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Six on Saturday – Spring is on its way

Colour is appearing all over the garden. It pleases me greatly when the Tete a Tete  in the Three Wise Monkeys wall planter burst into flower soon to be joined by Muscari. The planter was made just for me by a local sculptor and I love it in all seasons.

Tete a Tete

Crocuses are appearing around the wall garden, some orange and some purple.


The Snowdrops please me the most at this time of year. They survived last week’s snow and are still going strong.


The Marguerites haven’t stopped flowering since I planted them early last Summer. They really are troopers! I love the swirly pattern in the middle.


The Skimmia has had its bright pink buds  all Winter and I look forward to the buds bursting into their beautiful pale pink. This glaring pink is definitely not a favourite!

Skimmia Japonica

Iris Reticulata are another favourite. They are so delicate and appear before their leaves so really stand out. They will soon be replaced by Muscari.  We have them in a pot underneath a Cornus whose buds are showing already. I hope we have no more harsh weather or the buds may be lost.

Iris reticulata

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What a Difference a Day Makes!

How lucky we were with the sunny weather on our Sketching day yesterday! Then, our Tete a Tetes in our Three Wise Monkeys planter threw an early morning shadow on the wall that pleased me. Today has been another day of relentless rain and the monkeys, the flowers, the webs and the coconut fibre are all dripping. Click on the photo to see all the individual raindrops.

Sunshine and shadows


The unique copper planter was made especially for me by Jeremy Beswick, We are very lucky to have several pieces of his beautiful copper work.

It has been an indoors day and we spent the morning making a delicious ‘lunch on Sunday’ for some very dear friends (We don’t do traditional Sunday lunch!) We had a lovely time catching up and then spent the afternoon reading and watching a very exciting and pleasing football match!


Posted by on February 18, 2018 in art, Beauty, friendship, Postaday2018, sculpture



Back Garden, Three Wise Monkeys and A Poem

This is our back garden in the rain when the hoolies have been blowing things around.


Our Theee Wise Monkeys planter/sculpture is blooming beautiful! Made just for me by local artist, Jeremy Beswick.


I found this poem in a front garden along the coastal path last week and loved it. The view from the house was spectacular.




Monkey Planter, Grandparents and Truro by Drone

The little Tete a Tetes are in flower in my beautiful Three Wise Monkeys planter made especially for me by local artist Jeremy Beswick.

Three Wise Monkeys planter by Jeremy Beswick

Three Wise Monkeys planter by Jeremy Beswick

Everything is too quiet now that our lovely Live-wires have gone home. Happily, they will be back for Easter.

Being a Grandparent

Being a Grandparent

I came across this photo of Truro (I showed you the Cathedral yesterday) which was taken by a drone. I love how the Cathedral seems to grow right out of the middle of the city. Sorry, I don’t know whom to credit for the photo.

Truro by drone January 2015

Truro by drone January 2015



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Shadow, A Good Read and Graffito in Nicosia

The shadow thrown by our much loved quirky sculpture, by Jeremy Beswick, is pleasing this morning.

Man with a Dog by Jeremy Beswick

Man with a Dog by Jeremy Beswick

I have had a lovely afternoon away from the hoolie blowing outside curled up with books. I finished the very entertaining read,  The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, this afternoon. What a delightful concept – our Queen Elizabeth discovers the City of Westminster Travelling Library in the grounds of Windsor Castle and she starts to borrow books recommended by the Librarian. Just as for the more common reader, reading can transform one’s life!

The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader

Paul, our friend who is doing a pilgrimage for Peace and Reconciliation, and is walking from Rome to Jerusalem  spotted this charming piece of graffiti in Nicosia.

From Paul, Peace Walker

From Paul, Peace Walker


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Croissants, Poem and Dust

1   We love croissants and usually keep them for special occasions. Every Birthday Breakfast has croissants! We have recently taken to having them, just now and then, for our breakfast and what a treat they are!



2  This delightful little poem came my way the other day and I saved it until we had croissants for breakfast!

Petit Dejeuner – Linda Pastan
I sing a song
of the croissant
and of the wily French
who trick themselves daily
back to the world
for its sweet ceremony.

Ah to be reeled 
up into morning 
on that crisp,

3   I was delighted to find this cobweb today – I love the way it seems to be the lead between the woman and her dog as they both look for his ball in the hole. Copper sculpture by Jeremy Beswick.

Dusty dog lead

Dusty dog lead




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Wedding Plans, Poem and Spring Flowers

I spent a delightful morning beginning to plan  a Humanist Wedding Ceremony for July with a lovely couple today. I really love this very happy job!

This poem, High Flight, is one of Mr S’s favourites having found it some years ago. It was written by John Magee, Poet and Soldier, 1922–1941. In his seventh flight in a Spitfire Mk I, he had flown up to 33,000 feet. As he orbited and climbed upward, he was struck by words he had read in another poem — “To touch the face of God.” He completed his verse soon after landing. It never fails to move both of us and you can truly imagine the feelings of freedom as he ‘chased the shouting wind along’

 “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”

Spring is showing in various parts of the garden – crocuses in the little herb wall, little Tète à Tète daffodils in the Monkey planter made for me by a local artist, Jeremy Beswick, and Snowdrops close to the house.


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