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Birthday, Departures and Truro

1   We still had six family people here for Birthday Breakfast which was so lovely – haven’t had offspring here for my birthday for many years.

Some of my lovely birthday cards

Some of my lovely birthday cards

2    Then it was the big pack up and lots of tearful farewells as some of the family leave for London. Click on any photo for more detail.

3   We spent the rest of the day in Truro, visiting the Cathedral, seeing the Peace Tree and reading the stars, watching the ice-skaters behind the Cathedral and shopping.   D&A are now cooking up a Senegalese feast for dinner and later we are going back to Truro to hear the Cathedral bells ring in the New Year and to see the fireworks.

I wish all my readers a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

In the bookshop, I saw a One Direction calendar  – discovered just the other day that an ex-pupil of mine, Louis Tomlinson, is one of the crew! He was a lovely boy then!

Louis Tomlinson, ex-pupil

Louis Tomlinson, ex-pupil

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Beauty, family, Peace, photography, Postaday2013

 

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Great Flat Lode, Porthtowan Beach and Dinner

This morning we walked around the back up to Wheal Uny (where the Heligan Giant used to live!), came home for lunch and a play and then went off to Porthtowan for a last family outing to the beach as half the family leave tomorrow after Birthday Breakfast.  Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail.

Dinner last night, a fabulous Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne, was cooked by M, our eldest daughter, tonight’s, Barbequed Chicken, is being cooked by our son-in-law, L and tomorrow’s is being cooked by D&A, a Senegalese dish for my birthday dinner. Aren’t they all just lovely?!

 

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Splashing, Sailing Ship and Sculpture

1. We had lunch out today and then strolled through Falmouth where Grandbaby T loved splashing in the puddles.

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2. The yacht with the tallest mast in the world is in Falmouth Harbour after being refurbished in the shipyard here.

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3. This remarkable ceramic sculpture was in a gallery window. I needed much longer to look at it!

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Lily, Family Fun and Moussaka

1 The lilies in my Christmas bouquet are opening.

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2. We have a houseful and it’s noisy, busy, chaotic and great fun!

3. We needed two enormous dishes of Moussaka to feed the hordes!

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Posted by on December 28, 2013 in baking, Beauty, flowers, Food, photography, Postaday2013

 

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Snow Dog, Best Present and Nigella

With all of the family here today, we exchanged presents and Snow Dog was by well received and is already loved.

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Our eldest daughter had just the loveliest present from our youngest daughter. M’s cat died just a few weeks ago, aged 20 years 3 months and L made her this beautiful memory photo frame.

20131227-211632.jpgWe still have some Nigella ( Love in a Mist) flowering in the front garden.

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Mince Pies, Sunbeam and Wheal Coates Walk

1   I taught my Senegalese daughter-in-law how to make mince pies this morning. They turned out beautifully!

A's first ever mince pies

A’s first ever mince pies

2     Just as we were baking, a low winter sunbeam caught this painting by Sasha Harding. Serendipity!

Sasha Harding painting

Sasha Harding painting

3    We had sunshine  most of today before the expected return of the storms so we all had a walk up to Wheal Coates.  Many, many people had the same idea and A was delighted that everyone we met said Hello or Merry Christmas and one lovely walker offered to take a photo of us all. What special kindness to recognise our desire without a word being spoken!

Looking over to St Ives

Looking over to St Ives

Kind stranger

Kind stranger

Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates

 
 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

Just the one violet struggling along in the winter!

Cornish Violet

Cornish Violet

For more in this challenge, have a look here.      Merry Christmas to all my readers!

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2013 in flowers, nature, photography, Postaday2013

 

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