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Pac Man, Jewels and Another Red Leaf

The LiveWires were delighted to see a Pac Man in my coffee!

Pac Man in my coffee

The multitude of Autumn leaves on the ground had the colours of jewels.

Jewel leaves

The veining on this leaf was especially beautiful.

Delicate veining

 

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Kalettes, Happiness and A Break

We didn’t realise quite how big the Kalette plants would get when we planted them in the border! It’ll be fun eating them in due course.

Just one of the three enormous Kalette plants

I shared the August Happiness plan with you some weeks ago. Here is the September plan, this time for self-care, something many of us ignore.

self-care_september

I am taking a break from blogging for a few weeks. I have published almost every day for almost seven years and it will seem odd not to write every day but I WILL be back in this beautiful Blogging Community and all is well. 🙂

 

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Tandem, Weather Vane and Decoupage

On our way back from town, we came upon two young neighbours trying out the family tandem for the first time and what an enjoyable time they were having.

Having fun

Walking around Newlyn before going to see Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman at the Newlyn Filmhouse, we spotted a lovely weathervane.

Weather vane in Newlyn

In the cafe upstairs, before the film, we were both taken by the decoupage on the tables.

Decoupage

The film, by the way, is stunning,  offering an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as frighteningly relevant in today’s tumultuous world.

 

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Spider’s Web, Nasturtium and Millet

It rained overnight and left our garden covered in diamonds. My turn to make the tea, I was down very early and went out in my pjs to take these photos. As soon as the sun came up the diamonds disappeared.

It was the Web between the Agapanthus buds that first caught my eye.

Raindrops 1

Next, I noticed the Nasturtiums, themselves already jewel coloured and then embellished with diamond drops.

Raindrops 2

And then the Millet, encrusted with the same shiny beauties.

Raindrops 3

I was very glad to have been the early bird this morning, starting my day with such soul-pleasing beauty.

 

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A Beautiful Restful Day

I have spent the whole day in the garden, sitting in the shade within hearing of the fountain, reading. I can’t remember when I last indulged myself like this!  I looked up occasionally and watched butterflies, saw the Blue Tit family (who lived in our lighthouse) come to the feeders along with the Goldfinches and others, heard the constant buzzing of busy insects and revelled in the perfume from the Heliotrope, the Jasmine and the Sweet Peas. Our garden has never been quite as prolific.  Click on the smaller photos for a bigger view.

Breakfast in the garden

 

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Flowers, Bubbles and Singers

It was the 2nd Redruth Monthly Street Market today and once again, it was full of colour and fun, stalls and singers. The hanging baskets around our town are looking gorgeous.

On the Clock Tower, on the corner of Market Way

The Buttermarket was hung with bunting, someone was blowing bubbles, people sat around drinking coffees and cold drinks …….

Bubbles and Bunting

………. and listening to The Red River Singers singing Cornish songs and shanties. A lovely happy morning was had by all. I love our little town!

The fabulous Red River Singers

 

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St Ives by Train, Tides and A Lane

We are so very lucky! After seeing Daughter No 3 and her L:iveWire off at 6am we then met up with the Munich contingent of our family and went by train to St Ives where we had a lovely relaxed family day cementing relationships and having lots of laughs. We ended the day in Porthtowan enjoying delicious MooMaid ice-creams. Click on any photo in the gallery for the caption and a bigger view.

Tide in as we arrived

Tide out as we left

 
 
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