1 We had breakfast with a beautiful Princess this morning!
Sausage and egg breakfast, fit for a Princess
2 The evening clouds were dramatic and the threatened rainstorm did pass over us as it moved East and we drove West.
3 Driving home to Cornwall, this copse, just before the Cornwall/Devon border, always says we are nearly there. It is such a welcome sight as we all knowhow good it is to head home – “No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” Lin Yutang
1. The Sensing Spaces exhibition at The Royal Academy is fabulous! If you are in London, don’t miss it. Come on a brief tour with me.
All the exhibits are interactive. The towers can be climbed up inside on spiral staircases and the golden angels can be seen in close up. The straw construction is being made by the visitors who are encouraged to add to the display. My offering was of plaited purple and green straws in a circle. The big wooden maze is entrancing and mind blowing as one encounters the mirrors and the noise of the pebbles underfoot. The smell of the wood reminds one of cut wood, a lovely smell.
2. Near the Royal Academy there is a beautiful shop that sells Les Macarons a la Ganache and I treated us all to a few for dessert tonight. Delicious!
3 Travelling home on the underground we were treated to one of the series of Poems on the Underground. I just love this one which is new to me. I hope you like it too. To me, it conjures up supper in the warmth of a Greek Island…..
Poems on the Underground is such a delightful idea. Well done to somebody!
1. The cottage that L&T have moved into is an old railway cottage with all the original features from 1850 including this beautifully engineered latch on the door to the stairs.
2 Some trees are having to be felled nearby after the wild storms so that they don’t interfere with power lines. This is the very top of a Leylandii which is not normally seen as it is so high in the sky!
3. Shopping this afternoon, we saw this beautiful little carved owl. I am a big fan of owls and fell in love with this one. Last night we could hear owls in the woods.
We were taken to the Norfolk coast today, a very different coast line from that we are used to in Cornwall – mile after mile of flat golden sand, no cliffs but low dunes and pine trees and the biggest sky you can imagine, lots of bird life in the wetlands just inland from the coast and a brilliant stomp finding beautiful treasures all the way.
I knitted this piece of treasure for an exhibition at Kensington Palace called The Enchanted Palace. It was staged by Wildworks, a Cornish theatre company, who were invited to cast a spell over the palace, creating a mysterious and atmospheric world for visitors to explore, and bringing the hidden stories of the historic royal residence dramatically to life. The Crown Jewels were knitted by various knitters and I was delighted to be invited to make The Orb.