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Our Walk, A Chimney and Masks

We started early for our walk today as the temperatures are set to rise and I’m not happy walking in heat. The sea was glorious and the walk peaceful and restorative. The heathers are in full bloom and contrast beautifully with the golden Dandelions. We spotted a number of birds, a Kestrel, we think, and some Whin Chats that moved too quickly to be photographed.

Mum’s chimneys are all planted up and now full of blooms and scent from the Nemesia Vanilla White and the Heliotrope, otherwise known as Cherry Pie.

This came my way the other day and seems to me to be the best reason to be wearing a mask in these strange times.

 

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Teddy Bear, Sunbeams and Christmas Bunting

My morning was spent happily with the couple whose Wedding Ceremony I am conducting tomorrow and then we set off to Marazion to hunt for pretty pebbles and sea glass. We found some lovely pebbles but only one piece of sea glass. On the beach, a family’s picnic towel and stuff were being guarded by a monster Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bear guard

It was a fabulous warm sunny day and there were dozens of people enjoying the beach.

Sunbeams

One of our Christmas cards was a do-it-yourselves row of bunting which I put together yesterday and we love it.

P&G’s bunting card – Thank you!

 

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Lone Yacht, Charles Dickens and Knitting

Walking today in another bitter and quite strong wind, we saw just one sailing boat in a beautifully coloured sea.

Lone yacht

It has been one of those March days so well described by Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens

Knitting is receiving a very good press, research showing how it helps to calm the knitter!

Beautiful piece by Unknown – if anyone can help, I would love to give credit

 

First Ice-Cream, Dedication and Sally-Boots

We went for a ‘Mother’s Day’ lunch today at The Gylly  on the beach and it was delicious and much quieter than yesterday would have been. We also had our first scrumptious ice-creams of the season!

Roskilly’s Toffee Crunch ice-cream

Afterwards we did a short coastal walk to Swanpool and noticed for the first time the following lovely dedication on a bench.

When we miss you….

Last night I finished of a pair of Sally-boots for a baby expected any day now by one of my ex-pupils with whom I have stayed in touch. They are ready to post as soon as word comes through.

Sally-boots

P.S.  LiveWire 3, whose 7th birthday it is today, loves her sewing box and all the bits therein!  🙂

 

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Wild Waves, Peachy Clouds and Carn Brea

It’s still windy and we went to see the waves at Portreath. We were not disappointed!

Big waves

The inner harbour

At the end of the harbour

At the end of the harbour, a boiling sea

The view from Lighthouse Hill with peachy clouds

Look carefully and you will just see Carn Brea Castle and the Bassett Monument. Photo taken from moving car

 

 

 

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St Michael’s Mount, Rainbow and Tonight’s Murmuration

Our walk was from Marazion towards Penzance today with the aim of being back by Marazion Marsh to witness the murmuration at dusk this evening. The clouds were beautiful, a rainbow appeared in part and disappeared almost as quickly and then the Starlings started arriving in small murmurations building to thousands upon thousands. It is hard to capture the magic, the thrill for you but here is a short video to give you a flavour.

St Michael’s Mount

Rainbow over Marazion

Murmuration arriving

 

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Day 5 of Golden Wedding Week

A sunshine forecast so a day at the beach was in order – at our family favourite, Chapel Porth. Dam building, Pooh sticks, Croque Monsieurs (fabulous!) from the Beach cafe, ice-creams all round  and a good time was had by all.  The Grandbaby twins were a hit in the supermarket on the way home! Today’s gallery follows.

In the shopping trolley

 

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Early Evening on Chapel Porth Beach

Sunny but windy and cool this evening so not many people on the beach. Those who were there were having fun – running away from waves, splashing in pools, building sand castles, watching seagulls and admiring the most amazing clouds. On the way home there was a splash of rainbow in the sky. Click on any photo for a better view.

 

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3DM, A Present and St Ives

A little packet arrived when I was out yesterday and, somehow, by the time I had finished my meeting last night, it was overlooked. Today, what delight! I opened it up and there is the new cd by Three Daft Monkeys and we love it already!

We love the short train ride from Lelant Saltings to St Ives and that was our trip today. We love the art galleries and today, in the Porthminster Gallery, fell in love with a very special piece by Margaret Lovell. We left the gallery and then, at the same moment, turned to each other to say, “We could buy it together for our Golden Wedding present!” And so we did!  We have bought it through Own Art, a brilliant scheme where you pay off the cost over ten months with no interest. I’m not sure we can wait until August to unwrap it but as soon as we do I will show you our very beautiful piece of sculpture.

Enjoy our gallery of our afternoon in St Ives. Click on any photo for a better view.

 

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Mothers’ Day, Treats and Love

Our lovely kids were all in touch today with cards, calls, chocolates and photographs and an extra rather special gift:   Refuge_parcels_-_mother_s_parcel. Do click on the link to see the important work being done for women less fortunate than those in my family.

It has been another beautiful day so we popped down to Chapel Porth before the crowds! Join our walk at low tide on an almost empty beach.

I send my love to all my lovely readers, be you Mothers or not. I hope you have all had a good day.

 

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