Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Red Tailed Bumble Bee, Tendril and Gratitude

Our Cornflowers are attracting lots of pollinating insects, last week a stripy Hoverfly and today a beautiful Red Tailed Bumblebee.DSCN3664

I love the corkscrew way the Clematis tendrils are curling around the purple flowers here.DSCN3633 (1)

This French proverb came my way recently and I like it.Gratitude



Sails, Songs and The Sunset

A morning’s sail followed by an entertaining evening of song with The Devil’s Hat Band and then a glorious sunset.



Twin Knitting, Buttons and Borage

I am knitting baby clothes in pairs for our twin Live Wires due next January! Only just able to share this delightful news.:)

Twin cardigans with buttons from the expected babies' Great Great Grandfather

Twin cardigans with buttons from the expected babies’ Great Great Grandfather

My Father’s Father, my Grandfather,  was a button salesman and I still have cards of his buttons which I have inherited and treasured. I have sewn some of them onto these tiny cardigans which pleases me greatly.

Buttons from my Grandfather

Buttons from my Grandfather

The blue of Borage flowers is gorgeous and really enhances a salad.

Beautiful Borage

Beautiful Borage


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Baby Hat, Birthday Cake and Agapanthus

It was a wonderful morning with the choir, The Suitcase Singers and friends. We sang some beautiful ‘feel better’ songs, one of them a beauty by Helen Yeoman which she wrote in response to an atrocity by the Taliban in 2009. We need to feel the love and spread the love. The harmonies created are almost overwhelming.

It was Claire’s birthday so I had made her a delicious cake, Chocolate, Almond and Date Cake ( a new sugar free recipe apart from the chocolate drops that I added!)

One of Claire’s daughters was with us today having just returned from a month long school trip to Uganda where her school firm links with local schools. Before Saffron went, she and all the other pupils first fund raised both for the cost of the trip and to support the schools that they visit and each pupil collected a suitcase of donations, baby clothes, art materials, school supplies and games equipment. Among the things that we sent was one of my knitted baby hats and today Saffron gave me photos of the baby to whom it has been given. You can imagine my delight and the tears of joy!

The school kept a blog while they were away if you would like to read of their experiences click the red link.


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Cherry On Top

The Cherry On Top this week was going for a walk after the rain finally stopped and finding some beautiful raindrops caught in webs and on leaves. Click on any photo to see the reflections in the drops and to appreciate the strings of diamonds on the webs in the grass.  For others in this Challenge click this link.



Penzance, Art Deco Lido and Flowers

Home late! Come back tomorrow for photos! You’ll be pleased that you did!

Here they are  – click on any photo for the caption. The delightful street sign photos were taken from a moving car.


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Cornflower, Sunflower and A Cliff Walk

We have lots of Cornflowers in bloom. I caught one with an unusual Bee on it.  This afternoon I went to visit Sue at her allotment. Her Sunflowers are very lovely and this evening we  walked to Wheal Coates watching the activity in the sky, hang gliders and Kestrels! Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail. The feathers on the Kestrels are just amazing!


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