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Daily Archives: January 22, 2014

Sign of Spring, Pocket and Remarkable Courage

1   The sun is shining today and our first tiny Tete a Tete has opened – magic! There are signs of our Snowdrops too…….

First sign of Spring

First sign of Spring

2    Last week I featured a beautiful little frock. I checked with L that she would like it for Grandbaby B and she said ‘Yes!” To my delight, when I bought it from the lovely Cornish Bird In The  Sticks, I discovered two things: 1.  It is reversible and has this beautiful little pocket on the plain side and 2. It was made right here in Redruth!

Pretty pocket

Pretty pocket

3   Yesterday in The Guardian there was a letter that moved me almost to tears. Jake Arden, the son of Human Rights Activist Margeretta Darcy, told us that she “is serving a three month sentence in Limerick prison for trying to stop the violation of Irish neutrality by US military planes which stop over at Shannon airport from the war in Afghanistan.She took peaceful direct action to stop crime being committed by lying down on the runway of the airport. Margaretta is a 79 year old woman who has recently been treated for cancer.” Her son then asks people to send cards to help keep her spirits up.
What a remarkable woman! I include her address here in case anyone else is moved to send a card.
Margaretta D’Arcy c/o Limerick Prison, Mulgrave Street, Limerick, Ireland.
Let’s hope she’s inundated with messages of support and the weight of the postbag alone will make the Prison Authorities and the Irish Government sit up and think.

The card we sent

The card we sent

 

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