Tuesday 31 August 2010

Results, a trip and two small finishes - warning, picture heavy post

Lots to write about this week.
On Tuesday Eloise got her GCSE results. An A* in Maths, 4As, 6Bs and 2Cs, we are so proud of her. She is off to Truro College, starting next week, to do A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. It is a 45 mile bus journey each way which makes it a long day, but it is a really good college.

Sometimes you just have to forget you live here and do the whole tourist thing, so on Friday we went to Marazion and St Michael's Mount for the day.
When we got there the tide was just far enough out to walk across the causeway.
And here is the view from the bottom of the island, looking up at the castle....
.....and from the castle looking down!
A couple of pictures inside the castle and church
When we got back to  the mainland we wandered round Marazion for a while then sat with a drink and enjoyed the view. OOOPS! Looks like these people made a minor miscalculation on the causway front!
And I did promise you a couple of small finishes, the first is the Monthly Challenge piece. This one is from Penelopis. I made mine into a little "pretty" to hang from a cupboard door. (One very well known designer calls these "Knob-knockers", which pretty much goes to show she's not British if you ask me). This month's album with all the finishes is here.
And finally (insert sigh of relief from readers) a Christmas Ornament. I've fallen a bit lot behind with the monthly ornament SAL this year, but I've just managed to squeeze one in for August. This one is "Pear Tree" from LHN. I noticed after I'd made it up that I'd forgotten to add the little beads to the branches, but I think it looks OK without them.


Elisa said...

Lovely pictures Christine
Pear Tree looks great :)

Mylene said...

Congratulations to Eloise for her good results!

WOW! what an amazing view of your trip, thanks for sharing.

Great job on the finishes, both looks lovely!!

Kathryn said...

Wow !!! Congratulations to Eloise, and to her lovely and smart parents! No wonder you're proud!

Yes, I can understand why knob knockers wouldn't work for you Brits. Too funny!
Even us wannabe Brits get the joke. We (yes, even my macho husband) have started watching Doc Martin every Friday, and wishing we were on the Cornwall coast. You live in paradise!

Love your Ornie, too!

jane said...

Lovely photos Christine, I haven't been to St Michael's Mount for years but it is a great day out. I seem to remember we had to get a boat back? Congratulations to Eloise - sounds like she will be very busy. Lovely finishes too.

Sally said...

Gorgeous photos Christine. It looks gorgeous where you live.

Congratulations to Eloise. Those results are fantastic!

Love both your finishes. I'm afraid I failed hands down with the August challenge.

Daffycat said...

LOL That would so be me walking across when the water came back in!

A gorgeous ornament for August! Super nice finishing too.

Brigitte said...

Great pictures of St. Michael's Mount.
Both finishes look so nice, great job.

Heidi said...

I would love to live in that castle! :-) Just sit and stitch in total peace and quiet. No I would not allow tourists but would stitchers...lol.

Your ornament is beautiful! It is a perfect time to finish this one with pear season here. And your door hanger is so pretty.

Yikes! The only math I want to do is count to stitch or quilt. Congratulations to your daughter and good for her!

Hugs from Holland ~

Julie said...

Congrats to Eloise, 45 miles is a long way to travel for the day

St Michaels Mount looks an amazing place to visit, i'd be one of those getting wet feet i bet!

LOL the 'knobknockers'

Carol said...

I really enjoyed looking at your photos of St Michael's Mount Christine! I lived in and around Helston between the ages of 9 and 21, before moving here to Plymouth and was always passing through Marazion but never did visit myself. My Mum was born in Marazion and visited when she was a child. Colin and I were only saying recently that we should go and spend a few days around that area, so perhaps we will next year and do the tourist thing too!

Lovely finishes too, perhaps one day I will join in with the monthly challenge again, it's been ages since I have.

Congratulations to Eloise on her brilliant results!