Tonight’ meal was Cajun salmon with new potatoes dug this morning, peas with lettuce and garlic (the French way) using lettuce that was a gift from an allotmenteer this morning and a dill sauce with fresh dill from another generous allotmenteer.
Monthly Archives: May 2022
Elephants, Swans and Flowers
Perfection, Protests and Purple
Here is our first, very beautiful strawberry from the allotment – just enough to share.
Some time ago, I read of a protest/demonstartion to take place in Truro today.
I was so upset and angry at the fact that all six of our MPs had voted against allowing unaccompanied refugee children to come here to join family, that I went to the charity shops to buy some children’s shoes to add to the protest and today we went to add them to the ones outside the cathedral. The demonstration was organised by Safe Passage Uk.
Just one purple allium has flowered. We don’t know where the rest have gone…….
If you looked at yesterday’s blog before I added the link to Cornwall Live’s report on the Hurling to Goal, do pop back and click on the link. Their photos and narrative really bring the afternoon to life.
Poppy, Singing and Hellfire Kernow
Early on I went to check on the lottie and on next door’s plot was this gorgeous poppy.
At midday I met my choir at an Open Studios event where we entertained the visitors and I left in time to go to the inaugural Hurling to Goal Tournament.
In the words of a friend, H, “I absolutely love the sightly bonkers community I am lucky enough to live in. Hurling to goal at Redruth RFC. Demons played brilliantly and narrowly lost in the final!” We love it too. Our town was divided into quarters and H was in the Demons quadrant. We are in the Saints and our team won!
From the programme: “Hurling to Goal’ was described in detail by Richard Carew in 1602. It is a forerunner of rugby with equal numbers on each team, ‘dealing’ the ball when tackled and no forward passing allowed. We’ve been working with pupils from Redruth School to revive our ancient Cornish sport.” Here is the report from Cornwall Live. Do click on – there are some fabulous photos and the whole story is told. Feel free to leave a comment to go back to the organisers. .
Colours, Brownie and A Poem
Blueberries, Postbox Topper and A Cardiologist
I read a new recipe on Facebook and it sounded so good, I had to make it – Blueberry Crumble Bars. Here’s where you can find the recipe. As I often do, I made a few (healthy) changes which I can tell you about if you ask in the comments.
Another postbox topper has appeared in our street, to celebrate the upcoming Jubilee. I consider my self to be a citizen not a subject and I am not a Royalist but I do admire the skill and dedication that has gone into making this beautiful piece. The maker knows I am putting this on here today.
Today I read about Dr. Helen Taussig, the founder of the field of paediatric cardiology. She was born on May 24th 1898 and had to struggle to become a Doctor. You can read more about her here Dr. Taussig was one of the innovative cardiologists in history and developed a medical procedure that saved the lives of tens of thousands of ‘blue’ babies. It is because of another cardiologist that we have our son who as a baby had to undergo three heart operations, at 13 days, 6 months and 18 months. The cardiologist and the surgeon have our everlasting thanks.
Blues, Hollyhock and Celebration Seeds
I sang at a care home in Falmouth with The Suitcase Singers this afternoon and it was an absolute delight to see the joy on people’s faces and to have them join in with Cornish songs. Afterwards we went to see the sea at Gylly Beach. I love the variety of blues seen here and the tiny paddle boarders, the yachts and other vessels.
On the cliffside along Cliff Road, there are Hollyhocks growing.
As well as Angie’s ring, her daughters gave everyone at the funeral and me though I could only watch online, Sunflower seeds to celebrate her life. I have several at the allotment.
Flowers, Strawberry and A Ring
I’ve cut lots of Aquilegea to bring into the house.
Our strawberries at the lottie are being to colour.
My dear friend Angie died at the end of last year and her dear daughters have sent me her silver elephant ring. Angie and I both loved elephants for their special qualities of never forgetting and for taking such good care of each other. Now I am wearing the ring with love in my heart for our very special friendship and for the lovely daughters she raised. You can read more about her and what she meant to me if you click on the red link..
Edibles Trough, Spider and Supper
The trough outside the kitchen is flourishing – the lettuces are doing well, the Violas ready for salads and cakes, the borage seedlings all coming on well and the chives beginning to flower.
What a pretty little white spider on the Californian poppies.
Supper was a kind of deconstructed lasagne, to save baking time. Pasta with the ragu (from the freezer) and then the cheese sauce (from the freezer) on to tagliatelle, took only ten minutes and was delicious.