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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thrift, Blue Seas and Zig Zag Way

A friend told me that the Sea Thrift at Godrevy is very lovely this year so as we were in that direction for an appointment we called by and it was just stunningly beautiful! Join us in this gallery as we walk on the cliff tops there and at Hell’s Mouth ending up driving towards Portreath. This post is especially for my lovely friend, N, who is away from home just now.

Tonight we have been to St Euny Church which was the venue for Zig Zag Way, a play about Cornish miners in Mexico. It was brilliant!DSCN1587

The sky as we came out of the Church was just gorgeous.DSCN1596

 

 

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Boody Garden, Shed and Nettles

I have re-planted our Boody Garden for the summer with Marguerites and Lobelia, partly to match the blue and white china that is in there. In the dialect of 19th century Northumberland, ‘boody’ referred to broken china. I discovered this at Tate Britain couple of years ago when we went to the  exhibition of folk art. Now I have a name for my little garden where my favourite broken pottery is saved. There is a beautiful old plate, part of a coffee cup which was the last of a set given to my Mum on her retirement from teaching deaf children at Roskear School in Camborne, a piece of terracotta from a much loved and used bread crock and handles from a beautiful piece of Jane Hamlyn pottery and I just love it, my ‘boody’ garden!Boody garden

Every time I go to the garden shed I mean to take a photo of this beautiful door plate which was recovered from a house we lived in as children. It pleases me every time I open the shed door!

Antique painted finger plate

Antique painted finger plate

This afternoon, while clearing some of the weeds from the front garden I was stung by nettles and it reminded me of a Vernon Scannell poem. Just imagine his rage that his three year old has been hurt so much and picture him slashing and burning – and then thinking about the hurts that his child will feel as he grows up but there will be nothing that the poet will be able to do to help……….

My son aged three fell in the nettle bed.
‘Bed’ seemed a curious name for those green spears,
That regiment of spite behind the shed:
It was no place for rest. With sobs and tears
The boy came seeking comfort and I saw
White blisters beaded on his tender skin.
We soothed him till his pain was not so raw.
At last he offered us a watery grin,
And then I took my billhook, honed the blade
And went outside and slashed in fury with it
Till not a nettle in that fierce parade
Stood upright any more. And then I lit
A funeral pyre to burn the fallen dead,
But in two weeks the busy sun and rain
Had called up tall recruits behind the shed:
My son would often feel sharp wounds again.

by Vernon Scannell

 

 

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Bengal Cat, New Brownies and A Bouquet

Yesterday, WordPress froze on me and I couldn’t finish my post so here today are the beautiful Bengal cat and Black Bean Brownies, which are so much more delicious than they sound and are fudgy too!

Bengal cat visiting

Bengal cat visiting

Almond topped Brownies just out of the oven.

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We’ve been for dinner with lovely friends this evening and we took a bunch of flowers from our garden – Sage in bloom, some Libertia Grandiflora and Pittosporum.

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Posted by on May 29, 2016 in baking, Beauty, nature, Photography

 

Concert, Bengal Cat and a New Brownie Recipe

IMG_0094I have been singing with The Inglehearts tonight at a splendid concert.  I arrived early on purpose so that I could walk around a village that normally we just drive through.

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Thank you Note, Cornish Lane and Giving

You may remember that lots of knitters from Caring Crafters of Cornwall and including me, have been knitting tiny things for our local Neo Natal Unit. They wrote to say thank you which is lovely. Emma is the special person who has been co-ordinating our efforts.

Thank you note from Neo Natal Unit re knitting

Thank you note from Neo Natal Unit re knitting

The lanes are just beautiful at the moment.

Lane and wild flowers

Lane and wild flowers

This is a lovely piece from Helen Steiner Rice:

The more you give

The more you give

 

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Uplifting Singing, A Mistake and Evening Blooms

What a fabulous sing this morning with Claire Ingleheart and The Suitcase Singers. We went from Shoshalosa to Batonebo, through Yenemanormanoa to Janie Mama, all sung with such joy! I have so missed singing and harmonising with other beautiful voices while we have been away.  Believe me, I took some beautiful photos of the Penryn River and some bluebells this morning and only realised when I tried to upload them that I had had no memory card in my camera! So here are a few photos of beautiful flowers in our garden this evening.

 

 

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Pasty Shop, Railway Cutting and White Kitten

We had Cornish Pasties for lunch today, hot from Brays and K’s in Redruth and just perfect! On the wall in their shop (where you can watch pasties being made) is a delightful ‘mural’.

In the pasty shop

In the pasty shop

Walking home we go over a bridge that goes over the London to Penzance line and it is full of rhododendrons. (Some people think they are a menace but I love to see them brightening the journey.)

Rhdodendrons

Rhododendrons

This lovely white kitten was in Kenneggy Nursery following us about and loving having her head tickled.

White kitten

White kitten

 

 

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