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Today’s Post, Visitors, Blackberries and A September Sky

Today’s post delighted me! Last Comic Relief I baked cakes to sell at The Suitcase Singers, one of the choirs I sing with, and sent off the money to the Charity. Today this card arrived for the choir – isn’t it a splendid way to encourage us to raise money for the next event too?

Proud indeed

Proud indeed

2    A couple of lovely choir friends called in today which was very much appreciated. They brought a lovely card from the Choir – thank you all – and a jar of M’s delicious homemade Blackcurrant Jam.

3  We have a few Blackberries in the garden!

Blackberries

Blackberries

4  It has been another beautiful day with the glorious special colour that is a cerulean September sky.

Seed pods and a blue September Sky

Seed pods and a blue September Sky

 

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Pulley Block, Fresh Eggs and A Suffragette’s Diary

1   From the window of the Zed Shed while other parts were being learned, I was looking at the beautiful yacht, the mast of which I showed you a few weeks ago. The beautiful graining on this wooden pulley block caught my eye.

Pulley block

Pulley block

2    Every week, some friends in the choir bring their fresh eggs to sell. These ones were particularly beautiful in their variety of colours and are now sitting in our old wooden egg holder in the bottom row.

Pulley block

Pulley block

3     Some years ago I ‘wrote’ another blog and today found a comment saying how inspirational it is!  The words in the blog were not mine. Let me explain by giving you some of the first post here:

July 11th 2009

Today, while sorting some of my late Father’s papers, I came across an envelope marked Suffragette’s Diary and I began to read. Serendipity indeed – the entries begin on July 12th 1909, one hundred years ago come tomorrow.   What follows is a transcript of the Diary, written by an unknown Suffragette, who was imprisoned in Holloway , along with a number of other window breakers. I have used only initials for the other prisoners though they are in the Diary in full. The only name we don’t know is that of the author.

As my Great Grandmother was a Suffragette, also imprisoned in Holloway, I have a particular interest and intend to read, transcribe and publish each day so don’t yet know how the story will unfold.

If you have time and interest, do go along and have a read. It is utterly fascinating! Please comment and let me know how it affects you.

http://suffragette12709.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/july-11th-2009/

Suffragette

Suffragette

P.S.  I promised to let you know how much The Suitcase Singers raised for Comic Relief with our Goodbye Gig last Saturday – £111.41 from ticket sales,a small auction and contributions. Brilliant! That’s £161.41 altogether with the cake sales.   Thank you so much to all concerned.

 

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Logs, Fungi and Crocus (And The Gig)

1   My piano teacher had had to have a tree felled as it had been almost toppled by the wild weather. The logs looked so beautiful on her lawn so I asked if I could take a photo and I was given some to bring home!

Fifteen years old?

Fifteen years old?

2   The wet weather over the last four years has wreaked havoc with my potting-up table. Once upon a time, it was a beautiful coffee table made by an ex-boyfriend and given to us as a wedding present 47 years ago. It is still well loved but, truth be told, it is beginning to rot. However, these beautiful fungi and lichen are growing on it and I’m sure it will last at least another season. I’d love it to get to 50 years old!

Beautiful fungus

Beautiful fungus

Golden fungus and lichen

Golden fungus heart and lichen

3   I’d forgotten I’d planted these very delicately mauve and purple crocuses so their appearance has been a lovely surprise.

Delicate crocus

Delicate crocus

The Goodbye Gig last night was enormous fun. We sang the best we ever had; the cabaret acts were brilliant and we will have raised a goodly amount for Comic Relief but we won’t know exactly how much until singing next Thursday.

The Suitcase Singers at Miss Peapod's

The Suitcase Singers at Miss Peapod’s

I try not to be a stats junkie but these today please me : 451 followers, 36,651 hits and read in 131 countries. Thank you all for taking the time to read my posts. Every visit pleases me!

 

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Raindrops, Baking for Comic Relief and Les Miserables

1     The good thing about the almost incessant rain is that I can take some of my favourite shots -macro raindrops!

Raindrops on grass

Raindrops on grass

2    I’ve been baking for Comic Relief again. As it will be Valentine’s Day tomorrow I’ve made some heart shaped cup cakes. I’m not sure I like the deeper pink! I’m not really a pink sort of person!

A plateful of heart buns to sell at choir tomorrow for Comic Relief

A plateful of heart buns to sell at choir tomorrow for Comic Relief

3   Posting early today as we’re meeting a friend to see Les Miserables tonight. (N, we are looking after G as promised while you gad about NZ!)

 
 

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Wild Waves, De-Stress and Comic Relief Baking

1   Portreath in wild winds today. My photos don’t do the force of the wind or the wildness of the waves proper justice so I’ve posted a couple of photos of the same place from a sunny day last July. They might show you the contrast and help you imagine the gusts that almost blew us over, the salt in our mouths and the spray with which we were doused!

Wild waves at the opening of Portreath Harbour

Wild waves at the opening of Portreath Harbour

Portreath Harbour July 2012

Portreath Harbour July 2012

The inner harbour today

The inner harbour today

Inner harbour July 2012, the splash is of a boy who has just jumped in

Inner harbour July 2012, the splash is of a boy who has just jumped in

2  I learned this today from a comment on Penny’s blog   “The quieting reflex: Take a deep breath in, and when you exhale, smile! This not only relieves stress, but if you are feeling negative yourself, it makes it disappear!” I tried it and it works.

3   I’m baking in good time to make funds for Comic Relief on 15th March. These Double Chocolate Mini Muffins with Red Noses are to sell to The Suitcases at singing tomorrow.

50 Double Chocolate Mini Muffins for Comic Relief

50 Double Chocolate Mini Muffins for Comic Relief

PS Is there someone out there who can tell me how I stamp my name onto a photo to mark it as mine?  I’ve been made aware today that Google just help themselves to any image we post on our blogs (See Teepee’s post here) and I would like my photos at least to be identified as mine!

 

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