Category Archives: nature
Here are some of the lovely treasures.
You may remember, Dear Reader, that I wrote about Cornish Hurling at the end of last month. You can see the post by clicking here. My letter was published in The Guardian yesterday!
We have a delightful little book. Every month has information about the moon and the tides, bird of the month, what to plant and what to harvest , a recipe and a folk song for the month. It is really lovely. I looked ahead to July and found a recipe for Flower Biscuits..
So, I made some! They are a bit shortbready and have the edible flowers pressed into the biscuit before baking and a lemony glaze when they come out of the oven.
I heard today that our local hospital is again, after covid, collecting traffic light hats and bonding squares for new-borns so I delivered them to my knitting shop, the collection point.
I was in need of inspiration some weeks ago and read about crocheting to help victims of domestic abuse. “Can you crochet in June for Refuge? Changing a life starts with one small step. Take up the challenge and raise vital life saving funds for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.” The challenge is to crochet every day in June, sell, raffle or otherwise donate to raise funds so every evening I have been making granny squares. Here are the first set, ready to be joined and have a border added to make a pram blanket. .
It’s Murdoch Day in Redruth when the whole town turns out to celebrate William Murdoch, the talented mine engineer and inventor who lived in Redruth. His house was the first in the UK to be lit by gas lighting in 1792. He also built a steam-powered ‘car’ that he tested on the town roads.
And for your delectation……
We went to Falmouth today to meet friends for lunch today and afterwards walked back along Cliff Road in almost stifling heat of 30C. By the time we arrived back in Redruth it was 20.5C!
After a busy time in town, I spent the afternoon in the garden reading my new book, bought in our favourite coffee shop, Home Ground, this morning. The coffee shop is lined with books for customers to read while having their coffee and, if it catches your imagination, it can be bought for just £1! Unbeknownst to me, the lovely Mr S caught me deep in Robert Galbraith’s “Troubled Blood.”