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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hat Pin, Thimbles and Missing Loved Ones

Sorting yet another drawer today, I found this beautiful hat pin.

Silver and feathers

There has been correspondence in The Guardian recently about The Peterloo Massacre and the fact that this topic is so little known about and is rarely taught in schools. (Is that so, G?) I was reminded of one of my Father, David Wiseman’s,  novels and set to this afternoon to re-read it. It’s brilliant! It was published here in the UK, in America and in Denmark and here are the various covers.

Reading it, I could hear my Daddy’s voice, see the cottage they once lived in, recognise characteristics of both my Mum and Dad in two of the characters, walk along the Coombe with the main character down to the sea and see again my Mum’s beautiful collection of thimbles. Quite an afternoon.

Missing someone

 
 

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ShelterBox Visit and Singing

Both my choirs collect for charities at our gigs and one we have supported this year has been ShelterBox. Click on the red link to find out what they do and to hear more of what they do, you can watch their Facebook Live that went out today.
Some of The Ingleheart Singers came this afternoon for a tour and to hear what the charity does, to give them our contribution and to sing live! Check it out here and take a look around the gallery.

If you would like to read other posts I have written about this splendid charity, put ShelterBox into my search  and several posts will come up.

 

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Beach, Patterns and Rocks

Another gloriously bright and bitter Autumn day so a beach walk called.

Beach at Godrevy

The patterns in the sand always please me.

Concave or convex?

The rock formations are beautiful.

Swirling rock formations like taffy

 

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Caro Emerald, Staircase and The Hoe

We were in Plymouth for the weekend to see Caro Emerald and her performance was electrifying! The whole audience were on their feet, dancing, clapping and singing! Just look at the flower on this picture disc – it looks like the one I featured a couple of days ago, Fascicularia bicolor!

Picture disc

Caro Emerald ended the show with a rousing rendition of A Night Like This

Our B&B was delightful, in a house called NumberOne, built in the 1850s for a Royal Navy Admiral. The staircase in this Regency house was just gorgeous!

Handrail

After a delicious breakfast, we went for a bitterly cold walk on The Hoe in bright sunshine.

 

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Welly Dog, Clematis and Fuschia

We had hailstones this morning but Welly Dog smiled through it all.

Back garden from indoors in the hailstorm

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2018 in environment, garden, sculpture

 

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Ghost Ships by Yskynna with The Suitcase Singers

Today was the last day of our singing with the dancers and actors of Ghost Ships. These photos are taken from Yskynna and The Maritime Museum. It has been brilliant to have been a part of this production.

 
 

Harbour View, Yucca and Plant ID?

I was in Falmouth for another day of Ghost Ships by Yskynna. This is the view from the window of the Maritime Museum.

Yachts in the harbour

The Yuccas are in flower.

Yucca flower

I have seen the following spectacular plant many times and did once know its name but cannot bring it to mind. There must be someone out there who knows! J?

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UN Day and Bruce Kent, Tea Cosies and Kindnesses

It is UN Day today and we were privileged to have Bruce Kent, of CND and a veteran Peace campaigner, in Truro, to speak to us to mark the day. The world celebrates United Nations Day every October 24 to honour the interstate organisation promoting human rights, social progress, and world peace. … Founding the United Nations in 1945 right after the very tragic World War II meant a very important idea to be embedded in every nation – that is to achieve Peace.  This aim becomes more important with each day that goes by.

Cornish flag and United Nations flag on either side of the Union Jack

Later in Truro, I saw a new tea cosy in the bread shop.

Hedgehog cosy

This morning I came across my quotation book again and thought this one of William Wordsworth’s seemed right for today.

“The best portions of a good man’s life are his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness.”

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2018 in Cornwall, Kindness, knitting, Peace, Photography

 

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Ghost Ships, Busking and Sweet Chestnut

Ghost Ships featuring The Suitcase Singers

The show by  Yskynna started yesterday and I was part of it today – three 20 minute shows a day and free for anyone already in the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. If you live nearby and have children to entertain this half term, the museum is fabulous and the production a treat!

After the second show, we went out busking for a while, collecting for our charities – ShelterBox and St Petroc’s.

Some of The Suitcase Singers singing Lower Lights

On our walk later on, we found lots of spiny casings from the Sweet Chestnut tree.

Sweet Chestnut casing

 

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Visitor, Tree and Gold

A visitor from next door was enjoying the sunshine in our garden this morning.

Enjoying the sunshine

I love this tree in the field at Trelissick where it overlooks the Carrick Roads and out to sea.

Ballerina Tree at Trelissick

We came across a gloriously golden tree as we went over the new bridge towards the Apple Orchard. Its label said ‘Carya Ovata’, not a tree that I had heard of.

Carya Ovata

 

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