We met our Best Beloveds at The Pandora Inn today for a lunch in the most beautiful place you can imagine. Enjoy the gallery.
The Pandora Inn, Restronguet
Inside the pub
Enjoying the view
My favourite – scallops
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.
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!
Kransekake, Norwegian Celebration cake
Nicky lighting her candles on the Kransekake – Happy Birthday!
Decorated with flowers
Piled high with fruit
My Cheesecake, recipe available
Summer fruit Pavlova
Beautiful biscuits and a brilliant party – thanks N&G
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.
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 as we waited to cross to The Roseland
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.
I don’t know who these two are but I love their portrait
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
View from the gardens
Rose of Sharon
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
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.
We visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan this morning. The changing room for babies caught my eye!
Baby changing room at Heligan
Last year, in the gardens, there was a wonderfully moving commemoration of the start of World War 1. You can read about it here. Thousands of poppies were planted for the event but, as is the way with poppies, they chose their own time to bloom and there were few around last year. This year they have bloomed in their thousands and make for a most moving spectacle. Click your way through the gallery and enjoy them as much as we did.
3 The Giant is always one of our favourites and the Live-Wires all love him. Wish they had been with us today.Here he is for them!
Or as we say in Britain, Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain. This week we are invited to illustrate all the colours of the rainbow in a gallery. Click on any photo for detail and the caption. For others in this delightful challenge, click here.