through the tree at the back of the garden.
It was a beautiful day today and we took our books up to St Agnes Beacon, watched the sea and the activity and read in the warm sunshine. The purple thistles were glorious against the deep blue of the sea.
2 I had fun watching the hang-gliders.
3 Later we went to Chapelporth for the wonderful ice-creams that they serve there. They are called Hedgehogs and are a dollop of Cornish ice cream topped with a dollop of Cornish clotted cream which is then rolled in Toasted Hazelnuts – utterly decadent and delicious!
I loved this message from the life-savers.
We have travelled home today from a lovely few days with family in London and as always the journey home was magical. As we pull in to Truro station, I can almost see my 6’3″ Dad there waving at me , meeting me from college up-country and taking me, not straight home but straight to Perranproth , sea-starved as I was. Here is a gallery of scenes from the train. to give you a flavour of how wonderful this journey is. Click on any photo for more detail.
We love having brunch in Caffe Concerto before we spend the day in The Royal Academy. Today I had Eggs Benedict – delicious!
In the Burlington Arcade there were hanging bouquets of beautiful paper flowers.
There is a delightful cafe in North Finchley where children can be treated to a Gingerbread person and a tube of icing with which to decorate using their own imagination. T’s became a ginger bread Granny with curly hair and two bionic hips!
While we were sitting, waiting for KJ to pick us up for lunch, we were approached by three lovely young women who wanted to try out some ideas on us. If they gave me a flower and wished me a good day with the plan that I should then do the same, would I like the idea? Yes, I said. I would do that. How often did I smile at strangers? All the time! Do they smile back? Yes, most of the time. I told them about my blog and asked if they would mind being featured as their ideas really appealed to me. Their aims are to see how they can promote community spirit between people. They were really smiley and left me with some food for thought.
Sorting out some books today, I re-discovered my Granny’s prize book, presented to her in 1902. The stories are beautifully told and I loved them as a child. The author’s name doesn’t appear on the front, only on the spine. The illustrator, Gordon Browne, is credited on the front cover. I do like this Bottom and the fairies.
2 The Agapanthus I showed you about 10 days ago is opening. I loved how the rain drop looks blue in the curl. Click on the photo and zoom in!
3 Our Cherry tomatoes in the hanging basket are doing really well. We had our first harvest today and they are delightfully sweet.