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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Birthday Breakfast, Flowers and a Monster

Flowers at the front door

B’s Monster

The family left this morning after a delightful Birthday Breakfast and cards and presents and all that birthday stuff! We then went off to the beach to watch the wild waves and came home to find 1, someone very lovely had left flowers on our doorstep (Thank you!)  and 2, we had been sent a Monster! She has been made by LiveWire No 4 and her photo sent for us to enjoy.

A Happy New Year to all my Readers! May the New Year bring you peace, love, health and happiness and all that you wish for yourselves. With love to you all and thanks for your support over the years.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in art, Beauty, Grandchildren, Photography

 

Chapel Porth and Trelissick

Last full day with our LiveWires and two of our daughters and a busy one it has been – a very windy walk up to Wheal Coates in the morning followed by a good stomp through Trelissick Gardens all illuminated and gorgeous though the rain was relentless.


 
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Posted by on December 30, 2017 in Beauty, Cornwall, environment

 

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Welly Dogs, Fun and Helping

A delightful day was had by all, half the family going into Truro for shopping and we, with LiveWire T, going into Redruth, enjoying the Welly Dogs, going to Home Ground coffee shop for a treat, playing in the park, chopping the tomatoes for the guacamole for supper and finally learning how to do French knitting.


 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in Beauty, Grandchildren, Happiness

 

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Daffodils, Decorations and Deer

We were given Daffodils before Christmas and they are still beautiful.

Two of our LiveWires arrived tonight. I found the little Christmas stirrers for their drinks.

I was at the hospital this evening for an MRI on my ankles- the lovely young people were working all evening – and outside the block were a Christmas tree and some charming reindeer.

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas decorations

 

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Christmas Leftovers

A quiet day today, making Christmas Leftovers Soup, reading and resting. This year we had our locally grown, organic turkey boned and rolled and I asked the butcher for the bones and giblets from our bird and any others that he could spare. I was given the bits from three turkeys! I have made the most amazing stock from all these which has formed the base of our CL Soup, the best soup of the year! I have made several pints for later and also made four pots of delicious Turkey Liver Pate, one of which we had for lunch yesterday and the others are in the freezer along with the soup.

Candlelit dining

We have filled the dining room with candles for our festive dinners.

 

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Boxing Day Blooms

A wild and wet day in the garden with a brief respite for me to take some photos of the bits of colour still in the garden.




The overflowing Sailors’ Barometer indicates the impending downpour.

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Beauty, garden

 

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Christmas Day

A lie in, an unexpected  visit from beautiful friends, (after their Christmas Day swim), a walk on the beach, a scrumptious dinner and chats with kids and LiveWires on the phone. How lucky we are to have such a special day together.

We love watching dogs having fun on the beach and admire youngsters who can run up the hill in moments and wearing wellies!We send our love to all our readers especially to Singing friends who are themselves in hospital or whose partners are. As one Dr said to one of our friends, “Flu is ripping through the county.”  Take care all. 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
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