After a week's unexplained and increasingly worrying absence, magnificent Spot has returned, discovered this morning relaxing in the laundry basket as though nothing had happened, which of course, in cat mind it hadn't. Many of our visitors have admired Spot during their stay here so may be pleased to receive this happy news.
After many years of internet access pain, from endless dial-up tedium to uncertain and slow ADSL via BT landline we have acquired a satellite dish for our Broadband connection. Downloads are now at several Mb/sec compared with the handful of Kb/sec previously endured. Our new dish is actually within sight of Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, only 25 miles away across Mount's Bay, but the signal has a 22,000 mile journey up to the satellite, in geostationary orbit above us and another 22,00 miles back to the Lizard, before it can establish our connection to the World Wide Web! Ain't technology wonderful!
Filling spread this morning by Daniel Williams and first reports are positive. In future please approach by the track nearest to Ding Dong Engine House, as shown on the photo below; not perfect but much better than the old way.
A dull day but better way!
And here's the man and machine wot done it!
Daniel Williams with his digger
Lady's Smock or Cuckoo Flower, (Cardamine Pratensis), has appeared in our hay meadow, of which more later.
A large pile of filling for our track improvement awaits a neighbour's machinery to spread and level; coming 10am Saturday.
Spot, one of our two much admired and well loved cats, has not been home for more than 3 days and we are concerned for his safety. Seen here enjoying an unauthorised spell of relaxation on our furniture!
It has become apparent that last Winter's gales produced an unexpected benefit. Their destruction of a section of our hedge reveals that it is now possible to see St Michael's Mount whilst sitting on the loo in The Cabin.
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This photo was taken through the loo/shower room window.
Today was really warm; Summer begins to seem a distinct possibility!
Work began yesterday to revolutionise access to our cottages! By the end of next week we expect to be able to abandon the increasingly bumpy track previously used for so many years in favour of a considerably less bumpy alternative. Although not perfect, the new approach is being levelled out (so far as possible in this rugged countryside), at this very moment!
Next time you visit, try the track nearest to the engine house.