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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.

 

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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.


 

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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.

Cinnabar Moth

 

 

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Foxgloves, Bee and Hedgerow

Our hedgerows have changed colour from blue to mostly pink and yellow with some white. The Foxgloves are gorgeous and the bees love them. We heard a cuckoo on our walk around this morning. As I write I can hear two owls calling to each other. .

Looking over the hills from the Great Flat Lode across to the sea where a navy frigate is coasting up and down. It is here because of the G7 taking place in St Ives this coming weekend. There’s a missile launcher at Godrevy!

 

 

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!

 

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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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