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Nearly There, Christmas Wreath and Pudding

The Advent candle has burnt its way through December and we are now at Christmas Eve, nearly there and with excitement brewing in the LIveWires’ homes.

Advent candle

We were at the Gallery this morning for Christmas greetings and choccies! We passed a rather lovely wreath on the way back to the car park.

Christmas wreath in Penryn this morning

Rather than make lots of mince pies, it was easier to make a Galette Jalousie, not sure if you can see the gold lustre to make it festive!

Galette Jalousie

 

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Tree, Brining and Laughter

Friends have made their tree from offcuts of beautiful wood and allowed me to take a photo.

Today I have made the beautiful mixture for brining the turkey tomorrow.

Listening to the radio while I am writing this, I have just heard some words from e e cummings, a writer whose poetry I love but words that were both new to me and the philosophy the pair of us live by. We waste no days!

 

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Gallery

Quirky Garden, Knitting and Trelissick

 

Rainbow, Truro and Cheese Biscuits

Just caught a rainbow this morning.

We were early into Truro this morning so the lights were not lit but they were welcoming.

The Redruth Carol Choir is coming along our road on Sunday so I have baked some appropriate cheesy biscuits to offer with next door’s mulled wine as some refreshment and reward for their efforts..

 

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Moss, Wreath and Angels

Before the gales came in this morning, I had a brisk walk around the block. The moss down Lovers’ Lane was vibrant and very  green.

I started the Christmas decorations today, beginning with the beautiful fabric wreath on our inner front door. I inherited this from my Mum and Dad who were given this delightful American decoration.

Dear friends came for dinner last week and brought two lovely little angels to add to my collection. They were first on our tree.Thank you very much, P&A.

 

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Baubles, View and Light Tree

At the orthopaedics out-patient clinic today – everyone was so kind, thoughtful, informative and friendly. I love our NHS and its amazing staff who made  my visit a very good experience. All the walls were decorated with baubles and snowflakes and it was very pretty.

The view across the Hayle Estuary was lovely in the brief sunshine.

My choir did a brief warm up and rehearsal outside the Gylly cafe tonight on our way to our performance.

 
 

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Sunset, Christmas Tree and Kindness

As I left for choir this evening, the sky was on fire.

The children at the school where we rehearse every week  had been busy today decorating their Christmas tree.

I saw this the other day and loved it. I want our town to put the I into KIND on International Kindness Day next year on November 13th.

 

Mechanic’s Art, Window Box and Shoots

We were waiting for the car at the local garage when I spotted the sculpture which the owner later told us had been made by an apprentice. It made me smile, especially the wearing of a tie!

A preview for you! The gallery, Fannie & Fox in Penryn, where I sell my glass is doing an Advent Calendar for the window display over December. Each artist is making a box to showcase their work and has been given a number. I’m No 5 and I showed you the 5 the other day. Here is my shoe box.

Despite the cold, wet and windy weather, for some reason just one of the bulbs that I planted for Spring is popping through into the light, far  too  early.

 

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Market, Blossom and Cactus

Despite it being the Rugby World Cup Final (Well done, South Africa!) and blowing a hoolie (winds of 70 – 100 mph!) the Market, all indoors today, was a success with a lovely buzz about it.

Part of the display on my stall – Christmas colours and Angels

The Choisya is putting out some blossom again! Its  scent  is  gorgeous  but  with  so few flowers  you have  to  get  close  to  appreciate  it.

And …. our Christmas Cactus is blooming early.

 

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Radio 3, Soup and Angels

We have stopped listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 in the mornings as the combative nature of the interviews and the general bad news is not contributing to our well-being. Instead we are listening to music, this morning on Radio 3, and caught the delightful  Elizabeth Alker in her Breakfast slot. One of the pieces she played was Jeanne by Georges Brassens and I loved it so thought I would share it with you here. If you’d like a translation of the words, click on this link.

Super delicious new soup for lunch, Herby Broccoli and Pea, one I shall repeat.

Herby Broccoli and Pea Soup

I’m loving making Angels for the Christmas markets. Here are the latest bunch, all foiled and ready for soldering.

More of my ‘choir’ of angels

 

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