One of the things I love about Cornwall are the beautiful slate walls which edge the gardens, lanes, fields and moors in the northern part of the county. I love the way little ferns and plants take root and grow between the slates.
Today we were invited to watch my nephew at his Royal Naval passing out parade. The ceremony went like clockwork - the new ratings looked so smart in full uniform and the music played by the band of the Royal Marines was superb.
Packing cases ready for a pre-Christmas holiday. We are off to Cornwall tomorrow for 10 days. While we are there I am looking forward to seeing my nephew at his passing out parade for the Royal Navy. Hoping to have lots of photos to upload when we return.
She has become a tradition in our house. I was given this little doll for Christmas 1954. In 1980 my Mum dressed her in material scraps left from making my wedding dress. Each year since then she has graced our tree.
Weatherwise a much calmer day. This photo was taken along the banks of the River Deben at Bawdsey. The strange looking blocks are anti tank blocks dating from WWII. They were used in vulnerable places to prevent invasion by military vehicles and can still be found today all over the UK. As a child I can remember many hours of fun jumping from one to another and playing hide and seek around them!
A trip to the library this afternoon and these are my latest loans. I have always loved Barbara Dickson's music so when I read of her autobiography release I just had to make a reservation on the new title. Jackie Kennedy was an idol of mine back in the 60's - so I will enjoy reading of her again and the Time Out in Sydney book - just being nosey really I wanted to read of some of the lovely places my daughter might be visiting next month!!