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Seals, Sea and Strawberries (And A Sign)

1   An absolutely glorious morning so a walk on the cliffs at Godrevy was our choice and a good one it was!  There were seals in the cove – two fat ones coming out of the water, several on their backs and a small furry one quite a long way from the others. We love the sign at the top of the cliffs here.

Sensitive sign

Sensitive sign



2   The sea was the most beautiful shades of blue, green and turquoise.

Turquoise sea at Godrevy

Turquoise sea at Godrevy

Godrevy Lighthouse, blue sea and pink Thrift

Godrevy Lighthouse, blue sea and pink Thrift

3   We had our first strawberries this morning, grown locally, picked this morning and bought at the car-boot before going to the beach.

First strawberries

First strawberries


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Present of a Rainbow, Graffiti Grannys, Poem for Remembrance Day and Windy Walk

1   A beautiful thing when I opened up the computer this morning – a rainbow for me from a good friend. Thank you, John.

Rainbow from John R

2   A message from another friend, Shelagh, in Vermont alerted me to a brilliant piece of work by The Graffiti Grannys – a Union Jack decorated with knitted and crocheted poppies put up on a fence outside the Parish Church in Camborne, 10 minutes away from us. We set off to find it but at 12.15 it had already been taken down even though the Remembrance Day parade was only just finishing. These photos then, sadly, are not mine. Thank you to the photographer.

Graffiti Grannys’ flag

3   This is a very beautiful poem from WW1 which I hope you will like too. It’s by Margaret Postgate Cole, a pacifist, a feminist, an atheist and a socialist (so a fair amount in common with me then! I wish I also had her facility with words.)

The Falling Leaves

Today, as I rode by,
I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
In a still afternoon,
When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
But thickly, silently,
They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
And wandered slowly thence
For thinking of a gallant multitude
Which now all withering lay,
Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
But in their beauty strewed
Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.

Sea, sky and sunshine on St Ives across the bay

4    After our walk in Camborne we went down to Hayle where the sea and sky together were very beautiful and all our cobwebs were blown away!

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Blue Horizon, Dear Friends and Pumpkin Soup

1  Coming home from my piano lesson and coming over the hill from Lanner into Redruth, the sea in the distance was so blue. For many weeks the horizon has been grey with no visible sea. Today it was glorious.

2  Had a long phone call this afternoon with Charlie, husband of my dearest friend Kath whom we lost to cancer last year (I can’t quite bring myself to say ‘widower’ Why not, I ask myself?)  He, too, is learning the piano but he’s way ahead of me! We had a really good chat about family, music, friends and he says he’s doing okay…..

3  I’ve made a lake of Spiced Pumpkin Soup this afternoon, (thanks to Maggie, for the recipe) – some for tomorrow’s lunch, the rest to freeze away. It is such a beautiful looking soup! It tastes good too!

Pumpkin ready for roasting


Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Getting started / November 1st

Sometime ago, my lovely friend Sue from choir, shared a link to a blog called Three Beautiful Things. I loved it, and the idea, and resolved to record three things every day that have given me pleasure. I decided to start on November 1st but it’s taken me until now to get up and running – but I have been keeping notes so here goes:

Tuesday 1st Nov

1  Delighted that our phone and broadband have been mended today. It has been surprisingly hard to do without.

2 We had a walk up to Wheal Coates, in cold bright sunshine. The sea was turquoise, waves were crashing beneath us and the raw energy in the air put springs in our steps.

3 We Skyped with our Grandchildren in London. For the first time, Tabitha, 7 months old, recognised us and beamed and clapped her hands with delight. She kept looking from one to the other and grinning. That gave us both enormous pleasure as it does to have delightful conversations with Jake. KJ gets the odd word in!


Posted by on November 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


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