Daughter No 1 has been with us today to celebrate her birthday so we’ve been to the beach, watched the surfers and the incoming tide for over an hour, called in at The Blue Bar for hot chocolates and cake, talked and talked and talked and had a delicious birthday dinner. She travelled in her favourite car which has a new personalised number plate, part of her birthday present. I love it!.
Category Archives: Sea
Charities, Posy and A Beach
The river this morning when we started singing was very calm and the masts reflected almost perfectly. After singing we had two visitors from the charities we have supported over the last year, Penhaligon’s Friends and ShelterBox, £400 to each, thanks to our generous audiences. Here we are presenting the cheques to their representatives.
This afternoon we visited our dear friend, Ti and took her a little bouquet of flowers from our garden.
Afterwards we went to Godrevy for a walk in the chilly air with the glorious warmth of the sun on our backs – a day of apricity!
Happiness Calendar, Beach Walk and Treasures
I love sharing the Action for Happiness calendars and trying to take the advice for myself. Do click on it and zoom in if it isn’t clear enough. .
Porthtowan Beach was our destination with our Ukrainian friends this afternoon. It was wild and windy and very healing which was so good to hear.
The chaotic waves were throwing up foam which had the loveliest colours. I love collecting heart stones and found this one for M who didn’t come on the walk.
Dogs have such a joyful time on the beach in the autumn/winter months when they are allowed on the beach. I really love watching them and was delighted to catch a short video of one catching a Frisbee.
Blues, Hollyhock and Celebration Seeds
I sang at a care home in Falmouth with The Suitcase Singers this afternoon and it was an absolute delight to see the joy on people’s faces and to have them join in with Cornish songs. Afterwards we went to see the sea at Gylly Beach. I love the variety of blues seen here and the tiny paddle boarders, the yachts and other vessels.
On the cliffside along Cliff Road, there are Hollyhocks growing.
As well as Angie’s ring, her daughters gave everyone at the funeral and me though I could only watch online, Sunflower seeds to celebrate her life. I have several at the allotment.
Swimming, A Meeting and Goodbyes
It is very quiet in our house this evening as the family left mid-afternoon to meet up with Daughter No 1 on their way back to London. What a lovely time we have all had!
Today we went to Portreath as Daughter No 2 loves her cold swimming and wanted to swim one last time before they left. While she was in the water, I chatted to a lovely woman about our families, our missing of various relatives and our love of Cornwall. She thanked me for stopping to chat but it was as much my pleasure. I’m wishing now that we had swapped numbers as she lives nearby in Illogan. We did hope we might meet up again sometime walking on the beach.
Altruism, Walk and Moth
Another month has gone by already! Here is the Happiness Calendar for August.
Our walk this morning along the coastal path at St Agnes Head was remarkably busy! Okay, it’s August in Cornwall! Our drive there was the hairiest it’s ever been down the little country lanes as we encountered caravans, trailers, a silver bullet caravan and RVs, none of them very willing to pull over and not one of them waving to say thanks for us backing up and tucking in. I’m thinking they aren’t all rude but maybe scared of the situation and concentrating hard. Out of season it is extremely rare that drivers don’t wave to each other after manoeuvring in the lanes.
The views through the mist towards St Ives were glorious, of course, and the buzzy red daytime moths, Cinnabars, are quite charming.
Foxgloves, Bee and Hedgerow
Bird House, Sea Bird and Wind Surfing
I saw this charming Bird House today and didn’t buy it. Now I’m sorry!
We stopped at Mount’s Bay after our other business this morning. The wind was wild and the wind surfers having a great time.
The seagulls were finding it hard going against the wind and were so slow that I managed to catch a photo!
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.
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.
It was a fabulous warm sunny day and there were dozens of people enjoying the beach.
One of our Christmas cards was a do-it-yourselves row of bunting which I put together yesterday and we love it.