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Windows, Tiles and Muffins

I noticed some windows in Redruth for the first time today and loved the fact that ‘DRESSES’ and ‘MANTLES’ are still etched into the glass. I’m hoping a local reader will know what the shop was in its heyday.

The West End Drapery Stores were quite something and the premises are still lovely on the outside. One section of the old shop is being renovated and has been recently painted and the floor tiles cleaned up.

I baked some Courgette and Mozzarella Muffins today and they were delicious.

 

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Shoes, Flags and Books

I walked past a shop today in our town and was surprised to see some wonderful shoes in the window.

There were flags along the prom in Penzance tonight as we went through to Newlyn to the Film House to see Bait –  a fabulous film that you should see if you can.

We treated ourselves to dinner in the Eat House at the cinema and it was scrumptious. I was pleased to see the cookery books on the counter.

 
 

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Posters, Puppy and Spires

There were protests all over the country today about our Parliament being prorogued.  1.5 million have signed a petition in less than two days. Despite our strong feelings, there was still humour to be found in some of the posters and in the words of our songs.

We met several friends there despite the whole thing only being organised overnight and we were delighted to met Georgie, a friend’s lovely curly haired puppy who has grown so much in a few weeks.

There are three spires on our Cathedral but only two visible from the car park.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2019 in Cornwall, Photography, Postaday 2019, Truro

 

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Lighthouse, Surfers and Hay Making

Godrevy in the early evening is always beautiful.

Surfers were beginning to arrive.

The farmer in the back field has been mowing and baling and today brought the stacks to put in the shed. I love the autumn colours in this shot.

Tractor on the move

Checking on the names for the stooks or bales or stacks or bundles, I came across this information which made me smile.

 

 

Poem, John Clare and Blue Bloom

Here’s a poem by John Clare that resonates with me.

Nature Has a Feeling

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
There’s nothing mortal in them; their decay
Is the green life of change; to pass away
And come again in blooms revivified.
Its birth was heaven, eternal it its stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.

John Clare, photo  by Natalie Doig, sent to me some time ago.

And a little bit of nature from our garden……

 

Wedding Day, Biscuits and Blackberry Gin

Fifty two years ago today was our Wedding Day. The Siamese cat just turned up – it wasn’t one of ours, they were still at home in Treyew Road!

There were two heart biscuits in the box so we had them today.

We’ve been out for a celebratory meal tonight and I had a glass of Cornish Blackberry gin.

 

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Six on Saturday – on Sunday

There is an early Autumnal feel in the air despite the occasional warmth of the sun.

1.  We have been eating beans for a couple of weeks but now there are more than we can deal with so, having made pints of Runner Bean Soup,  I have today made a big batch of Fagiolata, as suggested by our lovely neighbour. The purple beans looked lovely against the red of the tomatoey, oniony, garlicky sauce though as soon as they were cooking, they became green.

2.   The Crinodendron always delights at this time of year with some crimson flowers still, the glorious pearl-filled seed pods and the tiny new flowers just starting.

3.  The Dahlias come into their own in late August.  I  love  them  with  the white  Cosmos.There’s  our  Welly  Dog  in the  background.

4.  Hydrangea Petiolaris is even more gorgeous as it turns from white to russet.

5.  New plantings of Pak Choi and Winter Lettuce in the edible trough are beginning to come through. The upside-down hanging basket frames are to protect the seedlings from next-door’s cats.

6. We have cut the Gladioli to have indoors as the wind has not been treating them well.

If you would like to join in Six on Saturday, (or even Sunday) go and visit The propagator.

 

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