Loe Bar and Chyvarloe

Saturday, 8th August 2015

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After a sluggish start I suddenly found some get up and go and announced a local ramble to Loe Pool.  Mr RR remembered being told about a path to some woods on the far side of the pool where, at dusk, badgers can be seen.  Despite it being 9.30 in the morning we decided to hunt out said woods, so that if we felt so inclined we could go back and spot badgers at nightfall one day! Continue reading

The Order of the Thistle

Thursday 30th July 2015

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Ironically, given that the thistle is the heraldic emblem of Scotland, it’s this plant that entertains  us on our first walk back in Cornwall. Thistles are an important food source for a variety of birds and just now, many are coming to the end of their season and producing those lovely cotton wool covered seed heads.

Goldfinch extracting a thistle seed.
Goldfinch extracting a thistle seed.

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Penrose Top Path

Thursday, 28th May 2015

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I took myself off for a walk around the top path of Penrose Estate on Thursday.  The sun was sort of shining in between the clouds, and sometimes the sky was even quite blue –  but it was very windy. Continue reading

All About the Colour

Friday, 13th March 2015 (Day 5, Week 10)

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I’ve got my head full of colour today.

I went out for coffee this morning (thank you Ms D and Ms S!) and had a lovely lemon poppy seed cake full of a raspberry pink sauce, with raspberries on top. Then I went to the fabric shop and bought some rich red cottons in two different shades – I couldn’t make up my mind which one to have – anyway you can never have too much fabric! At home I sat in the yellow conservatory and looked out at the yellow daffodils in the garden.

I’m not usually a yellow person, but I seem to quite like it lately – as long as I don’t have to wear it! Continue reading

Girl Power and The Great Crested Grebes!

Wednesday, 11th March 2015 (Day 3, Week 10)

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all having a productive week.  Its been busy in this neck of the woods, but I’ve recovered my mojo and Mr RR and I managed to fit in a walk around Loe Pool this morning before returning to Porthleven in time for a lovely lunch with our good friends Mr and Mrs S, who are down from Suffolk on holiday (Happy Birthday Mr S!!).

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