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Fiftieth Party, Thali and A Bike

Today is Claire’s birthday and all her pals came together at the Eco park for a thali  and some Irish music, to see her presented with her birthday present and to hear the wonderful speech given by one of her beautiful daughters – just a few photos from a colourful evening full of love.

We had all contributed to Claire’s present, an electric bike, and here she has just been presented with a cardboard cutout and a voucher  so that she can go and choose what she wants.


 

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Car, Carvings and G&T

A couple of years ago we went to an excellent day of talks and exhibitions run by Chacewater Community Energy Group. Last year there couldn’t be one but again this year they put on a very informative day. We were very interested in  a Kia e-Nero electric car. They are so expensive! We’d love to have one but will have to wait until second hand ones come into our price range.

The e vehicles exhibition was held in the recreation ground in Chacewater and, in the spirit of the day, we went by bus. There were two lovely tree carvings in the field which is next to the village school.

The lovely Mr S brought me a G&T this evening with a nasturtium and some borage flowers and a few blueberries. Delicious!

 

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Beach, Purple and Our Little Guest

We met friends for a very sociable and tasty breakfast this morning and afterwards had a very brief and very hot walk on the beach.

On the way back to the car park these beauties caught my eye.

Our beautiful little guest, Fern, has settled in already, is loving being stroked and has a mighty purr – just delightful. What lovely and unusual markings she has. .

 

Crocosmia, Purple and a Toy

One of the allotment plots near us is a wonderful riot of Crocosmia.

I’m growing a purple, white and green border for the bees at the allotment but the verbena has taken for ever to come up. Here it is with its first flower.

Tomorrow we have a little visitor arriving to stay with us for about 6 weeks. She is a beautiful little cat called Fern and today we bought some Feliwell, on the recommendation of our daughter, to help her settle in. We also bought her a little toy. We are both really excited to have a little cat in our household again.

 

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Simple Lunch, Jam and Day Lily

Such a hot day! We aren’t used to it. Simple turkey salad was an  easy to prepare and easy to eat lunch. The lettuce and borage flowers are from our edible garden in the trough.

It was not a sensible day to make jam but the crop (600 grammes) was harvested so needs must, despite the heat …… I haven’t made Blackcurrant jam before and it is delicious.

Our Day Lilies are gorgeous.

 

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Sunlight, Moth and Bird Feeder

The early morning sunlight shone through a Poppy petal in a vase on the window sill with the featheriness of Love-in-a-Mist being highlighted.

Yesterday on the cliifs, one our treats was seeing – and hearing – the Cinnabar Moth. You’ll have to look closely to see it right in the middle of the photograph.

We’ve had some lovely visitors at the bird feeder.

Our supper tonight was baked potatoes! They were delicious. 🙂

 

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A Poem, Blue Muffins and A Poppy

I heard Jackie Kay on Radio 4 this afternoon and learned about the inspiration for writing one of her poems.  She had heard that from 2017 babies born in Scotland were to get a cardboard box containing mattress, sheets, clothes – all a new born might need. She wrote to the government to suggest that there should be a poem in the box and they said ‘Yes!’  So, she wrote the  poem ‘Welcome wee one’.  She spoke of how new Mums would see her on the street, thank her for the poem and ask for selfies.  I think this is brilliant.

This afternoon I have made some Blueberry Muffins and yes, they are really blue!

Every day we have another poppy.

 

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Breakfast, Cut Flowers and A Painting

I had my waffle with maple syrup and blueberries this morning.

Our Sweet Peas are lovely and smell divine.

On the kitchen window sill

There’s a story behind this lovely painting of Truro Cathedral by F. Robson, possibly Featherstone Robson, 1880-1936.The lovely Mr S and I met in late October 1966 while at college in South Yorkshire. I had come from Truro and Mr S from Acton, London. Walking through Acton in early January 1967 after being in London for a few days to meet his parents as we had just decided to get married, we spotted this painting in a second hand shop and it seemed like a sign!  It can’t have been expensive but I can’t remember how much. We bought it and it has had pride of place ever since.

 

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Emma Raducanu, Low Tide and Rain

Sorry, can’t post tonight, too caught up in the game at Wimbledon!

P.S.   6th July

So sorry that Emma Raducanu had to withdraw with illness.I’m not usually a tennis fan but I find her inspirational and send her all the very best for her future

It was such a lovely morning we went to Chapelporth at 8.30 at low tide with the intention of walking along the beach to under the cliffs where Wheal Coates looks over the sea. However the low tide wasn’t low at all! We couldn’t go around the first rock and as soon as the tide turned, it raced inshore. There is a facebook page called Preposterous Parking in Cornwall which often shows cars caught by the tide!

Then it rained all afternoon and torrents fell in the evening. Here’s a bit of the garden through a very wet window.

 

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4th July and Pasty Party

Happy Independence Day to all our friends and family across the pond.

There was a Pasty Party this afternoon at the allotment, the first time all the allotmenteers have been able to gather together for many, many months.  Here is my lovely neighbour delivering the orders.

We’ve had a lovely weekend with Daughter No 1. How precious these times are after such a long time apart.

 
 
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