August Walk

Another coastal walk this month but with a difference!  The walk was mainly over moorland and fields and flat!  We followed the coastal path starting at Predannack Wollas to Soapy Cove where there was a steep descent and ascent. We continued along to Kynance Cove and stopped to eat and to admire the views of Mounts Bay, heather and wild flowers.
The return inland followed a bridal way skirting the old wartime aerodrome of Predannack.  Old rusted aeroplanes are still visible and the airfield was busy with gliders making the most of the good weather.  (Shirley B)

Tregonning Garden Visit

Fourteen lucky Crowlas & Ludgvan members were given a wonderful tour of Tregonning Garden today by owners Andrew and Kate. The garden, while not particularly large, is definitely a labour of love for the couple. It is located on the side of Tregonning Hill, affording spectacular views over the countryside. Andrew and Kate, who moved to the spot in 2008, have put in endless hours of work to create the garden which boasts two ponds, a stream, a beautiful vegetable garden and a meadow featuring a sculpted compass pattern, as well as a myriad flower beds. There was a tremendous amount to see, and Andrew guided the group through the garden, explaining its creation and inspiration.
Fortunately, the rain held off, so the women were able to sit on the lovely patio to enjoy cake and coffee after their tour. As well as being a superb gardener, Kate is also a star baker! Sadly, she doesn’t think she has time to join the WI at the moment.
While eating, the group was asked to make a guess as to the temperature in the compost heap and Jane Haward came closest. The actual temperature was a whopping 53C! Finally, before thanking their friendly hosts and heading home, many of the members bought plants beetroot, runner beans, cucumbers from Andrew and Kate’s garden.
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Party at Julia”s

IMG_4983Sun hats, sun dresses and sunglasses were aplenty as we beat the odds and proved the forecast from earlier in the week wrong with a gloriously sunny day for our garden party at Julia and Richard’s.  Admittedly, we were teased with a little sprinkle of rain as members with friends and family arrived but 100% sunshine thereafter. Our wonderful hosts provided a sumptuous feast including bangers from the barbecue with committee members providing calorie free (ahem!!) desserts fit for a queen.
The jazz music in the background got toes tapping but did not succeed in drowning out the chatter and laughter that continued throughout the afternoon.
One of our members was amazed to see an original poster of an old train train station holiday poster in Julia’s loo !  She recognised herself wearing a dress made by her mother walking with her little niece. The man just behind them is actually the artist. Our member was walking up a street in Newlyn to her in-laws and the artist asked to take their picture. He then used the picture to create the poster incorporating himself into it too.
Never a dull moment with Crowlas and Ludgvan WI!

Summer Sewing Workshop

This week Val P held a sewing workshop at her home.  We had all been tasked to bring dress fabric,  bias binding  needles,  threads and our sewing  machines and Val provided the pattern and instructions to make a loose fitting versatile top.
One can not think of a better setting than a conservatory above  Sennen beach to while away the hrs sewing. During the day all of us managed to finish our tops, except for the odd hem or sleeve to complete at home .(Wendie)

Camera Club

For their July Meeting Camera Club went to The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, with a task to take one colour and one black and white photo to bring along to next month’s meeting. With a few clouds to make the sky interesting, beautiful gardens and, of course, the sculptures, members were spoilt for choice.

Next months meeting will be in Morrab Gardens on Friday 23rd August. See Helen for me details or if you would like to come along, with camera, phone or tablet to take your pictures.

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July Walk

We were lucky to have cooler weather today – the coastal path from Mousehole to Lamorna involved a lot of ups & downs & some very tricky clambering over boulders!  Quite a challenge!  So we were very pleased to sit & eat our picnic on the beach at Lamorna.  Our return inland through woods & farmland was much easier & provided wonderful views of Mounts Bay & Mousehole.

We all agreed it was a lovely walk & well worth the effort.  The photograph was taken at Lamorna. (Shirley B)

Beach Clean

What a glorious morning for our beach clean! Crowlas and Ludgvan members joined forces with Germoe and District WI, plus family members, on Praa Sands Beach, armed with rubbish bags and gloves for a fantastic beach clean. Thank you Sylvia for organising everything, and well done to all who took part.