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A Whirlwind Of A Week

We've been so busy...

Working with our little friends...

In between jobs...
Sime's been painting the walls at the back of the house.

We've washed everything possible & dried it outside...

We attended our friend, Ruth's "installation" as Priest of St Gomomda's in Roche...

The church & her new home are just across from this rocky outcrop...

We took Hugo for a meal out at Archie Brown's in Truro...
Millet burger, sweetcorn salsa & salad.

And a fabulous raw chocolate torte!
Made with avocados & raw cacao beans... 

After our meal in Truro, we dropped Hugo off at The Surya Yoga Camp.
He was working as a steward & assisting with some circus workshops...
Chyan is the community field where the camp is based.

Compost loos...

This is our tipi...
We sold it to the community some years ago & it's great to see it's being used!

Inside the tipi...

This was Hugo's 4th time at Surya, as our friends are the site managers...
But this has been the first one with fantastic weather! 

Lovely camping accommodation!

And the snazzy bathhouse...

Brilliant!

The woodburning stove to keep the place warm on cooler days...

The Bathhouse walls filled with glass bottles...

One of the showers...

Chyan's new indoor space for workshops.
The walls are made from straw bales & the pillars have come from Falmouth Pier...

Just needs finishing off...

Believe it or not - this bus is beautiful inside & has been made into a cosy home...
It has travelled all over the world with the Swamp Circus & retired at Chyan over 10 years ago.

One of the lovely stalls at the camp.
We bought some nice tea & incense from here...

Chyan's wind turbines...

We love them & their whooshing sounds...

And even their shadows look good...

Another hot day in Portmellon...
There's a film being made here at the moment called "About Time", so the area (including a house we clean) has been taken over by film folk & is causing lots of excitement!

View of Mevagissey Harbour from the apartment we look after...

We had our friends M&P over for dinner & we were able to eat out in the garden...

And as a treat, I made my own version of the chocolate torte...
Chopped nuts, carob & maple syrup base.  For the topping: silken tofu, 2 bars of vegan chocolate, 1 tbsp carob, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 2 tbsp oat milk, 1 tbsp bourbon & a pinch of salt.
It was very rich, but very delicious!

View from St Austell on Friday night...

Saturday morning in Portmellon again... 
(we clean a lot of properties there)

After 3 very hectic days of cleaning - we decided we were too exhausted to cook...
So we enjoyed a Nepalese beer...

As well as a vegan/low oil curry at our local Gurkha Restaurant.

Then last night we visited The circus at Eden...

Although the weather forecast was a bit dodgy...
 It turned out to be a nice warm evening.

We went through The Core... 

And had a little play with the contraptions...

Globe artichokes...

And unusual flowers...

Strange being in Eden's empty restaurant...
 (It was closed for the night, but we could use the loos)

Popcorn seller outside the circus arena...

Waiting for the show to start...
We had free tickets to see the circus - it is normally £25 each! 
We expected it to be outstanding, but it wasn't & we had to all stand to watch...
The band were incredible though!

That's pretty much our week in a nutshell...
Hugo's returned home & seems to have grown in all the sunshine - he's now the tallest member of the family!
And this afternoon, our latest guest has arrived & will be here for the next 4 weeks - she is lovely & we're sure we'll get along just great!

Here's Lupe... 
He's fancies joining the organic box scheme!

And Floobs enjoying the window seat & the sunshine!

Any ideas what this is all about?

Look forward to catching up with everyone!

Kay & Sime
xx



Comments

Rebecca said…
I havent been to eden in ages, its probably changed a lot. Your chocolate cake looks lovely, very tasty x
Hi Becky - Eden changes all the time, I think you would be amazed if you haven't been for a while!

Kay :)
Wow, what a lot of lovely things you've been up to! I especially love the look of the camp with all it's exciting tents and teepees and buses!
Kath said…
what lovely photos, blue skies, the food, the camp (love the bottle wall), Eden, it all looks wonderful. I missed out on last weeks great weather, so I really enjoyed seeing your week :-D

The last photo? made me think if "The Green mile" :-O
Catherine said…
Oh my stars ~ you two are always so busy! And how come your food always looks so yummy! LOL! Floobs looks like one relaxed kitty.
xo Catherine
Jane and Chris said…
Please may I have some rough amounts for the ingredients for the torte...hubby would kill for it!!
The last picture looks as though you are lost....but obviously you got out because you posted this.

Jane x
Thanks Sooz - I think you would love the camp!

Kay :)
Cornwall & sunshine just go together... Wished we'd had more time to enjoy the weather, but we did eat our meals out in the garden as much as we could.

The photo was more like the grey mile - back stage of Sime's gig!

Kay :)
We are incredibly busy at the moment & having to turn down work!

Floobs is a very relaxed... Apart from a hour before meal times - when he drives us mad with his whining!

Kay :)
Hope you both enjoy it - look forward to seeing the pics!

Not lost... Just a very long way to go!

Kay :)
Molly said…
What a fantastic week you had! I just love all of the places you go. They all look so interesting & I was very excited to see an Airstream!
Hi Molly - You should check out our friends, they travel around the USA with their daughter & dog in their Airstream: http://hymnforher.com

Perhaps you'll be able to catch one of their shows too!

Kay :)
Scarlet said…
We definitely left the good weather with you! It looks like you had a fabulous week - hope Hugo enjoyed the workshop. The curry looks so good - I made a vegetable curry for tea on Wednesday - delicious but not quite as aesthetically pleasing as the one you ate! xx
Molly said…
Oooooo! Thank you for the link! I'll check them out right now. :)

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Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
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