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Mining Memorial Sunday and A Cosy Afternoon

We didn’t do the Pilgrimage from Wheal Bassett Stamp House to Wheal Euny and down to the Church  but waited in the mizzle at St Euny Church for the singers and walkers. The rain was such that the rest of the event, some scheduled for outdoors, was all moved into the Church. Mining Memorial Sunday is to recognise the history and the importance of our town and surrounding areas in the mining of tin and copper and to give thanks. Perthi Kov, our small theatre company who put together ‘Until the Day Break’ (lots of information elsewhere in my blog) were asked if any of our characters would like to reprise their story telling to help bring the history alive. Three of those stories which involved miners taking their skills abroad were retold and were very well received:  Mary Angove Gill whose story I researched and wrote, J W Goldsworthy, whose story I researched and a colleague wrote and Catherine Tonkin Burrowes and one of our singers reprised the final song which the congregation joined in with. It was a very moving service followed by Cornish Pasties and a Cream Tea!

Jeannette, Mandy, Florence and Keith

We liked the final hymn which we hadn’t heard before, the last verse in Cornish being sung with particular gusto!

The final hymn

After getting thoroughly wet, though not as wet as the walkers, and then chilled in the Church, we have spent the afternoon cosied up in the sitting room, stuck into our books. I am re-reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – just as good this time around.

 

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Spider, Frog and Singing

It has been very Autumnal in the garden today and I noticed several spiders busy in their webs. This was the only successful photo though as they were constantly on the move.

Araneus diadematus

European Garden Spider or Cross Orb-Weaver

A frog has turned up in a tub of water on the patio. There are stones there so he can get out but I am hoping he is okay.

Green frog

The new singing term started with The Inglehearts tonight and was such a joy. We have all missed our session. Tonight we learned a new song for World Peace Day on 21st September when we will be performing in Truro.

Lo yisa goi el goi cherev

Lo yil m’du od milchama

Lo yisa goi el goi cherev

Lo yil m’du od milchama

Lo yisa goi el goi cherev

Lo yil m’du od milchama

Lo yisa goi el goi cherev

Lo yil m’du od milchama

Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war any more.

Thank you, Claire.

 

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Singing, Eco Park and New Cook Book

I went to a Sing for Your Heart, Sing for Your Soul session with Claire today and it was glorious! We sang indoors, then in the courtyard and finally in the field and it was wonderful!

There was post waiting for me when I arrived home – a beautifully written card from T, LiveWire 3, to accompany the  International Cook Book that has been put together by her school community to celebrate the multiple nationalities who attend there. I shall be trying lots of the recipes which sound delicious. I’ll share them with you as I try them.

Northside School International Cook Book

Cook book sent by LiveWire T

 

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Light Tree, Cake and Perthi Kov Reunion

I had a brainwave today about where to put our light-balls.

Light balls on white tree

I made a Coffee and Pecan Cake for our Perthi Kov reunion today, the plan being to have tea and  cake and to share ideas about the whole experience.

For our Until the Day Break Tea Party

Coffee and Pecan Cake

St Euny Church was buzzing again this afternoon as people met friends, old and newly made during the production, and shared reminiscences. Click on any photo for a larger version. One of the gang has made a beautiful Memory book which has inspired others to do the same.

 

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Jacket, Broccoli and Painted Biscuits

I wish my patchwork jacket were as bright when dry!  My special friend, Kath, for whom this blog is written, had one of these jackets too.

The veins on the Purple Sprouting broccoli are turning purple.

It is a year since Jo Cox, MP,  was murdered and in celebration of her belief that we have more in common, many, many people are taking  part in The Great Get Together this weekend.  We will be in London and will be unable to join in with our local Allotment Society’s Barbecue Get together so this afternoon I have baked some biscuits to be taken down as our contribution to the party. I found the flower cutters a few weeks ago and saved their first use for these painted biscuits.

 

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Last Photo, Broad Beans and Green Fields

Happily, both Grandbabies woke up in time for a last photo before I left early this morning.

Just outside Bristol Station were these broad beans, part of an urban gardens project. Seeing them really pleased me!

It is always so lovely when returning to England from abroad. The greenness of everything is quite startlingly beautiful.

 

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Friendship, New Thatch and Zorro

I’ve been kind of hibernating for a couple of days, so tired from the show and catching up on all sorts of things that I’ve been ignoring for months!  The first photo is from the end of the show party where those who had been instrumental in making it all happen were recognised. The photo is a bit blurry but I love the expression of delight and friendship between me and Claire.

Another not so good photo as I took it from the moving car and caught the window edge – but wanted to show you this glorious new thatch which we have been watching develop over the last few weeks. It isn’t a good place to stop but if I can I will get the whole cottage soon.

This last photo was taken through the window and is another for interest rather than quality! Zorro, who lives next door,  seems to be finding the bright Crinodendron quite fascinating.

 

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