Monthly Archives: May 2019
Open Studios is on all over Cornwall this week and we made our second visit this afternoon. We both fell in love with a beautiful painting where the colours of the sea have been captured so well in “A Hot Afternoon.” There is one more day to see Pauline Passmore’s lovely work.
The first house we lived in when we moved to Cornwall from Birmingham when I was six years old was this amazing place on the side of the creek. We could walk down the path on the terraced garden to the little shingle beach.
The view down Pill Creek was much like this one , taken from the other side of the creek this afternoon when I visited a very old friend and her daughter (whom I used to babysit for 50 years ago!) who are staying in a holiday let. We had a fabulous catching-up afternoon.
We were next door for supper this evening when one of the children announced, “There’s a baby rabbit in the sitting room!” It was rescued and taken out to the back field and five minutes later the same announcement was made. Another smaller one had joined us! It, too, is now back in the field.
I can show you my latest glass piece now as this evening it was collectedly by those for whom it was made. Their favourite colours are pink and purple and they just celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary (pearl) so……..
Oh, we do need rain! Things are growing well and all the grey water we have is keeping them going.
1. The edible garden is doing well. We have eaten leaves this week and I have used Viola flowers to decorate cakes.
3. Our baby apple tree has some curly leaves and we aren’t sure what is attacking them. We’ve taken off the crinkly leaves and are hoping it doesn’t spread. Any ideas/ advice happily received. We know we have to remove the baby apples as soon as it is planted. We are waiting for some work to be done in that area.
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Last night we saw our Hedgehog! Some time ago I mentioned that we had spotted hedgehog droppings and so knew there was a Hedgehog around. One of my Dear Readers suggested feeding him and as a result of her comments, we found some Hedgehog Biscuits! Now we feed him each evening as we go to bed. Last night we were a bit late and he was waiting!
It was the Crowan Cluster Preview evening for Open Studios in Cornwall and we visited our friend, Nicky Stephenson, potter, who makes the most beautiful pots. The cake is for her visitors over the week.
The mural outside Just Delights in Penryn is changed each season. If you saw the winter one, this has just had Spring added!
We had a walk on Porthtowan Beach late this afternoon and I found my first piece of sea-glass. The waves were quite dramatic and being enjoyed by lots of surfers and at the edge was a toddler with a fishing net splashing about.