Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Summer Days...

Hello again, Has it really been a whole month since I last posted?...The days seem to zoom by don't they.
I have been helping my daughter with Home schooling work since the Lock down in March...But realised now its officially the Summer holidays!~ Yippee! No more dreaded Mathematics which was giving us both a headache. I think I've learnt quite a lot from my daughter these past months from helping her with home work.  But it is a huge relief that she will get a proper education come September again with the return of the School routine. My level of teaching is just not enough for her abilities. But I give myself a pat on the back for trying these past four months...She gets quite high levels of anxiety about falling behind. She's very clever and in top set but she has high expectations and she's a real hard worker.  But not so much when it comes to chores around the house!..."They're only young once",  my Mother always says...very true...
Strawberries and Proper Cornish and Devon  Farmers ones make my heart sing in the Summer time.
We've managed between work and home schooling to have a few more trips to Cornwall...
Beautiful River fowey walk and flags flying in Lostwithiel.  Sunflowers always cheer me...Their big beautiful heads looking towards the Summer Sun.
Rain drops on roses...Although the weather has been mainly good with blue skies and beautiful sun their has been the odd day her and there with rain clouds...good for the garden.
These beautiful Poppies were in the local Community Garden. So pretty!~ Pinky~ Purple tones.
Lovely to catch up with mum again and we gave each other a big hug...
I always love seeing my Mums garden through the seasons too...
Still been doing lots of making and creating...Actually I find I cannot just sit still and watch a film or t.v in the evenings or weekend ..I have to be actively creating something...So I paint a lot or draw, or craft when the rest of the family are sitting watching t.v.  Ive always been more of a radio person.
We had a trip to our local City of Plymouth a few weeks back. I so enjoyed looking at the book shops.
A treat to each other was a book each...Loved this 'The Forager's Calender' book.
And below Posy's from the Garden...Love having little posy's around the home...A little bloom of Summer in doors.
We also had a lovely trip to a Cornish city called Truro...Its a beautiful place and love the atmosphere and a wonder around the Art shop next to the Gallery/Museum...Also I needed a few new tops as during the lock down i'd really tried to 'make do and mend' most of my favourite tops I've had quite a few years.
 obviously, due to recent Covid-19 events its been a bit less touristy too so seems a lot more quiet for these Summer months...The Cathedral was almost completely empty...Cool inside too from the Summer heat.
Another little treat was these delightful Badger and Fox mugs from M&S...We've broken a lot of mugs lately. And why oh why is it always your most favourite ones!.
Is that an Elephant cloud ? hehe.
The skies have been heavenly and the views I could watch for hours from the hill top part of our cottage garden. We visited Wyevale garden centre too on our way back to Devon from Truro.
Lovely Farmer's market at Truro... And I got some beautiful Bee friendly varieties of lavender.
'A Summer Lane' watercolour ...By Miss Kazzy (Me!) Wreaths around the Sheepies necks...
I hope you're all having a Lovely Summer...
Thank you kindly for the sweet messages really much appreciate it.
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  1. I always love your beautiful photography and thoughts. Thank you as ever for sharing tales and _books_.. must get that Forager's Calendar. Warm wishes for a lovely week!

  2. You saved the best (out of a very beautiful selection of pictures and photos) until last. 'A Summer Lane' is just crying out to be a greetings card. I wonder if licencing your art is something you have considered? I think you have a personal style and your work would appeal to many.

    Also your photos are lovely too - you could build up your own catalogue and maybe you could create a beautiful calendar of photos and artwork (both adorning photos and central illustrations). A lot of work but it would be lovely to see. Anyway, you don't need me to tell you what to do, I'm sure you have considered what works best for you. Just wanted to let you know that I think your aesthetic is really lovely and your blog is such a nice place to visit.

    Your daughter will no doubt find she has been a lot more diligent than many of her class mates and is probably the opposite of being behind. It's good that all of you busy homeschoolers get to have a break now - you deserve it.

    Have a happy summer break, and enjoy all those lovely places you visit.

  3. Oh I loved a glimpse into your world with the photos - is that your mother's caravan? I'm in love with them. Bravo on your wonderful watercolor at the bottom. You're very talented. I've been stitching a needle book, it's on my blog post - the finished one will be up on there tomorrow. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Love the Summer Lane art work, it's packed with detail. I wish an author would invite you to illustrate their books :) You have been to some very pretty places on your days out - we are heading towards Devon/Cornwall in August and hope to see some seaside towns and catch up with my brother over in Paignton. Enjoy the school holidays, I think the best education any child can get is being out of doors, enjoying nature and you give plenty of that - well done with the home schooling, have fun together in the sunshine xxx

  5. Thank you for sharing another slice of your Cornwall life <3 Your posts always bring me a lot of joy, no matter when they arrive.

    1. so glad they give you joy, its my escape her so i keep it jouyful ;)x

  6. This was a lovely post to read and I enjoyed seeing your photos! My aunt and her family lived in Cornwall years ago for about 5 years and I think they weren't too far from Truro as I remember going there a few times when we visited them. I'd like to return one day.

    I've just bought The Forager's Handbook, I've wanted it for some time but had been waiting for the paperback!

    1. lovely to have those memories of Cornwall...yes its a wonderful book! x

  7. That is such a beautiful blog post. Really inspiring!
    I’m sure that you’ve done wonderful job with home don’t worry!
    And I love your art!
    Sal 😁

    1. thats kind of you to say Sal, im no teacher though...but had a good go at it...thanks for the kind comment on my art xx

  8. I am back after nearly a year away!! I was itching to get back to my blog and missed my blog socializing so much! I obviously choose the right time to do so especially on seeing all this loveliness on this post. Wonderful photos and a very good read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and amazing artistic talent! keep well Amanda :-)

  9. A long overdue catch up on blog reading for me! I bet you and your daughter are relieved for the summer holidays to have arrived. Well done to both of you for the diligent homeschooling, in a very difficult time. I think you visited Truro at the right time, Cornwall seems to be rammed with holidaymakers now ( as is Devon, isn’t it!) I took my Mum up to Burrator for a birthday picnic about 10 days ago and we ended up going a bit further on, as it was so busy.
    Your photos are gorgeous and the pale yellow rose is stunning! I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer holidays. I suspect, as you are on the edge of the moor, you might get some thunderstorms in the next few days. Here in Exeter, we don’t get them so much x

    1. yes we got two lots of thunderstorms over sunday and monday...but its so incredibly hot! as im sure you know being in exeter. hope youre having a lovely catch up in blogland enjoy your summer days xx