Category Archives: architecture
We have wild hoolies forecast for the weekend so we went down to the allotment to collect the last few beans and to knock over the structure where we wanted it to fall so that the storm would have less say. There are still masses of gorgeous white Dahlias so I left a big bunch at the gate of our next-door neighbours.
We’ve spent the afternoon dressed in all our wet gear at an open air music event. It was held in the wonderful roofless old Church in St Day which has been brought back to life by the residents as a venue. It was just brilliant to be at a live music event again, all very well spaced and in the open air.
Much of today has been damp and mizzly so I spent my time making ClothKitty another set of clothes – a skirt (which was cut out many years ago) and finished off a rather natty waistcoat (I had done the binding but not been able to find the time to finish it 40+ years ago with four little ones to look after.)
Another Poppy is blooming. At breakfast time it popped out of its sepals and later in the day was fully open. As the sun left that part of the garden, it closed up again.
Our walk today was very blustery! Join us going up to the Flat Lode Trail with a view of Carn Brea, past the St Uny engine house and back home.
We have a problem in the edible trough. A little Viola plant died last week, just went limp and gave up the ghost. Yesterday, all was well with the rest of the Viola border and today – another plant seems to have died. Any ideas? The trough is damp, everything else, lettuces and the rest of the Violas seem fine…….
We live in Cornwall, in the middle of what was the richest area in the world for copper and tin mining in the 18th and 19th centuries and we are surrounded by the iconic engine houses, one of which we walked to yesterday. Today we visited one of the most elegant of all the relics around, Killifreth. Click on any image for a bigger picture and the explanatory caption.
Kresen Kernow is Cornwall’s brand new, state-of-the-art archive centre. Constructed in the Brewhouse of the former Redruth Brewery, this beautiful building is a new public space for Cornwall, opened last September. As well as 1.5 million records covering 850 years of history, Kresen Kernow has bright and airy research rooms, and has made magical use of the original architecture of the brewery.
We were shown around the public areas and the, usually private, strong rooms and it was fascinating. Our guide was brilliant with lots of knowledge bringing local history alive. They plan on having every book written in Cornwall, about Cornwall or by Cornish authors and my Dad’s work is there! They don’t have every one of his books and said they would certainly welcome the copies that they are missing. We plan on donating all the missing copies.
Join us on this brief tour. They run regular tours so if you get the chance, go along. It is the most amazing resource for us all to enjoy.