Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The weather is getting colder, even here in Cornwall. I am hoping we will remain snow free at least on thursday, as The Mothers' Union group I am involved with is running a homemade soup lunch to raise funds for overseas aid & work. Please check out this website to find out about MU you may find it is not quite what you have imagined! www.themothersunion.org

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Rene grew up in Aldershot and enjoyed working in the family shop. Her father owned this shop in Queens Road, Aldershot. This was the family home and business of the Browns', a thriving grocers in Aldershot; now much altered since the 60's when it was sold, but still doing the same business! Above is Rene cutting the 80th Birthday cake to share with the family.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Hot News!! Rob and Sarahs' engagement is announced in The Times. We are all very thrilled for them both, the wedding will take place in Falmouth on the 4th August 2006. Sarahs' Mum and Dad were pleased to let everyone know this wonderful and lovely news.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Trebah is lovely to just walk round to have a good chat. Some of the things I most enjoy about going to Trebah are the variety of textures of the plants as well as the contrast in flowers and foliage. Just looking is lovely!

Monday, February 06, 2006

First Camelia in flower in my garden this year!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Why is there snow on that field only?
At this time of year in Cornwall, you may be suddenly startled to see what appears to be a field covered in snow. However, when looked at again you realise it is just another field being warmed up with plastic sheeting ready for the early, Cornish King new potatoes. If you look closely at this picture, the hill above Trefusis Point has such a field.
At least one or two fields in Cornwall
are honking with the devaststated remains of the cauliflowers that have been harvested; you can smell the stumps rotting from quite a distance.
We have just heard that Sarah (our son Robert's fiancee) has won a place at Cambridge to do a PGCE, that is a teaching qualification. She has done extreemly well, as it the best of it's kind and really, very over subscribed. Congratulations Sarah well done!! You were very well qualified and impressive at your interview, she is an amazing girl. We shall be meeting Sarah for the first time soon at my mother-in-law, Rene's 80th birthday lunch, all the family will be there for that joyful event. We hope to have a good few pictures of that time on the 19th of February.