The Ingleheart Singers have been on their annual boat trip tonight and it was brilliant. We all take food to share on the trip out from Falmouth to St Mawes, then we entertain the punters in the local hostelry and then board the boat for the trip back home. We sing all the way back, entertaining those on the quay side, those in their boats and onshore in Falmouth.
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Off to St Mawes again today for lunch with my brother and his wife and our youngest daughter, her partner and LiveWire No 4. Paddling and ice creams were the things of choice in the heatwave that is now blowing across the UK.
At the beginning of June it was Open Studios and we visited a Woodland Sculpture Garden where I fell in love with a beautiful piece, ‘Finger Labyrinth.’ It has not left my mind and I have pictured it in our garden. Today we went back and bought it and it is now exactly where I had envisioned it and it is perfect. The garden was great fun for LiveWire No 3 who made her own sculptures.
Then an peaceful hour bird watching – a lovely variety (they don’t seem to mind the rain) including our first Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in some time.
1 After a super singing session, I met Mr S and P and we went to Falmouth, quite delightful in the sunshine.
2 Near Gylly Beach are these amazing flowers! I have never seen anything like them and don’t know what they are. Does anyone?
3 The Art Gallery in Falmouth is free and houses one of my favourite paintings –
The gallery hosts lots of workshops for children and families. The resulting paintings are professionally framed and hung which absolutely delights me – respect for all art whoever has created it.
A couple of bonus photos today of our beautiful Choir-babies:
1 It was our turn to take the ferry over to St Mawes to spend a beautiful day with P&V. The ferryman took us on the scenic route right around Black Rock so we could all see some seals. The regatta was fun with some beautiful boats. Please click on any photo to see detail.
2 Such a beautiful evening we had supper outside and saw foxes in the field behind our garden. They look very young and healthy.
3 The name of this wine appealed to us! Mr S always says, ‘Optimists have more fun’ and so chose this bottle.
1 The sun has shone on us today. We took the twenty minute ferry ride from Falmouth to St Mawes and the fourteen of us had lunch together on the terrace at The Rising Sun, looking out to the sea.
2 There were beautiful Agapanthus in abundance in St Mawes.
3 On the way home we had a family pilgrimage to Gwennap Churchyard to see the gravestone that inspired Dad to write his first novel, Jeremy Visick.
No photos today as one of the children fell asleep in the study as soon as we got home and is still there, expected to sleep all night! I’ll add them tomorrow.
1 My lovely sister in Hawaii has made a beautiful Christmas card of her turtle experience and it arrived today and I found the perfect birthday card for my very good friend, Angie, left behind in the North when we moved back home. That delightful ‘pig of happiness’ says it all.
2 For lunch today we had our fabulous ‘Christmas Leftovers Soup’- our favourite meal of the season! The stock has been simmering for two days making the most amazing broth to which I added everything leftover!
3 My sister-in-law in Atlanta, Georgia emailed to say they have their dates for their visit next year! They’re renting a cottage in St Mawes and my brother and his wife will also come over from Germany to visit at the same time. V&P from Atlanta have not been to the UK for 8 years!