Category Archives: Penzance

Day Out

Fifty six years ago were were married in Truro and spent a week in St Ives for our honeymoon.  We have spent our anniversary in Penzance and it was lovely. Here are a few mementoes of the day.



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Dylan Thomas, Roots and A Day Lily

Last week we were in Penzance for the Lit Fest and spotted the following plaque noting the marriage of Dylan Thomas, my favourite poet, to Caitlin on this day in 1937 in this lovely house in Penzance.

Plaque to Dylan Thomas and Caitlin who were married here in 1937

Another very pleasing day at Roots. My first two hours were spent at home again making another veg bag and then I joined the lovely Mr S and the other volunteers. I pricked out a tray of Romanesco cauliflower babies the seeds of which I planted only a week ago. My second tray was of swedes which I had not known until last week are also of the brassica family. The growth every week is remarkable. Click on any photo for a larger view and the caption.

We love Day Lilies.

Day Lily


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Flags, Flowers and A Carving

The Penzance Literary Festival began today and we went to hear the writer, Catrina Davies, talk about her remarkable book, Once Upon a Raven’s Nest.  I wrote about the book here when I first read it. The town was looking lovely with hanging baskets of flowers and beautiful flags everywhere. As we were leaving, I spotted a carved tree and just managed to snap it as we turned the corner. I wasn’t driving!


Autumn Equinox, Creature and A Sky Kiss

It’s the Autumn Equinox today and I have kindly been given permission to use this beautifully golden leafed  photograph taken by Kris Meaden in Penlee Park in Penzance.

We still have a couple of baby brassicas in the poly tunnel at the allotment and today we had a little visitor. Do any of you lovely readers know what it is? I left it alone so I’m hoping its favourite food isn’t young Kale!

While at the allotment, the sky showed us this delight full trail pattern.



A Sign, Flags and Sunflower Seeds

While we were away I spotted a sign in a window that amused me.

As we left Newlyn, we passed by the Jubilee Swimming Pool in Penzance where the flags are gorgeous.

The sunflowers in the allotment have such heavy heads of seeds that I have brought one home and put it on the bird feeder pole where the setting sun has lit it up this evening. I hope that our visiting birds will  find the seeds tasty.


Exhibition, Penzance and Pudding

Today was the last day of an exhibition we wanted to see at the art gallery at Tremenheere gardens. Heavy rain was forecast so we planned on walking in Penzance afterwards rather than going up into the sculpture gardens. My favourite piece was this rather quirky sonnet by Julia Giles.   .

Sycamore Seed Sonnet by Julia Giles

There were lots of little treasures to be enjoyed on our mizzly stroll around the streets of Penzance. Share them with us.

We are watching the Euros final as I write and our pud for half time is in the right colours – meringue and cream with beautiful juicy red berries from Sue-next-door’s allotment. Thanks, Sue!


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A Painting, A Poem, and More Pebbles

I love it when beautiful things come my way out of the blue. This poem by Nicolette Sowder and its lovely art work by Lucy Campbell turned up yesterday.
May we raise children
who love the unloved
things – the dandelion, the
worms & spiderlings.
Children who sense
the rose needs the thorn
& run into rainswept days
the same way they
turn towards sun…
And when they’re grown &
someone has to speak for those
who have no voice
may they draw upon that
wilder bond, those days of
tending tender things
and be the ones.
~ Nicolette Sowder
A couple of my dear readers commented on the beautiful and enormous pebbles on Penzance Promenade and I thought that they, and you, might like another picture where a different set of the sculptured pebbles, have been joined by real pebbles and seaweed thrown up by the last crazy storm.

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A Seal, A Castle and A Turnstone

We found ourselves unexpectedly in Penzance today. The lovely Mr S has an outpatient appointment on Thursday and our hospital is being very careful about the virus so books each patient for a Covid test three days before. We decided to go early so that we could have a walk first. Enjoy the sunny photos!

Seal and I love how the water looks here

Castle on St Michael’s Mount


Jubilee Pool

Reflection and the castle

Two rather touching memory plaques on one of the new benches along the newly refurbished promenade.


One Day


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New Year’s Eve

It’s my birthday and what a lovely day I am having – special breakfast, cards and presents, phone calls, lunch and birthday shopping in Penzance, a very sociable gathering next door and Duck dinner to come! (And just as I was writing this, two beautiful friends called in – more joy!)

Happy New Year to all my readers! May the coming year bring you happiness, friendship and peace. 🙂


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