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Jacket, Broccoli and Painted Biscuits

I wish my patchwork jacket were as bright when dry!  My special friend, Kath, for whom this blog is written, had one of these jackets too.

The veins on the Purple Sprouting broccoli are turning purple.

It is a year since Jo Cox, MP,  was murdered and in celebration of her belief that we have more in common, many, many people are taking  part in The Great Get Together this weekend.  We will be in London and will be unable to join in with our local Allotment Society’s Barbecue Get together so this afternoon I have baked some biscuits to be taken down as our contribution to the party. I found the flower cutters a few weeks ago and saved their first use for these painted biscuits.

 

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Guest Blogger LiveWire No. 1

NM was to have been my Guest Blogger yesterday but the evening disappeared! Today, she is home from school early as she will be for the rest of the term as the timetable has moved into intensive time, which means that lessons end at 1pm. Over to NM.

My mummy had twins in January and  I am enjoying playing  and laughing with them. One of them is a boy and  one of them is a girl. They are handsome and pretty indeed.They are growing  a lot and quickly. I love them so much that I don’t know who to hold first.

 I would  like to talk about my Senagalese outfit. It’s a special outfit for celebrations like Eid. I will be wearing it in twenty days’ time.


Granny and I made Strawberry Shortcake.We used my Great Great Granny’s recipe. It was a  surprise   for my Mum and we all enjoyed it.




 

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Friendship, New Thatch and Zorro

I’ve been kind of hibernating for a couple of days, so tired from the show and catching up on all sorts of things that I’ve been ignoring for months!  The first photo is from the end of the show party where those who had been instrumental in making it all happen were recognised. The photo is a bit blurry but I love the expression of delight and friendship between me and Claire.

Another not so good photo as I took it from the moving car and caught the window edge – but wanted to show you this glorious new thatch which we have been watching develop over the last few weeks. It isn’t a good place to stop but if I can I will get the whole cottage soon.

This last photo was taken through the window and is another for interest rather than quality! Zorro, who lives next door,  seems to be finding the bright Crinodendron quite fascinating.

 

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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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