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Bouquet and Another Family Day

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This morning on our way to the Blue Bar for lunch with all the family, our newly met little niece, presented me with a little bouquet.

Little bouquet

Great fun was had by all the little cousins.

Getting water for the moat

The London branch of the family were due to leave by train this afternoon but in getting to the station we discovered that the train had been cancelled and the next one not for two hours which meant arriving in London well after 11pm. Home we went again to return for the 6.03pm.  When we arrived at the station the lovely lady behind the counter called us over and told K that she was doing her an up-grade to First Class because of the inconvenience! The children were over the moon and so was K! What a lovely kind and considerate thing for her to do.

 

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Family Reunion

What a delightful day we have had, meeting the family on the beach  at Porthtowan and then all back at our place for a big family party. lots of photos for the family albums but only  a couple for the blog.

On the beach

Playing hide and seek

More family fun tomorrow! Thank you to those who have enquired about my Brother and SIL who were in the car accident. They are both still shaken up  and P is in pain from her broken ribs though the chatter and laughter have flowed all afternoon (albeit painfully) as they always do when we are all together and they are recovering from a truly horrible experience.

 
 

Family Silver, Ice-Creams and Trelissick

Many years ago, when it was our Silver Wedding, my parents gave us some of the family silver from my Mother’s home. Our family are here to celebrate my (American)  brother and SIL’s Silver Wedding so I polished up some other family silver that I inherited and we gave it to P&V this morning. They were delighted and so were we to have made them happy.

Silver tea set

Daughter No 1 has joined us today and we all went to Trelissick for lunch, to browse the Gallery and to have a walk. Ice-creams were, of course, on the menu.

A trio of Callestick ice-creams

The walk over the fields to the view out over the Carrick Roads is a joy and delights us every time. My favourite tree is here too, its tutu in full leaf.

Ballerina Tree

From Trelissick out to The Carrick Roads

Daughter No2 and her two LiveWires arrive late tonight. Daughter no 3 and her daughter will arrive tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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Good News, The Song and The Sky

Yesterday’s blog was exceptionally brief.

Just as we were preparing to sing ‘Lean On Me’ at the World Refugee Day event, I heard that my older brother and his wife, on their way from the airport to be with us in Cornwall for a family reunion, had had a car accident, their car written off and they in the Royal Cornwall Hospital.  You can imagine how I felt, out of phone signal and ten miles from home. Eventually we managed to be in contact and have since learned that my SIL has three broken ribs and my Brother is fine, though shaken. The beautiful thing is that they are both still with us. We have yet to see them since their arrival but did meet with their son, his wife and two beautiful children last night. Having them in last night’s audience was a comfort indeed as were my lovely friends, G, D and R to whom I say, thank you for being there, for me to lean on.

Today the sun is shining, it is the Summer Solstice, the Longest Day  and we are preparing for Saturday’s gathering of the clan from Germany and America, London, Norfolk and Exeter. Sadly, my Sister from Hawaii cannot be here and neither can our Barcelona bunch but they will all be here with us in spirit.

Our performance yesterday is now on YouTube. Do have a listen.  After only 3 rehearsals, the community of Porthtowan came together to raise money for refugees by performing at the open mic session in the Blue Bar. ‘Lean On Me’ by Bill Withers, arranged by Claire Ingleheart.

The hand you will see pointing at 1’21” is my Nephew pointing me out to his wife and children who are in the foreground for most of the video.

Today’s sky has been beautiful!

Sky with vapour trail and Seagull

 

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Flowers, A Gull and Some Sandals

Padstow was our destination today to meet our family visiting from America.  After a mizzly journey, the sun came out for us and showed Padstow at its best.

From Padstow across the River Camel

The baskets of flowers all over the town were quite glorious.

Baskets of flowers

Overflowing basket

Our Seagull was there again.

Herring gull

Regular readers will know that I love a beautiful pair of shoes even if I can no longer wear high heels!

I love these!

 

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Our Nephew, Singing and Cats

Our nephew, Mark Galen Lucas, is an artist in glass and his work is remarkable. He has given me permission to show you this beautiful piece about which he says, “This piece is about depression. As one hand is trying to evolve and flower, the other plucks the petals not allowing anything unfamiliar to take hold.”

Molecular Self-destruction by Mark Galen Lucas

We are learning ‘Lean on Me’ at choir, ready for singing at World Refugee Day on Wednesday. The arrangement by our leader, Claire Ingleheart,  is sounding amazing. I’ll give you a recording after Wednesday’s performance.

Two of next door’s cats visited this evening.

England won!

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2018 in art, Beauty, garden, glass, nature, Postaday2018

 

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Seed Head, Veg Trug and Knitting

After the mizzle this morning the Clematis seed heads were beautifully covered in little droplets.

Isn’t this just exquisite?

Our all-edibles trug is looking luscious! Various Lettuces, Thyme, Gives, Borage, Nasturtiums and tiny Violas, almost in flower, all ready for salads in the weeks to come.

I love the ferns underneath too, makes this a piece of art!

I have been knitting again – squares this time for the WildWorks’ production, “UnEarth” which will be in the Lost Gardens of Heligan in July.  I have taken a couple of paragraphs from their blog that explain both the story and the reason for the knitting.  See below the photo.

My first 4 squares, handed over today

“The show, which will be at The Lost Gardens of Heligan from 3rd to 22nd July, is a story of war, love, loss and hope. It explores what happens when war is over. It’s been co-commissioned by Heligan and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. 100: UnEarth forms part of 14-18 NOW’s 2018 season marking 100 years since the Armistice.

During WWI people back home were asked to do many things, work in factories, work the land and knit. They were asked to knit items to send to the troops overseas. Women were also tasked with working in munition factories. We’ve combined the knitting and the munition historical references and will be creating a knitted torpedo – an artwork that will feature as a part of the show.”

Afterwards, the squares will be restitched into blankets.

 

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