Up early this morning and out before breakfast to see a steam train leaving from Penzance on its way up country. The Duchess of Sutherland came down on Thursday and returns today. I love the sound and the smell but didn’t get a good photo. A friend took this photo at the station. Thank you, R.
Category Archives: Redruth
After lunch we met the rest of the family on the beach at Porthtowan where they all had fun playing on the beach and later had ice creams.
Our town, Redruth, was buzzing today with all sorts of celebrations for St Piran’s Day, St Piran being the patron Saint of Cornwall. It was lovely to see our town so full of happy people and in the most glorious sunshine.
I made an absolutely delicious Spring Chicken Pot Pie for her birthday dinner.The recipe can be found here.
Sunflowers are the National Flowers of Ukraine.
Daughter No 1 is with us for a few days to help so I was able to I walk into town this afternoon to collect extra pain killers for the lovely Mr S. I was reminded by him to take my camera ,”As you always spot the beautiful things.” So, I did and here they are.
We bought enough oranges for five recipes worth, two batches today, two tomorrow and one amount frozen for later in the year. That should last us a year for ourselves and some gifts.
First two batches made today, 5 x 1lb jars, 10 x middle sized ones and 13 x tiny ones for special breakfasts of one sort or another. I love how the process and the smells of the marmalade bring my Dear Dad into the kitchen with me. He was the marmalade maker as I grew up. It was he who encouraged me and watched as I made a batch to earn my badge at Guides.
I’ve made some bread this afternoon for a soup and bread outdoor lunch at the allotment tomorrow after a two hour working party tidying the place up. I’m calling it a Tear and Share loaf. The lovely Mr S calls it a Bunch of Buns.
Our favourite coffee shop, Home Ground, has shelves of book and invites customers to read a little while having their coffee. If you like what you read, you can buy the book for £1. Today, they had delightful new markers for the table, book covers, given after you have placed your order, and Catch 22 was ours.
Regular readers may have spotted my delight when I harvested our Sweet Potatoes, all wriggly and not very many – but….. They make splendid Sweet Potato Chips!