Monthly Archives: January 2023

Community Roots Volunteer Tuesday

Another cold, damp day but the volunteers’ spirits are never dampened. Just see what’s growing, what’s being harvested, the new beds being prepared – and all the smiling faces. The solemn faces only showed when the serious business of consuming delicious, freshly prepared vegetable soup was the job in hand.


Raindrops, Blue and A Jay

I always love seeing raindrops hovering on flower petals. Our Iris Reticulata, Harmony,  one of the miniature irises which we grow in old chimneys, were holding raindrops this morning.

In a bunch, their blue is quite magnificent.

We visited a friend today and saw a beautiful Jay through the window. Of the eight photos I took , this is the only one where it was still enough for a moment.


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A Gift


Posted by on January 29, 2023 in Uncategorized


The Writers’ Block Arrives in Redruth

The Writers’ Block has moved to Redruth and is in the old Library, the building now known as The Ladder.  Today was their opening day and lived up to expectations. It really is “an inspirational space with events and activities for all ages and abilities cultivating writing confidence, creativity and enjoyment.”
Enjoy the gallery and click on photos to read the explanatory captions. Do click on the website to read about Simon Armitage.


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Feast, Fun and Singing Part 2

What a brilliant night that was of sharing Cornish and Ukrainian cultures in the most spontaneous way and everyone had such a lot of fun.
Please click on any photo for the caption.


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Feast, Fun and Singing

I made a cheesecake for tonight’s feast.

It’s very late and I will add the other photos tomorrow.


Posted by on January 26, 2023 in Uncategorized


Friendship and A Poem

I have been thinking about friendship this evening and how important it is to our well-being and our peace of mind. We have our lovely friends from Ukraine around at the moment, really close friendships made in such a short time last November and which have been renewed this week.

Tonight I share with you a beautiful poem by Naomi Shihab Nye. I have shared it before but feel it is good for today too. .

Red Brocade

The Arabs used to say,
When a stranger appears at your door,
feed him for three days
before asking who he is,
where he’s come from,
where he’s headed.
That way, he’ll have strength
enough to answer.
Or, by then you’ll be
such good friends
you don’t care.
Let’s go back to that.
Rice? Pine nuts?
Here, take the red brocade pillow.
My child will serve water
to your horse.
No, I was not busy when you came!
I was not preparing to be busy.
That’s the armor everyone put on
to pretend they had a purpose
in the world.
I refuse to be claimed.
Your plate is waiting.
We will snip fresh mint
into your tea.

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Posted by on January 25, 2023 in community, Postaday 2023, Uncategorized


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Sage, Tie Dye and Sunset

At Community Roots today we prepared Willow whips for planting and then I worked with P and G to take cuttings from the rather tired sage plant while the lovely Mr S worked on other jobs.

In November we put elastic bands on the veg bags so that they could be tie dyed. Today we undid them and this is the one I worked on.

We caught the sunset, the new moon and Venus in one shot this evening.



New Moon

On our drive to Falmouth this evening, Sam spotted the sliver of a new moon so once we could park, I just about managed a picture .

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Posted by on January 23, 2023 in Uncategorized


Walk, Swim and Butterflies

We all, the Hooligans and us, went for a stomp up Carn Marth this morning, to the amphitheatre and the lake.  To see any photo in better detail, just click on it.


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Posted by on January 22, 2023 in Uncategorized

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