Yesterday we went to The Exchange in Penzance to see the Grayson Perry tapestry exhibition. It was amazing, we were in there over an hour and intend to go back on our 7 day ticket. If you live close enough, do go to see it. If it visits you elsewhere in the country/world, do try to visit. Here are the introduction board, two complete tapestries and various detailed extracts. They have to be seen to be truly appreciated, dramatic, detailed, thought provoking and so very moving.
Category Archives: St Michael’s Mount
We’ve just returned from our first holiday in 2020 – one night away in a lovely hotel, The Old Coastguard Hotel in Mousehole. We started with drinks on the lawn watching the boats go by, followed with a Minack theatre experience in the evening and after a splendid breakfast, a walk around Mousehole and then lunch and a walk around the sculpture gardens at Tremenheere. A perfect mini break! Join us in seeing some of these treats in the gallery. Click on any photo for the detail.
A busy day so just lunch as part of our celebration of National Cheese on Toast day.
Our Pak Choi is still going strong and we are using the leaves. Does anyone know if we can eat the buds and flowers as one does with Purple sprouting broccoli ? The bees have been busy all over the garden today.
Photo and words by Kris Meadon, written yesterday, used here with permission.
“It’s 4.30pm as this evening’s full Wolf moon rises slowly through the mist and clouds behind the fairytale castle of St.Michael’s Mount. 🌝 January’s full moon was dubbed the Wolf Moon by early Native Americans due to villagers hearing packs of wolves howling in hunger around this time of the year!”
We couldn’t see the full moon at all last night as it was far too cloudy. I went out several times to find it…… I was delighted when Kris’ beautiful photo turned up and he said I could use it.
A friend alerted me to the fact that Seville Oranges (needed for making marmalade) are in the shops for their very short season so off we went this morning to our local greengrocer’s to pick up enough for 4 batches. These are enough for one batch. I shall freeze some to make later.
Tonight’s Turkey stir-fry featured Pak Choi from our vegetable patch at the back.
The big thaw has started in our part of the UK though the winds have been savage on the South coast. Our boiler is now working; the power cut was mended very quickly and we are warming up again. Thank you to so many of you for your concern. Being without heat and power surely makes one think about those without a roof over their heads in this bitter winter.
The resilience of the Spring flowers is remarkable. These in our garden are bouncing back.
I have kindly been given permission by the photographer to use his beautiful photo here today. Thank you, Darren.
A seagull looked quizzically at me as we looked at St Michael’s Mount in the distance.
We watched as a herd of cows made their way from field to farm to be milked.
Such a blustery day, there were white horses as far as we could see either way along the coast. It has also been very cold here in West Penwith.
The next episode of the Suffragette Diary is published –
A quick visit to Hayle today and a look in the market in the Old Foundry Chapel (the wool shop has gone!), coffee in a small shop with a lovely glass ornament display, on to Penzance to show A as many of its treasures as we could fit in and thence to Tremenheere Sculpture Park to see the Restless Temple and for the first time today, we were delighted to have a fierce wind. Do click on the link/https://restlesstemple.co.uk/. My video of the Temple being restless was too wobbly as I was being blown about! You can see below the fabulous view of St Michel’s Mount (for you, Liz) through another sculpture. From there we went to Marazion in the hope of seeing the Murmuration again. We were not disappointed but again my video isn’t worth showing so please click on this link to see the murmuration we experienced a couple of weeks ago. The whole thing is spine-tingling to watch. The ooohs and aaahs tonight from the spectators were like those one hears at a fireworks show.
Some time ago, in April, I saw a delightful tea set in a local antique shop and returned a few days later to buy it. We have used the tea pot every day since and the other pieces whenever folk come in for tea. Disaster struck a few days ago when I knocked the spout on the tap………. It is now on a high shelf among my other tea pots and where the damage cannot be seen.
To my delight today, I found a fabulous replacement, full of colour and joy!
Three front doors appealed to me today as we walked around Penzance. I loved the door knocker on one and the colours, flowers and bunting on the others.
Just past those houses, the bell tower with St Michael’s Mount behind came into view, the sun glinting on one of the windows.
Join us on our day out – to St Ives on the train, one of the best rides ever along the Cornish coast, in St Ives, to Mounts Bay and thence to Chysauster Ancient Village, home for a break and on up to Carn Brea and home for a relaxed and happy dinner with delicious fresh Runner Beans from the garden. Click on any photo for more detail.