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Memories of Happy Times

It is five years today since we took the phone call in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art bringing us the sad news that our beautiful friend, Kath, had died. It is for her memory that I write my blog every day. She was the most positive person I have ever known, full of life and spirit and optimism. She would have loved this daily record of things that have made us smile or say, ‘Wow, that’s beautiful!’


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Marcel Proust

For all our friends in the real world and the blogging world who contribute to our happiness.

 “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust



Posted by on September 2, 2016 in friendship, nature, Photography, Postaday 2016


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Peace Exhibition, VW Camper Van and Junk Yard

1   We went to Marazion today to a fascinating exhibition put on by the local Quaker group.



There was a very moving and informative display which told of the experiences of three local Quakers and their harrowing dilemmas with the peace testimony. Through poetry, photos, quotations and sculpture, attitudes to peace and war were examined and the role of the Conscientious Objector made clear. If you are one of my local readers, do go along. It’s on for four more days and is well worth your time.

2   When there, walking along the front, we saw a VW Camper van all decked out for a wedding and the wedding party were on the beach.

Wedding van

Wedding van

3   On our way home, we called in at our favourite reclamation yard, Shiver Me Timbers, always full of quirky objects and today was no different. Click on any photo for an enlargement.

On the way home we passed this beautiful Cornish Cottage.

Beautiful Cornish cottage

Typical Cornish cottage


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A Old Friend, The Kindness of Strangers and Clouds in Cornwall

1   A beautiful thing – Kanu, an old friend of D’s, took time out of his day today to come to the train station especially to meet us, the parents of his much loved friend. It was lovely to meet him.

2   The train to the airport was running so late we were in danger of missing our flight. A young woman also waiting to get to the airport had called her friend and asked him to drive her there and she had overheard our concerned conversations about missing the flight. This lovely couple, strangers to us all, invited us to have a lift with them and so we made the flights in good time. They probably won’t ever read this but, just in case or in case some one who does know them reads this  – thank you so much, Jody from Dublin and Mark from Barcelona, for your kindness to strangers.

Jody and Mark

3   Driving home through Devon and into Cornwall, the skies grew ever more threatening and then, fleetingly, this lovely formation as the blue reappeared.

Beautiful clouds as we drove into Cornwall


Posted by on September 25, 2012 in postaday2012, travel


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Iris, Bluebells with Buttercups and Lemon and Clementine Parfait

1   Just one iris open – but so beautiful, like a butterfly.


2   Went to Tregajorran for singing this evening and where I parked was this glorious collection of bluebells and buttercups.

Bluebells and Buttercups

3   We had friends round for dinner last night and I made the most delicious pudding! Lemon Curd and Clementine Parfait, an adaptation of a Nigel Slater recipe. To find step-by-step photos and the recipe, visit my page

Lemon Curd and Clementine Parfait


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Singing, Book Group and Curly Fern

1   Back to singing this morning after two weeks away. What a joy it is to sing in harmony with friends.

2   The title of our new book at Book Group is ‘ The World Hums in B flat’  I just love that! Hope the book is as good as its title.

3   Walking back from Redruth Library up the lane the ferns were uncurling – it’s so beautiful the way they do that each Spring!

Curly Fern

PS  I’ve put the ‘how to’ for the Halloumi Peppers we had for supper last night on the Recipes page.


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Pooh Bear Mirror, Lemon Curd and 100!

1  We bought this delightful mirror many years ago in Penzance and I love it still.

Pooh Bear Mirror

2   I have made a batch of beautiful yellow lemon curd today. It looks gorgeous, smells divine and tastes delicious! The recipe will be in my Food pages soon.

Lemon Curd

3  Today I have my 100th follower! Thank you all so much for welcoming me into the Blogging Community, for following, liking and commenting. Every like, comment and follow is truly appreciated and it gives me great delight that my beautiful things have been read in 61 different countries!


Posted by on April 27, 2012 in art, driftwood, Food, senses


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Fungi, Baby Naming and Singing with The Briefcases

1   Waiting to do the Baby naming, I was wandering around Potager Gardens and spotted this very beautiful fungi on the woodpile wall. Just look at those patterns. Click to make any photo bigger. Do any of my readers know what kind of fungus this is?


2   The Baby Naming Ceremony was truly beautiful and enjoyed by all – even though there were also some tears.

Lowen and her Mum

The Cornish name Lowen means Happy. What a lovely gift to give to your child. I wore my happyboots that my Sister had made for me in Prescott, Arizona. They are my special boots for Baby Namings.

Happy Boots

3   Just 10 of the Suitcase Singers went to Tremough University to take part in a concert of various local choirs. Tonight we were the Briefcases as we are such a small version of the whole Suitcases choir. Some of us were very nervous but it went well and we were well received.


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Happy Cows, Friends and Crescent Moon

1  Just had to share this delightful experience: “Cows belong in fields. We have known it for a long time. And the cows agree!”  Click on the link for a guaranteed smile!

Just some excited cows released form their winter quarters

2   Lovely evening with friends, most of whom I’ve known since I was a teenager, a delicious meal and thoroughly entertaining company.

3  A beautiful crescent moon hanging low in the sky as we drove home.

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in environment, garden, nature


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Friends, Sally-boots and Piano Lesson

1  Despite a disastrous start to the day with two burst tyres, singing with the Suitcases and then a lovely lunch with understanding friends helped to recover the day.

2  Seeing Choir-baby Elowyn in her Sally-boots was a great pleasure, especially as they matched her Babygro.


3  My piano lesson went really well. I’m told I’m just about ready to take my Grade 1 should I want to!

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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Uncategorized


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