Category Archives: Falmouth

Books, Mist and Onions

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Books by my Dad, the storyteller

I love this quotation from Neil Gaiman – “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.”

We were in Falmouth early this morning and drove around Castle Drive for the views. Today, we could scarcely see St Antony lighthouse.

Our onion harvest looks pretty but the rain has damaged them all so I am cooking them to freeze rather than the usual plaiting . I love how they look plaited up but these ones will not  be keepers, sadly.



Gatekeeper, Harbour and Lights

At the allotment this morning, a Gatekeeper butterfly was enjoying the pollinator border.

I was in Falmouth to sing at the folk club this evening. The water in the harbour near where I parked, was so still and blue and beautiful.

Leaving, in the dark, reflections of lights in the water, the same patch as in the previous photo, caught my eye.


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The Lady of Shallot, The Love Potion and A Cat

We went to the most glorious exhibition in Falmouth Art Gallery this morning, The Legend of King Arthur, a Pre-Raphaelite Love Story where there were over 60 iconic works of art, some we knew and some new to us – all stunning! If you are in Cornwall, don’t miss this – it’s on until 30th September.

Enjoy these snippets, permission given to use these photos.

On the way back to the car, we loved the cat on the moored rowing boat.

Love the cat here

This post is for a good friend and follower who needs some good cheer from some especially beautiful things.


Reflections, Gig and Bunting

We parked on the quayside in Falmouth before going to a Femmes de la Mer gig which was on to mark the launch of their cd. The reflections in the harbour were lovely.

Femmes de la Mer

It was a brilliant evening, lovely harmonies, shanties and other songs with a feminist slant and, in the audience, Harry Glasson, the writer/composer of Cornwall My Home, regarded by many as the Cornish Anthem.

Beautiful sequinned bunting decorating the venue


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Posted by on November 25, 2022 in Cornwall, Falmouth, gigs, music, Postaday2022



Fathers’ Day and Shanty Festival

Such a delicious breakfast to mark Fathers’ Day as the lovely Mr S opened his stuff – Waffles with creme fraiche, maple syrup, strawberries and blueberries.  

Singing is always fun and the Shanty Festival enormous fun – today we sang in the wind and rain!



Sea, Poppies and Seed Head

We went to Falmouth today  to meet friends for lunch today and afterwards walked back along Cliff Road in almost stifling heat of 30C. By the time we arrived back in Redruth it was 20.5C!

Falmouth Bay

Poppies by the roadside.

I didn’t know daisies had fluffy seedheads like this


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.


Pendennis Castle, Fritillaria and Street Art

Yesterday we met dear friends for breakfast at the Gylly Cafe and going back to the car, caught this view of the castle through the park.

The gorgeous chequerboard Fritillaria Meleagris are coming into bloom.

Still the news is full of the bravery and resistance of the Ukrainians.


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Circles, Gorse and Cake

After 5 weeks, we had our first walk by the sea in glorious sunshine and on the same flat area where I practised walking after my new hips. It was a brilliant success for the lovely Mr S, his new knee and his crutches.  I was intrigued by someone snorkelling in the rock pools and creating ever increasing wavelet circles. When he came out of the water we could see that he had been using a very big underwater camera.

I loved how the glorious yellow of the gorse and the blue of the sea caught the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

It’s St Piran’s day tomorrow and there will be a big market in town as well as lots of entertainment.  I made a coffee cake for the cake stall.



Swan Family

A very skilled photographer friend has given me permission to share this remarkable photograph with you all.

“Zealously guarded by both parents, the proud father leading the way, five Mute Swan cygnets go for their evening walk around Swanpool Lake, near Falmouth. Sometimes it’s much easier to use the pavement”

Thanks, Kris.


Posted by on February 20, 2022 in Falmouth, nature, Photography, Postaday2022



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