Tuesday, 17 June 2008
A bit of this and that
Isabella needed new shoes and so a trip into Falmouth was on the cards. Yet again, I forgot Lucy had drama club after school and patiently waited at the school gates for her to appear - durr - and finally worked out that now would be a good time to go shoe shopping as we had an hour to kill. This is what we see when we go shopping in Falmouth...
You see, the river Fal runs from the sea into the harbour mouth - 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world - past the docks...
through the town alongside the main street. These pictures show what we see from any of the little alleyways that lead off from the one main street; all were taken from the car park which Isabelaa and I use in the centre of town. This rather poorly taken shot gives an idea of what we see looking back over our shoulder into the town fromt he same car park: a glorious higgeldy-piggeldy mixture of rooftops silhoutted against a bright blue sky.
Hmm, must take more time over these pictures in future as they really aren't of good quality; then, we did have pretty teal blue and chocolate brown shoes to buy!
Our elderflower champagne is almost ready and fizzing so much that even the pressurised barrel split yesterday to gush a steady stream all over my dresser; thought the kitchen smelled a little worse than usual! Her's a posy I picked the other day to dry for when the hedgerows stop billowing with their creamy umbels. Many things - vinegars, tisanes, cordials, etc can be made with dried flowers as well as fresh.
We made so much cordial we are having to store it in demijohns as we can't face any more bottling up just yet. Well, time to finish; here's a pie to end on as I seem to have included food in most posts lately.
Have a lovely day all xx