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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ripe Figs, Old Chair and Sufi Wisdom

The figs we bought yesterday needed no cooking just to be eaten as they are. Delicious!

Juicy fig

Juicy fig

I have my Granny’s nursing chair which must be nearly 100 years old. Some time ago I decided that it needed reupholstering and this afternoon a lovely young man arrived to give us an estimate. I loved how he spoke of my chair, describing it as being like a much hugged and well worn teddybear, obviously well loved. He is going to check its age by looking up the design of the webbing underneath. Apparently the design of the webbing changed with each monarch and this has clearly never been re-upholstered in its life. Now we have to choose a fabric…..

Granny's Nursing chair

Granny’s Nursing chair

Wise words to think about…..

Before you speak

Before you speak

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Beauty, photography, Postaday 2015, Words

 

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Gerbera, Rock Pooling and Seed Heads

The last two Gerbera are in my Granny’s tiny green glass vase.

Last two Gerbera

Last two Gerbera

Rock pooling is always a good way to spend one’s time. I love to see the little ones having fun.

Child on the rocks

Child on the rocks

The Wild Clematis, Old Man’s Beard, seed heads were all along the cliff edge at Gyllyngvase.

Old Man's Beard seed heads

Old Man’s Beard seed heads

Old Man's Beard seed heads 2

Old Man’s Beard seed heads 2

 

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Beauty, Gyllyngvase, nature, photography

 

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New Cake, Christmas Cactus and Shadows

I adapted a cake recipe today adding ginger rather than Lemon and it is scrumptious! I took some next door to share.  The original was Lemon and Blueberry Streusel Cake – mine is Ginger and Blueberry Streusel Cake. It is particularly good served warm with ice-cream or cream.

Ginger Blueberry Streusel Cake

Ginger Blueberry Streusel Cake

The Christmas (!) Cactus is fully in flower and is gorgeous.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

The low sun lights up our sun room, casting shadows and rainbows.

Shadow of Blue-tits with Rainbows

Shadow of Blue-tits with Rainbows

 

 
 

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Cat, Wire-work and Autumn Leaves

A beautiful fluffy cat stayed still long enough for a photo.

Stylish cat

Stylish cat

I liked this house ‘name’ seen on our walk today.

Engine house

Engine house

Acers turn such a beautiful colour in the Autumn.

Lovely Acer leaves

Lovely Acer leaves

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Beauty, nature, photography, Postaday 2015

 

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Mosaic, Choir-Baby and Arizona Boots

While I have been away from singing, some new mosaics have been added to the building. This colourful fishy and boaty one is outside the pre-school room near to where we sing.

Mosaic outside Miss Peapod's

Mosaic outside Miss Peapod’s

One of our choir members occasionally brings her Granddaughter to choir. Here she has stopped her colouring in and is gazing at the singers.

Entranced by our singing of 'She Moves Through the Fair'

Entranced by our singing of ‘She Moves Through the Fair’

I love my hand-made Arizona boots, made to order for me many years ago by an artist friend of my sister who used to live in Prescott. I wore them to choir today. They always cheer me up should I need it. i didn’t today but they made lots of singers smile!

My Arizona boots

My Arizona boots

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Family History, Planters and Advice Please

This post from Nancy came in today and landed at the most appropriate time as I have spent the morning sorting some family papers, reading wonderful bits of family history and, at last, throwing out the condolences cards sent when my lovely Dad died in 2004. It was lovely to read the messages again and I have kept a couple for the family history archive. I will keep going….. Mum’s to do next. It is not a sad task but life affirming in a strange way.  Theirs were good lives.
In amongst the papers was this photograph of my lovely Mum who spent her career in Camborne and Redruth, teaching deaf children. Many wrote to say how inspiring they found her.

Mrs Wiseman, my Mum, at Roskear School

Mrs Wiseman, my Mum, at Roskear School, Camborne

This photo was also in the drawer, of me and the other Mums who had our babies on Christmas Day 1975! Both photos were in the local papers.

I'm sure you can tell which one is me!

I’m sure you can tell which one is me!

Our walk today was just along local streets once the rain had stopped. These planters caught my eye.

Welcoming doorstep

Welcoming doorstep

We’d like some advice please from blogging friends in the US, specifically those who know the East. We are planning a road trip next May from Atlanta to Washington DC,  though the Blue Ridge Mountains, visiting the Shenandoah Valley, maybe going to Baltimore. Where should we not miss?  We will be having a week in Atlanta with family and will then have two weeks. We would be very grateful for any thoughts.

 

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A Walk Around St Ives

We went to St Ives by train and walked around streets we had not investigated before. Join us on this beautiful warm Autumnal stroll. Click on any photo for the caption and for the bigger picture.

 

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