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Carrots, Furniss Island and A New Wool Shop

1   Bright orange carrots with their frothy, green foliage always look so lovely on the Greengrocer’s stall.

Freshly picked carrots

Freshly picked carrots

2   On this beautifully warm Autumn day, we took our lunch to a little park we are fond of in Truro. We hadn’t been for some time and were delighted to discover a real treat. The Friends of Furniss Island had been busy planting a vegetable patch for the use of anyone who would like to harvest a few beans or courgettes or herbs or, as in our case, some baby tomatoes which we ate straight from the vine with our sandwiches! What a beautiful and generous idea.

3   Another discovery today was a new wool shop! Oh, joy! Just look at this delightful sign all knitted up and such a range of wonderful wools to choose from. I have several projects underway at the moment but will be back!

Truro wool shop sign - who could resist?

Truro Wool shop sign – who could resist?

Inside the wool shop

Inside the wool shop


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The Vegetable Patch, Clematis and Mark Steel

1   The broad beans are up about 3″ and I’ve planted Limnanthus (Poached egg plant) between the rows to attract the hover flies which are supposed to eat the aphids! I planted the leeks today in their deep holes in one raised bed and had some left over so I’ve put them in the salad bed quite close together so we can have some baby leeks earlier than the others.

Leeks in their holes

2   All the time I was working in the vegetable garden, wafts of Clematis scent came drifting across – quite delightful.


3   Mark Steek was in town tonight, well, in Falmouth. Both before and after the show, we walked along the sea front and heard the sea breaking on the shore. From 8 until 11.30, Mark Steel kept the packed theatre laughing!

It was so sad to smell the smoke and see the tortured remains of the Falmouth Beach Hotel which had such a terrible fire on 30th April. Fortunately all missing people have now been traced but so many lives and jobs will have been affected.


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