“Close friends….

…..are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” – Vincent Van Gogh

I am blessed with many dear friends in my life.  Three of them came to visit today and we had a lovely time catching up on all the news, over copious amounts of food, tea, coffee and knitting (crochet in my case).

Here’s a gallery of the cakes I made and the various kind gifts they bought (click photos for captions and/or larger images):

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Last day in Cornwall

My final full day in Cornwall yesterday was chilly but beautifully sunny – yay!

My friends took me to the pretty village of Lerryn. Here you can see the River Lerryn and two of its quite different ‘bridges’. We had fun crossing the first…

Further along the river, the forest thickened, and the trees became leaf-bare, but shrouded in this bright green lichen. It was silent all around and very mysterious. Tolkien-like, I felt. You can see my friend Ted obliging me by standing in the picture for perspective.

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