Friendship, Manderley and Tete a Tete

24 Feb

Some months ago, I had an accident with a glass of red, making our sitting room look as if a grisly event had taken place there. The insurance people were brilliant and we have a new carpet. Rather than the fitters taking away the whole ruined carpet, they cut out the long red section and left us with two large pieces of beautiful cream carpet to give away. Today we delivered the pieces to a Humanist friend and on her wall was the following little plaque which I liked very much.

Friends are crucial to our well being

In the bookshop in Truro, there is a new mural celebrating Manderley, the fictional estate of the character Maxim de Winter which plays a central part in Daphne du Maurier‘s 1938 novel, Rebecca,


The little Tete a Tetes in our small wall garden are so lovely, especially against the cerulean sky.

Tete a Tete against a cold blue sky


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4 responses to “Friendship, Manderley and Tete a Tete

  1. valeriedavies

    February 25, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I always loved the idea of Manderley.. but not as in the mural… for me it mysterious, hidden by tall trees, and a long rhododendron drive led to it… Elizabethan too – not Georgian as in the mural…
    Didn’t Du Maurier finally manage to buy the place she wrote about and loved so much???
    Must Google !!!
    Loved the plaque with the friendly message !!!


  2. Mary Fletcher

    February 25, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Not like a friend of mine who accidentally but meaningfully once said, ‘a friend is a stranger you haven’t met yet’.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Patricia Van Tuyl

    February 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Your day filled with beauty, as always. We’ll have to do the walk near “Manderley” next time we’re in Cornwall.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      I work at finding the beauty! My ankle injections are no longer working – 4 days of bliss and a gradual return to how it was before – but – the world is still full of beautiful things and we will do that walk next time you visit. 🙂

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