Trelissick Gardens, Roast Ham and The International Space Station

24 Dec

Firstly, I would like to wish all my lovely readers a wonderfully Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

1   We went off to Trelissick Gallery today to see if we could find me a Christmas present. We did! Of course it is a surprise until tomorrow and it is to be my birthday present as well….  Here is a gallery of the lovely views and Christmas at Trelissick for you to enjoy. click on any photo for the caption and to see the detail.

2  It is traditional at our house to roast a ham for Christmas Eve and today was no different except that I made a wonderful crusty topping that was just delicious.

Roast ham with a mustard and maple crust and star anise

Roast ham with a mustard and maple crust and star anise

3   The International Space Station has passed over Britain twice this evening. The first time, 17.22, we were outside and chatting to our lovely neighbours while we watched but it was just too cloudy. The second time at 18.58 we watched it make its way across the sky. What magic! Some parents are telling their children that it is Father Christmas on his sleigh going by!

P.S. In the midst of our celebrations I just want to send my condolences to the mother in Glasgow who saw her 18 year old daughter and her own parents killed by the dust-cart that ran through Queen Street yesterday. What unimaginable horror to lose three precious loved ones at one fell sweep. My heart hurts for her. I send her love and hugs through the ether as so many others are doing today.



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9 responses to “Trelissick Gardens, Roast Ham and The International Space Station

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 29, 2014 at 1:13 am

    crusty ham…how delightful!

  2. Sue Jackson

    December 25, 2014 at 10:35 am

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  3. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    December 25, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I really enjoyed your posts over this past year and look forward to sharing your thoughts in 2015. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the New Year…May each day bring you special moments.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thank you very much and a very Merry Christmas to you too and all the best for 2015. 🙂

  4. ladysighs

    December 24, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    It is so hard to imagine that many will not be having a happy holiday at this most special time.
    Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas. 🙂 Am drooling over your ham and the crusty part!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 24, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      You are so lovely. My birthday is on New Year’s Eve but I shall be in the hospital so we are combining the feast and will celebrate again in 6 weeks when I come off my crutches!!
      The crust part was fabulous and I made it up! Happy days to you and all the best for 2015. 🙂

      • ladysighs

        December 26, 2014 at 10:08 am

        That will be a great celebration to get off crutches after six weeks. Should put it around Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  5. fearlessanalyst

    December 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    May your apparently endless imagination and ability to see new and beautiful things never stop! I wish you a sweet, peaceful holiday and a stupendous 2015. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 24, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words. May 2015 bring you all you wish for in a peaceful 2015. 🙂


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