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Cathedral, Flowers and Jam

Here you have a glimpse of Truro Cathedral from Cathedral Lane where the hanging baskets are glorious .

The hard working gardening team in Truro have filled the city with flowers in baskets, tubs and up lampposts, all beautifully tended and full of scented petunias. Here they are seen against the beautiful buildings on Lemon Street.. 

We had too many blueberries and they needed using up so I made some scrumptious Blueberry jam, just four little jars.

 

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Breakfast, Cut Flowers and A Painting

I had my waffle with maple syrup and blueberries this morning.

Our Sweet Peas are lovely and smell divine.

On the kitchen window sill

There’s a story behind this lovely painting of Truro Cathedral by F. Robson, possibly Featherstone Robson, 1880-1936.The lovely Mr S and I met in late October 1966 while at college in South Yorkshire. I had come from Truro and Mr S from Acton, London. Walking through Acton in early January 1967 after being in London for a few days to meet his parents as we had just decided to get married, we spotted this painting in a second hand shop and it seemed like a sign!  It can’t have been expensive but I can’t remember how much. We bought it and it has had pride of place ever since.

 

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Malpas, Truro and A Question

What a treat to meet friends for breakfast again, lovely food and a long, long catch-up. Join us as we spot some charming sights as we stroll back to our car.

Going back into the bookshop was a special pleasure after such a long time. It wasn’t busy but the city of Truro was buzzing and very full of shoppers.

We now have a new supply of reading but one book that looked interesting, I left behind. Has anyone out there read it? Any comments?

I may have to go back for it…..

 

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Planter, Cathedral and Bee Box

The baskets and planters in Truro are looking lovely, very Spring-like.

I love the tiles and all the shapes on this bit of Truro Cathedral.

One of the Cathedral gardens is labelled ‘Wild Truro’ and in amongst the wild flowers was this bee-box. I hadn’t thought of putting pine cones in a bee-box.

 

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Raindrops, Lampshade and Cathedral

Raindrops on flowers, one of my favourite subjects for photos…..

After having the hall, stairs and landing painted, we would like a new lampshade . I love this one but it is still in the shop.

It has been a misty, mizzly day but the Cathedral in Truro is always beautiful.

 
 

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Primula, Cathedral and Cyclamen

Truro was rather grey today but we always love being there whatever the weather. It was pleasing to see the winter plantings beginning to get colour.

The Cathedral rises up out of the buildings and can be seen from every angle as you approach the city.This view, for those who know the city, is from Redannick.

On the way home we stopped at Chacewater Market where this display of cyclamen was very attractive at the entrance.

 
 

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Cathedral, Hedgehog and A House

Truro Cathedral was looking beautiful in the sunshine today.

There are hedgehogs on the Trafalgar roundabout!

LiveWire No2 has been talking about having a guinea pig as a pet. Today we saw a lovely house to keep it/them in.

 

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LiveWires, Thunder Sky and Our Station

I enjoy getting the beds ready for a LiveWire visit. The duvet covers were made by my Mum many years ago and I love the fact that the LiveWires’ Great Granny made their bed covers.  ClothKitty,  made  by me  about  40  years ago, a Wild Thing  and  Bagpuss  await  LiveWire  No  4’s  arrival  tomorrow..

Heavy showers were threatened in Truro today but the squirrel on top of the spire still glowed.

Buying train tickets today, I was delighted to spot this planter on the platform.

 

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Travelling to Visit the LiveWires

We love the long train journey to London. After the hoohah of getting ready, the moment we step on the train we begin our adventure which starts with three days in London with family……..  Click on any photo for the captions and a bigger view.

We left Cornwall in 10C and arrived  in London to 25C! Stepping off the air-conditioned train was like stepping off a plane in Greece!    Last night we had no WiFi hence the late post.

 

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Peace, Blue Sky and Cathedral Spires

The sun coming through the window as I arrived in the kitchen this morning cast a shadow of Peace on the blind.

Shadow of PEACE

There has been a glorious blue sky all day.

Bunting in the breeze

Truro Cathedral is always beautiful , particularly so in the Spring sunshine.

Truro Cathedral

Some architectural detail below:

 

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