Carn Marth Gig, A Murmuration of Bees and Hairy Dieters’ Delicious Dish

19 Aug

1    The gig at Carn Marth was beautiful!  It was a lovely relaxed affair with the barbecue burning, children playing, scarecrows were being made for the competition and all while we were singing our hearts out, all 100 of us, all taught by Claire, and, after an horrendous forecast of torrential rain, the sun shone on us! Brilliant!   I only have a picture of the three choirs enjoying our warm-up.

Inglehearts, Suitcases and Riversiders warming up prior to Carn Marth Gig

2    When I came home, I sat in the arbour at the back of the garden, knitting and listening to nothing but the murmuration of the bees and was reminded of this lovely piece by Tennyson, especially the last line.

“…………….  and sweet is every sound,

Sweeter thy voice, but every sound is sweet;

Myriads of rivulets hurrying thro’ the lawn,

The moan of doves in immemorial elms,

And murmuring of innumerable bees.”

3   For supper tonight I made a delicious dish from the Hairy Bikers turned Dieters – Spanish Style Chicken Bake.  I’ll post the recipe if anyone is interested. It was warm enough for us to eat outside tonight too.  Lovely.

Spanish Style Chicken Bake a la Hairy Dieters with a couple of variations

P.S.    For your information and delectation,  ‘murmuration’ is the collective word for a flock of starlings as well as the sound of murmurings.  Just thought you might like to know!


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14 responses to “Carn Marth Gig, A Murmuration of Bees and Hairy Dieters’ Delicious Dish

  1. Androgoth

    August 25, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Okay, I will have some of your Spanish Style Chicken please 🙂 Mmmm

    Androgoth Xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      I’ll try to get around to posting it…… 🙂

  2. pennycoho

    August 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Everyone looks like they are having a joyous time at the gig at Carn Marth, then your coming home relaxing to the sounds of nature, recalling the beautiful words of Tennyson and ending with a delicious looking dish that I, for one, would be very happy if you would share the recipe. What a wonderful day this sounds to have been! Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed your post, Penny

  3. mixedupmeme

    August 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Is there anything you don’t do?

    I clicked and enlarged the dancers. There in the background was the beautiful countryside!!

    Then I had to click and enlarge the Spanish Chicken. I have a nice large wide screen and it filled up the whole screen. I could have gotten fork and knife and actually had a bite. 🙁 Alas it did not work. lol

    Where is the recipe? I know I could never make it, but perhaps I could get my husband to give it a try. That is our kind of meal!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      There’s lots I don’t do! I don’t write poems and I don’t paint and ……..

      From that point on the hill you can see Falmouth Bay on the South Coast. Walk a little further up the hill and you can still see the south coast and you can also see the sea on the North coast – fabulous! I’ll post another view from that spot for you tonight, still the South Coast but clearer. 🙂

      • mixedupmeme

        August 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        I came back to look again. Will look forward to seeing more pictures. 🙂

        • mybeautfulthings

          August 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm

          I’ve just posted the photo for you 🙂

  4. flowerpot

    August 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Werent we lucky with the weather, SallY? Perfect afternoon. Will bring that book on Thurs for your SIL xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Yes, we were and I think Molls enjoyed her day out – apart from the drumming! The book is for my good friend from Inglehearts. I shall need yet another copy for my SIL! 🙂

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    August 20, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Mm that looks so good 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    August 20, 2012 at 1:46 am

    love the word murmuration, and yes provide the recipe – looks good

  7. Linda Willows

    August 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    dinner looks delicious but ’murmuration’ is my new favorite word and image to fathom!! thank you for such a beautiful post!


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