Tag Archives: near and far

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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The Land’s End Cat, Macbeth at The Minack and A Patch of Blue Sky

1    We did the touristy thing today and showed P, my BIL from Poland, just a few of Cornwall’s treasures. We started at  Land’s End.

Near and Far – Land’s End with America across the water!

The Signpost

The Land’s End Cat

Beautiful Lichen at Land’s End

On our way to Porthcurno and The Minack Theatre, an amazing amphitheatre cut into the cliffs, we went through a little village with this sign at each end.

Take care – deaf cat in this village

2    There was a production of Macbeth going on so we could only watch from the top. What a magnificent backdrop for any play!

Macbeth at The Minack

Just on the other side of the theatre is the beach of Porthcurno which must be one of the most beautiful and unspoiled anywhere.


Turquoise sea

3 Our next stop was the best ice-creams ever at Mount’s Bay overlooking St Michael’s Mount. On a day that had been mostly grey weather-wise (but lots of fun) this patch of blue sky appeared – magic!

St Michael’s Mount with a patch of blue sky


Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Cornwall, Uncategorized


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Near and Far, Signs of Autumn and Fabulous Fabrics

1  Sweet smelling mustard seed flowers in the foreground, our house in the middle and The Atlantic Ocean, just visible along the horizon. You’ll probably have to click to enlarge to see it as it was rather a grey day.

Near and Far

2   Signs of Autumn all along the Flat Lode Trail round the back of our house, seed heads and berries and a chill in the air.

Feathery seed head

Beautiful Autumny red berries of the Hawthorn

More red berries


3   The new fabric shop in Redruth called out to me as I went by. I tried to resist going in but the call was too great!

Fabric for children

Sea-side themed fabrics

More that I like


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Migrating Geese, Godrevy and Another Simple Supper

1   We took P, my brother-in-law, to the car-boot sale this morning and I found the next size up, but still very small and delightful, wet-suit for Jake but the highlight of our morning was the flocks of migrating geese, dozens of them, honking their way overhead. This is but a few of those who flew by.

Migrating Geese

2    After the boot sale we went along the coast at Godrevy, blown to bits by a crazy warm wind and came back feeling exhilarated and exhausted by the effort of battling the wind!

Godrevy Lighthouse

We did heed the warnings!

3   Made a fabulously delicious simple supper of Leek Risotto with Chestnuts!

Leek and Chestnut Risotto

I’ll put the recipe up if anyone fancies it – truly scrumptious!

Just been watching the closing ceremony of the Paralympics and want to say how inspirational the athletes are. I hate, though, the hypocrisy of our politicians who at one moment praise the athletes and in another make polices that result in hurting so many of our disabled people.


Posted by on September 9, 2012 in birds, Cornwall, Food, nature


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