Cornwall Cogitation #11, Sunday 17 April–What better way to experience Cornwall than with Cornish friends. Such days-out graced our doings this week. I’d like to think that fellowship with friends, near and far, is, in the words of Rev Suzanne this morning, part of “God doing something about the painful world we’re living in.”
So I leave for another occasion discussion of the distressing news about earthquakes, refugees, politics, the June 23 vote here whether Britain stays in or leaves the European Union, even the upbeat news of the Queen’s 90th birthday this week. I focus on friendship, interaction, getting to know people better, they getting to know us better, sharing as people of God.
A visit to Porthleven
Terry and Ann Trevarrow, who have moved to temporary quarters in a converted barn while they wait for the closing on the bungalow they have purchased, did a day out with us on Wednesday.
A visit to Lanhydrock
Steve and Marilyn Bowden took us to Lanhydrock, a National Trust property near Bodmin Moor. Now preserved as a Victorian house, it was originally a priory attributed to St Hydroc who is said to have come as a missionary from Ireland.
A visit to Lamorna
Jack Cockraim and Yvonne Cons took us on a delightful walk around Lamorna, an area west of Penzance where Jack had farmed for 30 years. Jack was a neighbour of Derek and Jeannie Tangye. Derek was the writer of The Minack Chronicles book series.
This view greeted us along Boskerris Road as we approached our self-catering snug late afternoon on Saturday. I’ve added a few more pictures. Thank God for friends and family near and far. Blessings! -John
A few more pictures from Lanhydrock