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Bus Ride, Volunteering and Little Treasures

28 May

1   I took the bus into Truro this morning and was delighted to find it was a double decker so I was able to get some pleasing shots of the countryside we went through.

The sea from the bus

The sea from the bus

I love the green of Spring leaves, from the bus

I love the green of Spring leaves, from the bus

Truro Cathedral from the bus

Truro Cathedral from the bus

2   I spent most of the day volunteering at the Royal Cornwall Museum helping with the Wildworks project, The Museum of Us. The fabulous Cabinet of Curiosities is filled with treasures from Cornwall, most collected by Jane Darke, from Porthcothan and other beaches in North Cornwall. If you are reading this and live anywhere near Truro,  do come and marvel at the stuff inside the cupboards and drawers and bring in an object that means Cornwall to you. The project aims to collect objects that will be displayed in the cabinet and become The Museum of Us. Do click on the photos to see the detail and to read the labels.

The Cabinet

The Cabinet

Drawer in the Cabinet, all found on Cornish beaches

Drawer in the Cabinet, all items found on Cornish beaches

Driftwood from all over the world washed up onto North Cornish beaches

Driftwood from all over the world washed up onto North Cornish beaches

Mum and the two girls at the cabinet with Jane Darke

Mum and the two girls at the Cabinet with Jane Darke

3   Two lovely little girls, aged about 6 and 4, came in with their Mum and their shoebox of treasures collected on Treyarno Beach and showed them to me explaining why they loved them. I loved the piece of Cornish stone that Poppy had embellished so prettily and she was happy for me to take photos of her special beach-found treasures.

Poppy's treasure box

Poppy’s treasure box

Poppy's beautifully decorated stone

Poppy’s beautifully decorated stone

Corn husk, found by Poppy, possibly come over on the seas from America

Corn husk, found by Poppy, possibly come over on the seas from America

Storm Trooper's hat, found by Poppy

Storm Trooper’s hat, found by Poppy on Treyarno Beach

Favourite little treasures

Favourite little treasures

 

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16 responses to “Bus Ride, Volunteering and Little Treasures

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 1, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I am so not surprised that you volunteer. I admire you Sally, so much, how you live. Just wonderful.

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  2. niasunset

    May 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I loved this place, so beautiful and so inspirational too. Thank you dear Sally, have a nice weekend, love, nia

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  3. dhphotosite

    May 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    This is such a super idea for a museum!!! And such a wide variety of items found!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      May 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Brilliant isn’t it? And now the public are bringing in their treasures to add to the cabinet 🙂

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  4. Patty B

    May 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    What a view – that is breathtaking!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      May 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      It was such a lovely day of very bright sunshine and sudden heavy showers and I caught the sea in a sunny moment. Hope you are okay. Thinking about you x

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      • Patty B

        May 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        Thank you – we are slowly adjusting and accepting it. Seeing your beautiful things reminds me of the beautiful things still in my life.

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        • mybeautfulthings

          May 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

          I am so glad my blog is helping in some small way. Lots of love to you and yours xx

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  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    May 29, 2013 at 4:38 am

    What a beautiful concept, I love the potos.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      May 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you. Yes, isn’t it a brilliant idea; it’s lovely to be a part of it. I go back to volunteer again on Friday so it will be interesting to see what new treasures have been added.

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  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 29, 2013 at 2:22 am

    a double decker bus ride… what a great way to take photos…
    and the treasures are wonderful…

    Every time we walk I have the kids bring back anything interesting they find…sometimes they have to find a certain amount of things…
    then we look at what each found…
    Love the museum idea!

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  7. ladysighs

    May 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Clicked and inspected each and every little treasure. 🙂

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  8. lena de almeida

    May 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    What a great idea for a museum. I was fascinated by the items in the first draw!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      May 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      It is rather special. You’d love it. I’ll take photos of other drawers if I can when I next volunteer on Friday. 🙂

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