Monthly Archives: August 2013

Clifftop lunch and a beach dinner

On our first working day we built a sturdy fence around an open mine shaft just a gentle stones throw from the coastal path a little south of Porthleven.  It was probably the best thing we did all week, because … Continue reading

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Some Cornish Churches

We litter-picked beaches for a day. One beach was Church Cove at Gunwalloe, where an old church tower is almost submerged by sand from old dunes.  The adjacent church has a delightful porch with carved structural beams, and the columns … Continue reading

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Going to the Country – a week on the Lizard

Let me introduce you to the group: That’s all of us after a day of whittling, sanding and oiling a piece of freshly felled, cut and split sycamore.  And we did it all.  Not necessarily with a lot of success, not … Continue reading

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A bit more garden wildlife

Hope I have not shown these before – found a couple of weeks back when cutting back the Kerria in the back garden.  The first is a fine cricket. The colour and what pattern there is matches the rose leaf … Continue reading

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St Michael’s and All Angels gets new sign

Noticed a new sign outside a church a couple of days ago.  The church is St Michael’s, and he is shown slaying a dragon – I thought St George had that department sewn up.  He’s standing on its back and … Continue reading

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Lyon’s Teashop Lithographs at the Tarner Gallery

Went to Eastbourne on Saturday 10th August to see the art Lyon’s commissioned to cover up their café walls in post-war austerity Britain when decorating materials were is short supply but apparently artists were readily available – having been recently … Continue reading

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Globe Courgettes

We did not plant the trailing giant which has swamped the front garden, well maybe we did last year and it somehow overwintered before germinating.  Anyway it is productive, we have had five 11 to 13cm diameter fruits off it … Continue reading

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