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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sweet Peas, Horse and Life

Our Sweet peas are blooming lovely!

Today's Sweet peas

Today’s Sweet peas and first Cornflowers

2   There are often horses in the back field but they have been away for some time. Today there were seven, all looking beautiful in the sunshine.

The horses are back the field behind us.

The horses are back the field behind us.

3   This came my way today and the sense in it pleased me. Thanks, Kate.

In this house we do love

In this house……..

 

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Another Pub Lunch, Hedgerow Smells and Peace Songs

We met our Best Beloveds at The Pandora Inn today for a lunch in the most beautiful place you can imagine. Enjoy the gallery.

My eleven year old and much loved Beetle Cabriolet has a non-functioning soft top! However, I love how the windows open so completely allowing the wonderful scent of Summer hedgerows into the car. I so wish I could bottle it for you and share it. It is intoxicating!

 

Tonight at choir  we sang songs of peace in honour of our friend Paul who is about to embark on a walk from Rome to Jerusalem, a walk of about 1500 miles in the name of Peace and Reconciliation. I so admire what he is doing and will post more shortly about his endeavours.

 

 

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Delicious Desserts, Pub Lunch and King Harry Ferry

Last night was our lovely friend, N’s, birthday party and what an array of delicious desserts were on offer. The curries, lasagne and salads were scrumptious too!

Our Best Beloveds are with us, my brother and SIL, from Atlanta USA and we are visiting lovely places and eating out more than usual. Today we went over the King Harry Ferry to meet them for lunch at a lovely old pub, The Roseland Inn in Philleigh.

Roseland Inn

Roseland Inn

Inside the Roseland Inn

Inside the Roseland Inn

Coming home through the lanes and driving down to the ferry, I thought you might like to come with us – especially for Shelagh and Calvin.

Ferry on this side

Ferry on this side as we waited to cross to The Roseland

This chap travels on every trip across

This chap travels on every trip across

Rowing boat

Rowing boat

Coming in on the home side

Coming in on the home side

 

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Trelissick House, View and Gardens

We had a lovely morning with my brother and SIL having a first visit inside Trelissick House since some rooms have been open to the public, then around the gardens and up to the old Cornish Apple Orchard. Click on any photo for the caption.

 

 

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Sweet Pea Arch, National Cream Tea Day and A Poem

The Sweet peas are doing just as I asked them to do – climbing nearly all the way up the arch, smelling delicious and framing the back part of the garden.If you look carefully, you can just see a horse in the back field and, on the table, the broad beans which I had just picked for our meal tonight.

Sweet pea archway

Sweet pea archway

This afternoon, in honour of National Cream Tea Day, we had splits with Jam and Cornish cream in the garden. The rain of the day had stopped and the sun came out lighting all the raindrops in the grass like tiny diamonds.

Split with Strawberry jam and Cornish Cream

Split with Strawberry jam and Cornish Cream

When I came in, I found a message with a lovely poem waiting for me. The poet, Steven Fanning,  wrote these beautiful words when awaiting the birth of his daughter.

Through Seasons

Found you in the fading springtime
When the summer sun rose once more
Waited for you since the autumn
A vigil chilled upon the shore

First life upon the autumn tide
Through four long seasons yet to come
Immersed so deep, the pool within
The longest wait for summer sun

Spring’s gentle zephyr kept at bay
No carpet of leaves leads you in
These seasons pass you softly by
No winter chill on your fair skin

Soon it passes and you’ll arrive
The seasons coax our time away
When water gives way to the air
We’ll meet then, on a sunny day

The poem came with these words which, I am sure you can imagine, pleased me greatly.  “Hi, Mrs S, I saw your blog, containing lots of poetry and it reminded me of the anthologies we wrote in year 9. I remember you really encouraging me to write (and I know I wasn’t exactly a dedicated student!), however I kept writing poems on and off over the years and thought I’d share one with you…I wrote this before my daughter was born.”    I just love it when students I taught years ago get in touch.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – A Rainbow of Knitting

This week’s challenge invites us to find a whole rainbow of photos on a theme if we wish. I have trawled my photos for things I have made.  Please click on any photo for the caption and detail.  For others in the Challenge, click here.

 

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Gyllyngdune Gardens, A Sweater and A Mural

After singing, we met my brother and his wife who are here from America and we had a lovely lunch and a good natter in the sunshine in Falmouth, overlooking the bay. The gardens at the Princess Pavilions were blooming lovely!

2   One of our lovely choir members, Jen, has knitted a tiny sweater for a baby in Tanzania. I have six now to send off to KniTZTanzania. Thank you so much, Jen.

Jen's beautiful little sweater

Jen’s beautiful little sweater

3   One of my favourite shops for cards and presents and pretty things, Just Delights, now has its Summer mural on the wall. I showed you the Winter one here. I’m thinking it will be the same artist, Elizabeth Perry,  but I cannot find the name.

Summer mural on Just Delights

Summer mural on Just Delights

 

 

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