This afternoon I have baked, over Skype, with LiveWire No 3 who is now 9 years old. T chose the recipe and we cooked along together, all sorts of ‘homeschooling’ going on without anyone noticing – reading and maths, chemistry and problem solving! T’s ganache turned out much better than mine! We now have the most delicious Chocolate Mud cake in each of our homes! I’ll decorate the rest of it with Violas tomorrow – and the second layer when friends call by for tea in the garden on Friday. It was a brilliant afternoon that we both enjoyed enormously. It’s my turn to choose the recipe for next week. That one will take some beating!
Monthly Archives: June 2020
Our lovely neighbour is an artist and has been part of the Postcards in Isolation project, explained below. She has been drawing ‘”Little Lockdown Pleasures,” the things that have given her pleasure while in lockdown. Because we live next door to each other we have been able to ‘meet’ over the wall throughout and this has been special for us both, staving off the worst of the feeling of isolation. Here is the postcard that she made of one of her pleasures.
Postcards in Isolation was started by WildWorks, recognising that lots of people are not connected digitally. If you were shielding and not able to see your family and friends, then receiving a little personal artwork might prove cheering. It works by people nominating friends or family members to receive an art postcard. WildWorks artists then make the cards and hand write a message. Each card is unique. They are also making cards for St Petroc’s, a local charity for the homeless, and Age Concern. Here are three more of Sue’s postcards which have gone out to cheer people up. What a delightful and spirit-lifting idea.
The cards are free, but as this is not a funded project they ask that people make a donation if they feel able to. https://wildworks.biz/projects/postcards-in-isolation/
I’ve been embroidering all day, having the most lovely, peaceful and productive time.
I learned today that a swarm of Ladybirds is called a Loveliness – A Loveliness Of Ladybirds. With a name like that, no wonder Ladybird is believed to bring good luck, and when one spies one, is a reminder to count your blessings. Here is the one, a bit fuzzy as it wouldn’t stay still, that landed on the lovely Mr S yesterday.
Also on our walk this morning, we could see that the Blackberries are beginning to form and we remembered that we still have some of last year’s in the freezer as family haven’t been able to visit. Blackberry and Apple Crumble is always on the menu when they do. We decided to celebrate being able to watch a football match on Tv for the first time in 3 months with exactly that. I have even made custard! It’s a shame there’s no-one to share this family favourite with.
I have a new mask in Suffragette colours.I bought this one from the Radical Tea Towel Company.
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We started early for our walk today as the temperatures are set to rise and I’m not happy walking in heat. The sea was glorious and the walk peaceful and restorative. The heathers are in full bloom and contrast beautifully with the golden Dandelions. We spotted a number of birds, a Kestrel, we think, and some Whin Chats that moved too quickly to be photographed.
A brilliant trade happened today! One of our choir friends runs the lovely cafe at Chapelporth, renowned for its Hedgehog ice creams, Croque Monsieur and homemade Flapjacks. She and her staff, who have just been allowed to re-open, were in need of some masks so several of her friends have made some. R came this morning to collect the three I have made and brought us some of her delicious Flapjacks.
We found a very small green and yellow spider on the Peony today, busy spinning a web.
Early walk, bit of windy gardening, a friend popped round with some scrummy looking strawberries from her garden and another friend told me about a website called Fantastic Fiction where she had found info about Dad’s books. I didn’t know about it so it was fun to see all his books there. I also looked up Jane Julian, the pseudonym he used for his adult historical fiction.
Thanks, H, these were truly scrumptious!