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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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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. .
There were lots of little treasures to be enjoyed on our mizzly stroll around the streets of Penzance. Share them with us.
May we raise childrenwho love the unlovedthings – the dandelion, theworms & spiderlings.Children who sensethe rose needs the thorn
& run into rainswept daysthe same way theyturn towards sun…And when they’re grown &someone has to speak for thosewho have no voicemay they draw upon thatwilder bond, those days oftending tender thingsand be the ones.~ Nicolette Sowder
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!
Two rather touching memory plaques on one of the new benches along the newly refurbished promenade.
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. 🙂