Tag Archives: Falmouth.

Seed Pods, Kale and Ghost Ships

The Rosemary is still very blue and lovely with some seed pods poking through.


The dew stayed on the Kale all day.

Kale and dewdrops

I’ve been with The Suitcase Singers tonight at The Maritime Museum rehearsing for a production called Ghost Ships which is going to be playing all the half term holiday next week. I’ll tell you more as the week goes on.

In the Maritime Museum, Falmouth


Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Cornwall, Photography


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Humanist Wedding, Phillip Pullman and Blooms

It was overcast but the rain held off for the very beautiful Humanist Wedding held in the grounds of the Meudon Hotel, Falmouth.  The couple were very happy, of course, and the whole event full of love and joy.

Under the confetti arch

They chose some very interesting readings – this extract from The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman was particularly moving.

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me.”

The gardens at The Meudon are glorious. We must visit again very soon.

I do love being the Celebrant at such happy occasions.


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Swimming, Shell Grotto and A Robin

Littlest Live-Wire and her Mum were the only ones in the toddler pool and had a lovely time. 

After lunch we went into the Pavilion Gardens where B was entranced by the shell grottoes. 

Later we watched a Robin for quite some time. With a beakful of moss, it seemed that he was collecting for a nest.  


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Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Beauty, Cornwall, Grandchildren


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

Those of you who follow my blog will know that I went to a Cabaret Party last night. It was held in a fabulous independent bookshop in Falmouth called Bookmark and it is there that I took this selfie in the fish-eye mirror above the door. A Bookshop is just the best place for a party!

Guests at the Cabaret Party in Bookmark

Guests at the party and my selfie

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Lunch, Falmouth Docks and Spring Flowers

1   The family spent the morning at The Maritime Museum and we met them for lunch at The Gylly Cafe where it was, sadly, much too cold to go onto the beach.

Lunch at The Gylly Cafe

Lunch at The Gylly Cafe

2   Looking over the docks from Castle Drive was, as always, fascinating. We spotted the Dutch Brig, Mercedes with its tall masts in the distance. The photo of the ship in full sail is by David Barnicoat on 30th March.

Orange against the blue

Orange against the blue

Across to St Mawes

Across to St Mawes
Tall ship's masts

Tall ship’s masts




Mercedes by David Barnicoat

3    Despite the bitter winds the Tete a Tete miniature daffodils just keep on flowering!

Tete a Tete and Muscari still flowering 2.4.2013

Tete a Tete and Muscari still flowering 2.4.2013


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Daffodils, Scarf and The Harbour at Night (and a Blogger Challenge)

1 The Cornish daffodils I bought the other day have opened and look just beautiful in the sunshine.

Cornish daffodils

Cornish daffodils

2    I had a special request from KJ for a new scarf for J as the one I made before Christmas has gone missing. I used up the wool that I made his sister’s Cat Hat and Cowl from and knitted all last night and this afternoon and got it to the post just in time!

New scarf for J

New scarf for J

3   We went to the Maritime Museum for a fabulous talk this evening given by Roz Savage about her exploits rowing solo across the oceans. Falmouth Harbour was looking particularly beautiful in the just-dark of the evening.

Boats in the harbour

Boats in the harbour

Reflections in the harbour

Reflections in the harbour

P.S.  I was challenged by Yvonne to use all the favourite words I was given the other day to write a post containing all the words. I can manage a paragraph!

Heffalump was very happy that he had finally reached the attic uttering, ” Fabbydabbydozy” as he entered the enormous well-lit space and started exploring. He was happily fishing around in the ubiquitous clutter, when he found himself suddenly defenestrated. Somewhat discombobulated and out of breath, he looked around to assess the sorry situation. Serendipity! He had landed, rather fragrantly, in the honeysuckle and shaken but unharmed, declared,”Alleluia!  Now, how to achieve anabasis?”

Thanks to john zandepamasaurus, valeriedavies ,djdfr and tartanpants for their favourite words! Also for just because!


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Near and Far, Startling Beauty and Falmouth Art Gallery

1  After a super singing session, I met Mr S and P and we went to Falmouth, quite delightful in the sunshine.

Near and Far – from Pendennis Point over to St Mawes

2   Near Gylly Beach are these amazing flowers! I have never seen anything like them and don’t know what they are. Does anyone?

Whatever is this beautiful flower?

Close up

Lots of them

3   The Art Gallery in Falmouth is free and houses one of my favourite paintings –

Study for The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse 1894

Study for The Lady of Shalott – information

The gallery hosts lots of workshops for children and families. The resulting paintings are professionally framed and hung which absolutely delights me – respect for all art whoever has created it.

Paintings by Falmouth children

A couple of bonus photos today of our beautiful Choir-babies:

Choir Baby E with her Mum

Choir Baby T with his Mum


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Maritime Museum, Mud and Umbrellas

1    We spent the morning in the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and Jake had a lovely time.  (Click on any photo for an enlargement.)

2    We drove up to Lanhydrock to have a run around before KJ and the children went on their way. It had been raining hard and the mud was glorious!  These were the last goodbyes! We’ve had some members of the family here for just over three weeks and now they’ve all gone. We’re babysitting in London in only 10 days so it’s not too long before we see this branch of the family again.

3    It amused me at the end of the day to see all the umbrellas drying in the  Lanhydrock National Trust reception office.


Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Cornwall, Falmouth, family, senses


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Beautiful Day, Agapanthus and Martin Gravestone

1   The sun has shone on us today. We took the twenty minute  ferry ride from Falmouth to St Mawes and the fourteen of us had lunch together on the terrace at The Rising Sun, looking out to the sea.

2   There were beautiful Agapanthus in abundance in St Mawes.

3   On the way home we had a family pilgrimage to Gwennap Churchyard to see the gravestone that inspired Dad to write his first novel, Jeremy Visick.

No photos today as one of the children fell asleep in the study as soon as we got home and is still there, expected to sleep all night!  I’ll add them tomorrow.


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Flowers, A Treat and Toys on the Stairs

1   Heavy rain all night and I went out first thing to take these gorgeous photos of raindrops. Click to enlarge.

Raindrops on a poppy bud about to open

Raindrops on a poppy

Fallen sepal with raindrops. This is my favourite today.

2    Today, Lucy and I used our Christmas present vouchers from KJ to have a massage each at St Michael’s Spa in Falmouth – beautiful smells and a great sense of relaxation.

St Michael’s Spa, Falmouth

3   While I was out, Mr S put the baby gates, the fireguard and the buggy back in the attic but he left the toys and the wet-suit that stay here on the stairs for me to see as I came in. Beautiful!

Toys and a wet-suit waiting to go upstairs until the next visit


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