Monday, 15 November 2010

How I made my labyrinth


O.K. I have been saving this for a rainy day ! Enjoy ! Debbie : )

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Jai Ho !

 

Cant stop ! I,m off to Helston Community College for the Bollywood and Bhangra / Saidi Fusion workshop with Yvette Cowles . Yesterday was hard work ,but brilliant fun learning a choreography to the song from "Slumdog Millionaire" Today its Bhangra and Saidi fusion . We are so lucky to have Yvette come here to Helston .It was so nice to see everyone, not only from our classes here , but also from further afield .Three cheers to our amazing teacher Liz Newman for organising this ! ....... A colourful array of goodies to tempt us in the Bazaar too !
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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Beautiful Charmouth

 

I loved this rock art that someone had made on the beach !
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Charmouth Weekend Trip

 

 

 

Another brilliant fossil hunting trip to Charmouth . Many small pyrities ammonites and broken belemnites...my best finds this time are these two Ichthyosaur vertebrae and what I think may be a scute or scale from a crocodile . I also brought back one or two large pieces of shale, such as the one here ,to investigate further at home .
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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Rainbow Prayers

 

 

 

 
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Sancreed Holy Well and Sacred Tree

 

 

 

Then on to the Holy Well and Sacred Tree .
Little tea lights sparkle in the darkness down in the Holy Well ....the water is ice cold . We lit four big candles that we,d brought with us....pushing them into the crevises amongst the ferns and sparkling moss .
There is an innocent, childlike beauty and love here and around the Sacred Tree . A Rainbow of heartfelt wishes and humble prayers blowing in the wind .
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cornish Grapes !

 

O.K. So maybe not so perfect looking as you can buy in the supermarket , but these have a much nicer flavour and are lovely and sweet . I dont know which variety this vine is .It was already here in the garden when we moved here . Grapes have many health benefits and we should all eat more of them .
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Tibetan Prayer Flags

 

Yesterday I harvested the last of the Blue Lake French Beans ,one huge pumpkin,two odd potatoes ,three butternuts ,lots of carrots . Took down the runnerbean net, leaving the colourful Tibetan Prayer flags fluttering in the breeze .
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Friday, 15 October 2010

Walked to Kynance Yesterday

 

Walked to Kynance yesterday. From Mullion along the road and back over the cliffs took me six hours . Beautiful.
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

My Best Friend Ever

 

Forgive me , but today I need to be alone. Completely alone for the next few days or so . Yesterday my beautiful collie dog passed away . For 16 years Megs has been at my side day and night . My heart is broken and I need time and space to think about her . I dont want any visiters ,I have nothing left of myself to spare right now . I will be o.k but for a little while I need to be on my own . The silence is comforting.
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Monday, 27 September 2010

Sunday, 26 September 2010

My favourite plant in the greenhouse

 

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides .
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Sunday in my greenhouse

 

 

 

So today I am up in my greenhouse .
All is clean and tidy , but I need to make sure I am ready for Winter . The windows are open and the deliciously pungant Pelagoniums perfume the air. Butterflies, bees, spiders and froggies are all welcome . My little yellow radio playing classic fm , a lovely place to be. Soon the windows must be closed up .I am checking the little heater is working and sorting out some fleece and polystyrene sheets ready to throw over the plants should it turn frosty .
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Treasures from the past

 

 

I very often find little pieces of the past whilst digging in my garden . Last week after a heavy downpour of rain I spotted a little flint thumb scraper washed up in one of my vegetable beds . I am thrilled ! Nearby I had also found the other stone tool , although I think this one has been broken....you can see that the edge and sides have been polished . A trip to Truro museum is now on my calender . I will take all the bits that I have found this time and see if we can find out about our ancestors that lived here back in prehistory times . The Portable Antiquities Scheme is there to help with identifying your "finds" . I have just discovered their brilliant website ...with a great data base and gallery .
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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Kynance Gate Bronze Age Settlement

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Then on to Bodmin Museum !

 

We had been really looking forward to this visit and we,d driven a very long way to get here . Recent history is well covered we thought,but with all the ancient archaeology that is around in the surrounding landscape and hills of Bodmin, we felt abit let down with such a meagre display . We thought the model Bronze age village was superb !...and deserves to be displayed and illuminated better than it is at present, maybe with the artefacts that are associated with it . Still it was FREE to go in .
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Tuesday, 7 September 2010