Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday 13th April

Today will be a short blog because we are out soon.  The hens of cousin Sue.  LS has a cousin who lives in Cornwall in a pretty cottage in a small hamlet well off the beaten track.  It is a very rural place though settled I presume by 'incomers' or 'emmets', though 'blowins' can be another newer term.

Wiki etymology on Emmett; It is commonly thought to be derived from the Cornish-language word for ant, being an analogy to the way in which both tourists and ants are often red in colour and appear to mill around. However the use of 'emmet' to mean ants is actually from the Cornish dialect of English and is derived from the Old English word æmete from which the modernEnglish word ant, is also derived (compare Modern German Ameise [ant]). The Cornish word for ant is actually moryonenn (pl. moryon)

The hens have a place at the bottom of the vegetable garden but during the day have the freedom of the whole garden.  Think this visit made LS realise he would be quite happy living out in the countryside, though we never found a suitable house in Cornwall.

off limits though they don't seem to think so

A rather peaceful view - sun and shadows

Down to the vegetable garden
Taking a break clustered on the bench

Roy, LS, Geoff and Sue, and note the tri-stone (Pointy stone)
at the back; this is taken at King Arthur's Hall

Just down the lane a rather beautiful valley to walk the dog


  1. 'Grockles' was the favourite name put on visitors to the West Country when I lived there.
    Enjoy your holiday m'dears

  2. It is weird how we view 'other' people ie; tourists, I liked the ant analogy in the Cornish take on emmet.

  3. The weather looks lovely - more than I can say for up here.

  4. Actually Pat the 'holiday' was taken two years ago, and when we went in April it was cold and miserable...