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Will Shakespeare’s Birthday, Costuming and Bluebells

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday and also the day that he died. Isn’t that neat? I love how so many of the phrases that he coined are part of our language today and are even regarded as cliches by some. The photo shows a page from The Miracle of Language by Richard Lederer and is from a chapter all about the gift of language given to us by my hero, William Shakespeare. Please read it carefully. I think it will blow your mind!

We have spent the afternoon on costume call with people coming along to be fitted up for our production Until the Day Break. It was an epic afternoon with most of the cast sorted. The character whose story I have written is Mary Angove Gill and the photo shows Mandy Rolleston who is to play her, trying on her flamboyant purple dress. Mandy brought her beautiful Grandchildren to her fitting and has given permission for the photograph.

Mandy as Mary Angove Gill with her real time Granddaughters

Walking home alone in the quiet of the early evening, I spotted this small Bluebell plant clinging to the Cornish hedge along West End, proper English Bluebells, none of the Spanish usurpers!

So much has come together about the production today that I feel at peace with it all. Thank you to the production team especially Shazz and Mia. You are a pair of stars!

 

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2017 in Beauty, nature, Photography, postaday2017

 

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3DM, A Present and St Ives

A little packet arrived when I was out yesterday and, somehow, by the time I had finished my meeting last night, it was overlooked. Today, what delight! I opened it up and there is the new cd by Three Daft Monkeys and we love it already!

We love the short train ride from Lelant Saltings to St Ives and that was our trip today. We love the art galleries and today, in the Porthminster Gallery, fell in love with a very special piece by Margaret Lovell. We left the gallery and then, at the same moment, turned to each other to say, “We could buy it together for our Golden Wedding present!” And so we did!  We have bought it through Own Art, a brilliant scheme where you pay off the cost over ten months with no interest. I’m not sure we can wait until August to unwrap it but as soon as we do I will show you our very beautiful piece of sculpture.

Enjoy our gallery of our afternoon in St Ives. Click on any photo for a better view.

 

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‘Until the Day Break’ by Perthi Kov May 18th -21st

It has been another day full of the theatrical project, ‘Until the Day Break’  so here are a few images  of today – photos for the exhibition and tonight’s production team walkabout in the St Euny graveyards.

 

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In Print, Violets and Sunset

This morning I found the May issue of Cornwall Today in the shop and our project has a wonderful six page write up from Kirstie Newton with fabulous photos taken by Sally Adams.

The article about our project

I spent another couple of happy hours in the Cornish Studies library today finding more images for our exhibition and our programme – all very exciting and this evening we went up to St Agnes Beacon for a quiet walk together, no-one else around and found some peace.

Violets on the cliff top

We watched the sun set.

Sunset from St Agnes Beacon

 

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A Day’s Work, Handprint and Rowers

The Perthi Kov team have all been hard at it today, costume schedules, character discussions, poster making and programme designing – just brilliant and I want to record my thanks to the team making this happen. They know who they are.  The flyers are ready for printing too.

We had supper at The Blue Bar this evening and then had a walk on the beach at Porthtowan. We spotted a handprint that suggested someone was doing cartwheels earlier in the evening. I used to love cartwheeling across the beach!

We watched the rowers practising.

 

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Stream, Dandelion Clock and Dick Davis

Once again, so tired last night that I forgot to press Publish – so here is yesterday’s post, a little late!

On one of our routes into town we pass a little stream.

Coming home there were lots of delicate Dandelion clocks. I loved this one especially, in the midst of wild Forget-me-nots.

The following poem by Dick Davis, has a metaphor which recalls for me the days when our four children woke up early – now, joy of joys, when the Grandchildren come to stay, it is they who crawl into bed with us and it isn’t a matter of ‘giving up’ but of relishing the moment! Here, I feel Davis’  simile has become those awful thoughts that intrude the moment one wakes to consciousness when the ‘mess’ of reality hits with a wallop.

6 A.M. Thoughts

As soon as you wake they come blundering in
Like puppies or importunate children;
What was a landscape emerging from mist
Becomes at once a disordered garden.

And the mess they trail with them! Embarrassments,
Anger, lust, fear–in fact the whole pig-pen;
And who’ll clean it up? No hope for sleep now–
Just heave yourself out, make the tea, and give in.

 

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Egg Hunt, Spring Flowers and Dead Leaves

There was an egg hunt going on in Burncoose gardens today. There were bunnies to be found and chocolate prizes at the end. It caused great excitement with the two families we came across.

Magnolias are still just in bloom and the Bluebells are getting thicker and deeper in colour and very lovely.

I love the colour of these dead leaves. I don’t know what they are.

 

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