We have had a fabulous walk with our friend today along the SW Coast path around St Anthony Head.
What a delightful day out this as been with our friend whom we have not seen for about 30 years! It is so lovely how the years just drop away as if they have not been! Please enjoy our gallery of our trip to St Ives and then our visit to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Please click on any photo for detail and the caption.
I came home to find that Anna Oliver of Fresca Marketing in Redruth had sent me the programme that she is designing for Until the Day Break and it is fabulous! I can’t show you yet but I will show you as the show starts on 18th May.
I collected a tiny posy of Spring flowers today for my lovely little pottery container sent to me by our lovely friend, P.
The Clematis in the front garden is beautiful.
We have a friend staying for a few days and we all walked down to the Churchyard to take photos of four special gravestones which are to be part of the performance 18th-21st May. They are each to be marked by ribbons and the four young women being remembered will be wearing the same colour of ribbon on their costume.
There’s food for thought in this poem, The Ideal by James Fenton and I like it.
This is where I came from.
I passed this way.
This should not be shameful
or hard to say.
A self is a self.
It is not a screen.
A person should respect
what he has been.
This is my past
which I shall not discard.
This is the ideal.
This is hard.
Our lovely neighbour Sue came in for supper tonight and shared a photo of some remarkably beautiful flowers sent to her from Heligan in condolence and in the memory of her very special husband, Bill, who died recently and for whom I posted on 14th April.
Another trip to St Euny to measure up four graves which are to be marked by ribbons and then a trip to the ribbon shop! I love The Sewing Studio in Redruth!
I came across this poem for the first time recently and it caught my fancy. Let’s live every day as if it were our first and it fills us with astonishment at the beauty all around us.
Imaginary Conversation – Linda Pastan
You tell me to live each day
as if it were my last. This is in the kitchen
where before coffee I complain
of the day ahead—that obstacle race
of minutes and hours,
grocery stores and doctors.
But why the last? I ask. Why not
live each day as if it were the first—
all raw astonishment, Eve rubbing
her eyes awake that first morning,
the sun coming up
like an ingénue in the east?
You grind the coffee
with the small roar of a mind
trying to clear itself. I set
the table, glance out the window
where dew has baptized every
Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday and also the day that he died. Isn’t that neat? I love how so many of the phrases that he coined are part of our language today and are even regarded as cliches by some. The photo shows a page from The Miracle of Language by Richard Lederer and is from a chapter all about the gift of language given to us by my hero, William Shakespeare. Please read it carefully. I think it will blow your mind!
We have spent the afternoon on costume call with people coming along to be fitted up for our production Until the Day Break. It was an epic afternoon with most of the cast sorted. The character whose story I have written is Mary Angove Gill and the photo shows Mandy Rolleston who is to play her, trying on her flamboyant purple dress. Mandy brought her beautiful Grandchildren to her fitting and has given permission for the photograph.
Walking home alone in the quiet of the early evening, I spotted this small Bluebell plant clinging to the Cornish hedge along West End, proper English Bluebells, none of the Spanish usurpers!
So much has come together about the production today that I feel at peace with it all. Thank you to the production team especially Shazz and Mia. You are a pair of stars!
A little packet arrived when I was out yesterday and, somehow, by the time I had finished my meeting last night, it was overlooked. Today, what delight! I opened it up and there is the new cd by Three Daft Monkeys and we love it already!
We love the short train ride from Lelant Saltings to St Ives and that was our trip today. We love the art galleries and today, in the Porthminster Gallery, fell in love with a very special piece by Margaret Lovell. We left the gallery and then, at the same moment, turned to each other to say, “We could buy it together for our Golden Wedding present!” And so we did! We have bought it through Own Art, a brilliant scheme where you pay off the cost over ten months with no interest. I’m not sure we can wait until August to unwrap it but as soon as we do I will show you our very beautiful piece of sculpture.
Enjoy our gallery of our afternoon in St Ives. Click on any photo for a better view.