Hallowe’en at Heligan

The mud maid greeted us

on our Hallowe’en hike.

Not that we were seriously hiking.

More of a Saturday afternoon stroll if truth be told.

But Heligan appears to be hauntingly beautiful

whenever we visit

and this was no exception. Continue reading “Hallowe’en at Heligan”

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The View From Here: Lansallos to Lantic

A single boat glides silently through the waters below me. And I ask myself: who can fail to appreciate an afternoon such as this?

These passing October days have been crisp, clear and calm.  Invigorating.  Life-affirming.  All that was wonderful about this October was encapsulated for me one afternoon mid-month when I walked a stretch of the coastal path. Continue reading “The View From Here: Lansallos to Lantic”

The View from Here: mist and morning moons

…the sky streaks with softest blush and ribboned strands flutter out across the heavens. The bright moon bathes in a sky-bath of pink roses.

Living just a few hundred miles further west than we were means the sun rises and sets about 15 minutes later than I’ve been used to.  I wouldn’t have expected this to make much of a difference but it does.  Already the mornings seem very much darker than I remember in autumns past.  And I like it.  I’m enjoying waking up in the dark; the bed warm and cosy; the bedroom chilly, making it that little bit easier to stay wrapped in the duvet.  If I’m lucky, Harri will be still sleeping quietly somewhere on the bed.    It’s a good time for letting my thoughts drift drowsily; a good time for gratitude.  The world is waking up; the whole day stretches before me: Continue reading “The View from Here: mist and morning moons”

Lanhydrock: October sunshine and Alice

The gatehouse, with its crenellations and pinnacles … Off with their heads!

A bright sunny Sunday in October, eager to get out in the air, we took ourselves off to Lanhydrock House, barely half an hour’s drive away.  I’d not heard of Lanhydrock before we moved here but I quickly learned it has vast estates with plenty of paths for walking (and cycling).  An exploratory stroll seemed in order. Continue reading “Lanhydrock: October sunshine and Alice”

The Bookish Time Travel Tag

ancient-clock

Tracking this tag back to its source, I have  The Library Lizard to thank for setting these questions.  Time travel isn’t something I would normally associate with my choice of reading matter so I wondered if I’d have any answers to offer.  But   the lovely Jane at Beyond Eden Rock suggested I might like to have a go and it’s been a good way of focusing my thoughts, and turning those thoughts into a post – something I’m struggling with at the moment. I’ve had a thoroughly indulgent few hours pottering among my book lists and books shelves, making my choices, collating my answers and then wandering through the choices of others before me.  Thanks to Jane and The Library Lizard for such an enjoyable afternoon!

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