We love our local greengrocer/deli/butchers shop, The Grow Box. The display outside this morning was gorgeous!
We’ve been helping at the Ladder today, the project at Redruth’s old library, which is becoming a hub for lots of creative ventures, where the Bunker Cabaret was performed and where I did my writing course earlier in the Spring. Today we have helped plant the garden which will back the outdoor stage. The gallery shows the before and after and all the baby veg plants which will be going into a separate plot later.
Stage covered, Cherry tree in place
Cherry tree being planted in the corner
Right hand side
Baby veg plants that have been potted on ready to be planted later
Stage clear and corner plants in
The new sign was being painted as we were potting on/planting.
Wild weather again, lightning, thunder and really heavy rain, Most of us worked indoors in the poly tunnels until the rain lessened late afternoon. The growth of the crops is wonderful. It is inspiring to work at Roots and to be a part of this community. Enjoy the gallery.
Lone worker in the rain
The tomato tunnel
Squash, Aubergine and Chilies ready for planting out
Rainbow chard in all its glorious colours
After walking around taking the photos, I noticed the Marigold petal on my boots.
“Guest blogger here again!
It was our last day in Cornwall so we had to go to Truro. We went to Waterstones to mooch around and we got some delicious Cornish pasties. We also bought some new shirts for LiveWire2 which was very successful!
Later on I went to choir with Granny! I was so excited as I have been going since I was very young and whenever I get the chance to join in, I always take it! We sang a beautiful (and fun) Roma Gypsy song, Sao Roma arranged by Stephen Taberner, a song about May and one called Voice of Change about the Earth, about how we need to save it! I love the energy in the room and everyone is so enthusiastic and welcoming!
As we drove back home, there was so much rain! And it was really fun because there were loads of massive puddles that splashed so high and made such a loud noise. Every time we splashed through one, Granny and I both went ‘WOAH’!
I was very sad for it to be the end of our trip but I’m sure we’ll see each other again very soon! And I’m sure I’ll be coming back here again in the summer!”
Voice of Change follows, sung by The Suitcase Singers with the thanks to Jamie for the lyrics. Claire Ingleheart composed the music.This song is now sung all over the country at Climate protests.
Hello everybody! It’s LiveWire3, again, and today, we found lots of things. However, the first thing we did was visit Porthtowan to have some very filling brunch in the Blue bar. Granny got some delicious avocado toast. Most of us had avocado toast so the table was full of green!
Afterwards, we went for a short yet satisfying walk around the beach. We stood there for a bit looking at the waves as they splashed onto our smiley faces.
While we were walking back, we noticed clusters of snails lying contently on the leaves. Some of them carried sand with them which gave the bushes some texture. We also noticed that on the fence, there were signs about peaceful protests from history. There was a pop of purple, so we looked closer and it was about the suffragettes. My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was a suffragette so this was very special.
A few hours later, we decided to go to Community Roots to go and get a tour and as I was walking looking at the acre of vegetables, I found a four leafed clover! They are extremely rare and these clovers had a special white border and their leaves were much bigger than any other leaves I have seen!
Near what we thought was the end of the tour, one of the staff told us their was a market full of things people have made and small companies so we had an excuse to stay! The market was amazing, full of colourful and ‘beautful things’. We found an ice cream van with a twist! All the ice cream was plant based so my partly lactose intolerant soul told me to ‘Go and get some ice cream!’ So we did and found these crotchet ice creams hanging over us!
When we got back home we had to rest from a very successful day but then Granny had the idea to go for an evening allotment visit where we replanted some fennel we got gifted from Community roots. It looked very happy in its new home!
Today is a special day for remembering my very dear friend, Kath, in whose memory I write this blog. Kath loved France and we spent some happy times there with her and C. If we were together on May 1st she would give me a little bunch of Lily-of-the-Valley. If we weren’t, she would send me a card to celebrate La Fete du Muguet. You can read about its significance here.
For the past week I have been working with our lovely neighbour, helping with the making of a ‘ship.’ I haven’t shown you as my photos have been bitty but today I watched it leave home for the parade later today.
Going to the parade
I wrote about Hellfire Kernow last year (you can catch the post here). Do enjoy the gallery so full of colour and the craziness that makes up festivals in Cornwall!
The Saints Kryw in preparations
The Saints’ band
The Angels Kryw
The Saints won the tournament last year and so have the ‘ball’
The Dragon belonging to The Demons’ Kryw
The band of the Tormentors’ Kryw
I worked on the sail, the wavy boat and the gold bits!
Our lovely Greengrocers, Butchery and Deli has won an award – Best New Local Business – certainly very well deserved. It’s always a pleasure to shop there where fresh seasonal veggies can be found, where delicious deli dishes, beautifully prepared and presented can be taken home for lunch and where everything you need to make good meals at home can be sourced. We are really very lucky to have such a shop in our town.
In the shop are some lovely crafty items made by another delightful local business, Make A Mends. Several businesses in town now have such items, all beginning Re as showing their belonging to our Redruth community. I shall seek them out and show you.
Our white tulips are gorgeous especially with our jewel wallflowers.
The heavens opened while we were singing this morning, such heavy rain that it made the Penryn River look as if it was boiling. It was somewhat ironic that we were singing, the Beatles’ song, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at the time.
I’m loving the bluebells in our front garden. The photo doesn’t do them justice – they are a much deeper blue, almost purple.
I’ve joined an online Masterclass, Life Writing, this evening, run by the Guardian and it was brilliant, The tutor, Huma Qureshi, was full of ideas and encouragement, really quite inspiring. There were people from all over the world in the class from Bury St Edmunds to the Bosphorus, Canada to Cornwall, Montana to New Zealand and everywhere in between!
The Book Feast continued this morning, Shakespeare’s birthday and the anniversary of his death, completing the best of booky weekends, listening to authors, talking about our reading with friends old and new and enjoying wonderful food at the dinner last night where Terry Waite was the after dinner speaker. The programme is in yesterday’s post. I love the design of the logo and need to find out the designer.
From the front windows this evening, there was the view of a lovely sunset with the warm glow touching the back garden too, lighting up the wood on the arch, the Amelanchier blossom and the ring of primroses below.
It was great fun shopping in town this morning as so many people were enjoying the lovely singing and piano playing outside our excellent Greengrocery/Butcher and Deli. We loved that ChloeMarie had cycled into town!
The sign below was in the chiropractor’s window (hence the skeleton!) and rings a bell with me.
We walked in Trelissick Gardens this afternoon, enjoying the bird song, the Spring flowers and the excitement of children on their nature/egg hunts. The stone pattern is in one of the shelters.