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Radio 4, Redruth and the Present of a Pheasant

1  I just love Radio 4! Today, we’ve had the delightful David Attenborough on Desert Island Discs, the inimitable Samuel Pepys and his very entertaining Diary and this afternoon, John Steinbeck’s ‘The Pearl’ beautifully dramatised. Tomorrow we are promised Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’. Brilliant!

2  We shopped in a very busy Redruth this afternoon, beautiful sunshine, a lovely busker and everything we needed. I am so glad we moved back to Cornwall and especially to Redruth! I just love David Kemp’s Tinners’ Hounds!

Tinners' Hounds by David Kemp

3  Lucy came home from her trek-training on Dartmoor on Monday with a ready jointed pheasant for us, sent by Brenda with whom she stayed over. I’ve cooked it in cider as Brenda suggested and used Delia Smith’s recipe serving it, as she suggests, with caramelised apples.Lucy took homemade marmalade and Cornish Daffodils.

Pot Roast Pheasant with Shallots and Caramelised Apples

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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Goldfinches, Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar and The Inglehearts

1  Many goldfinches were here at the Nyger seed today. Where were they yesterday when we were counting?!

2  Lucy arrived home, tired but glowing after her trek-training on Dartmoor. They walked 15 miles along cliffs, rivers and woodland. She has another 10 days before setting off on the Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

3  A couple, whose wedding ceremony I am conducting later this year, came to listen to The Inglehearts’ rehearsal tonight. They like us!

The Ingleheart Singers

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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Trelissick, Raymond Blanc and Skype 28th Jan 2012

1  We went to Trelissick this afternoon, compensation  for missing a Penzance outing this morning as we were helping Lucy get ready for her trek training on Dartmoor.

2  I love this quotation – “I like a chef who smiles out loud when he tastes his own food” and was reminded of it when I heard Raymond Blanc talking on Radio 4 this evening. What a lovely man he is!

3  Skype with KJ and the Grandbabies – always a delight.

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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


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