Cornish Cream, Storm Drive and A Wish Tree

03 Jan

1    Our lovely neighbour went shopping after our visit last evening and left a very welcome present of Cornish Cream on our door knocker for D&A to take home to Barcelona.

Rodda's Cornish cream

Rodda’s Cornish cream – thank you Sue!

2   As expected, huge storms hit Cornwall overnight and today causing a signal failure that meant no trains were leaving this morning so we drove D&A up to Exeter in the vilest weather – thunder, lightning, hailstones and driving rain – and then a beautiful double rainbow, hard to catch through the windows of a moving car!

part of the rainbow

Part of the rainbow

The very full River Exe

The very full River Exe

The weir on the Exe

The wild weir on the Exe

3   While in Exeter, having seen D&A safely on to the train for Bristol Airport,  we did a bit of shopping and saw this delightful Wish Tree in John Lewis. The wishes from Amelie and Samantha are very touching.

The Wish Tree

The Wish Tree


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5 responses to “Cornish Cream, Storm Drive and A Wish Tree

  1. Maggie O'C

    January 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I love your door knocker! Sorry about the flooding. Stay safe.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you for your concern. We, happily, are safe and are looking out for our friends. 🙂

  2. Don

    January 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Been watching the flooding. So sad.

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    quite the storm…we are getting the very cold temperatures…but, sunny!…Sunday into Monday sounds worse…Hope you fare well…

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you. We are lucky in that we live up a hill but we have friends who are having some problems and we are hoping that the promised rainfall for Sunday doesn’t make things worse. There is so much standing water and there is nowhere for the water to go….
      All the best to you. 🙂


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