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Beach, Selfie and Pins

Such a beautiful day with bright sun and the bluest of skies so we went to the beach and one of our Hooligan friends came with us.

Toddler in wellies in the waves, Porthtowan, Wheal Coates on the cliffs

Us three

One of our young Hooligan Art Community friends has been back to Kyiv in between her visits here and she brought us all gifts of pins. Mine means Freedom and Will and joins my Ukrainian flag on my bag. The lovely Mr S has the military roadblock being used to stop Russian tanks and Sue-next-door has the word for bread (palianytsia) , a word that Russians can’t say so it is used to establish nationality.

 

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Beach, Car and Hyacinths

Daughter No 1 came to visit for the day to celebrate Christmas, New Year and my birthday, all missed for one reason or another so, despite the hailstones, the rain and the hoolie blowing, we went to the beach for a brief walk.

M always looks after my 18 year old car and today she gave it a really good clean and it looks brand new!

The Hyacinths I planted in the Victorian glasses are all now in flower and the room smells amazing. I love how the roots are all visible

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2023 in photography, Porthtowan

 

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Kitten, Cookies and Dusk

We went to visit Dear friends today to catch up after many weeks and to meet their new kitten. We both fell in love with him!

Playing, very hard to get a photo

Maybe that’s enough

Feeling a bit sleepy

Nodding off

Out for the count

Isn’t he gorgeous?

Our lovely friend had been baking and sent us home with some of her delicious cookies.

Chocolate and ginger cookies

Later we visited the beach as the rain had stopped and is due again tomorrow so we seized the moment.

Porthtowan at dusk

Remembering my lovely Dad today on his birthday. Here is our bookshelf of his books.

 

 

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Frozen Cornwall

A friend sent me this beautiful piece of Nature’s art from inside his conservatory window.

John’s window

Walking on the frozen sand today was a new experience. It made walking on the beach much easier than normal!

Frosted sand

Ice in the stream

The video shows water flowing under the ice on Porthtowan Beach – listen to the waves behind me  rolling onto the beach

A local creek was frozen over too.

Mylor Creek, frozen. Photo by Jan

 

Some Old Tyres, A New Word and Beaches

We keep the big doors open at the eco barn when we sing on Monday afternoons and today, through the gap,  I saw some of the delightful and imaginative decorations in the yard, all made from old tyres and painted brightly to become a toucan and a palm tree!

I learned a new word the other day – confelicity.  It means taking delight in the happiness of others. This is what it was like last week when we so enjoyed taking our Ukrainian friends to the beach where they were able to let go of some worries for a while and could revel in the joy of the sea and the beach.

Gyllyngvase Beach

Porthtowan

Portreath

Chapelporth

Our friends are in our hearts and our thoughts all the time and especially today given the ongoing news.

 

 

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Happiness Calendar, Beach Walk and Treasures

I love sharing the Action for Happiness calendars and trying to take the advice for myself. Do click on it and zoom in if it isn’t clear enough. .

Porthtowan Beach was our destination with our Ukrainian friends this afternoon. It was wild and windy and very healing which was so good to hear.  

The chaotic waves were throwing up foam which had the loveliest colours. I love collecting heart stones and found this one for M who didn’t come on the walk.

Dogs have such a joyful time on the beach in the autumn/winter months when they are allowed on the beach. I really love watching them and was delighted to catch a short video of one catching a Frisbee.

 

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Volunteer Tuesday, Tomatoes and A Dog

Community Roots was our destination today for whatever jobs were necessary.  The tomato tunnel is overflowing with wonderful fruit and we volunteered to record all the varieties on photos, pick a few of each and organise a taste test. Here are some of the tomatoes being grown.

There is a jobs list for morning and afternoon and as we all chose our jobs this wee chap was watching me closely.

 

 

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Duvet, Shadows and Sunset at the Beach

I love putting the duvet covers on in anticipation of a visit from two of our LiveWires.

The golden light from the sunset threw these shadows on our wardrobe.

Golden light

We met our visiting family at the beach as the sun came down.

LiveWire No 2

LiveWire No 3

 

Community Roots, Poly Tunnel and Harvesting

We visited Community Roots today, described as  “Community Supported Agriculture 🌱 Nature Friendly market garden. Food and friendships within our community” and it was all those things and more.

We expected just to be shown around to to see what was going on but it turned out to be the day for putting up a new poly tunnel and it seemed that extra hands would be useful so we stayed and helped. What a wonderful sense of satisfaction and camaraderie.

Plastic covering ready to roll

Pulling it over and holding tight against the breeze

Tucking in the sides

Done!

It was the day for harvesting the onions and some volunteers, aged  from 3 to 75,  were laying them all out to dry off in the sun.

 

 

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Flowers, Breakfast and Sea

We met our lovely friends for breakfast as we have done each month for a couple of years. It was the turn of the Blue Bar in Porthtowan today and as usual we enjoyed  delicious meals and talked almost non-stop!

Breakfast for me was Toasted Banana Bread with Mascarpone and Berries with Honey – yum.

The red flag was up so there was no-one in the sea where the waves were crashing onto the shore.

 

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