Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A Cornish sunset

At last the time of sunsets has arrived and I waited with anticipation near our "sunset benches" that I have positioned in the garden for just this purpose. ...of course you can sit on them at other times too!

The sky was a fabulous mix or swirling clouds that caught the colours perfectly

and the teasels that line the field boundaries lay waiting to feed the birds this winter.....but not yet, not yet.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Turned out nice again!

Young horses at the top of Ednovean Farm enjoying the slight breeze from the sea on Thursday

Against all of the odds or should I say the weather forecast it "turned out nice again" We've had the sort of weather when even a horse needs suntan lotion

Poor young Archie suffers from too much sun and has to have complete sun block applied

In keeping with our topsy turvy season the Apples are ripening in the little orchard - we planted vintage West Country varieties

And finally my gardening report! After two afternoons of what felt like slave labour, the formal garden just below the Apricot room courtyard is now ship shape and ready to face the winter - sadly the Parterre in front of the house is still laying in wait for me next week. We celebrated by visiting The Peppercorn Piazza in Perranuthnoe for a scummy Piazza - crispy thin with oodles of topping eaten in the stylish little stepped lawn outside accompanied by a bottle of BYO wine (small corkage charge). We shared a salad overlooking Cudden Point before wandering on down the village to the beach to eat an ice cream at the Cabin Cafe hanging over their garden bank to watch the activities on the Beach below - alas I forgot the camera so you will have to image the dappled golden sunlight still touching the warm red umber cliffs and the silky smooth water but believe me it was just right!

Young Toffee is now one year old and growing fast as you can see

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A sudden vacancy for the weekend

Alas we suddenly have the Blue room available again for this weekend - would any body like a last minute break in Cornwall at Ednovean Farm starting on Friday the19th for three nights?? Can I tempt you to the Blue rooms stunning view, private terrace complete with sun loungers; en suite bathroom with roll top bath and double shower with all of the bath robes hand made soaps white company toiletries to go with it? Should I mention the flat screen TV. the DVD CD player Radio and free WiFi? Maybe our acre of landscaped gardens with seductively concealed sitting areas or the th walk through the village to take the coastal path eastwards to Cudden point and Prussia cove or westwards to visit St Micheal's Mount might inspire? Perranuthnoe Beach just below the village to dabble your toes or the Victoria Inn with the Raymond Blanc trained chef? (pre booking essential here though) or for something less formal the stroll to the new summer peppercorn piazza, tucked beside Lynfield craft market. A weekend in tranquil West Cornwall far from the crowds??

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

I saw.......

It has been a steady month of slightly changeable weather and discreet somnolence. The garden has reached a point of natural repletion, happy with its growth but not yet sinking towards Autumn and rest. The Cornish banks are threaded with ripening blackberries mingled with the summer honeysuckle and the sloes grow plump and dark. Our resident garden birds have reared a second brood under our eaves and are now zooming around playful from the release from their duties. And Ollie - he disgraced himself the other night by setting up a load yowling defending his garden from an intruding tom. I arrived to find the two antagonists nose to nose, pitching their wails into almost perfect synchronisation and after a moment reflection retreated back to bed.......claws a teeth not a good combination but I think they stuck to the sound effects!

Lets see the washing machine failed terminally after three years hard service strangely it was joined by the toaster and a flat screen TV so I'm hoping that is our three things.......!!? Please.

And this morning I saw a boat, mammoth and white, just under the St Micheal's Mount as I glanced out of the kitchen window while cooking Breakfast so all changed but really nothing had changed at all! I'm told there is high pressure on the way towards the end of the week, so hope the day is kind to you - some of our guest are off to the Minack Theatre this evening but Ollie and I are staying at home!