1 The passion flower has given us a beautiful bloom at last. Yesterday’s bit of sun must have encouraged it – as it did all of us!
White Passion Flower
2 An ex-pupil of mine is on holiday in Cornwall with her partner and wanted to meet up which was really sweet of her. We had a lovely time over coffee in The Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth catching up after six years. What a beautiful young lady (inside and out) she is now at 22!
3 Last delicious dish made for the reunion week – Sicilian Caponata which is beautiful and very colourful, will serve as a side dish for the meat eaters and is substantial enough to be a stand-alone veggie dish when served with some tasty bread.
1 We had no rain for several hours and managed to plant up the new wall. It is going to be very beautiful! Do click on the photos to see the detail.
New wall planted up
Clematis feathery seed heads
Mitraria Coccinea Lake Puye flowers
2 I spent a wonderful afternoon going through all my foodie magazines, cutting out the ones I want to try and sticking them into my personal recipe book. Mr S is a happy man as my pile of magazines to go through is now much smaller and he knows there will be some tasty treats to come!
3 First Sunday of the month means singing Cornish songs at The Countryman in Piece which of course is just the best way to blow away any blues! Singing in harmony has such a positive effect on the spirit, everyone should do it!
1 Beautiful news about the safe arrival of Ionie, 3.4kg, in Munich, first baby for my nephew and his wife. I’ll have to get busy on the Sally-boots!
2 Today’s very beautiful rain-drenched flowers in our garden.
Maigold, a rambling rose
Clematis Niobe, such a rich colour
3 Finished reading ‘the earth hums in b flat’ by Mari Strachan, a delightful novel about growing up that begins “I fly in my sleep every night.” I loved that opening as I spent many of my childhood nights flying too! The novel is intriguing, full of childish misconceptions and a growing sense of self.
1 We spent the morning being entertained at the Falmouth Fish Festival, sampling some delicious Cornish produce and thoroughly enjoying Squashbox Theatre, stories, music and fish facts for children of all ages!
Jake sampling some fresh mackerel
Grumpie’s Pies where we bought some beautiful pies to bring home for lunch with salad
Cornish Oak Smoked Salt
Reflections of the masts in Falmouth Harbour
2 Our poppies get better and better. Just look at the creases on the petals of the open one, the veining on the nearly open one and the dew drops on the bud – so beautiful. Click on the photos to see that beautiful detail.
3 It’s 19 years today since my beautiful Mum died. Her love and her wisdom are still what guide me. The Forget-me-nots in my garden for her and were in bloom in her gardens for as many years as I can remember.
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. http://www.VodkaWasMyMuse.wordpress.com.
1 Seeing the children’s clothes on the line this beautiful sunny morning gave me such a lovely feeling! (I know the wall isn’t beautiful right now but it will be when we’ve finished!)
2 Tipping out an old flower pot this morning, we discovered this beautiful pattern of roots.
3 It rained this afternoon (more petrichor!) so we stayed in and played. Tabitha spent the afternoon unloading one section of the bookcase and piling them up beside me on the carpet and then putting them back. She obviously takes after her Mum and me in her appreciation of Thomas Hardy!