Kestrel, Cake and Universal Children’s Day

20 Nov

On our very windy walk today at Godrevy, we marvelled at how the Kestrel could hover so well in the wildness that was blowing us about.

Kestrel hovering over the cliffs at Godrevy

I baked today – Blueberry Streusel Cake to take next door where we went for a delicious Allotment lunch!

Blueberry Streusel Cake

A good friend from choir told me that today is Universal Children’s Day and sent me the following photos of amazing sculptures at the Children of the World Monument at Nordkapp.  The information comes from a blog I found:  “The “Children of the World” sculpture was started in 1988 when author Simon Flem Devold randomly selected seven children from seven countries – Tanzania, Brazil, USA, Japan, Thailand, Italy and Russia — to visit the North Cape to dream of “Peace on Earth“.   During their seven day visit, each of the 8-to12-year-old children made a clay relief symbolizing friendship, hope, joy and working together. In 1989 the reliefs were enlarged, cased in bronze and erected in a semi-circle outside the North Cape Hall.  A “Mother and Child “monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken points toward the seven disks.” The last photo is from the blog too.

Mother and Child -monument by sculptor Eva Rybakken


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4 responses to “Kestrel, Cake and Universal Children’s Day

  1. nrhatch

    November 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Your cake looks yummy!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 22, 2017 at 2:56 am

      It is and quick to make which is always a bonus! xx

  2. saymber

    November 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Bing’s feature image is this and now I understand why 🙂 Too cool!
    The Children of the Earth monument at North Cape, Norway

    We’re celebrating Universal Children’s Day today with this snowy photo of the Children of the Earth monument. The bronze casts are replicas of clay reliefs created in 1988 by seven children from around the world. A Norwegian writer named Simon Flem Devold came up with the idea for the project to let children ‘create a lasting expression of youthful understanding, cooperation and joy.’

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 21, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Thank you for this further information about a very special day. Love to you and yours. 🙂


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