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Special Purchase, Stamps and Curtains

In Redruth Market on Saturday there was a new stall – the Year 4 pupils from our local Primary School had been busy making Strawberry Jam and Red Onion Marmalade. They were a delight to talk to and were very good sales-people.

I read in the paper that the Post Office were to issue new stamps celebrating various festivals around the country. One they have featured is Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Oss.

I visited the event a couple of years. If you’d like to read about it, here is the link.

We have some fabulous new curtains for our bedroom. They are very dramatic and have blackout linings which should mean that we don’t wake at dawn!

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2019 in art, Food, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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Gift, Lily and Dessert

I met friends as I drove into the car park for singing this morning and I was presented with a stunning little bunch of purple Sweet Peas. To keep them safe in the heat of the morning, I parked in the shade and put them in the little vase that all Beetles have (and where I usually keep a silk daisy) and here they are.

Our Lilies are opening and they are fabulous!

 

We were given some Rhubarb the other day, by the same lovely friends,  and today I made Different Every Time Pudding and added some blueberries. It was scrumptious, of course!

 

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Breakfast, Glass and Sea Glass

Breakfast for LiveWire 4, designed by herself, Banana  and Blueberry Pancake with the biggest strawberry on  top,  with  cream  and  maple  syrup.

Her next design was with glass, choosing the colours and pieces that went together with the piece of brooch that she had brought before their holiday in the Scilly isles.  I shall make it for her in the next week or two.

She also chose a piece of sea-glass from all those she had collected on the beaches they visited when on holiday.

What a fabulous collection for me to work with in future pieces.  Thank you to the family for collecting so many beautiful bits for me.

 
 

Cake Mix, Glasgow and Roses

I made a Chocolate and Beetroot Cake this afternoon for family arriving this evening. I love the mix when the egg yolks meet the melted chocolate.

If only everywhere welcomed refugees as Glaswegians do.

Blooming roses….

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2019 in baking, nature, Photography

 

Summer Pudding for Summer Solstice

Friends and family for dinner tonight and this was our pud.

Happy Summer Solstice to all my readers.

 

Breakfast, Shanty Festival and Bunting

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK and so breakfast was the lovely Mr S’s favourite, French Toast with Summer Fruits, Creme Fraiche and Maple Syrup.

Breakfast

It’s been the Falmouth Shanty Festival this weekend and my choir was singing.  There are shanty singers around every corner and in every venue throughout the weekend. It is enormous fun.

My choir, The Suitcase Singers, at the Shanty Festival

We went to watch The Jolly Strumpets in which a friend sings and then Femmes de la Mer, run by my choir leader and with many of my friends singing. They are brilliant.

The Jolly Strumpets

Femmes de la Mer at the Shanty Festival

Bunting in the streets

 

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Hedgehog, Cake and Open Studio

Last night we saw our Hedgehog! Some time ago I mentioned that we had spotted hedgehog droppings and so knew there was a Hedgehog around. One of my Dear Readers suggested feeding him and as a result of her comments, we found some Hedgehog Biscuits! Now we feed him each evening as we go to bed. Last night we were a bit late and he was waiting!

I baked a Coffee and Pecan Cake today – well, two in fact, a  proper sized one to take to a friend this evening and a little one for us.

It was the Crowan Cluster Preview evening for Open Studios in Cornwall and we visited our friend, Nicky Stephenson, potter, who makes the most beautiful pots. The cake is for her visitors over the week.

Just one of Nicky’s displays

 

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