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Last Night and Finale

What a night! One hundred and fifty people have given their all to make this production a roaring success! Everybody has loved it –  the wonderful volunteers who have made the whole thing magical and have relished being involved and audiences who have loved the emotional journey they have been taken on while learning about their local history. Here are a few photos of the finale that involved every cast member. Thank you, all of you!

And what made today even more special? Our eldest daughter came to see it, this afternoon and was blown away by it all and told me, with a big hug, how proud she is of me! That was really something as I’m sure you will understand.

 

 

 

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Until the Day Break in Performance

We went to one of the matinee performances this afternoon as audience and loved it! I was moved to tears by the beautiful performances more than once. To hear my research come to life in a character telling the story was quite overwhelming. The Cuban Nanny played by Misri Dey could not have been better imagined or played and my story of Mary Angove Gill was beautifully portrayed by Mandy Rolleston who brought Mary to life just as I had imagined. The whole performance was wonderful, truly a celebration of lives lived, and I give you here the whole event in pictures.Click on any photo for detail and the caption.

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Tulips, Sash and Preview Performance

We found some beautiful tulips on the table when we arrived in the kitchen this morning, left by our lovely daughter to wish me the best for this evening’s Preview performance. They are purple and white with green leaves – just perfect!  Keen eyed readers may notice that I bought that beautiful Kingfisher tea-set that I was ogling in the antique shop!

In the performances of ‘Until the Day Break’ I am singing ‘March of the Women’  with nine others and it is just brilliant! I have a facsimile Suffragette sash given to me years ago by my Mum but don’t want to risk the silk in the rain so today I went to one of my favourite shops and bought ribbons and this afternoon, I stitched up a sash.

The song was written by Ethel Smyth and was sung in Holloway by the imprisoned suffragettes, conducted by Emmeline Pankhurst through the bars of her prison cell using a toothbrush as her baton. I like to think that my Great Granny, Annie Wiseman, who was also imprisoned in Holloway for her part in the movement, was there at that moment and was singing March of the Women. I am singing it in the show with the passion that she must also have had and I can feel her pride.

 

The Preview performance went very well. Everybody loved it! The first night is on Thursday.

Some actors before the show

 

 

 

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Mothers’ Day, Treats and Love

Our lovely kids were all in touch today with cards, calls, chocolates and photographs and an extra rather special gift:   Refuge_parcels_-_mother_s_parcel. Do click on the link to see the important work being done for women less fortunate than those in my family.

It has been another beautiful day so we popped down to Chapel Porth before the crowds! Join our walk at low tide on an almost empty beach.

I send my love to all my lovely readers, be you Mothers or not. I hope you have all had a good day.

 

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Craft Collective, Front Garden and A Special Dinner

This afternoon I went into town to The Craft Collective as I had heard that they were going to be knitting pink Pussy hats in preparation for any visit by POTUS No 45. As well as the ticket buying wool, pattern, needles and unlimited wonderful snacks, more than half of the money was being collected for  Cornwall Women’s Refuge. You can find out more about the charity here. http://www.cwrt.org.uk/  What a pleasure to spend a creative afternoon with like-minded people!

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Coming home I was delighted by our own front garden!

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Our eldest daughter is with us for the weekend for her birthday so I have cooked up a storm, the main course of which was spectacular and delicious. It is Yottam Ottolenghi’s Duck with Blackberries, Ginger and Star Anise and it went down very well! We had the Duck dish with a mash of Carrots, Potato and Sweet Potato and some Crispy Garlicky Kale.

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Ribbons, Shop Windows and Cornish Choughs

I love going to the haberdashery! I needed some ribbon today and this was the rainbow selection.

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Because it was St Piran’s Day this weekend almost every shop window had big bunches of fresh daffodils in the window , sometimes with other decorations – like this beautiful cake in the bakery.

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You may have noticed red legged  Choughs among the decorations.. The Chough, a symbol of Cornwall and part of our coat-of-arms, is coming back to Cornwall which pleases us all.

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Birthday, Catalan Feast and The Moon

What a treat to share my birthday with the Barcelona branch of our family, though, sadly as I write my birthday is not to be shared by our Grandbaby twins who have still not arrived. I have firstly been spoiled with a delicious breakfast and some lovely presents of pashminas, my favourite perfume and some gorgeous earrings. The little terracotta bear is a Brown sugar bear from the Atlanta branch of the family. It is for keeping biscuits crisp or soft brown sugar moist!

Then, after a walk in the sunshine, a scrumptious Catalan lunch was brought over by some very good friends of the family, all traditional foods of Cataluna. Just look at the feast on the table.


Another walk took us around the block where we spotted a nearly new moon. We needed the extra walk after that wonderful lunch to make room for the special Senegalese meal which we suspect is coming along tonight as we have spotted the ingredients in the kitchen. Photos of that meal tomorrow! I have been told that today I have the day off. D is doing the cooking while A is encouraging her babies to enter the world!

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2016 in Beauty, Celebration, Food, friendship

 

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