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Kestrel, Cake and Universal Children’s Day

On our very windy walk today at Godrevy, we marvelled at how the Kestrel could hover so well in the wildness that was blowing us about.

Kestrel hovering over the cliffs at Godrevy

I baked today – Blueberry Streusel Cake to take next door where we went for a delicious Allotment lunch!

Blueberry Streusel Cake

A good friend from choir told me that today is Universal Children’s Day and sent me the following photos of amazing sculptures at the Children of the World Monument at Nordkapp.  The information comes from a blog I found:  “The “Children of the World” sculpture was started in 1988 when author Simon Flem Devold randomly selected seven children from seven countries – Tanzania, Brazil, USA, Japan, Thailand, Italy and Russia — to visit the North Cape to dream of “Peace on Earth“.   During their seven day visit, each of the 8-to12-year-old children made a clay relief symbolizing friendship, hope, joy and working together. In 1989 the reliefs were enlarged, cased in bronze and erected in a semi-circle outside the North Cape Hall.  A “Mother and Child “monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken points toward the seven disks.” The last photo is from the blog too.

Mother and Child -monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken

 

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Lunch, Cake and Bulbs

On my own for lunch today I decided to have Eggs Florentine using spinach from Sue next-door’s allotment and a fresh egg laid by chickens belonging to friends and it was delicious! The lovely Mr S is not a fan of spinach.

Egg Florentine

 

Sue also gave us some courgettes so this afternoon I made Courgette and Lemon Drizzle Cake, a recipe I’ve been meaning to try for some time. It tastes delicious though the texture is a little odd –  best served as a dessert with some cream, I think.

Courgette Lemon Cake ready for the drizzle

In today’s beautiful sunshine, I planted up two containers with layers of bulbs for the Spring.

Bulbs for planting in tubs

 

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Purple Berries, Godrevy and A Birthday Cake

I don’t know what these berries are that are in our front garden but I love the colour.

What are these berries?

We went for lunch and a walk today at Godrevy where the beach was beautiful as always.

It was our lovely neighbour’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and tonight was the first opportunity to have her round for a birthday dinner. I made a Blackberry and Apple Swiss Roll for her birthday cake. It tasted wonderful!

Swiss roll all rolled up and ready to load with home made jam and cream

Swiss roll served up

 

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Meringue, Golden Yolks and Kindness

I’ve had fun this afternoon baking for tomorrow. I love how a meringue mix becomes so thick and glossy starting from egg whites!

Meringue magic

The yolks are gorgeous.

Six egg yolks

Kindness is still the most important characteristic for any human being.

Be kind……. and love

 
 

Brown Sugar Bear, Banana Cake and A Sunflower

My lovely Sister-in-Law sent me a brown sugar bear from America and I just love how he keeps the brown sugar from going hard so that it mixes straightaway. He always looks so surprised when I take him out of the bag!

Brown sugar bear

We bought loads of bananas for when the LiveWires were here but they didn’t all get eaten so today I used three very over-ripe ones and a fresh one to make the best Sticky Banana Cake ever!  I’ll post the recipe soon.

Sticky Banana Cake with Raisins

Our walk this afternoon in the mizzle took us past the local allotments where we called in to thank our lovely neighbour for her gift of beans and courgettes. She wasn’t there but I took a photo of one of her beautiful Sunflowers. The beans were very tasty with our supper; the courgettes we have saved for tomorrow.

Pale Sunflower in the Cornish mizzle

 

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Boot Sale, Marazion and Coffee Cake

We went early to the car boot sale this morning in the hope of finding baby walkers for our Grandbaby twins who will be visiting very soon. (Imagine the growing excitement!)  We didn’t find walkers but we did find two activity mats which look like fun though now that M is rolling he may not stay on his very long!

After the very busy car boot sale, we went on to Marazion – cool but always beautiful.

Here in Britain, if one makes a coffee cake, it will have coffee in it (like the very delicious Coffee and Pecan Cake)  but we learned when visiting America, that there, a coffee cake is one that goes well with a cup of coffee! Today I felt like baking and found numerous recipes – the one I finally made is an amalgam and it tastes as good as it looks! I’ll post the recipe this week.

Blueberry Streusel Cake

 

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Light Tree, Cake and Perthi Kov Reunion

I had a brainwave today about where to put our light-balls.

Light balls on white tree

I made a Coffee and Pecan Cake for our Perthi Kov reunion today, the plan being to have tea and  cake and to share ideas about the whole experience.

For our Until the Day Break Tea Party

Coffee and Pecan Cake

St Euny Church was buzzing again this afternoon as people met friends, old and newly made during the production, and shared reminiscences. Click on any photo for a larger version. One of the gang has made a beautiful Memory book which has inspired others to do the same.

 

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