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Recycling, Cake and Book No 7

I always enjoy going to Porthtowan’s Eco Park both for the Singing for Your Heart and Soul and for the grounds. Today I found another quirky planter made of old tyres.

Beautiful planter

This afternoon, it being stormy and wet again, I decided to bake and made a Hummingbird Cake. I found it in one of my SIL’s cookery books while we were in Atlanta in September. It sounds delicious, contains bananas and pineapple, vanilla and cinnamon so we will see when it is sandwiched and iced with a cream cheese icing.

Just out of the oven

My last choice for the Book Challenge is Lonesome Dove, a 1985  Western by Texan author Larry McMurtry. It was reading this that made me want to visit Montana but we haven’t made it yet.

I loved a Western!

The story focuses on the relationship between several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana.  The novel explores themes of old age, death, unrequited love and friendship and is unputdownable! I think it has been made into a film but I don’t like to see films of books I have read as they rarely match up to the film I had in my head when I was reading!

 

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2018 in baking, books, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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Webs, A Planter and Marrows

We were greeted by a thick fog this morning and it hardly lifted all day. The result was beautiful droplets on plants and webs in the early morning.

Diamond strings

I went singing at the Porthtowan Eco Park this morning. The session is called ‘Sing for your heart, sing for your soul’, led by Claire Ingleheart, and it is as uplifting as it sounds. I love looking round the site after singing and found this delightful planter made from an old tyre.

Toucan planter

The crop of marrows was very impressive!

What a crop!

We met with friends in the afternoon at The Blue Bar in Porthtowan and spent a delightful couple of hours catching up, not having seen each other since our South Africa holiday in May.  The sea was barely discernible through the fog so no photos of the sea today.

 

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Singing, Eco Park and Pesto

This morning was the monthly Sing for your Heart session at Porthtowan Eco Park and it was fabulous as always – truly uplifting. It is wonderful to look around the room and see so many people smiling with pleasure at the harmonies they have just achieved under Claire’s magical tutelage.  If you are reading this and you live in Cornwall…….

Sing for your Heart poster

After a delicious brunch, I walked over to the secluded fire pit area and sat in Nature’s silence to read my book for a couple of hours. I’m sure you can imagine the peace. The gallery will give you a flavour of this lovely place and so will this earlier post and this  one,

I have made my own Pesto for the first time today. Instead of mixing Basil into the tomato sauce for Mozzarella Pasta, I served a dollop of the Pesto on top and it was delicious! I also used Pea pasta which gives us another of our 5-a-day!

Mozzarella Pasta

 

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Planters, Shed and Scarf

Singing at the Eco Park was once again, just brilliant! I love walking around the grounds afterwards too and liked these tyre planters.

Tyre planters

Further round was the Community Garden and its delightful painted shed.

Painted shed

Long-standing friends came to our Family party a couple of weeks ago as they have known us all for many, many years. A brought me a really lovely silk scarf to say thank you for being included. There was no way that we would leave them out – they are family too!

Beautiful scarf – thank you A.

Please forgive me, regular readers and blogger friends, for my not replying to comments, not reading or commenting on your blogs over the last few weeks. Life has been happily hectic!

 

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Autumn Day, Sunset and A Bonfire

What a glorious Autumn day as we went off to Port Isaac, (you may know the village from Doc Martin), exploring all the little byways and lanes, mostly uphill it seemed and finding a little cafe to have lunch.

In Port Isaac

Port Isaac

Tonight there was the most glorious sunset. I took this photo from the middle of our town.

Sunset from Redruth

Tonight  we have been to a Sing for your Supper event at the Eco Park ending up singing round the fire – just brilliant!

Singing around the fire

 

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