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Reflections, Gig and Bunting

We parked on the quayside in Falmouth before going to a Femmes de la Mer gig which was on to mark the launch of their cd. The reflections in the harbour were lovely.

Femmes de la Mer

It was a brilliant evening, lovely harmonies, shanties and other songs with a feminist slant and, in the audience, Harry Glasson, the writer/composer of Cornwall My Home, regarded by many as the Cornish Anthem.

Beautiful sequinned bunting decorating the venue

 

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2022 in Cornwall, Falmouth, gigs, music, Postaday2022

 

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Freddie and Thanksgiving Love

It’s 31 years since Freddie Mercury died – what a loss but it’s pretty magical that we can continue to enjoy his wonderful performances. Here is a mix video from YouTube. Do click on the link.

It’s Thanksgiving in America and usually we make a turkey dinner to ‘share’ with family and friends in the USA. Somehow this has not been possible this year but we send special love to family in Atlanta, Flagstaff, Hawaii, Jerome, Phoenix and Seattle and to friends in Arizona, California and Vermont and to all my lovely Blogging Pals in states too many to mention.

 

 

Truro Cathedral

 

Cake, Squirrel and Skyline

I made an ‘I love Beetroot” cake, to take to Community Roots this morning (made with beetroot  collected last week)  but for a couple of reasons, we couldn’t go.

I’ve been working on angels all day today and watching the squirrels in the garden..

On our way back from posting the little hat this afternoon, I caught the skyline on camera. I love the two finials and the weeds in the middle.

 

 

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Window, Cake and An Angel

Last night, walking through Newlyn we spotted this lovely and dramatic stained glass window set into a shiny black front door.

We made Chocolate Beetroot Cake today to share with friends, enough mixture left over for little buns with cream cheese icing and crystallised beetroot hearts on top.

Today is the birthday of one of our Ukrainian friends, Danylo, and this little angel in the colours of Ukraine with a sunflower for its decoration is here for him. Happy birthday, Danylo. .

 

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Shears, Hat and Nutcracker

I continued with my new project today and needed pinking shears for trimming the seams on the curves. Out came Mum’s wonderful pair. I so love using tools, sewing or garden, that my Mum used – brings her into the room with me.

I completed the little reversible sun hat just before we went out late this afternoon. It’s for a friend’s  5 year old Granddaughter  who has to undergo chemotherapy.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker was an absolute delight. We saw it in Newlyn as part of the Filmhouse’s event series.

You might like to read the review that was in The Guardian – agree with every word! https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/16/matthew-bourne-nutcracker-review-sadlers-wells-london

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2022 in photography, Postaday2022, sewing

 

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Posy, Fabric and A Gig

Today’s posy for T was very small, just a few of the last flowers in our rain drenched November garden.

I bought some beautiful fabric today for a small project.

This evening we have been to a very pleasing gig in Falmouth – Ralph McTell with songs from his whole career.

 
 

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Quilt, Dinners and A Walk

Some months ago, I was invited to add a small panel for this quilt, being assembled for a friend for her 70th birthday. Family and friends each contributed a square and then they were all skilfully put together by A. What a wonderful gift to treasure for ever.

As we have done before, we’ve made up Christmas Dinners in a box, for local people and delivered them to a collection point this morning.  Should you live in Cornwall and wish to join in, this is the link.

The sun shone this afternoon after many days of heavy rain so we went for a stroll in one of our favourite places, Trelissick. The autumn colours were gorgeous.

 

Reflections, Hydrangea and Planting

The Penryn River was so calm this morning and the reflections gorgeous.

When LiveWire no 4 was with us at half term, she brought in a skeleton hydrangea flower that she thought was very beautiful and I agree. I have kept it safely.

I have ‘planted’ the hyacinths for the turn of the year and my birthday. They are in the lovely glass planters that my Mum used to use. It really pleases me to be still using them and remembering the flowers Mum grew in them. Apparently the Victorians loved to raise hyacinths like this. I don’t know how old our glasses are but they are very pretty.

 

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Angels, Sea Glass and Drawers

I’ve worked on my Angels for Ukraine again today and experimented with sea glass for the heads of the smaller ones. I like the way they are not round like the glass beads I usually use. I think they show character!

The tall drawers that I keep all my materials in are very lovely, highly lacquered and painted with lilies.

Detail

 

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