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Kalettes, Happiness and A Break

We didn’t realise quite how big the Kalette plants would get when we planted them in the border! It’ll be fun eating them in due course.

Just one of the three enormous Kalette plants

I shared the August Happiness plan with you some weeks ago. Here is the September plan, this time for self-care, something many of us ignore.


I am taking a break from blogging for a few weeks. I have published almost every day for almost seven years and it will seem odd not to write every day but I WILL be back in this beautiful Blogging Community and all is well. ūüôā


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Asparagus Festival, Irises and Blogging

Asparagus Festival, Irises and Blogging

1 ¬† It was the Annual Asparagus Festival today in a local hotel so I went along to see the cookery¬†demonstrations¬†and to buy some delicious¬†Cornish¬†asparagus and other delicious Cornish produce. ¬†I bought some fabulous Duck eggs so that’s tomorrow’s supper sorted – steamed asparagus spears with poached duck egg.

Duck eggs

Duck eggs

2   We had some very good friends round for supper tonight and we started with Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Dressing and Parmesan Shavings Рdelicious. They brought us some very beautiful Irises.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Purple irises

Purple irises

3   Valerie wrote about the pleasures of blogging today Рa very interesting piece as her posts always are.  I so endorse everything she says about blogging. What a world it has opened up where we can learn so much about the lives of others, their loves, their disasters, their troubles and their joys Рand all with such honesty being able, as she says, to open up in this so supportive environment. I do believe real friendships develop on here.


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Waking Up In Our Own Bed, Insurance and One Thousand and Ninety-five Beautiful Things

1 ¬† ¬†However lovely it is to travel, it’s always beautiful to wake up in your own bed! ¬†I will be putting up lots more photos of our trip to share more of that amazing journey and what we learned with you all.

2 ¬† ¬†Our insurance company have responded very positively to our finding the dining room carpet drenched! The dehumidifier which usually¬†switches¬†itself off when the tank is full, didn’t! It overflowed instead. We might at last be able to replace the carpet which has been here since we moved in and which we have never liked so it’s not a problem but an opportunity!

3 ¬† ¬†I have been blogging for a whole year! That is at least 1095 beautiful things! I’ve gained 294 followers, been read in 117 countries, had over 20,000 hits and made so many lovely blogging¬†friends¬† Thank you to you all for reading, liking and commenting. Every one is really appreciated.

I was asked recently by a fellow blogger, what do we bloggers get out of this activity? That made me think……

What have I got out of blogging? ¬† Well, so much! I started my blog just for me and had no prior understanding of the friends I would make along the way, that people might actually be interested in what I was doing and that I would come to look forward so much to reading other people’s blogs and thoughts and that we could have conversations across the miles.

I have learned so much about other people’s lives, about the hardships some people face every day, about lives in other countries – blogging has opened up a whole new world for me!¬†I love to read ¬†comments on blogs too and when they touch a chord, I go and look at that person’s blog and another friendship begins to blossom. So, a heartfelt thank you to all of you out there and here’s a beautiful photo for you all.

Sunrise over The Ganges, taken by Mr S

It makes me wonder too, what is it that you get out of this blogging activity?


Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Small Copper, Tin and Copper Mine and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

1 ¬† Mr S spotted a beautiful little butterfly on the trellis early this morning. ¬†It’s a Small Copper.

Small Copper butterfly

2 ¬† We loved doing the first of our walks from Sue Jackson’s ¬†book “Discover Cornwall” ¬†this morning! So good to have the author on the end of the phone when we got ‘lost’ – entirely our fault! The view from the top is amazing, all the way across Cornwall from one coast to the other! ¬† ¬†Photos from the walk follow –

Baronet’s Engine House

Granite marker

Carn Marth Amphitheatre, built in the old small quarry

Large quarry at Carn Marth

Glorious heather and gorse

Looking over to the North coast

3 ¬† Friends lent us the dvd of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it this evening – a delightful mix of laughter and tears.


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Grandchildren, Flowers and Evening Sunshine

1 ¬† The Grandchildren are with us! That’s beautiful! Lots of lovely conversations and laughs. We introduced Jake to The Heligan Giant today and will take him to visit next week.

The story of the Heligan Giant

2   Our garden is delighting us, so many beautiful blooms. Click on any image to enlarge and see the detail, especially the poppy bud.


Hairy poppy bud


Climbing Rose

3   The red sky tonight was reflected on the windows over the road. Hopefully tomorrow will be another beautiful day.

Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight!


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