We had hoped to see the Marazion murmuration this evening but the wind was far too strong and the starlings just flew in in small groups and went straight to roost in the reeds. There was still beauty to be found!
There was a delightful Christmas Market outside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. I resisted most of the stalls though I loved the fruity decorations which I am going to try to make and, everywhere we go, I buy a new Angel for the Christmas tree. There was music playing around the market and one of the songs was ‘Nana Nanita’ a Spanish lullaby which both my choirs sing.
I have another lovely poem by Kim Ridgeon to share. I find this somehow evocative of childhood and love the ideas of pockets full of secrets, beliefs, memories and fears. I don’t know who is in the photo but I do have permission to show both the poem and the accompanying photo.
We took a couple of books with us for the Grandbabies (who are now 20 months and not babies at all so LiveWires 5 and 6) and then took LiveWire No 1 shopping in Granollers to choose her own good read. She chose a Wimpy Kid book, stories also loved by her English cousin, LiveWire No 2. We also found more books for the little ones in Catalan and English. These are children who, like their big sister, are growing up speaking Wolof, English and Catalan (and later Spanish too!) It is brilliant to hear them understanding all three languages and responding.
Starting the library for the early learners
For LiveWire No 1 to add to her collection
Flying home today was almost entirely fog bound but then the clouds broke up for a few moments and we could see the snow-covered mountains.
Over the Pyrenees
If you read my blog regularly you will have seen similar photos before. All of us who leave Cornwall for whatever length of time and then drive back in, look forward to our first glimpse of the Nearly Home Trees which signals our return to our beloved Cornwall. This was taken at speed!
We love this copse in Devon, just before the border into Cornwall, that signals we are nearly home.
I have always loved Bristol blue glass having grown up with a beautiful piece which I have featured here before – a glass rolling pin. Find it here.
Bristol blue glass
The sky has been clear and beautiful today.
LiveWires 5 and 6 have been playing with a shape sorter made by my Grandfather for my Mother to use in her teaching of infants. Then my three siblings and I played with it, next, our four children and now it is the LiveWires 5 and 6 watched over by their big sister who are playing with the toy made by their Great, Great Grandfather. Isn’t that just wonderful?
On my walk today I noticed some orange colours in the vine growing up one of the houses. As I neared the building, I realised that it was a Passion flower plant with fruit and a flower still blooming in mid November and at 2C!
Passion flower vine
At Sue’s this afternoon, catching up, every now and then there was a soft sound as the petals fell from the pink rose. What a beautiful picture all the colours make here.
What gorgeous colours!
Supper tonight was delicious, a new recipe that I came across in my sorting on a supermarket recipe card dated from 2005. As usual, I adapted it a bit!