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Baking, Potter and Daffodils

This afternoon I baked, over Skype, with LiveWire No 4 who had seen her cousin’s Victoria sponge last week and wanted to try one her self. It was a tasty success and we had great fun. Of course, I have shared it with my lovely neighbour over a cup of tea in the front garden as before!

I am trying to track down a Cornish potter and thought I would try here. The coffee set, a couple of pieces below,  was given to my Mum, Cicely Wiseman, when she retired, in the 1970s, from teaching at Roskear Primary School where she ran the unit for deaf children. The potter’s initials are JC and I thought I had found her but recently had a reply saying that sadly, I didn’t have the right person. Any help gratefully received.

Our Daffodils are opening beautifully and today, we had sunshine so they glowed.

 

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Catching Up On Three Days

5th June

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

6th June   I baked a cake to sell at a Ceilidh that was held last night to raise funds for a volunteering trip to Uganda.

Victoria Sponge to sell at the ceilidh

Victoria Sponge to sell at the ceilidh

Beautiful hedgerow flowers for the tables

Beautiful hedgerow flowers for the tables

Today – the sun is shining and this Iris has bloomed.

Iris

Iris

 

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Birthday Cakes, Blue and Sally-boots for a New baby

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS

1  Thank you so much to my dear friends who yesterday gave me such a lovely Birthday Party – to
J&M for inviting us all and for a fabulous dinner, to N for making the most delicious Chocolate Torte and to M for making a scrumptious Victoria sponge; that’s two birthday cakes! Thanks to G, too, for his clever sleuthing a week or two ago in finding out what my favourite birthday cake might be without raising any suspicions!

Victoria sponge made by Margaret

Victoria sponge made by Margaret

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

Thank you to you all, D&T, P&J&J and J, as well as all the aforementioned beautiful people for making the evening such a special one for me.  I’m just sorry that the lovely Mr S wasn’t well enough to be with us and that I had to leave early, being somewhat still under the weather myself. You are all very lovely friends!

2   Neither of us was up to a walk yet though the day has been so beautifully bright so Mr S drove us out to St Agnes Beacon where we had a three minute walk in the extremely strong wind and then were amused for some time by the antics of some model aeroplanes. If you look closely at the sea and sky photo you should spot three of them wheeling about.  To see a full size picture, scroll down to the smaller version and click on that one.   Both the sea and the sky were of the most intense and beautiful blue hues.

 From the cliffs below St Agnes Beacon

From the cliffs below St Agnes Beacon

Sea off St Agnes Beacon

Sea off St Agnes Beacon

3   This afternoon I have made some Sally-boots for the Roberts’ Grandbaby who was born yesterday. Welcome to the world, little one. We share a very special day for a birthday.

Sally-boots for A&T's new baby boy

Sally-boots for A&T’s new baby boy

I have to add another beautiful thing. I have just this moment opened an e-card from my dear Sister who lives in Hawaii. It is very beautiful and her words have moved me to tears – of happiness. She reads this blog every day and says it makes me feel not quite so far away. Thank you my lovely and much loved Sister.

 

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