the potty myself of late.

    With a wink and a smile, you you you Uk peep’s are killing me with your ‘spring’ photo’s. It was -10C last night, snow flurries today and there isn’t even a hint of a spring flower sticking a nose out. Did you guys kidnap our spring. If so we want it back.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Lovely to hear from you. Have you not been well? I can’t get access to your blog at the moment. Is there a problem?

      Although here in Cornwall we have the lovely Spring flowers, our temperatures are not Spring-like! Not your -10C but around 0-2C when we would expect 12-15 at this time of year. I’m sorry you don’t have even the flowers to suggest Spring. It seems a very strange “Spring” all over the world!

      All the best to you 🙂

      • Hudson Howl

        April 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

        Hiddy hi.

        If there is a issue, am not aware. Possibly my web hosting provider is. When my contract with them gets close to expiring am switching……. here is the direct link to the blog, sometimes that helps *or a browser issue at your end or something else all together. Sometimes, TIME itself will solve the issue.

        I’ve been away to hot spot other than Canada, unfortunately I brought a monster back in my stomach and it won’t vacate the premises.

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

          I’m really sorry that you brought home a horrid virus. The lovely Mr S did the same from our holiday in India last year though that was a chest infection rather than stomach. I hope by the time you get this reply that you are feeling much better. :

          Thank you for the direct link – it works! 🙂

          • Hudson Howl

            April 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

            I seen that it worked. Good!

            The price we pay to travel and see can come with hidden costs. But if it all works out in the end, it is worth the agony.

  7. jwdwrites

    April 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    What a beautiful place you are in. I am working at night at the moment and sleeping in the day and I haven’t left the house yet today, But it is great to see the signs that Spring is finally on the way and this dreadful dreary long Winter is nearing it’s end. Your post has cheered me. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      I am very glad to hear that. It must be hard working at night – I’ve never had to do that. Hope you continue to visit and to enjoy! 🙂

  8. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    April 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love the reading photo – so cute

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Thank you! She is adorable and I miss them both so much already! 🙂


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