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Fridge Front, Hedgerow Top and Side

Yesterday, after posting the beautifully decorated Singer sewing machine, someone commented about the lack of decoration on white goods in general. I thought I would show you our fridge which we decorate with words and pictures that please us – remind us of somewhere or someone, or which are statements that we agree with. There’s a LiveWire handprint, a tiny piece of pottery from the wedding of friends, the photo of mine which was printed in the Guardian, a Suffragette poster and bits of art that we like…….

Magnets on our fridge

Every year the Primroses on top of a Cornish hedge on my walk up from town please me – so many and so delicate.

Primroses

A bit further up  the lane these two beauties were waving in the wind.

Shelagh knows the name of these Narcissi! Pheasant Eye?

 

 

 

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Sewing Box, Yellow Border and Raindrops

I’ve had such an enjoyable time today equipping the sewing box, which arrived very late this afternoon, with lovely bits and pieces for LiveWire No 3’s 7th birthday. We just managed to get to the post so that it will arrive on Monday.

The Sewing Box

Inside the box, lots of little parcels to open

Felt shapes to sew together and stuff

There are so many little daffodils in our wall border, all brightening up a very grey day.

Tete a Tete borders

The Crocuses are almost done but these two, in their last moments of glory, are just gorgeous covered in raindrops.  Zoom in if you can for an even more glorious view!

I love this one! Crocuses with raindrops.

 

 

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Spathe, Garden Birds and Blue Skies

I learned a new word today – spathe. It is the papery covering on a Daffodil bud and I looked up the name as I had taken a photo of the raindrops caught under the spathe.

Spathe

science-gcse-biology

Our usual visitors have been at the feeders this morning. It is a great joy to watch them and I read the other day that doing so is good for one’s mental health. I can believe that.

Goldfinches

Greenfinch

We have had blue skies today!

Blue skies

Another joy today was a call with our family in Granollers and hearing our LiveWires having fun. LiveWire M, the older of the twin Grandbabies started walking yesterday and LiveWire S, the younger of the two, is full of baby chatter. Our oldest Grandchild, LiveWire NM is excelling at school, in English, it being her second language after Wolof.

The last Diary entry has been published. Click on the red link below.  Tomorrow I will share my research , trying to find out the name of our Suffragette.

https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/and-so-the-diary-ends/

 

A Note, A Beetle and Neil Gaiman

Our post brought a delightful thank you note from LiveWire 4 and her family.

Handprint

This little fellow joined me in the sitting room last night. We don’t know where he is now!

Arkenaten?

 

 

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Birthday Breakfast, Flowers and a Monster

Flowers at the front door

B’s Monster

The family left this morning after a delightful Birthday Breakfast and cards and presents and all that birthday stuff! We then went off to the beach to watch the wild waves and came home to find 1, someone very lovely had left flowers on our doorstep (Thank you!)  and 2, we had been sent a Monster! She has been made by LiveWire No 4 and her photo sent for us to enjoy.

A Happy New Year to all my Readers! May the New Year bring you peace, love, health and happiness and all that you wish for yourselves. With love to you all and thanks for your support over the years.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in art, Beauty, Grandchildren, Photography

 

Welly Dogs, Fun and Helping

A delightful day was had by all, half the family going into Truro for shopping and we, with LiveWire T, going into Redruth, enjoying the Welly Dogs, going to Home Ground coffee shop for a treat, playing in the park, chopping the tomatoes for the guacamole for supper and finally learning how to do French knitting.


 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in Beauty, Grandchildren, Happiness

 

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Infant Nativity, Boulangerie and Snow Dog

Such a treat this morning as we went to the LiveWires’ school to see T in her Nativity play, ‘Prickly Hay’ a truly entertaining take on the old story with music, dance and humour.Understandably, no photos allowed.

When we picked the pair up from school this evening, we took them to our favourite cafe, Boulangerie Joie de Vie, where we able to treat them to fabulous French pastries and their favourite drinks.

When we arrived home, I still had to finish off Snowdog so that we can leave him here, wrapped up for LiveWire 4 who will be here for Christmas.  T wanted to help so help she did, sewing on the mittens and advising me, along with J as to where the mouth should be. So, he is now wrapped and will probably become a she as soon as B receives him as all her soft toys are female. I made T a Snowdog four years ago and she has been delighted to help create one for her younger cousin.

 
 

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