This afternoon I baked another pudding, Lemon Surprise, where the surprise is that, after pouring the loose batter into the dish to bake, it magically turns into a sponge with a delicious lemony sauce underneath. I made it for our lovely neighbours and we swapped it for some bio-char to put on the garden to help things grow!
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Oldest LiveWire and I have spent much of the day making one of her Christmas presents, a wooden jewellery box that needed construction and painting. It is a present from her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin in Norfolk. N is remarkably careful and attentive to detail and all the construction is done. Tomorrow she will paint and decorate it when all the glue is thoroughly dry.
New Year Resolve by May Sarton
The time has come
To stop allowing the clutter
To clutter my mind
Like dirty snow,
Shove it off and find
Clear time, clear water.
Time for a change,
Let silence in like a cat
Who has sat at my door
Neither wild nor strange
Hoping for food from my store
And shivering on the mat.
Let silence in.
She will rarely mew,
She will sleep on my bed
And all I have ever been
Either false or true
Will live again in my head.
For it is now or not
As old age silts the stream,
To shove away the clutter,
To untie every knot,
To take the time to dream,
To come back to still water.
I really do need to clear the clutter!
We are having Christmas lunch on Sunday so I have been preparing the brining mixture for the turkey – gloriously coloured and scented fruit, spices and vegetables. Late afternoon took us to Chapelporth where the waves were huge and the tide racing in at a speed that I have never seen before. It was an utterly exhilarating walk along the beach with the roar of the breakers and then up the cliff walk to Wheal Coates. There was some gorse in flower but the best things were the seed heads lit by the fading sun. Click on any photo for the caption and to see it in its full glory!
Singing by The Penryn River was beautiful this morning as there was no wind and the reflections almost perfect in the still waters.
I heard this morning that two good friends are a bit under the weather so I found a few of our last flowers in the garden and made up a small bouquet to take down the road. Carn Brea can just be seen in the background.
There were lots of winter skeleton trees and some green Cypruses, all reflected in the glass wall of a building.
Those of you who know me well will be able to imagine my delight when I saw this shop display of beautiful Goldenboots. You will also recognise my dismay when I realised that they were simply that, a display, and not for sale. I would so love a new pair of golden Docs!
It was another fabulous session at choir today, as always enhanced by our beautiful Choir-babies.
The weather was again crisp and bright and I just managed to get these photos before the tide went out too far.
One of my choir friends has been knitting for KniTZTanzania as well and brought three beautiful sets to choir to be posted along with mine today. They have gone in the post this afternoon, 11 sets all bagged up with a message of love on each bag along with the name of the knitter – that’s Jen, Pauline, Ti and me. It is lovely to think that our little outfits will be protecting babies in Tanzania from hypothermia.
1 It was lovely to be back singing again and enjoying the scenes outside by the Penryn River. This family were having great fun fishing.
2 Two of our choir friends have a glut of cucumbers, roundish, yellow and quite beautiful – thank you N&G.
3 I love the way the delicate fronds of the fennel collect raindrops like little jewels. Click on the photo and zoom in. You can see tiny reflections of the plant in some of the raindrops.
This is my 700th post! That’s over 2000 beautiful things.