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Texting, Birdwatching, Knitting Toolkit and A Bonus

1   The American branch of the family, my younger brother and my sister-in-law, are staying in St Mawes and we’ve had fun today texting making arrangements to meet up tomorrow, the skies being leaden again today! I’d love to say it’s been beautiful being so quiet but the truth is it’s too quiet and I’m missing everybody so much! The house has been so full of laughter and chatter for a whole week!

2    Being so quiet and, truth to tell, not busy enough, we have had time to notice the birds and my favourites, the Long Tailed Tits, have turned up today. I love it that they live in several generational family groups and at one point we saw ten. At the same time, the Goldfinches, a Blue Tit and a Great Tit were at the feeder. Beautiful!

3   This afternoon I read on about the tools we knitters carry about with us for knitting, was inspired to carry on with my current project (hoodies for both the Grandchildren) and to take a photo of my tool kit which was my Granny’s. It gives me enormous pleasure to know that she and my Mum both used these things before me. Thank you, Veronica.

4   Bonus Beautiful thing!    The sun came out this evening and we went down to Chapelporth to blow away the cobwebs. It was so beautiful and did my spirit much good –  lots of flowers, crashing waves in a turquoise sea and the magnificent Wheal Coates engine house on the cliff.

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St Uny Engine House, The Heligan Giant and The Mud Maid

We have had the most beautiful day today! First we had a walk along the Flat Lode Trail to find a tin mine for Jake and this afternoon we went off to The Lost Gardens of Heligan to find the Giant and the Mud Maid.

I’m going to tell it through photos – enjoy! Click on the first one and then click the arrows on the right to get the whole story.

And now they’ve gone home and the house feels very quiet and empty!


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Stair Climbing, Gardening and Admiration

1   Someone left the stair gate open and Tabitha began her ascent, laughing loudly all the way. There are no stairs at home so this was a great adventure!

Climbing the stairs

2  Jake has been assistant gardener this afternoon, planting dahlias, watering various things and feeding the birds. It’s so lovely to see him taking such delight in helping.

Helping in the garden

3   I have such admiration for a fellow blogger who is working hard and showing such courage and determination. She has called my blog an inspiration and she is now trying to find her own three beautiful things each day. Any of my readers out there who has ever struggled to achieve something important will understand.


Posted by on June 3, 2012 in family, garden


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Singing, Maypole Dancing and Simon Amstell

1  Just ten of The Ingleheart Singers and Claire went to sing at a special birthday party in a field this afternoon. We practised first in the Garden Centre at Lelant, and found ourselves with a very appreciative audience there and then at the party much appreciated again which was lovely.

The Inglehearts at the party

2   After the singing came the Maypole dancing which was just delightful.

Maypole Dancing

3   Just come back, chuckling all the way home,  from seeing the lovely Simon Amstell (he of Grandma’s House on BBC TV) at The Hall for Cornwall in Truro – made us laugh a lot – always a  good thing!


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Sunny Spring Gardens, Lemony Courgettes and An Evening Walk

1    The sun shone today! Walking into town this afternoon, we passed a couple of beautiful Spring gardens.  The dogs in one house went bonkers as I stopped to take a photo of the White Broom in their front garden!

Beautiful Spring Garden

Click to enlarge to see the crazy dogs at the window - I didn't stay long!

2   Beautiful supper of grilled cajun salmon with new potatoes and Lemony Courgettes.

Lemony Courgettes

3   We had a delightful evening walk around the back of our house along a short section of the Great Flat Lode Trail. I’m posting all the pictures in the next post in a slideshow.


Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Sally-Boots, The Heligan Giant and Swish

1   I finished the Sally-boots for Dan’s new daughter just as he finished our fence. We all feel pleased.


2   Lucy has been working in the Lost Gardens of Heligan helping to restore The Heligan Giant with the sculptors, Sue Hill and her brother, Pete.

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3   Went to the Swish at Krowji with Lucy this evening and we both found things we can wear in Senegal. A Swish, for those who don’t know is a clothes swap.


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Perranporth, Sea Treasures and The Treggies

1  Part of Mikki’s birthday weekend was to walk along the beach at Perranporth. The tide was going out and there really were 3 miles of golden, almost untouched sand  to walk on. We went right to the far end and it was wonderful!

2  On our way back we walked at the high tide line noticing so many beautiful things and I collected lots more little treasures for my ‘washed up’ collection.

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3  My turn to host the Treggies’ Sunday singing session – it was a good one. The neighbours loved hearing us through the walls!

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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Uncategorized


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The Gogos of Mapoch, Sun Trap and The Joy of Singing

1  The Gogos (Grannies) of Mapoch in South Africa do the most amazing beading which we discovered when voluntouring in the village. Today I have posted off 236 balls from roll-on deodorants collected from friends (Thank you all!) and 86 small plastic tubes to be made into beautiful beaded objects. Thanks again to P&H for the postage. See post of 9th January for photos.

2  The sun-trap patch at the end of the garden is now paved and looks lovely. Now comes the fun part, choosing what to plant in the wall…….

Paved sun-trap

3  Tonight’s singing session with Claire Ingleheart was a fabulous joyful affair!

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


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