Singing, Maypole Dancing and Simon Amstell

26 May

1  Just ten of The Ingleheart Singers and Claire went to sing at a special birthday party in a field this afternoon. We practised first in the Garden Centre at Lelant, and found ourselves with a very appreciative audience there and then at the party much appreciated again which was lovely.

The Inglehearts at the party

2   After the singing came the Maypole dancing which was just delightful.

Maypole Dancing

3   Just come back, chuckling all the way home,  from seeing the lovely Simon Amstell (he of Grandma’s House on BBC TV) at The Hall for Cornwall in Truro – made us laugh a lot – always a  good thing!


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14 responses to “Singing, Maypole Dancing and Simon Amstell

  1. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    May 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing..I never seen a Maypole dance – it does indeed look fun and silly, which is something we should all do from time to time!! ~Patty~

  2. Flowerpot

    May 27, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Sorry not to be there but took Shelagh to see the Chicken Hotel, then walked Moll then we went and had a massage (bliss) and family came for a meal evening.xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Sounds like a beautiful day! Glad you two had such a lovely day together. Chicken Hotel?

  3. Don

    May 27, 2012 at 9:15 am

    That Maypole dance looks absolutely wonderful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

      I’ve never seen one before and it was delightful 🙂

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    May 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    What a wonderfully festive season – I adore maypole dancing 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

      It was a lovely four generation party which we were privileged to be invited to sing at 🙂

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    May 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    what is a Maypole dance?

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 27, 2012 at 5:55 am

      If you look carefully at the singing photo, you’ll see the pole wrapped in ribbons behind us. These are unwound, each person takes one and then alternate people face one way and the others the other way. (Got it so far?)

      When the music starts, they weave under/over each other so that the ribbons are then plaited up around the pole again! It’s enormous fun and can get quite silly but it’s beautiful when it all works 🙂

      • on thehomefrontandbeyond

        May 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

        Thank you for the explanation – I have heard about the Maypole dance forever and not really known what it was

        • mybeautfulthings

          May 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm

          It was my first time and it was lovely to see 🙂


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