Day Five

The theme for Becky’s  April Squares challenge is ‘top’ 

    1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak or uppermost part of something
    2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you’re really lucky circus)
    3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
    4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
    5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top full, top line, top fruit, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer and top dollar!
on Top of the world

The tallest part of a Cornish Engine House is the chimney.  The strength and size of the structures, usually built out of local stone and granite with brick detailing over the windows, arches and topmost chimney stack, is the principle reason that so many have survived. If you want to know more about these structures that are dotted around Cornwall and Devon then click here

April Squares | Day Five


The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares,  is all about ____light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

sunlight on alice on a winter’s day

I wanted to begin the month with a scene all too familar to me as I look out of my bedroom window. The green pastures of Trink Hill where the Trink Dairy Holstein Friesians and Herefords graze providing some of the creamiest milk you can find. On a typical winter afternoon with dark clouds moving in from the west, sunlight appears and lights up the Cornish scene all too briefly.

Alice is a disused engine house

sunlight (noun) = light from the sun

January Squares | Day One