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Redruth Pride, Fruit and Vegetables

Redruth Pride, Fruit and Vegetables

Our town was buzzing today for the Pride Parade, full of colour, live music  and happy vibes. The Flag roll-out was wonderful, all the way up Fore Street.

The fruit display for the parade at our fabulous greengrocery, GrowBox, was beautiful.

The Grow Box display for Pride Redruth Photo by Fran

This afternoon I harvested dinner from the lottie – sweetheart cabbage, fine beans, purple teepee beans and yet more courgettes (enough now for another batch of soup). I’ll use the rhubarb tomorrow for Different Every Time Pud.

 

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Street Draw 24 Redruth

Another fabulous bit of fun in our town, today joining Cobweb Tours as they led us around Redruth telling stories of the town’s history while people sketched whatever took their fancy on the tour. It was all part of Street Draw 24, raising awareness of of homelessness through a 24 hour drawing event from the streets of our town.

Here’s a gallery of some of the features of our town that might be missed if you aren’t looking. I did do a sketch though I am no artist.

 

Lush Allotment

Every bit of the  allotment, all 40 plots of it, are green, gorgeous and productive!  Our meal tonight was a locally made small pie with garlic fried courgettes and freshly picked and buttered broad beans.  Last night I made a delicious Courgette and Sweet potato lasagne – such foodie joys using homegrown produce.

Enjoy the gallery of our plot.

 

Roses, Red Car and An Exhibition

These roses in a neighbour’s garden smell as good as they look.

As we walked down into town, a bride and groom, just married, drove up in a beautiful, bright red car, all  beribboned and ballooned .

There was a delightful exhibition called Treasures of Redruth in the Market Hall today.

Here are some of the lovely treasures.

 

Mist, Murdoch Day and Music

I woke very early this morning and could just make out the horse in the back field as it was standing in the mist.

It’s Murdoch Day in Redruth when the whole town turns out to celebrate William Murdoch, the talented mine engineer and inventor who lived in Redruth. His house was the first in the UK to be lit by gas lighting in 1792. He also built a steam-powered ‘car’ that he tested on the town roads.

And for your delectation……

 

Poppy, Singing and Hellfire Kernow

Early on I went to check on the lottie and on next door’s plot was this gorgeous poppy.

At midday I met my choir at an Open Studios event where we entertained the visitors and  I left in time to go to the inaugural Hurling to Goal Tournament.

In the words of a friend, H,  “I absolutely love the sightly bonkers community I am lucky enough to live in. Hurling to goal at Redruth RFC. Demons played brilliantly and narrowly lost in the final!”  We love it too.  Our town was divided into quarters and H was in the Demons quadrant. We are in the Saints and our team won!
From the programme:  “Hurling to Goal’ was described in detail by Richard Carew in 1602. It is a forerunner of rugby with equal numbers on each team, ‘dealing’ the ball when tackled and no forward passing allowed. We’ve been working with pupils from Redruth School to revive our ancient Cornish sport.”  Here is the report from Cornwall Live. Do click on – there are some fabulous photos and the whole story is told. Feel free to leave a comment to go back to the organisers. .

 

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Blueberries, Postbox Topper and A Cardiologist

I  read a new recipe on Facebook and it sounded so good, I had to make it – Blueberry Crumble Bars. Here’s where you can find the recipe. As I often do, I made a few (healthy) changes which I can tell you about if you ask in the comments.

 

Another postbox topper has appeared in our street, to celebrate the upcoming Jubilee. I consider my self to be a citizen not a subject and I am not a Royalist but I do admire the skill and dedication that has gone into making this beautiful piece. The maker knows I am putting this on here today.

Today I read about Dr. Helen Taussig, the founder of the field of paediatric cardiology. She was born on May 24th 1898 and had to struggle to become a Doctor. You can read more about her here   Dr. Taussig was one of the innovative cardiologists in history and developed a medical procedure that saved the lives of tens of thousands of ‘blue’ babies. It is because of another cardiologist that we have our son who as a baby had to undergo three heart operations, at 13 days, 6 months and 18 months.  The cardiologist and the surgeon have our everlasting thanks.

 

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Steam Train, Station and Wall Flowers

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.

The Wall flowers that we planted at the front door to greet visitors with their glorious scent are jewel like and gorgeous. Sorry I can’t bottle the scent for you.

 
 

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Easter Tree, Welly Dogs and Ice Creams

Our lovely five year old twin LiveWires arrived in the early hours having flown from Barcelona and after a late breakfast, decorated our little Easter tree for us.

We had a walk into town and they enjoyed meeting  our resident Tinners’ Hounds aka Welly Dogs.

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.

Choosing their flavours

 

 

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St Piran’s Day, Boat and Birthday Pie

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.

Our eldest daughter is with us for the weekend, partly to get our boat ready for sale this Spring and partly because it is her birthday.

I made an absolutely delicious Spring Chicken Pot Pie for her birthday dinner.The recipe can be found here.

 
 
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