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Owls, Earrings and More Earrings

We’ve taken down our Christmas tree today and packed everything away for another year. This fragile little owl bauble was my Mum’s and is now very carefully wrapped in tissue and boxed.

When LiveWire No 3 was here before Christmas with her family, she went shopping with her Mum in the lovely little independent shops that we have in Redruth. T chose these earrings for my birthday and I love them. Thank you so much, T..

A friend of many years, and a colleague for many of those, enclosed the following pieces with her Christmas card in the hope that they would be useful for my glass work. They certainly will. I can see the long ones and the sparkly ones enhancing angels already. I shall unpack my workroom again in the next week or so. I’m thinking I shall have to experiment with making owls. There are some perfect beads here for eyes…….

A Ming smile plate with pieces of jewellery. Thank you very much J.

 

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Delivery, Angel and Flowers

We delivered some of the delicious cake that I made yesterday to our very Dear Friends today. We left it at the gate as there is Covid in the house.

Dinner tonight was next door in the as-yet-unfinished and therefore very draughty new extension where we had a delicious meal and lots of catching up. S has a beautiful black angel on her tree.

The flowers on the table were all collected from her allotment on Christmas Day!

 

 

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LiveWire No 3, our Granddaughter of 10 years old who was with us recently, took lots of photos at the Heligan Night Garden and has sent them to me. If you live locally, do try to get there!  Thank you, T, these are a beautiful reminder of our lovely evening all together.

 

Lights, Candle and My Dad

I love Christmas lights! This is our dining room.

Our Advent candle has reached 17th December.

On this day in 2004,  my dear Dad died in St John’s Hospice where he had been beautifully cared for since the start of December. My favourite perfume is vanilla and I have been wearing it for 40+ years. One of the last things my lovely Dad said to me on this, his last day with us, was, “I’d love some of that vanilla ice-cream please,” as I leaned over to kiss him.  He was a very special man.  He chose ‘Joe Hill’ sung by Paul Robeson for his funeral and I play it every year on this date in his memory.

 

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Stones, Lights and A Bookmark

More sorting revealed these stones that LiveWire No 3 and I collected and wrote on some years ago. I’m going to put them in the garden at some point.

The lovely Mr S has put the lights on our little Christmas tree planted in the back garden. Now it feels like Christmas.

Many years ago on our first visit to San Fransisco we found the wonderful City Lights Bookshop. I bought a book of poetry and was given this bookmark. We also did the Armistead Maupin trail finding all the places in his Tales of the City series, a series I loved.

 

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Silver, Rose and Quirky Decorations

We are still sorting all the stuff from the Welsh dresser which is awaiting auction. This slender little vase that was once my Granny’s had been very neglected and the silver was black. Now it is shiny and beautiful and now contains our last rose, picked today before the next storm, Burra, arrives tomorrow.

I’m researching what the various marks mean.

Rehearsing with the Ingleheart Singers at the Eco park was fun as always. On the way out some of their quirky decorations amused me.

 

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Wallflowers, Earrings and Just One Rule

I should have included these Wallflowers yesterday, just beginning to flower. I’m hoping that, being at the front door, they will cheer people with both their colour and their scent.

It’s time to bring out the Christmas earrings. These beautiful Origami ones were a birthday present a few years ago. They were made by Mary Lee.

A rule for living? Yes, that’ll do nicely!

 

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Perspective, Happiness and Swimming

This came my way today just after friends had been commiserating with each other that it has been hard not to have seen our Grandchildren for so long. We agreed to focus on the future rather than on what we have all missed over the last two years. Thanks to the original poster.

The angels I made for a friend using her bits of jewellery are in their new home bringing happiness to L and to me.

 

I love this little film of some local swimmers. I hope you do too. To see it, click on the red link.

Swimming

 

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Glass Work

I’ve spent all day making three glass angels and here they are.

 

COP26, Exhibition and Cloud

You will all be aware that the COP26 meeting is happening in the UK, in Glasgow. Yesterday our choir sang, Voice for Change, music written by our choir leader, Claire Ingleheart and words by Jaime Lock, for a series of protest songs, Songs of Rebellion,  a few years ago. It’s a fabulous piece and we recorded it last night for you. Do listen to the words. The line, “We can’t tell our children that we have not tried” gets me every time.

The gallery, Fannie and Fox, where I used to sell my glass closed over the pandemic but we are having a pop-up exhibition this week at The Fish Factory in Penryn. We set up my corner this afternoon ready for the opening night tomorrow.

Goldenboots Glass display

Driving home afterwards there was a very interesting cloud that I managed to capture.

Cloud over Penryn

 

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