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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Sunshine, A View and Supper

After all the rain last night, suddenly the sun came up and lit up the Choisya blooms so brightly.

There was a lovely view across to St Euny on our walk today.

Tonight’s supper was a Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry – scrumptious.

 

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Another Lane, A Bluebell and A Butterfly

The rest of our baby veg plants were ready for collection this morning . The lanes around the nursery are very pretty at the moment, so many bright new leaves and lots of Cow Parsley.

On our return, I spotted a lone Bluebell growing in the stones of our drive.

I followed a butterfly, a Green-Veined White  around our garden this morning, took many photos and this is the best. It flittered about at speed!

 

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Rain, Sewing and A Lane

It rained in the night and the garden seems delighted! I spent most of the rainy day sewing and completed my first six scrub caps. Our walk was short, just along the lane where we foraged more Wild garlic and dodged a shower.

 

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Clematis, Zoom and A Birthday

The Clematis Armandii sent us the last blooms today.

Choir was on Zoom tonight and was great fun! What a lovely lot we are!  Thanks to Claire for a fabulous lesson.

It’s my kid brother’s birthday today and despite us posting on 7th April (to Atlanta, USA) his card has not arrived so here is another!

 

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Wise Words, Special Fabric and Cake

I read this yesterday and it seemed so perfect to me in these strange and unsettling times.

“My grandmother once gave me a tip:
In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You see?
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Praise yourself.
Take another step.
Then another.
You won’t notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.” ~          Elena Mikhalkova

Cornwall Scrubs delivered some new Seasalt fabric for me yesterday. Seasalt, a Cornish company,  have been amazing in donating metres of beautiful fabric for making bags and scrub caps. Today it has been washed and is drying on the Victorian pulley rack that I inherited from my Mum and tomorrow I can start my next pieces. Our Chocolate Crunch treat is helping us through the days. This is the third trayful I have made since we started self-isolating 8 weeks ago……….

 

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Bluebells, An Old Oak Tree and Piano Dancing

Our walk today took a different route, down lanes, past many glorious bluebells and under a grand old Oak Tree.

This delightful entertainment cam my way the other day and I thought you might enjoy it too.

 

Sewing, Sheep and Clematis

My next project is sewing scrub caps. I’m trying to do the same process on each cap in turn to save time. Here they a have all been pinned and two have been tacked. I’m hoping to get them sewn tomorrow. The weather’s been so good that I’m gardening much of the day too, today planting the Sugar Snap Peas and potting up the Kalettes (Flower Sprouts)  that I have brought on from seed and prepping the box for them with shovel loads of compost.

The lambs spend much of their day being really sedate, just munching away at the grass near to their mothers and then suddenly, they all gather and race around the field, jumping and scrambling and leaving their mothers munching and murdling at their youngsters.  It seems the lambs have reached their teenage ‘years.’ I have not managed to video them yet as their moments of madness are sudden and brief. Here is a peaceful video for you, full of birdsong.

Another Clematis has come into flower, Huldine, very pretty with its touch of green in the white and its purple centre.

 

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