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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Just the Best Day Ever!

Surrounded by family, with friends dropping in, messages to read, cards to open and special meals and treats of all sorts, I have been wrapped in love all day! Join me for some photos, from breakfast of Eggs Benedict, through a visit to the beach and tonight’s starter, eaten with the Grandchildren, then fireworks and dinner for the grown-ups now that the LiveWires are all 

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 They made this for me and I commissioned this piece for them, from Kate of Cornish Bird in the Sticks and everybody loves it. We have the canvas copy and each family has one. Thank you Kate for a brilliant piece of work. 

  

 
 

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Beautiful Day

It blew a hoolie and the rain poured down and we had a beautiful day with our Littlest Live-Wire, then everyone else arrived for dinner together of the Christmas Pie and salads. Happy days!

Decorating the stairs

Decorating the stairs

Playing with the Welly Dogs

Playing with the Welly Dogs

Splashing in puddles

Splashing in puddles

 

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Sand Dog, Floor Piano and Little Hands

Walking around Truro this afternoon we came across this wonderful sand dog being made. It looked very realistic.

Sand sculpture

Sand sculpture

Littlest Live-Wire arrived this afternoon and opened her Christmas present of a floor piano.

Playing on the floor piano

Playing on the floor piano

At her nursery she had made this delightful picture of Rudolph with her hands and her feet.

Rudolph

Rudolph

 

 

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Christmas Pie, Hyacinths and First Arrival

For many, many years I made a raised Christmas Pie for Boxing Day but after the children left home it was too much for the pair of us. This year everyone will be here for my special birthday on New Year’s Eve so I have made the fabulous contraption for the first night they will all be here, 30th December. They are all in charge of the cooking for the rest of their stay!  Good job we brought them all up well to be excellent cooks!

Christmas Pie

Christmas Pie

The Hyacinths that I planted for Christmas are just in flower.

White hyacinth

White hyacinth

Our son, D, who now lives in Barcelona, has arrived this evening for the week of celebrations!  Yippee!

 

 

 

 

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Penguins, A Window and A Primrose

We visited  some special lovely friends this morning and were very taken by the beautiful penguins visiting their beautifully simple Swedish Nativity scene!

Nativity with penguins

Nativity with penguins

I loved this window in their laundry/wet room – just delightful and cheery.

Stained glass window, one of two

Stained glass window, one of two

In our front garden, on our return, we spotted some Primroses – so lovely, one of my favourite Spring flowers.

Primroses in December

Primroses in December

 

 

 

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A Warm Windy Walk on Boxing Day

I am so very happy! Today I have done a proper walk around the back, a walk that I have not done for over a year. That steroid injection has put me back to where I was before the rotten seats at the cinema in October and I can walk happily again, up hills, on rough ground, nearly being blown over and I feel fabulous! Join us by looking at our gallery, almost every photo out of focus as the wind was so very strong but showing what is in flower right now in this unseasonably warm weather.

Palm trees in the wind

Palm trees in the wind

 

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A Full Cornish and Wild Seas

Full Cornish breakfasts were on offer for anyone who wanted to turn up this Christmas morning at Gweal An Top in Redruth. There were lots of volunteers cooking, serving and washing up. A full Cornish breakfast has – eggs, bacon and sausages, fried bread and beans, mushrooms and tomato, fried potato and Hog’s Pudding, a Cornish speciality – an amazing spread! What a kind and beautiful thing to do for people who are perhaps alone or those for whom a Christmas dinner is not on the menu. Well done to the organisers and all the lovely volunteers.

A Full Cornish Breakfast

A Full Cornish Breakfast

A Christmas Day tradition for our family and many others is to go to the beach on Christmas Day, whatever the weather and so we did in wild, wild winds! A number of my dear friends are among those for whom the tradition is to swim in the sea on Christmas Day! Some of them were off to Carbis Bay to swim today but I haven’t yet heard how they got on.

Wild seas at Porthtowan

Wild seas at Porthtowan

 

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