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Family Silver, Ice-Creams and Trelissick

Many years ago, when it was our Silver Wedding, my parents gave us some of the family silver from my Mother’s home. Our family are here to celebrate my (American)  brother and SIL’s Silver Wedding so I polished up some other family silver that I inherited and we gave it to P&V this morning. They were delighted and so were we to have made them happy.

Silver tea set

Daughter No 1 has joined us today and we all went to Trelissick for lunch, to browse the Gallery and to have a walk. Ice-creams were, of course, on the menu.

A trio of Callestick ice-creams

The walk over the fields to the view out over the Carrick Roads is a joy and delights us every time. My favourite tree is here too, its tutu in full leaf.

Ballerina Tree

From Trelissick out to The Carrick Roads

Daughter No2 and her two LiveWires arrive late tonight. Daughter no 3 and her daughter will arrive tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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Peace, Tree Festival and A Wild Sea

What a delightful evening of words and music, a shared meal and friendship at The Mylor Mix last night with an emphasis on working for Peace in whatever way we can.

We were in Falmouth for a good friend’s birthday lunch today with wild winds and seas and discovered in the gardens of the Princess Pavilions, the trees all ready for the Christmas Tree festival later this evening.The labels tell you which community group made the decorations, all on the theme of Cinderella.

 

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St Piran’s Day, Falmouth and World Book Day

It is St Piran’s Day today, the National Day of Cornwall held on 5th March every year. The day is named after Saint Piran who is also the patron saint of tin miners. We had lunch in Falmouth after a wonderful singing session this morning and from The Pavillion Gardens could see the St Piran’s flag flying on Pendennis Castle.  St Piran’s day is also celebrated in California to honour the Cornish miners who participated in the area’s mining history beginning in the mid 19th century.

It is also World Book Day and many schools around the country invite the children to come to school dressed as a character from a book. I was asked this morning who I might dress as were I to be in school today. My first thought was Pippi Longstocking. I loved her stories as a child. For those who don’t know here Wikipaedia says “Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed. She is playful and unpredictable. She frequently makes fun of unreasonable adult attitudes, especially when displayed by pompous and condescending adults. Pippi’s anger is reserved for the most extreme cases, such as when a man ill-treats her horse.” Suits me!
Which character would you dress up as?

World Book Day

World Book Day

 

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Birthday Lunch, Pendennis Castle and Skyline

1   We had a lovely lunch at The Cove in Maenporth to celebrate the birthday of a good friend. Our dessert was truly scrumptious!

Chocolate Torte at The Cove, Maenporth

Chocolate Torte at The Cove, Maenporth

2    Across from Maenporth, the setting sun (it was a long lunch!) lit up the cliffs and the castle with a glorious golden glow.

Pendennis Castle from Maenporth

Pendennis Castle from Maenporth

3    The skyline as we drove away was very dramatic and lovely.

Skyline

Skyline

 

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Early Morning Garden, Sailing and Roses

1   I was up long before the rest of the house this morning and, inspired by one of HH’s poems, went out to photograph the garden at 6 am with the early morning sun giving everything a special glow.

Early sun on the back field

Early sun on the back field

Feather in the dewy grass - do zoom in on this one. It's gorgeous!

Feather in the dewy grass – do zoom in on this one. It’s gorgeous!

Clematis seed head

Clematis seed head

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Grasses in the field behind us

Grasses in the field behind us

 

2    We’ve been on the water for six hours today, Day 2 of our RYA Level 2 Sailing Course, and learned so much our brains are spinning! The views were spectacular!

St Anthony Lighthouse

St Anthony Lighthouse

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

Cormorant warming   her wings

Cormorant warming her wings

3   At lunchtime we sat in the little park that surrounds the Killigrew Monument about which you can find some entertaining history here. The whole place is smothered in beautiful climbing roses and smells quite delicious. At the end of the day, Gyllyngvase Beach and the water were full of happy people.

Roses all along the path

Roses all along the path

Fun in the water at Gyllyngvase Beach

Fun in the water at Gyllyngvase Beach

 

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Sailing, Two Castles and Happiness

We went out sailing today with our very good friends P&A and what a day it was! From previously only pootling around in the training boat to full-on sailing out of the harbour, out past Black Rock, Pendennis Point, past Gyllyngvase Beach to near Maenporth and back, this time against the tide and what fun, all the while getting to know our Skippalong with our lovely friend P talking us through what was going on.  There is a very special kind of quiet when you are sailing, just the wind and the water – magic. There’s a special kind of happy exhaustion at the end of the day too!    Click on any photo in the gallery to see detail.

 

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Kathmandu, Pendennis Castle and Castle Beach

Looking across to Pendennis Castle

1  We saw Lucy off at the station this morning on the first leg of her journey to Kathmandu. It’s going to be fun following her progress.

2  After singing, I met Mr S near the Gylly Cafe in Falmouth. We had a bracing walk in the winter sunshine, up to Castle Drive and past……

3  ………Castle Beach which is where Mr S put my engagement ring on my finger 45 years ago almost to the day! We had just bought it in an antique shop in Truro and came over to Falmouth on the train.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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