Seagull, Pattern and Enthusiasm 

In Truro today, the seagull on the top of the Drummer was calling attention to himself.

We went to see I, Daniel Blake, tonight at the Filmhouse in Newlyn. What an amazing piece of work by Ken Loach. See it if you can and weep. The light pattern on the reclaimed wood in the building caught my eye.

I like the philosophy expressed by Roald Dahl here:


Posted by on October 27, 2016 in Beauty


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Bee, Fungi and A Cloud

In the rich dew of this Autumn morning I found a bee on one of the Crinodendron flowers and loved how the sunlight caught the little drops of dew on all his tiny hairs and collected in bigger drops on his wings.

Down the lane today we came upon a new crop of fungi.

Sunset was at 5.45 this evening and the clouds all turned peachy in the setting glow.


Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Beauty


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Goodbyes, Web and Beach Robin

After an all-too-short visit, here are our Live Wires looking down the track for their train.

On our way from the house J noticed  a lovely spider web so on our return I took this photo for him.

This afternoon we went on a new walk near Helford and found a tiny beach called Padgagarrack Cove where a chirpy Robin joined us.


Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Beauty, Cornwall, family


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Leaf Ghosts, A New Hat and Singing

We collected leaves yesterday when we were in Trelissick and today we have made them into ghosts to decorate for Hallowe’en.

Over the last couple of days I have made a new hat for Live Wire T from a kit I just couldn’t leave in the shop.

Tonight we went singing in the rain to try out our voices in the graveyard at St Euny for our project. It was brilliant – a wonderful crew not dismayed by the weather, lovely singing and amazing acoustics. I found it really moving.


Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Beauty, craft, Humour, knitting


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Trellissick, Bark and Stone Skimming

A lovely windy walk today down to the little beach at Trelissick as the gardens were closed because of the high winds. Live Wire T learned to skim stones. I loved this bark on an old tree stump.

The drive home.

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Posted by on October 23, 2016 in Beauty, Cornwall


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Ferry to St Mawes with The Live Wires

What a delightful Autumn day with the Live Wires enjoying the ferry to St Mawes and a play on the beach.


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Redruth Inland Arts Festival, Gardens and A Dragon

There are all sorts of installations around our town for a three day Arts festival with the title, The Future Project, and today we made a start on discovering what is on show.

Our first stop was the Indoor Garden installation by Sue Hill and the Live Wires, with us for a few days, had a brilliant time making tray gardens which are now in the front window of the erstwhile empty shop, much to their delight. They had so much fun in the workshop that all our time was used up. We will have to return tomorrow!

On the way home up the hill J noticed the dragon finial on a neighbours’ house and asked if he could take the photo himself.


Posted by on October 21, 2016 in art, Beauty, environment, Grandchildren


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