Monthly Archives: October 2016

Leaf Ghosts, A New Hat and Singing

We collected leaves yesterday when we were in Trelissick and today we have made them into ghosts to decorate for Hallowe’en.

Over the last couple of days I have made a new hat for Live Wire T from a kit I just couldn’t leave in the shop.

Tonight we went singing in the rain to try out our voices in the graveyard at St Euny for our project. It was brilliant – a wonderful crew not dismayed by the weather, lovely singing and amazing acoustics. I found it really moving.


Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Beauty, craft, Humour, knitting


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Trellissick, Bark and Stone Skimming

A lovely windy walk today down to the little beach at Trelissick as the gardens were closed because of the high winds. Live Wire T learned to skim stones. I loved this bark on an old tree stump.

The drive home.

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Posted by on October 23, 2016 in Beauty, Cornwall


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Ferry to St Mawes with The Live Wires

What a delightful Autumn day with the Live Wires enjoying the ferry to St Mawes and a play on the beach.


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Redruth Inland Arts Festival, Gardens and A Dragon

There are all sorts of installations around our town for a three day Arts festival with the title, The Future Project, and today we made a start on discovering what is on show.

Our first stop was the Indoor Garden installation by Sue Hill and the Live Wires, with us for a few days, had a brilliant time making tray gardens which are now in the front window of the erstwhile empty shop, much to their delight. They had so much fun in the workshop that all our time was used up. We will have to return tomorrow!

On the way home up the hill J noticed the dragon finial on a neighbours’ house and asked if he could take the photo himself.


Posted by on October 21, 2016 in art, Beauty, environment, Grandchildren


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Walk on the Beach

What a glorious Autumn afternoon, just the time for a gentle walk on the beach at low tide having had to miss singing this morning.

The very old engine house, Wheal Coates with a vapour trail behind.

This pool seems golden with the reflection of the cliffs in the water.

What a delightful find.

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Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Beauty, Chapel Porth, Cornwall, environment


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Local

We are very lucky in having this beach as our local – Chapel Porth on Cornwall’s North Coast. It takes us about twelve minutes to get there and today it was just perfect for a long walk at low tide. We both feel at home here. It’s just the best place to straighten out any kinks!  For others in this week’s challenge see this link


Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Beauty, Chapel Porth, Cornwall, environment


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Rose, Cathedral and March of Hope

There is a beautiful lone rose on our climber, really delicate with the sun shining through.

We visited Truro Cathedral today to see the March of Hope for Peace stand. It wasn’t inside but as we were walking through we heard The Celtic Benediction being said, a beautiful wish for peace. Both my choirs sing a version of this and it is very lovely.

Deep peace of the running wave to you,

Deep peace of the flowing air to you,

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,

Deep peace of the shining stars to you, 

And deep peace of the sun of peace to you.

Inside Truro Cathedral.

The map shows where events have been taking place over the last two weeks, people coming together to show solidarity and to march for an agreement. Enough is enough.


Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Beauty, garden


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