Monthly Archives: October 2022

Purple, White and Hallowe’en Treats

I’m very pleased with the colour in our Suffragette garden as October ends.

We have the treats ready for any young visitors who come to the door to scare us! Sadly, it’s a horrid wet and windy evening so maybe they won’t be knocking. That’ll be a shame as I love to see their costumes.


Croissants and Carrot Cake

For our last breakfast before the family set off for home yesterday, LiveWire No 3 made croissants and very good they were too.

Using carrots from our wonderful Roots veg bag, we made Spicy Carrot Cake Tray Bake today – a Mary Berry recipe which works every time.

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Posted by on October 30, 2022 in baking, photography, Postaday2022


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Quiet, Sandcastle and Walking

It’s very quiet here after a half-term week of Daughter 3’s family, followed by Daughter 2 and family, all held together by Daughter no 1 and now, suddenly it’s too quiet!. Here are a couple of photos from some time on the beach.


Veg Box, Salad and Chapel Porth

Someone at Community Roots was unable to collect her veg bag today so we have it instead and it is a glorious mix of fresh, organic veg that will last us more than a week. I plan on making a Chocolate Beetroot Cake, some Chilli Jam soup from the squash and …..

Veg bag from Roots

We had all the delicious fresh salad leaves with our meal last night and I have frozen the kale.

Salad from Roots

We took the family to Chapel Porth today where they had their lunch and then walked along the beach at low tide over to Porthtowan where we picked them up a few hours later.

Chapel Porth, tide going out



Singing, Beach and Sculpture

LiveWire 3 joined us singing this morning and it was a brilliant session. It was raining and the tide was going out…….

Later we met the rest of the family at Porthtowan for lunch at the Blue Bar and a walk on the beach.

LiveWire 3 (11) spent time in the garden creating some natural sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

The one on the left represents Fire, the middle one Peace and the third Freedom. What a thoughtful and creative young woman she is.


Flowers, Sticker and Fields

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Posted by on October 26, 2022 in Uncategorized


Chard, Rain and Dinner

The Rainbow Chard at Community Roots farm is looking wonderful.

We had a plan of going rock pooling on Castle Beach today but took shelter and had lunch in the Gylly Cafe and watched the rain and the swimmers instead.

I had help making the lasagne for tonight’s meal, it being World Pasta day today.


A Gallery of Family Fun

We’ve had the best day ever – baking, playing Top Trumps, colouring in, walking in the woods and making up stories.

Twisted beech

The Ancient Twisted Beech



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Angels, Sales and Preparations

I’ve finished off two more Angels for Ukraine today and found out yesterday that the two of my Suncatchers in the Micro Art Gallery in town have sold!

We have spent the rest of the day making preparations for the first half of the family arriving tomorrow.I love putting the cats in sneakers on beds ready for Live Wires. I love the pillowcases.

Kliban cat

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Posted by on October 23, 2022 in Uncategorized


Angels for Ukraine and A Sad Story + Update

I finished my first two angels today and the next two are ready for soldering.

Tonight there is a gig that we wanted to go to, Angeline Morrison with her set, The Sorrow Songs, see the poster below. We really wanted to go but missed out on tickets. Today, I stupidly replied to someone on Facebook who said she had tickets she couldn’t now use and to message her. I did. I transferred money. She didn’t send tickets.  I realised I had been cheated. After almost an hour talking to the fraud people at the bank, they have assured me that my account is safe. They decided to refund me which astonished and pleased me as it was entirely my own fault. Big lesson learned today. Not everyone is kind or honest.

To make up for missing that, we are going to watch my all time favourite film which Daughter No 1 bought for me last Christmas.

UPDATE:  The wonderful people at The Redruth Drapery, hearing of our plight, invited us down, saying they could squeeze us in. Angeline Morrison is as brilliant as we had hoped, her story telling and her song writing all in her gorgeous voice made for a very special evening after a really horrid afternoon.


Posted by on October 22, 2022 in art, glass, Uncategorized


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