St Michael’s Mount, Fish’n’chips and Clouds

13 Jan

What a beautiful place St Michael’s Mount is! This is the view from Penzance where we had a windy walk along the prom.

St Michael's Mount from Penzance

St Michael’s Mount from Penzance

Fish’n’chips for lunch! It was delicious crispy batter and beautifully fresh, local caught fish.



The clouds today have been very dramatic starting with the ones as the sun rose this morning.

Dawn clouds from the back window

Dawn clouds from the back window

Dark clouds from the shelter of the pub where we had lunch

Dark clouds from the shelter of the pub where we had lunch. These clouds brought a hefty hail-storm!

St Michael's Mount and a huge cloud

St Michael’s Mount and a huge anvil shaped cloud

One hundred years ago today my lovely Dad was born. “Let’s look it up!” were someย of his most used words and have become something of a family motto as here on my birthday poster made by our four. Even when he had gone blind (the last two years of his life) he would say “Let’s look it up!” and could tell me just where the reference book was on his shelves. What kind of moth? The green book on the left hand book shelves, third shelf down, about six in from the left! ย What year was a piece of music written that he had heard on the radio that day? Bottom shelf of the book case next to the bureau, dark blue cover and right in the middle. He was right every time.

Birthday poster of the 'Things Mum says!'

Birthday poster of the ‘Things Mum says!’


12 responses to “St Michael’s Mount, Fish’n’chips and Clouds

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    lovely post…

  2. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    January 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    A post that made me smile from top to bottom. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet your Dad would have enjoyed Siri or the ability to ask and get answers on smart phones. He probably wouldn’t care if the phone worked as long as he could look it up by just speaking. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 15, 2016 at 10:02 am

      He so would! It was such a cruel thing for a writer and reader to go blind but looking things up for him did bring us closer so as a friend says, there is good in everything and his books on my shelves give me a thrill every day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Our Growing Paynes

    January 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    What an amazing view. And I love your dad’s mantra of “Let’s look it up!” That’s fabulous.

  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    January 14, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Love the birthday poster, what a great idea, such a nice tribute.

  5. Flowerpot

    January 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I love that card, Sally! And what a lovely tribute to your darling Dad. PS Where did you go for lunch? the fish and chips look lovely! XX

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      I think it’s called The Yacht, just back from the prom and not far from the Jubilee Pool. xx

  6. grandfathersky

    January 14, 2016 at 1:57 am

    That’s how we managed before Google! Sounds like he taught you how to learn, not what to learn like the schools today…

  7. anotherday2paradise

    January 13, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Your dad sounds so much like my hubby’s dad. He always looked things up if he didn’t know, and was a fount of information on every subject under the sun. Yes, St. Michael’s Mount is so magnificent. The fish and chips looks scrumptious. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  8. Hils Bryant

    January 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    What lovely memories!


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