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Beaten Eggs, Chief Seattle and A Model Of Me

1   This morning I made carrot cakes and was very taken with the colours, especially the pattern made by the teaspoon of vanilla essence in the beaten eggs and oil.

Beaten eggs with oil and vanilla

Beaten eggs with oil and vanilla

2   Talking with Don today about caring for our Earth, I had to go and look up a half-remembered piece written by Chief Seattle. I found it and here it is. I hope you’ll agree that the words and the sentiment are very important and very beautiful.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

CHIEF
– Chief Seattle, Duwamish
 (1780-1866)

3    I have had this little model for many, many years. It was made by S, a very talented writer in one of my English classes. He was a restless sixteen year old who needed encouragement, both to believe in his own talent and to sit still!  I discovered that, given something to model with, his concentration on the literature we were studying increased hugely. One day, at the end of the lesson, he presented me with this precious little model, made of Blutak. It’s me – curly hair, long skirt, a necklace and a scarf, carrying books and a heavy bag of files and with a huge grin on my face. I was so touched and I have kept this little treasure ever since.
Thank you, S. I hope you have become the writer I thought you could become. Maybe you went on to make models in the style of Wallace and Gromit!   Maybe one of my ex-pupils who reads this will tell you of this post!

The model of me in the style of Wallace and Gromit

The model of me in the style of Wallace and Gromit

 

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Daffodils, Trapunto and A Simple Supper

1   The daffodils that I bought the other day are all open and very beautiful.

Mixed Cornish daffodils

Mixed Cornish daffodils

2   When we were in America  about 30 years ago, I bought some fabric to make into Trapunto panels. I still haven’t used them!  However, the technique has  stayed with me and I decided to use it on the baby blanket that I am making. I’ve been working on it all day, using stem stitch and chain stitch so that each segment of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now padded and raised and looks brilliant! I am really pleased with it.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with chain stitch on the antennae

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with chain stitch on the antennae

The back end of the caterpillar with stem stitch detail

The back end of the caterpillar with stem stitch detail

3    Embroidering all day called for a very simple supper! Chicken risotto with leeks and mushrooms with a spinach salad with balsamic dressing – delicious!

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Risotto with spinach salad

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Risotto with spinach salad

 

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Embroidery Threads, Footprints in the Sand and Camellia

1   I went back to my favourite shop today to buy new embroidery threads to complete  the pram cover I’m making for the new Grand-baby due in 11 days!

New embroidery threads

New embroidery threads

2   We had a lovely sunshiny walk at Godrevy though there is still a very cold wind. Look at the people on the beach!

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

Turquoise sea

Turquoise sea

Celandines in the sunshine

Celandines in the sunshine

Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the sand

3   We called in at a new plant nursery just to see what was around and found this very beautiful cream Camellia.

Camellia in the plant nursery

Camellia in the plant nursery

 

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Feather, Orchid and Cottage Garden

1   The sun through the window lit up the feather that came with this beautiful Burford Brown egg.

Feather on a beautiful freckled Burford Brown egg

Feather on a beautiful freckled Burford Brown egg

2   The orchid was also beautifully highlighted.

Orchid in the early morning sunshine

Orchid in the early morning sunshine

3   Coming up the hill from town this afternoon, this pretty cottage garden was also lit up by the sun! Doesn’t the sun make such a difference? The wind was cold enough to freeze my eyeballs, again,  and this is the only photo I took this afternoon. Perhaps a warm Spring is not too far away……..

Cottage and pretty Spring garden

Cottage and pretty Spring garden

 

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Tulip, Toy Chest and Tree Trunk

1  This delicate tulip was blown over in the bitter winds and has now opened indoors.

Tulip on the window sill

Tulip on the window sill

2   The family left at 8.30 this morning and the house is disquietingly quiet!  We’ve been putting away the fireguard, stair-gates, baby bean bags and toys. The old chest was my Dad’s. He trundled his books from Britain to Egypt to Bechuanaland in the Second World War and it is has another life now as a toy chest. Some of the toys in it were mine, many were our children’s and some are new for the Grand-babies.  The cup-cake cases have been an excellent toy for 2 year old T who has stacked them, named their colours, paired them up and thrown them!

Toys back in the toy chest

Toys back in the old wooden trunk, now the toy chest

Cup cake cases drying

Cup cake cases drying

3   Somehow I missed this hooped tree trunk off my Weekly Photo Challenge post of our day out earlier today day so here it is!

Beautiful tree trunk in Mylor Churchyard yesterday

Beautiful tree trunk in Mylor Churchyard yesterday

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – A Day in The Life 2

A day out in our life – lunch at Miss Peapod’s with KJ, L and the Grand-babies followed by a visit to Mylor, the boat yard, the marina and the Churchyard. Click on any photograph for an enlargement.

 

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Lunch, Falmouth Docks and Spring Flowers

1   The family spent the morning at The Maritime Museum and we met them for lunch at The Gylly Cafe where it was, sadly, much too cold to go onto the beach.

Lunch at The Gylly Cafe

Lunch at The Gylly Cafe

2   Looking over the docks from Castle Drive was, as always, fascinating. We spotted the Dutch Brig, Mercedes with its tall masts in the distance. The photo of the ship in full sail is by David Barnicoat on 30th March.

Orange against the blue

Orange against the blue

Across to St Mawes

Across to St Mawes
Tall ship's masts

Tall ship’s masts

Seagull

Seagull

Mercedes

Mercedes by David Barnicoat

3    Despite the bitter winds the Tete a Tete miniature daffodils just keep on flowering!

Tete a Tete and Muscari still flowering 2.4.2013

Tete a Tete and Muscari still flowering 2.4.2013

 

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