My City, More Singing and New Books

21 Feb

1   Another trip to Truro today, the city where I grew up and the city that I love. Here is a video that will give you a flavour of this beautiful place. Click on the red link.

2  We went to Truro specifically because one of the choirs I sing with, The Ingleheart Singers were giving a free lunchtime concert in the Cathedral. I haven’t been able to rehearse with them for some time but what a privilege it was to be in the audience and listen to that glorious sound soaring in the wonderful space that is our Cathedral. We had a group photo taken at the end so I am in it even though, on this occasion, I wasn’t singing!

The Ingleheart Singers at Truro Cathedral, thanks to Tina for this photo

The Ingleheart Singers at Truro Cathedral, thanks to Tina for this photo

Here they are singing Oxygen, written by our own lovely choir leader, Claire Ingleheart. Click on the video link to see and listen. 


3   While we were in the city, we also went to the Bookshop (how could one not?) and I bought 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield for my special project and the next in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith, J K Rowling’s pseudonym for her adult novels. I just finished the first one and couldn’t wait to get started on the next one, delightfully entertaining, well plotted and well written.


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18 responses to “My City, More Singing and New Books

  1. djdfr

    February 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I would enjoy working through that book of flowers.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      It is absolutely delightful and very enticing! 🙂

  2. saymber

    February 22, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    The song was lovely – can’t think of a place with better acoustics right?! The crochet flower book and your work are lovely too! I hope you’ll post more as you make them.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Absolutely right about the acoustics! I will show you more as I crochet or knit the little flowers. Thank you for your comments. 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

    the sound must be awesom in the cathedral…and I know you were so glad to be able to be with your singing friends…

  4. Shelagh

    February 22, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Love the Cormoran Strike series too. Wonder how long before it reaches here?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Are they making a film of it? Haven’t heard about that. A Casual Vacancy is on our TV at the moment, episode 2 tonight.
      Love to you and yours 🙂

  5. Kate Happenence

    February 22, 2015 at 8:15 am

    My sister’s addicted to the Robert Galbraith books, I haven’t got to reading one yet.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with all your crocheted flowers. The daffodil looks very cheerful.

    Glad you had a lovely time watching your choir at the cathedral. I used to sing in the school choir but I’m not sure I was ever an asset. As much as I love listening to music it refuses to stick in my head.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

  6. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    February 22, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Absolutely beautiful…I also went out to YouTube to listen to your other work, the flash mob video was very appealing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

      It’s enormous fun doing a flash mob sing! I’m glad you found some of our other singing. We do have a good time harmonising together. All the best to you 🙂

  7. david wheeler

    February 21, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    ps could you upload the video to either youtube or facebook for wider circulation?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Yes, I’ll do that. Several of my readers have been to YouTube to find more of The Inglehearts singing (and enjoyed it) which is very pleasing. 🙂

  8. david wheeler

    February 21, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Nice video, Sally. I didn’t realise that you were doing it. What was wrong with your photos, the video is good?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2015 at 11:12 am

      The lighting just didn’t work and I wasn’t happy with any of them. Thanks to Tina for her photo! 🙂

  9. Grannymar

    February 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I enjoyed the video and went in search of the choir on YouTube. I like this one from 2012:

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      We sang that lovely Irish folk song today too. It sounded wonderful in the Cathedral. I’m glad you went looking for us on YouTube! 🙂


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