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Tunnel Lane, Bark and Ice-Cream

We are so lucky with our lovely walk into town!

Isn’t this beautiful bark?

A walk on the cliffs and an ice-cream finished off our day.

Ice cream at Godrevy

 

 

 

 

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Honesty, Leaves and Wild Fuchsia

I love how the sunlight came through the Honesty seed pods.

These fabulous red leaves were hanging over a fence on my walk today.

I also love the delicate Wild Fuchsia that grows in Cornish hedgerows.

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Experimental Baking

I’ve had an interesting day. In between making another set of masks for the Barcelona branch of the family, I’ve been trying to replicate the delicious vegan chocolate orange cake we had the other day.  The vegan sponge seemed to work well, I made a vegan  orange jelly to go in the middle and a vegan chocolate ganache and it did look lovely!  Sadly, it’s not a patch on my usual cakes and I will have to try again – halve the amount of cake, double the chocolate and sharpen up the orange jelly!

I’ve given a big chunk to our lovely taster next door. I guess her view will match with ours!

 

 
 

Bird Feeder, Fuchsia and Tide Clock

There are still lots of berries in the garden yet the birds are emptying the feeders faster and faster! I love that lots of Goldfinches are ‘a charm.’

We planted this glorious Fuchsia at the weekend, what rich colours.

The tide clock that we have had for almost 12 years stopped working so I had to order another. We can’t set it until the next full moon, October 31st, at high tide, which will be at 17.01 so we will have to be patient until then.

 
 

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Breakfast, A Rose and Gifts

Fluffy blueberry pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup was my breakfast treat – the lovely Mr S chose not to have the bacon but I love the sweet and savoury combo.

A rose we were given for our Golden Anniversary three years ago is still, in mid October, giving us beautifully scented blooms.

We’ve been at the allotment for hours today in beautiful Autumn sunshine trying to get the better of all the weeds. We have made progress. One I pulled up was a carrot which we have had for tea along with two Sweetcorn cobs which have been left behind by the previous owner. We have landed in a lovely community. One fellow allotmenteer kindly gave us a cucumber and some tomatoes this afternoon.

 

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Dawn, Plantings and Apple Pie

This is a very good time of year for a slug-a-bed like me to see beautiful dawns!

I was so excited yesterday about getting the allotment that I missed the plantings I had done in the morning – lots more bulbs – tulips in the two big tubs that had Sweet peas in over the summer and Winter flowering pansies on top for colour, hopefully, until the Tulips show. The chilli flakes around the plants are supposed to keep rodents away from the bulbs……

I’ve made an apple pie this afternoon, the recipe for which I was given by my sister who lives in America, Hawaii now but New York when we visited many years ago and she made this delicious pie. It is no ordinary apple pie! It contains its own special creamy custard which is added after it comes out of the oven and it is absolutely scrumptious. Thanks again, Deborah.

 

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Allotment, Glass and Blues

We have an allotment! We have been on the list for some time and today we have come to the top. We have a starter plot, one third of a proper plot, to see how we go. We are on trial for 3 months and are very excited to get started and to be a part of this vibrant community. As you can see, there is some work to be keeping us busy.

Sadly, because of the Covid situation, the gallery where I have had my glass is closing. We are a co-operative and haven’t been able to open since the March lockdown. Today, I went to collect the pieces that were first put into the gallery for Valentine’s Day. Something good came out of this sadness though – I was so pleased to see my work and to remember how pretty it is and the fun I had making it all, that I am re-inspired to get on with more making! 

As we were so close to the sea while near the gallery, we went for a walk along the sea front and just loved the blues in the sea.

From Gylly to Pendennis

 

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Moth, Gate and Tunnel

I spotted this tiny, beautiful dead moth, covered in raindrops, on the path into town this morning.

I took a different turn today along a lane that has intrigued me for a long time. At the dead end were these rather interesting lichen covered gates over which I could see nothing but autumnal leaves.

Coming back along to join the usual path, the drippy tunnel took on an eerie air and the echoiness was quite something.

 

Engine House, Waves and A Happy Dog

A favourite walk today along the beach at Chapelporth and tonight another Thali with friends at the Eco Park – a lovely, almost normal, day.

Wheal Coates

 

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Passion Flower, Honeysuckle and Cake?

It seemed to me like the back view of a huge green cat and  turned out to be a lovely Passion Flower growing up a post just outside town this morning. Look carefully, there is just one flower.

Up the road on our way home was this beautiful Himalayan Honeysuckle, Leycesteria formosa. I need to grow this!

We stopped off this morning at Home Ground, our favourite coffee shop in town. We had our coffees and our Portuguese Custard tarts and bought our lunch to take home – a Pepperoni Flatbread to share with a salad and a new cake, like an enormous Jaffa in a sponge with a tart orange filling and a wonderful chocolate ganache on top – and it was vegan.  I’m sorry I forgot to take a photo before we ate it all, to the very last crumb!  My plate is on the right. I have asked for the recipe but they buy it in so I am going to have to invent something myself. When it works, I will share it with you as it was Amazing!

 
 

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