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Category Archives: Grandchildren

Brightness in the Mizzle, Awake and Sleeping

It has been a murky, mizzly day and I have spent much of it reading about life in Pachuca, Mexico in the late 1800s for our project, ‘Until the Day Break.’  This was my beautiful view through the window.

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Last night we Skyped with our family in Spain and I took photos of the screen of Next-to-littlest -LiveWire and his baby sister, five weeks old. They aren’t good photos but aren’t the little ones just so very lovely?

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If you are in Cornwall and you read my blog, you might be interested in joining the project. The following is from our poster:

We are a local community group creating magical theatre walks in St Euny Churchyard, Redruth in May 2017, telling stories of people buried there…    

Would you like to be involved? We need performers, researchers, artists, costume makers, stage managers, stewards, musicians.

We are holding an initial workshop –

2.00 – 6.00pm, Sunday Feb 26th in the Crypt, St Andrew’s Church, Clinton Road, Redruth TR15 2QB

Check out our Facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/Perthi-KOV-187888211657610/?fref=ts

Please comment below if you would like to and I will get back to you with more details. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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Together, Spring Flowers and Valentine’s Day

In the last couple of hours before the family left this morning, LiveWire T wanted to do a bit more on her embroidery.

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Spring is on the way! We have Tete a Tete daffodils, Iris Reticulata and Snowdrops brightening the back garden.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. This is the 50th Valentine’s Day that the lovely Mr S and I have been together!

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Peace, A New Book and More Embroidery

Yesterday we collected flat pebbles at Portreath and today LiveWire T wrote kind and loving  words on them.

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This morning the family went to visit The Poldark Mine and found it fascinating. I couldn’t go as I had to go to my Pilates class which helps me stay mobile!  LiveWire J was full of information that he had learned and was very struck by the fact that boys his age had to go down the mine to work!  We feel that the time is ripe for him to be given my Dad’s, his Great Grandfather’s novel, Jeremy Visick to read. He has promised to look after it and to tell me how he gets on with it.

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LiveWire T has continued to work on her free embroidery and is taking great care with each stitch. This is our last day with them so we will need to finish it off early tomorrow morning before they leave at 9.30.

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Love, Baking and Creating

The LiveWires keep us amused, and busy, all day! It fills my heart up to have them visiting and I just love how a sleepy little girl creeps into bed with me first thing in the morning and snuggles down saying, “I could stay in here for ever!”

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We made Chocolate Croissants for breakfast and Banana and Raisin Buns for tea.

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While I was making the evening meal, LiveWire T amused herself folding paper and made a cat!

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Bunk Bedding, A Sculpture and A Poem

I love getting the beds ready for LiveWire visits! As I write they are on the train and will be here soon and the bunk beds are ready with their favourite bedding.

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Our neighbours are sculptors and quite often build something in the garden before it goes off to its new home. Here are the legs of the next big thing! Check out their website http://www.peteandsuehill.co.uk/ to find out who these enormous legs are going to belong to!

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Today’s  poem is by Fleur Adcock and is in Poem for the Day Two for February 10th. I love the lines “your gentleness  is moulded still by words/from me”  What a responsibility we have to the world to teach our children to be kind and gentle.

For a Five-Year-Old

by Fleur Adcock

A snail is climbing up the window-sill
into your room, after a night of rain.
You call me in to see and I explain
that it would be unkind to leave it there:
it might crawl to the floor; we must take care
that no one squashes it. You understand,
and carry it outside, with careful hand,
to eat a daffodil.

I see, then, that a kind of faith prevails:
your gentleness is moulded still by words
from me, who have trapped mice and shot wild birds,
from me, who drowned your kittens, who betrayed
your closest relatives and who purveyed
the harshest kind of truth to many another,
But that is how things are: I am your mother,
And we are kind to snails.

 

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Grandbaby Twins, Ukulele Festival and Sparkles

I have been give permission to show you our beautiful Grandbaby Twins, LiveWires 5 and 6. Our newest granddaughter is on the left and her brother on the right.

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The 2nd Cornwall Ukulele Festival was nearby today and I went over to see some of my friends performing.It was enormous fun, everyone having such a good time but photos of people singing are often not the best so here I show a guitar under construction, being made by Martin Douglas.

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As I left Heartlands the sun was creating sparkles on the lake.

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Plaits, A Shower and Seaweeds

Today, B asked for three plaits. I had told her about her Auntie KJ who, when she was little, always wanted an odd number of plaits, sometimes seven and always demanded different coloured ribbons on each!

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B shed her coat with all the exertion of running up and down Church Lane and even when it rained did not want her coat on, saying that her leaf was shelter enough, thank you very much!

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Later, after lunch at The Gylly Cafe in Falmouth, we spent some time on a very windy beach and B collected seaweeds, all of which she could name!

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It is the lovely Mr S’s birthday today so it was a particular pleasure for him to have one of his daughters and her daughter here too, to help celebrate.

 

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