Narcissi, Mincemeat and Fire

30 Nov

The Narcissi buds opened up overnight. They are gorgeous and there are many more to open yet. I wish you could smell their delicate and inimitable scent.

Thanks, L

I have jarred up all the mincemeat. I’ll make the mince pies in a week or two when it has had time for all the flavours to mingle. I’m hoping there will be enough for next Christmas too.

Storm Arwen brought wild winds, hail and rain here but nothing like the dreadful weather they have had in the North. My heart goes out to those who have had no electricity for four days.  Those with wood burners have described it taking an hour to boil a kettle on the burner. Those without have been/ are extremely cold. We have our fire going tonight for the second time this month.


11 responses to “Narcissi, Mincemeat and Fire

  1. commonprose

    December 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Such beautiful flowers, despite the weather! Glad you still have power. I didn’t realize the weather was so bad up north of you. Hope everything gets put back together soon!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

      Many thousands of people in the North are STILL without power 6 days later! We are appalled that only now, they have decided to send in the army to help.

  2. nrhatch

    December 1, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    I heard about folks stuck in a pub for 3 nights up north of you. But not about the power outages. Hope things are looking up for all concerned.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2021 at 7:35 am

      I think the pub thing was the ‘fun’ part of all this. In reality, thousands are still without power a whole week later and during a very cold spell. We heard yesterday that the army are at last being sent in to help and this morning that some people have now been moved to hotels.

  3. Heyjude

    November 30, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    It must be dreadful for those folk up north. You’d think they could send the army in with generators to assist, and I really hope someone is going around knocking on doors to make sure everyone is OK. Our power was off for 14 hours on Saturday and that was bad enough! We did discover that we could boil water (and I guess heat up soup too if we had any) on the top of the wood burner. One of those on the stove kettles might be a good idea to buy!

    It goes to show how reliant we are on electricity.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 30, 2021 at 10:03 pm

      I agree. It’s quite scary really and makes you realise that you should be prepared for anything. You are right about sending in the army with generators. some of the stories on the radio have been horrific – and such a loss of food from fridges and freezers…..
      I’m glad you managed to have hot drinks at least while your power was off. Stay well, stay safe.

      • Heyjude

        November 30, 2021 at 10:11 pm

        We had to go out to get our booster shots so went and had a full Cornish breakfast which kept us going all day.

        • mybeautfulthings

          November 30, 2021 at 10:32 pm

          Sounds like a good idea. Where did you go? We meet friends for breakfast each month and are always happy to try a new place. 😊

          • Heyjude

            November 30, 2021 at 10:55 pm

            The Cornish Deli in St Ives. It’s only small, but you might be able to book a table. Breakfast endsat 11:30

          • mybeautfulthings

            December 3, 2021 at 7:36 am

            Perhaps rather a long way for breakfast. Today we are meeting our friends in Mylor. 😊

          • Heyjude

            December 3, 2021 at 11:26 am

            Mylor is nice.


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