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The Pink Cafe

One of my favourite haunts in Truro, Cornwall, when First Born was first born.  What could be better than to sit in a pink cafe with one’s brand new baby girl.  It wasn’t retro, it wasn’t trying to appeal to a trendy crowd.  It was an old fashioned, traditional cafe, that served sandwiches, cakes, scones, toasted tea cakes, and, of course, tea. I loved it.

I used to go with First Born’s grandmother.  We always ordered the same thing.  Toasted ham and cheese on brown bread. It would be served with a little side order of salad.  English ham, English cheese, and English bread are a winning combination.

First door on the left is the pink cafe

First door on the left is the pink cafe

 

Three years on from when I started this post, First Born is now in college, and I don’t even know if the Pink Cafe is still open, but I intend to find out.

I will let you know. Regardless, we have some fine memories there, that cannot be taken away.

Myrtle.

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Our New Roof

In the short time that we have lived in our little house, our roof has leaked and leaked, despite numerous repairs.  Apparently, our roof was like a piece of toast, which has been toasted too long, curling up and the sides, getting very thin in the middle, thus letting the monsoons in. After the last deluge came through, and after a week of ringing many roofing companies, I made a decision.  The work started early Monday morning to keep the waters at bay. 

After all the excitement and parties at the end of school, we are slowing down. It is very hot already, and the children and I are planning for some summer trips. They will visit Disney World with family, and I will do other things.

The roof was finished today, thankfully. Having six men stomping around on one’s roof at 5:45 in the morning isn’t as much fun as it sounds. 

Clothes are being picked out and packed, and we are readying for our summer holiday. 

Sadly, not doing much cooking at the moment. 

As soon as I do, I will let you know. 

Keep cool and dry. 

Myrtle.

P.S. Tried one of the Dilly Beans today, very spicy and good.

The homemade bread and butters barely lasted two days.  Too good, in my opinion. 

M.

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Happy Birthday.  

Has it been sixteen years, already? 

I’m very proud of you. 

Love, 

Mummy x x x 

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Aimee’s Wisdom

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I agree with the little girl who once said,

“The whole point of camping is make us appreciate our nice, comfy beds.”

I love the outdoors, so long as I come back in when I’ve had enough.

Myrtle.  

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Striped Tulips

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Red and Yellow.  

Two of my favourite colours. 

M.

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Amusing

 

Amusing

Amusing

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The Lemon

 

A Lemon, by Manet

The Lemon, by Manet, 1880

Lemons in Art. 

Lovely. 

M.

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