Category Archives: charity
You may have read a few days ago of the Christmas Boxes we have contributed to, to provide Christmas dinner in a box for the most impoverished families in Cornwall. Today, they have been collected from all over Cornwall and these are the words of the lovely, hardworking organisers.
“965 boxes donated – that’s something like £30,000 of food, helping around 5,000 people this Christmas.
That is awesome!
We are so proud of the people of Cornwall!!”
Isn’t that amazing? What generosity from one of the poorest areas of Europe!
The lovely Mr S put up our tree today. We’ll decorate it tomorrow.
I loved the idea of hugs being like jump start leads. Thank you so much to the makers, creatorsneverprosper.
We went back to Krowji today, to their Open Studios event, so that I could show the lovely Mr S some of the beautiful art work I had seen on Friday. We sang under these stars on Friday.
We both fell for some of Kerry Harding’s paintings seen below with her permission – fabulous dramatic work that, sadly was beyond our price tag.
I also loved one of Chloe Tinsley’s paintings, vibrant and catching at my heart strings – again with a rather large price tag though I am figuring out how to do this! Click on the red link to see the painting that I fell in love with.
It’s December and I am sharing another positive poster from Action for Happiness.
We have started on the Do Good thing by making up two boxes for Cornwall’s Christmas box project where a whole Christmas dinner plus treats are packed up in a decorated box and distributed, via the council, The boxes are given out by Cornwall Council’s teams working with vulnerable and impoverished families, the poorest in Cornwall, to give them something for Christmas. More than 500 were donated last year. If you are local and would like to contribute, here is the link.
Both my choirs collect for charities at our gigs and one we have supported this year has been ShelterBox. Click on the red link to find out what they do and to hear more of what they do, you can watch their Facebook Live that went out today.
Some of The Ingleheart Singers came this afternoon for a tour and to hear what the charity does, to give them our contribution and to sing live! Check it out here and take a look around the gallery.
If you would like to read other posts I have written about this splendid charity, put ShelterBox into my search and several posts will come up.
The show by Yskynna started yesterday and I was part of it today – three 20 minute shows a day and free for anyone already in the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. If you live nearby and have children to entertain this half term, the museum is fabulous and the production a treat!
On our walk later on, we found lots of spiny casings from the Sweet Chestnut tree.
I was singing with friends this morning and as we left J pointed out the serendipitous Sunflower that has been planted by the birds next to a tree that has died.
It’ll be Redruth’s Monthly Market Day tomorrow so I went along to do my bit in weeding the courtyard. There were lots of laughs to be had as we cleared away the weeds from the cobbles. I took a Before photo of a small patch but was so exhausted by the end of the hour that I forgot to take the after photo!
On the way home, I bought a Romanesco to have with our Moussaka tonight.
The concert last night was fabulous! St Euny Church was packed and the audience were so appreciative – standing ovations indeed! Being involved, I couldn’t take many photos but here is a moment of our joint rehearsal of Calon Lan with Cor Serenata, taken by our choir leader, Claire. (Sadly her battery ran out.). I just have to say, that during the concert, standing among the Welsh singers as they sang the verses of Canon Lan, was a beautiful experience. We joined in the choruses and that was lovely too. If you want to find me, I am back left at the top of the picture as the video plays. Our concert was in aid of ShelterBox and the music department of Troon Primary School, where we rehearse each week.
The shared meal, all made by The Ingleheart Singers was also much appreciated.
I found a rain-dropped feather in our drive.
A friend of mine, Lesley Trotter, whom I first met while researching for last year’s production by Perthi Kov, ‘Until the Day Break’, has written a book , “The Married Widows of Cornwall” and I am privileged to have received the first advance copy. I started reading this morning and have been unable to put it down as Lesley begins to trace the histories of the women ‘left behind’ in Cornwall when their tin mining husbands went to work overseas.
I am posting early today as one of our beautiful daughters is arriving later with her two beautiful LiveWires and their Daddy is joining us all after finishing filming the cricket at Lords. I also have to stop reading to get things ready!