Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Bit of This and That.

This morning Mustang and Biscuit seemed very sedate, gliding up and down the pond with none of the usual frenetic diving and splashing. I think the warmth in the sun had mellowed them as they took their morning constitutional just before breakfast.

Looking back, it was another lovely weekend with so much going on. A little trip out in Mermaid had been much anticipated and fortunately the sun shone for us.

I made little cheese and vegetable pies, and chocolate brownies in the morning to keep us going out on the water.

It was easy to slip into a slightly hypnotic state as the oars cut through the water... well, less so once I joined Dave in the rowing.

We passed houseboats in various states of (dis)repair, some brightly coloured with fires being lit and others shabbily beautiful as they slipped slowly, slowly into the climbing water.

I have photographed these many, many times from the riverbank so it was great to be able to take a different perspective.

We made our way up the river towards Penryn quay, weaving in and out of all kinds of boats on the way.

It's such hungry work sitting here looking gorgeous!

I have realised how difficult it is to take pictures when in a busy harbour and of course I was supposed to be rowing! Many of my photos are out of focus or lopsided like this one, but you get the gist of how pretty it was.

The sun was warm, the breeze was balmy and we had a fantastic few hours n our dear little boat.

Back home in the garden the fungi are blooming and some are creating a strange beauty in their slow deterioration.

Isabella and Lucy played in the garden shrieking like mad things as they raced around, stopping only to bring me these beautiful fallen fig leaves which smell strongly of coconut buns! Most odd. We inspected green ones still on the bush, but they had none of this perfume.

I spent every free moment cutting out and embroidering for Chr ... well, I won't say it, but I guess you can work it out from what you see here. The stockpiling has been going on for a while now, so I must up the pace to ensure I can keep up with the demand when it starts.

That's all from me today. How was your weekend? x


  1. As always Pipany - lovely. Those holly embroidery I could do without just yet though!! Can't bear to think about it yet although if you make things to sell I know you must. Glad you got some sunshine at last. Your little package is on its way.


  2. A beautiful posting Pipany - just gliding along in life's merry own little way - heavenly!

    take care,

    Nina xxx

  3. It all looks so beautiful and your pictures are gorgeous!

  4. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. I think our bit's lovely too but you win with the quality of light. Quite bucks me up!

  5. Pipany, it's such fun to see these photos of you and yours as you sail the seas.

    As always, your embroidery is looking berry, berry good. (Aren't I silly?) xo

  6. Your sailing trip looked lovely, and the food you made for it sounded delicious. The holly stitchery looks beautiful - good luck with your Christmas makes. I will be having a look on your website for some presents when I do my Xmas shopping.
    Helen x

  7. Lovely blog as always Pipany. It was the Jura music festival here...

  8. Lovely, lovely post Pipany - Biscuit and Mustang are particularly photogenic!

    I can see you having so much fun on the Mermaid and your action shots are just fine! So glad the sun has been shining for you. Its been wet and dreary here in the east. I'm hoping it will brighten up soon so we can take some nice autumnal walks ...

    How odd about the fig leaves ...!

    Have a great week.


    PS There is a poem on my other blog which I think you may like Pip. x

  9. Nice to meet you Pipany - lovely blog and products. And oh you live in a beautiful place, am a bit jealous.
    Love Charlotte
    (of non-coastal Herefordshire!)