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Rose, Blue Jay and Poster

Another glorious blue sky against which this peachy rose just glows.

Beauty

The Blue Jay was busy in the park we walked to this morning.

Blue Jay

At Paddington Station, to catch the train home after The March for a People’s Vote, we noticed this positive poster.

Found on Paddington Station

 
 

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The People’s Vote March in London

What a day that was!  We were among 700,000 people of all ages and nationalities –  people who had come from all over our country, some setting off at 3.30am (from Cornwall and Lerwick) and some who had travelled from Europe to support our demand for a vote on the Brexit deal. Seven hundred thousand!  The streets were packed with people, the underground was full to bursting with people, banners and flags – all people wanting another say to save our country from the disaster that looms…….

It was so heartwarming and empowering to being amongst so many like-minded people. It was brilliant too, to be shouting for our friends who couldn’t be here but to know that we were representing at least eight of our friends and maybe everyone else there was too – so maybe  we were actually amongst 5,600,000 like-minded souls!

Enjoy the Gallery which will give you a flavour of the March and the intensity of feelings. I think most of the photos speak for themselves and don’t all need captions tonight.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Pooch, Sunflower and Rose

The pooch being taken along behind a bike today didn’t look too happy!

Dog in a trailer

A lonely Sunflower brightened up the day.

Sunflower and shadow

What a convoluted and pretty pink rose.

Pink rose

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2018 in environment, nature, Photography

 

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Pac Man, Jewels and Another Red Leaf

The LiveWires were delighted to see a Pac Man in my coffee!

Pac Man in my coffee

The multitude of Autumn leaves on the ground had the colours of jewels.

Jewel leaves

The veining on this leaf was especially beautiful.

Delicate veining

 

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Sketch, Cookie Cutters and A Leaf

We have had a sketch book of my Dad’s for many years and I thought I had taken out and given away the various sketches. I brought it down today so that the LiveWires can use the paper for their delightful drawings and discovered another of dad’s drawings, of Wheal Busy. My Dad was an author of children’s books and adult historical romances – a man of many talents.

Wheal Busy dated 4/vii/80

I sent for some new biscuit cutters so will have fun with the LiveWires making Autumn biscuits.

Biscuit cutters

A lovely Autumn leaf found on my walk today.

Red leaf

 

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Seed Pods, Kale and Ghost Ships

The Rosemary is still very blue and lovely with some seed pods poking through.

Rosemary

The dew stayed on the Kale all day.

Kale and dewdrops

I’ve been with The Suitcase Singers tonight at The Maritime Museum rehearsing for a production called Ghost Ships which is going to be playing all the half term holiday next week. I’ll tell you more as the week goes on.

In the Maritime Museum, Falmouth

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Cornwall, Photography

 

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Guest Blogger and Cake

Daughter No 1 is the one who 3d printed the vase. here she is going to explain the Epicyclic Gears shown below.

This epicyclic gear set (also known as planetary gears) is 3D printed in one operation as a complete moving part. The term planetary comes from the inner gears (the planets) orbiting the central sun gear. This type of gear set is often used in automatic vehicle transmissions as it can handle large amounts of torque in a very compact form. The gear teeth are V shaped meaning they lock in place along the axis of the gear, so this widget does not come apart, nor could it be assembled from its individual component parts. It can only be created using 3D printing.
It is printed using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), as was the vase, and is made of Polylactic Acid plastic (PLA) – a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from natural resources such as corn starch or sugar cane. The lines visible on the surface of the widget are indicative of the path the print head took as it laid down a 0.4mm wide bead of molten plastic which fused together to form the completed widget. The component parts are printed with just enough clearance between themselves and their neighbouring part that the beads of plastic of each part do not fuse with those of the other parts, resulting in a working assembly of seven individual parts all printed together.

Printed epicyclic gear, a thing of beauty and great fun to play with!

I baked a cake today – Blackberry, Apple and Date Cake and it is scrumptious, especially with a dollop of Creme Fraiche.

Blackberry, Apple and Date Cake

 

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2018 in art, baking, Beauty, Photography, Uncategorized

 

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