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New Toy, Chocolate Strawberry Roulade and Kaia

1   I love my new bread making toy. It’s made of silicone and you can weigh, mix, knead, prove and bake all in the same container! The bread was delicious too, Oat and Linseed so also very good for us!  I’ll show you the whole process in another post soon.

2   We’ve had good friends round for supper in the garden this evening and as well as the bread (and a delicious Chicken and Avocado Salad)  I made a scrumptious Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade.  Recipes to follow soon.

Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade

Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade

3    My favourite dog, Kaia, visited too!

Kaia

Kaia

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Feeding Foal, Clematis and Rehearsal

1   The horses in our back field were moved to a further field today but before they went, I caught these beautiful photos as they were close to our wall.

Breakfast time

Breakfast time

Mother and baby

Mother and baby

2   The purple clematis is climbing up the arched Larch and is very pleasing.

Clematis Jackmanii Superba

Clematis Jackmanii Superba

2   At singing tonight we have been rehearsing for an event at The Lost Gardens of Heligan on 3rd August.

100 Days at Heligan

100 Days at Heligan

 

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Cornwall

What a magical garden we have discovered today. Just come with us through the jungle and feel the peace and pleasure we had walking through this haven. We spent three hours wandering around this amazingly beautiful  garden and being delighted by something new around every corner be it the beautiful and exotic planting or the astonishing sculptures by internationally renowned artists. Click on any photo for detail.

 

 

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Penryn Arts Festival and Enys Gardens

What a beautiful day full of art! Nature’s art was in fact the highlight of my day when we watched a beautiful butterfly getting nectar for well over five minutes.

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

Our morning was spent in and around Penryn enjoying both the delightful opes and alleys and the art on offer. My favourite was Porous Penryn, a project where the artists, Etheridge and Persighetti, were putting temporary tattoos of special bits of the town onto people and photographing them in the place where the photo had been taken. What follows are photos of our participation in this delightful event.Do click on any one for more detail and for the explanatory captions.

After lunch at Miss Peapod’s and some very enjoyable interactive art nearby we went off to Enys gardens for the Embedded exhibition. I wrote about Enys in this post too.  The house is in need of much restoration but was used to great advantage for the exhibition. I love the trail of cake and beads on pretty china which led up the stairs and along corridors to a wedding dress and broken pearls in one room and the Groom’s clothes hanging in another . The story is mine! The lovely Mr S didn’t see the installation in the same romantic and rather tragic way!

My final photo today was taken from the peaceful and enchanting arbour where we listened to a magical recording called “Lazy tremblings of the summer air” and watched the beautiful butterfly featured at the beginning of this post which, if you look very closely, you will see in the middle left of the photo.

View from 'Lazy Tremblings of the Summer Air' audio installation by Jane Bailey

View from ‘Lazy tremblings of the summer air’ audio installation by Jane Bailey

 

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Day Lily, Agapanthus and Happy Thoughts

1   Several yellow Day Lilies have opened at once brightening up that patch of garden.

Day Lily

Day Lily

 

2   The blue of the Agapanthus is lovely against the background of the rest of the garden.

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

3   I am uncharacteristically low today – really missing my brother.

Think happy thoughts

Think happy thoughts, thanks Shiree

 

 

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Sun, Penzance and Optimism

1    When we collected my brother from Newquay Airport just over two weeks ago there was the most beautiful sunset. Today, as we took him back to go home to Munich, there was a pretty sunrise and now it’s all quiet again and we are catching upon all the things that stood still while we enjoyed time together.

Sunset coming back from the airport 2:7:14

Sunset coming back from the airport 2:7:14

Dawn sky this morning from the moving car

Dawn sky this morning from the moving car

2   We went to Penzance this afternoon for the Literary Festival and a talk,  ‘Sailing round Cornwall’ by our good friend, Sue Kittow which we thoroughly enjoyed. The town was full of flags for the various summer festivals.

Penzance flags

Penzance flags

3    One of my young friends sent me this some time ago and I missed. G.S., you were right! I love it!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

Here in Cornwall, UK, we are surrounded by relics from the tin and copper mining industry. Engine houses and other old mine works dot the countryside and the coastline and The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, or ‘Cornish Mining’, was inscribed on the World Heritage List on July 13 2006. World Heritage status gives international recognition to Cornish Mining’s contribution to the development of our modern industrial society.
Click on this link if you would like to know more about the history of Cornish mining and miners. Cornish miners took their expertise all over the world and it is said that wherever there is a hole in the ground, you’ll find a ‘Cousin Jack’, a Cornishman.  It’s a fascinating site.  Please click on any photo for greater detail.

For other great photos in this challenge, click here.

 

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