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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

 

On the Beach and First Carrot

An accident on the A30 and a road closure meant that Daughter No3 and her Daughter, LiveWire No4, returned after saying goodbye two hours previously so we managed an extra afternoon on the beach which was a special delight, being so unexpected.

B helped to harvest our first carrot, somewhat curly and very tasty.

First carrot!

 

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Family Reunion

What a delightful day we have had, meeting the family on the beach  at Porthtowan and then all back at our place for a big family party. lots of photos for the family albums but only  a couple for the blog.

On the beach

Playing hide and seek

More family fun tomorrow! Thank you to those who have enquired about my Brother and SIL who were in the car accident. They are both still shaken up  and P is in pain from her broken ribs though the chatter and laughter have flowed all afternoon (albeit painfully) as they always do when we are all together and they are recovering from a truly horrible experience.

 
 

Humanist Wedding, Phillip Pullman and Blooms

It was overcast but the rain held off for the very beautiful Humanist Wedding held in the grounds of the Meudon Hotel, Falmouth.  The couple were very happy, of course, and the whole event full of love and joy.

Under the confetti arch

They chose some very interesting readings – this extract from The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman was particularly moving.

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me.”

The gardens at The Meudon are glorious. We must visit again very soon.

I do love being the Celebrant at such happy occasions.

 

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Sounds, Planting and Last Narcissi

I can’t show you a photo for my first beautiful thing tonight.  I just want to share the sounds as we sat in the sunshine having a cup of tea this afternoon. The dominant sound was the baaing of the sheep in the field behind (see a couple of days ago for a photo of the lambs) closely followed by the gentle buzzing of insects seeking out the pollen and interrupted occasionally by the crying of seagulls. What a joy. We are so lucky to live where we do.

The lovely Mr S has planted lots of Cosmos this evening as I was out singing.  We have long loved Cosmos, especially the white ones, and were delighted to find them growing so profusely  alongside the roads in South Africa. Now, I will love them even more, even the pink ones!

Cosmos

We have moved the finished pots of tulips and daffodils to a space at the back for their leaves to die down and will plant up other pots to replace them on the steps. I cut the last few Narcissi to enjoy them indoors.

Narcissi

 

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