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About mybeautfulthings

Finding the beautiful in the everyday - I write about three things each day which please me in some way - people, food, art, nature, words, music and anything that makes me smile and which I hope will make you smile too.

Christmas Carols and Glass Angels

Yesterday my choir, The Ingleheart Singers, sang Christmas Carols to entertain the visitors to the Eco Park Christmas Market. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon despite the rain and today, our leader sent us the following photo and some wonderful  comments that have pleased us all.

I was there but I’m behind our esteemed leader!

Eco Park: “Thank you so much for the wonderful singing. I’ve come here from Germany to stay with my daughter for Christmas.  Your choir just opened my heart”
“As I walked towards the market, it looked so atmospheric and beautiful with the lights and everything, then I heard this incredible singing and saw you all in your reds stood there, it really was the cherry on the cake!  It was the best Christmas singing I’ve ever heard in my life!”
Chef from the cafe: “You must be very pleased with yourselves, I’ve just had some people come in and say they were moved to tears by the singing.”

I’m working hard to get my last few angels finished. I’m incorporating more of the sea glass I have been given.  Here are the last few in various stages of being done.

Thanks to Judith for the sea glass xx





Thank you for this, Jeff Foster


Posted by on December 3, 2023 in Postaday 2023, Uncategorized



Glass, Eggs and Advent Candle

When I was cutting an angel wing this morning, the wing dropped from the larger glass I was cutting from and landed on its edge! Amazing!  I loved it and its reflection.

The lovely Mr S had fun putting the eggs on the rack today.

I remembered the Advent candle this evening. It has a bit of burning down to do to catch up.


Happiness Calendar, Thatching and Sunset Clouds

It’s the start of another month already!  Here is the Happiness calendar for December and I’ve donethe task for today with this post.  🙂

I was in the direction of the new thatching today so veered off route to get another picture for you. It’s coming along, clearly a long job.  The first photo can be found here.

The clouds at sunset with the tree skeletons in the foreground were quite stunning this evening.


November Snow in Cornwall!

We woke to a sprinkling of snow this morning and then came more and more – very pretty of course but tricky journeys for many. It took me twice as long as usual to get to Penryn for singing.

Most of it was gone when I cam home three hours later but the yellow poppies and the Hesperantha had survived  the onslaught.



Share Our Autumn Walk

We had a lovely walk in Trelissick gardens this afternoon. Click on any photo for a bigger version.

Colourful leaves in a muddy puddle

Just the best news came through today in a phone call as we were walking around – our 15 year old Granddaughter, LiveWire 1, has just received her visa so can come with the rest of the family to UK for Christmas and New Year!!


Moons, Birds and Flowers

The full Beaver Moon was there high in the pink dawning sky as we drew back the curtains this morning and then again, this evening in the dark – just gorgeous.

It pleased me on our walk today to get the tower of St Euny Church with a lovely blue sky behind and birds on three of the finials.

It was good to see colour in the hedges too.


Joy and Harmony

I love this flashmob with my choirs. There’s a need for joy and harmony right now. All the very best to all my Dear Readers.


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For Our Friends in Ukraine

This time last year we ‘cooked for Ukraine’ and today we remember our friends and their families. I cooked  Borsch for friends using our dear friend, Danylo Shramenko‘s recipe. It was a shared meal – one couple making bread to go with the soup and the others making Biskvit, Ukrainian Apple Cake, It was a brilliant evening!



Upcycling, Lights and Our Bookshop

I was in town this afternoon for the Christmas Light Switch-on and to enjoy all the other festivities going on. First I was in The Ladder where there was a super craft market and various workshops, one of which being run by our lovely neighbour – transforming plain knitwear int o Christmas jumpers. Here she is with two of her fabulous creations.

There was a choir, there were lanterns, decorated hats and the switch-on, lighting up the trees and our Fore Street.

We have a new venue for our secondhand book shop, The Idler, right onto our main street and we wish it every success.