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A Wedding -The Cake, Singing and The View

The Suitcase Singers, with whom I sing every week in Penryn, were invited to sing at a wonderful Wedding today. Our singing was all a surprise for the Bride! It was a fabulous occasion and greatly appreciated which was lovely.

Their Wedding Cake was a wonder to behold – a cake made of cheese!

Cheese cake for the wedding

Waiting to sing for the Bride. Thanks to Anne for the photo.

The rain fell but it marred nothing. The view is still lovely even in Cornish rain.

The view from The Ferryboat Inn across The Helford River

 

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Ducks, Silver Linings and A Blackberry Poem

Driving into Truro this afternoon, we followed a van the rear of which which made me smile.

Ducks

Driving home, the grey sky was suddenly lit in such a way that we seemed to be looking through some torn holes to see the silver lining.

Silver holes in the sky

I was given this poem yesterday and it delighted me both as an eater of Blackberries and a bit of a wordsmith.

Blackberry Eating – Galway Kinnell

I love to go out in late September
among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries
to eat blackberries for breakfast,
the stalks very prickly, a penalty
they earn for knowing the black art
of blackberry-making; and as I stand among them
lifting the stalks to my mouth, the ripest berries
fall almost unbidden to my tongue,
as words sometimes do, certain peculiar words
like strengths or squinched,
many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps,
which I squeeze, squinch open, and splurge well
in the silent, startled, icy, black language
of blackberry-eating in late September.

Isn’t it a delight?

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2017 in Beauty, Humour, nature, Photography, poetry, postaday2017

 

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Reflections, Lunch and Truro Treats

I started and ended the day singing with friends and what more could one ask for? Firstly we were in Penryn for our weekly rehearsal. The tide was in and the water very still with just an occasional breeze rippling the water.

The Penryn River this morning.

Because we had a gig in Truro this evening, the lovely Mr Smith and I headed straight to the city and had a lovely lunch followed by a happy and relaxed afternoon shopping.

Lunch in the cake at Uneeka

Half way down the stairs in Uneeka where we had a delicious lunch

Beautiful windows in Uneeka

This feather floated down in front of me and landed on the pavement at my feet.

Shoes I fell in love with today. They didn’t have my size. I may have to go back and order them……

The evening ended with us all singing two of Claire’s song for the Hall for Cornwall and then to the Ale House for a very successful Shout.

 
 

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Mary Michell, A Conker and Good Thoughts

On 19th September, our American friends and we were treated to an historical tour of St Day. Part of our walk was to the old Church of St Day and even inside as our historian friend from the village had acquired the key! Inside the Church was a statue that I found very moving. I loved the delicacy of and the expression on her face, the care with which the folds of her dress and waves of her hair were recreated in stone and I looked at her for some time before reading the engraving beneath and discovering that she had died at only eighteen.

I loved this statue to commemorate Mary inside the old Church in St Day

Today Lesley has shared with me the research she has just completed into Mary’s short life. As she said, have your tissues ready. Click on the red link to read the story,  Monument to a lost bride

Remembering Mary

I had a lovely time singing with friends this afternoon. As I parked and began to walk down the lane, a conker fell on my head!

Conker

 

This came my way the other day and I liked it.

 
 

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Lunch, Cake and Bulbs

On my own for lunch today I decided to have Eggs Florentine using spinach from Sue next-door’s allotment and a fresh egg laid by chickens belonging to friends and it was delicious! The lovely Mr S is not a fan of spinach.

Egg Florentine

 

Sue also gave us some courgettes so this afternoon I made Courgette and Lemon Drizzle Cake, a recipe I’ve been meaning to try for some time. It tastes delicious though the texture is a little odd –  best served as a dessert with some cream, I think.

Courgette Lemon Cake ready for the drizzle

In today’s beautiful sunshine, I planted up two containers with layers of bulbs for the Spring.

Bulbs for planting in tubs

 

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Beach, Rocks and Pools

Such treasures to be found on the almost empty beach today as you will see in the gallery. Click on any photo for detail and caption.

Reflections

 

 

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Roses, Lunch and A Painting

The roses that the lovely Mr S bought for 8th September have all gone now but interestingly their scent has grown as the blooms have faded.

Last rose

I took a Lemon Cheesecake to a neighbours for a Wine and Shine shared lunch party today but forgot to take a photo! It was a lovely afternoon and the sun did shine for much of the afternoon and some brave souls went in the pool.

I thought you might like to see one of my favourite paintings, this one by Sasha Harding whose work I love. It is a delightful reminder of rock pool dipping in the summer. Our nets are all away in the shed awaiting the return of some LiveWires at half term.

By Sasha Harding

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2017 in art, Beauty, painting, Photography, postaday2017

 

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