Category Archives: Gyllyngvase
Driving to Falmouth this morning, we came out of the mist and into a bright day and later the sun suddenly shone through the sails at Gyllyngvase Beach today, so lovely.
Our walk today took us from Gylly Beach to Swanpool and we were delighted to see some wild flowers still bravely putting out their flowers and lots of berries and seeds. There was quite a lot of activity on the beach and the water, even swimmers!
Our Dear Friend Ti has been celebrating her 100th birthday today! She wanted a picnic party with a Cornish Cream tea on a local beach with friends and family and for it to be a demonstration about the climate emergency. She says that if Greta Thunberg can speak up for the young people, she can speak up for older generations. What a star she is!
You can see the BBC report here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-48160696?SThisFB&fbclid=IwAR02RTrnfVaSHYtzyELHskbcQ8PGDQ9H91md6MKQyRIJYSjdBntQJE2i0qU
My choir, The Suitcase Singers, all came to Gylly Beach as a surprise to sing for her, starting with ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ending with a new song, ‘Voice of Change’ written by Claire Ingleheart, our choir leader, and Jamie Locke, about the Climate Emergency. I will try to get you a recording. It went down well.
Her birthday cake was made for her by a very talented young lady, S, one of Claire’s daughters.
We are going to plant an apple tree that will be in flower every year on Ti’s birthday.
Happy Birthday, Ti! xx
And, just in from Cornwall Live https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/gallery/cornwalls-oldest-climate-protester-celebrates-2834352?fbclid=IwAR3VgU0OmMsTmkXtZiSPtSiclUXLkdsvBn0wLxkEQpZy0cfkfUyG1cYHZMM
Early this morning, I went to look out of the back window to check if there was still some snow for LiveWire 4 to play with and had the most beautiful surprise of the Crescent Moon with Venus and Jupiter. I had been up early on January 31st to see the special sight but there was too much cloud cover. This morning was utter magic!
There was still snow on the ground this morning so we went out to blow bubbles to see if we could make them freeze as we have seen on social media. Things were beginning to thaw so that didn’t work but one of the bubbles caught in the Cedrus Atlantica Glauca and stayed long enough for me to take the photo.
It was still bitterly cold this afternoon though the snow was long gone (It doesn’t hang around long in Cornwall!) and we went to Gyllyngvase beach for a quick walk and a hot chocolate in the cafe.
Walking today in another bitter and quite strong wind, we saw just one sailing boat in a beautifully coloured sea.
It has been one of those March days so well described by Charles Dickens.
Knitting is receiving a very good press, research showing how it helps to calm the knitter!
We went for a ‘Mother’s Day’ lunch today at The Gylly on the beach and it was delicious and much quieter than yesterday would have been. We also had our first scrumptious ice-creams of the season!
Afterwards we did a short coastal walk to Swanpool and noticed for the first time the following lovely dedication on a bench.
Last night I finished of a pair of Sally-boots for a baby expected any day now by one of my ex-pupils with whom I have stayed in touch. They are ready to post as soon as word comes through.
P.S. LiveWire 3, whose 7th birthday it is today, loves her sewing box and all the bits therein! 🙂
We can feel the Spring arriving! There was a beautiful golden dawn this morning and tonight, at 5pm, I drove to choir in day light for the first time for many weeks.
We have Snowdrops in our garden.
Our walk today was along Cliff Road, by Gylly Beach and through the park. It was 10C and the wind had dropped.