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Skippalong, Sandcastle and Chocolates

1 Our boat (what a thrill writing that gives me!) had to be moved from the marina to its own mooring today.

Skippalong

Skippalong

 

2 While I waited on the Flushing side for the lovely Mr Smith to come in after mooring the boat, I watched children making a sandcastle and playing in the water. The warmth was lovely to experience.

Sandcastle

Sandcastle

3 Someone sent us a box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat today! What a treat! Thank you!

Very special chocolates

Very special chocolates

I have been battling a chest infection for nearly six weeks and today, while I was waiting in Flushing, I had a phone call from my Doctor to say that the x-ray shows I have pneumonia and must rest. Reluctantly, I am going to take a week off blogging and really, really rest. I will be back very soon with beautiful things for you to enjoy!

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Beauty, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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St Anthony Lighthouse, St Mawes and A Boat

1   Standing on Castle Drive today, looking out to sea, across to St Anthony Head.

Across to St Anthony Head with Skippalong

Across to St Anthony Head with Skippalong

2   And then across to St Mawes. The tiny yacht in both pictures is the lovely Mr Smith’s new pride and joy! She is called Skippalong and she is the reason that I am soon going to learn to sail. They were motoring in at this point at the end of their two day voyage from Dartmouth to Falmouth.

St Mawes with Skippalong

St Mawes with Skippalong

3   This beautiful wooden boat was moored at the marina.

Danish boat

Danish boat

 

 

 
 

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Rainbow, Lighthouse, Dandelion and Cornish Sign

1   It was a gloriously sunny morning and the Rainbow Maker that I was given for Mother’s Day worked properly for the first time throwing rainbows right through the house to the front door.

Rainbows have travelled all the way through the house

Rainbows have travelled all the way through the house

Rainbow on the front door

Rainbow on the front door

2   It was so lovely that I took myself off to Godrevy for a walk and, I hoped, a sit and knit in the sun session but by the time I got there it was cloudy and cool!

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

3   This dandelion cheered me!

Fabulous detail

Fabulous detail – squiggly stamens and a fly

4   As you drive away from Godrevy, where surfers have a fabulous time whatever the weather, there is this splendid road sign.

End of surfing zone!

End of surfing zone!

Posting early as going to another Knit and Natter session for Wool Against Weapons tonight.

 

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New Sewing Tool, Bee and Dartmouth

1   After a necessary quick visit to Hayle this morning we had a delicious late breakfast at Johnny’s Café. I found a new specialist sewing tool there in their unexpected haberdashery dept! It’s a Bamboo Point Turner and I love it! They also sell freshly baked bread and cake, a piece of which I brought home for tea but ate it before I remembered that I meant to take a photo! It was Chocolate and Ginger and just scrumptious. The whole setting is delightful, with recycled furniture, wonderful views acorss the Hayle estuary and to St Ives and the friendliest service. It was such a pleasure after a somewhat trying morning.

Point turner by Merchant and Mills

Point turner by Merchant and Mills

Fine Notions and Sewing Tools

Fine Notions and Sewing Tools

Vicky's Bread

Vicky’s Bread

My vegan full English

My vegan full English

2    In today’s sunshine, bees are starting to collect nectar, here from a Grape hyacinth.

Bee on Muscari

Bee on Muscari

3    We then drove to Dartmouth for the afternoon. What a picturesque place it is. Sadly, we didn’t have time to look around on this trip.

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

 

 

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Knitting, Tulip and Magic

1    I’ve had to miss singing yet again tonight and, frankly, I’m fed up about that! The one good thing is that I’m spending my time listening to BBC radio 4 and knitting! I’ve completed another 100 cms for Wool Against Weapons and started the next one!

Another piece

Another piece

2   One pink tulip is all that is left from my second bouquet and it looks delightful in this flea-market treasure of a small cut glass jug.

Pink tulip

Pink tulip

3    There is magic  and there are beautiful things all around us if we look.

Keep looking for the magic

Keep looking for the magic

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

This goat seems to be on the threshold of jumping off the cliff into the water.

Goats

Goats

For more in this challenge, click this link http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/photo-challenge-threshold/

 

 

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Jay, Carnation and A Simple lunch

1   A beautiful Jay visited our bird table while we were having breakfast. That’s a first for us. His visit was too fleeting for a photograph.

2   The carnations from my Mother’s Day bouquet are still gorgeous – the Narcissi, sadly, long gone. I’ve cut them down and have them in my lovely brass bowl.  I had a beautiful bunch of pink carnations for our wedding. I still have pressed ones from that day in August 1967!

One perfect Carnation

One perfect Carnation

3   A very simple and tasty lunch was what was needed today.

Vine tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil and a Balsamic dressing

Vine tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil and a Balsamic dressing

 

 
 

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