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Bloom, Arundhati Roy and A Movie

I missed this Hydrangea bloom from my blog yesterday, in the front garden. Lots of plants seem fooled by the unseasonably warm weather we are having.

I have quoted Arundhati Roy before and love these words of hers too.

Imagine another world. Arundhati Roy

Dear Reader,  have you watched “Don’t Look Up” ? If not, please do. It’ll set you thinking.

 

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Teddy Bears, Bookshop and St Michael’s Mount

We heard yesterday of a family of Syrian refugees who have been homed in a town nearby. They have four small children and escaped Syria with nothing. We had a bag of soft toys that our LiveWires have grown out of so we found out where to take the bears and they will make their way to the family in time for Christmas.

Looking a bit sad and needing a new home

While we we were in Penzance we visited our favourite bookshop, of course.

There is an excellent view of St Michael’s Mount as you leave the town, better on a sunny day but always impressive.

St Michael’s Mount

 

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Feast, Fire and The Lottie Cat

What a lovely productive couple of hours at the allotment this afternoon, clearing so much rubbish, catching up with each other in the safety of the great outdoors and sharing a feast.

Working party

Feast  Photo by Sue Hill

 

All the rubbish disappeared into the fire pit.

Fire! Photo by Sue Hill

The Lottie cat, he who has no name, turned up for a stroke. He reminds me of some stories I loved as child, Orlando, the Marmalade Cat, who had such splendid adventures.

 

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Nadelik Lowen and Baking

Nadelik Lowen is Cornish and is wishing the shoppers in the Market Way in Redruth a Happy Christmas as in this lovely shop window.

I’ve made some bread this afternoon for a soup and bread outdoor lunch at the allotment tomorrow after a two hour working party tidying the place up. I’m calling it a Tear and Share loaf. The lovely Mr S calls it a Bunch of Buns.

 

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Happiness, Art and Protest

My choir sang at Krowji Open weekend this afternoon and what a happy bunch of singers we are! It was such a joy to be singing again, with an audience and Christmas carols after missing out last year completely.

In the intervals between singing, we wandered around the exhibitions and I loved the work on this door.

In one of the rooms were these posters of protest which appealed to me too. The artist gave her permission for the ‘Armchair Protest’ to be put on here.I missed her name and hope to find out soon..

 

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Roses, Raspberries and A Rainbow

Last night’s storm took down our last roses so I brought them in, a little tattered but still beautiful  and still smelling so sweet.

One of our lovely neighbours at the allotment gave us some raspberries, red and golden ones and we had them just with a little cream – delicious. 

We were singing at the eco park tonight, “Look on the sunny side of life” when someone spotted a rainbow.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2021 in community, garden, nature, Photography, Postaday2021

 

Bird Watching, Green Day and Shiva Shambo

We spent a happy hour or so watching the sea and the birds along the shore line off Cliff Road by Gylly Beach, Falmouth.

Herring Gull

Egret

Black Backed Gull

After our walk and watch we went up to the Pavilion Gardens where there was a Green day in progress with food and music, stalls and talks.

The “People’s Pavilions

Nancy at Spirit Lights the Way posted this today and I found it so grounding and peaceful, I thought I would share it with you, Dear Readers.Thanks, Nancy.

 

Beach Wedding

What a glorious day! Here are a few photos to give a flavour of the happiest ceremony ever!.

Flowers being taken down to the beach

Milk churn full of flowers

Part of the path

Waiting for the Bride to arrive

 

 

Onions, Dahlias and Love

More produce! Just over 4kg, 9lbs of onions. Those should last a while. The reds were a bit of a disaster but the golden ones look lovely.

The dahlias that you can just see in the photo above are doing brilliantly. We have a big bunch indoors and I was able to give our neighbours an even bigger bunch. There are still lots more coming.

The following cartoon came my way today and I love it!

 

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Wow! 40th Anniversary of Greenham Common

It has been 40 years since the first women marched from Wales to set up the legendary Greenham Women’s Peace Camp  outside RAF Greenham Common to protest at the US military storing nuclear weapons on common land. They arrived on the 5th September 1981.
This event is sadly largely written out of history even though it remains the largest female-led protest since suffrage. Greenham Women Everywhere want to get people talking about the achievements of the protest again and have re-created the march, following the original route as closely as possible, and staying overnight in the areas they stayed.

Two of my friends, Claire, my choir leader, right, and Becca have been marching (and singing) from Cardiff to Greenham Common over the last 10 days and I am in awe of their dedication and their stamina! They have arrived this evening and what follows is a selection of their photographs and their commentary as they walked the 120 miles.

At the end of the first day –
“Peggy Seeger’s song, How I long for Peace, was sung by Frankie Armstrong at tonight’s event! It’s been a hell of a day, soooooo inspiring and fascinating talking to all the women, singing with them and hearing their stories. It feels a complete honour to be here. This morning we heard a speech by Anne Pettit, the woman who came up with the idea of the walk, 40 years ago and persuaded 3 of her friends to help plan it with her.”

They sent us signposts to show us where they were.

“Wow, what a reception in Bristol yesterday!!! Dozens of people waiting for us on Horfield common with banners and walked the final 2 hours with us then we were greeted by a live band and a spontaneous sing and dance occurred! Lots of folk walking with us today, maybe 40? Numbers vary constantly  and we have support vehicle for anyone who needs rescuing xx”

Banners are an integral part of the march as they were on the original event.

“I think we will have walked about 70 miles by the time we reach Melksham this evening. Each town we’re welcomed by a welcome committee then there is an evening event with different speakers.. It’s exhausting and inspiring! Most evenings we don’t eat until 9 or 10. Last night’s speaker was Dr Lynn Jones, she was brilliant!!! Hope all is good with all of you in Cornwall xxx”

“Ah, an early finish today for the first time! Lovely walking along the canal and joined again by inspiring women who shared their stories.

“The welcome party and talks today took place under a tree in a park with the mayor of Devizes.
Then there was a speaker from Afghanistan. It was very moving. Her name is Zarghona Rassa. Originally from Afghanistan. Came to the UK, London 1994 with two children age 7 & 3.
She’s the Founder of the British Afghan Women’s Society who are currently supporting people in Afghanistan.

Rebecca Mordan

“Arrived in Marlborough…..Claire comments on some amazing young women who have now joined the march, so important that youngsters know their history.

And they have arrived, earlier this evening! So proud of them all, so wish I could have been with them but I was taken along in spirit!

What an achievement! Do click on the link above for a fascinating read.

 
 

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