Cornish Pasties, Cactus Flower and Town Map

01 May

I can show you these delightful cufflinks now, though I bought them weeks ago for my brother’s  birthday. They are now in Atlanta, Georgia so writing about them here won’t spoil the surprise.  Click on any photo for more detail.

2     Our lovely Easter Cactus still has a few buds but most of the flowers have gone now. They change to a beautiful shiny translucence as they die and are quite lovely.

Schlumbergera Gaertneri

Schlumbergera Gaertneri

3   We were at the station today and outside, saw the new map (which may have been up for months!) It shows our small town in some detail and highlights all the special things, many of which I have shown you in detail in previous posts.


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11 responses to “Cornish Pasties, Cactus Flower and Town Map

  1. calvin

    May 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Cornish Pasties, I must admit befuddled me for a moment, thanks to Google am now enlightened. Am sure your brother wears or holds them as memory and connection.

    Redruth, though I know from which it comes, I still cannot help but think when I read here, that the name might reference a title of a unpublished novel of mystery – Red Ruth or The Red Ruth. But I see there is ‘The Raven of Redruth’ written in 1862 by Eleanor Stredder .

    • calvin

      May 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      p.s…………’beautiful shiny translucence as they die and are quite lovely’ poetry, pure an dead on.

    • calvin

      May 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Not the sharpest tool in the shed, I just realized I should have connected with Eleanor Stredder as I know this title ‘Lost in the Wilds’ and published under ‘ Lost in the Wilds of Canada’. Sorry for going off on tangent, but that is how operate at times.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

      I’ve been searching for The Raven of Redruth but it seems it’s unavailable. I can’t even find out what it’s about but I am now intrigued.the Cornish Studies Library, where I bought the Cornish pasty cuff links may know. Next time I’m nearby I must try to remember to call in. P is delighted to wear his pasties but is looking forward to eating a proper one in June when they visit. I’m looking forward so much to giving him a hug! 🙂

      • calvin

        May 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm

        Project Gutenberg has three titles online for free of Eleanor Stredder, Alive in the Jungle, Lost in the Wilds, and Doing and Daring but not The Raven of Redruth -frowning and perplexed. It is however index in the OCLC WORLDCAT but the search only indicates the top big five libraries in the UK of having it -good luck, if its to be found and if anyone can, it is you.

        Am sure plenty of hugs, food hugs and travel-about hugs await your visitor in June.

        • mybeautfulthings

          May 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm

          Oh, they do! I can hardly wait to see him – and of course, my lovely Sister-in-law who is more like a real sister.
          Finding The Raven of Redruth is now a project!! 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

    lovely tidbit about the name of your town…the translucence of the flower is lovely!

  3. Grannymar

    May 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Redruth, what a lovely name for a town. Was there a Red Ruth in days of yore to give the town thye name?

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      In Cornish, red means river and Ruth means red. The river was/is known as the red river as the tin ore mined around here, coloured the water red. 🙂

      • Grannymar

        May 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm

        Thanks for the explanation. In days gone by, my crowning glory was akin to the tin ore water: Auburn, a gift from my paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather. I alone in the household inherited this colour, but my brothers, if they let their beards grow,found them to be red!


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