1 I used to love finding fairies in the garden when I was a little girl and never being told that they were Clematis seed heads floating on the breeze. Today I found one in a bucket of water and was delighted with the subsequent unexpected photo.
2 The very last flower on the Pelargonium was caught in the sunshine today with the anthers making such a delicate shadow.
Mrs Johnson’s Blue Pelargonium
3 Of many photos taken trying to catch the fluttering butterfly, I eventually managed one as it took nectar from the lovely Heliotrope, otherwise known as Cherry Pie because of its delicious fragrance.
1 Samantha Bryan, sculptor and imagineer, has put out a call to reunite all her beautiful fairies, if only virtually. She has asked any owners to photograph them and send in the photos. Here is one of mine that I love with her little birthday candle to light her way when she’s out in the dark.
Pedal Powered Fairy by Samantha Bryan
Label on my fairy
2 Today I have made the Chocolate Amaretti Torte for the reunion and for my guest posting with Go Bake Yoursel I can’t turn out the one I made today until the party so here’s one I made earlier for my father-in-law’s 90th birthday party. It is so smooth and rich and scrumptious!
Here’s one I made earlier!
3 Knowing how I love to knit, and to knit wacky things as well as beautiful things, my lovely next-door-neighbour gave me this book today. Thank you! Watch this space!
The Orb I designed and knitted for the Wildworks Kensington Palace Exhibition
Jake with The Orb at Kensington Palace
For those of my readers who like my recipes, I have today put KJ’s fabulous Lime and Ginger Cheesecake up on the Recipe pages. Do comment there if you try it. I’d love to know how you get on with it!
1 I’ve practised on the piano so hard today – Fur Elise is beginning to sound right!
2 I’ve been collecting Fairies made by the talented Samantha Bryan for many years. This one, I commissioned for my retiring from teaching after many very enjoyable years. Fairies don’t instinctively know how to fly,you know. They need to learn and to be taught! I’ll show you more of my Fairy collection in the weeks to come.
3 We had fish’n’chips tonight from Mac’s in Redruth – fantastic and a rare treat that was much appreciated by all.