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Rose Hips, Cakes and Estha’s Story

The Rose hips were in someone’s garden in Truro or I might have picked them to make syrup.

Before the show, Estha’s Story,  at Heartlands this evening, there was singing and cake in the Diaspora garden. The cakes were magnificent! All made by Little Crumbs and decorated with edible flowers.

The show was amazing! Yskynna, the aerial dance company and the singers combined to tell the story of a Cornish Bal maiden and the audience loved it. Click on any photo in the gallery for a closer look.

 

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Glass, Seed Head and Extinction Rebellion

I have completed glass piece for a friend today incorporating her much treasured crystal heart. I’m very pleased with it.

The Bill Mackenzie seed heads were catching the sunbeams today and were very lovely.

At the weekend, Extinction Rebellion put 200 flags on boats in Falmouth harbour to draw attention to the climate emergency and I hoped our boat was one of them. We went to have a look this evening and we have a flag!

 

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Market Stall, Gin Stones and Dinner

My market stall was pleasing today though not as many sales as last time for various reasons.

We have some gin stones, little cubes that we keep in the freezer, which chill the gin without diluting it!

I had two and a half hours reading magazines in a waiting room this afternoon and found several interesting recipes which I photographed. Tonight I made Maple Soy Chicken with Pak Choi and Mushroom Stirfry which was, indeed, very tasty.

 

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Noah’s Ark, A Sign and Hope

Ten years or so ago, when our first Grandchild arrived, I bought a beautiful Noah’s ark. Today, as none of the LiveWires now play with it, I have passed it on to our lovely neighbour for her visiting Grand nephew and nieces to play with.

I have unexpectedly been offered a stall at tomorrow’s monthly market in Redruth to sell my glass pieces and I have accepted! I’ve made a new sign for the stall.

We are living in troubled times and need to keep our hope alive. 

Especially seek out truth and love, Dear Reader .

 
 

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Soup, Estah’s Story and A Surprise

It has been a wild day with a wintery feel, down to 17C! I made a delicious warming soup of Squash, Sweet Potato and Carrot and loved how the chunks looked in the pan. The soup was pretty too.

At choir we have been rehearsing for a production in August. If you are local, it will be well worth going to see this story of the diaspora.

In my absence,  the wild winds had taken the top off one of our palm trees!

 

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Renewable Energy Fair

That was a fascinating, challenging and fact filled day, all about how to try to save our beautiful world in the face of the climate emergency.  We didn’t get a chance to see the electric vehicles as we wanted to hear each talk.  

We heard about the experimental United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project which is tapping into the granite hot rocks; we heard what Cornwall Council are doing having declared a Climate Emergency some weeks ago – one of which is the wild flowers planting; we heard about wind turbines and solar power and we heard from Nikki Jones, one of the leading environment speakers about why this is an emergency.  It was all engrossing.

Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for our area,  rounded of the day with an inspiring speech that left the audience in no doubt as to what needs to be done.

The following graph pleased me, not for the end result of the rise in Carbon emissions which is very worrying but for the way it shows how the trees breathe. When all the trees green up in Spring they absorb the carbon dioxide so the graph spike goes down and when they lose the leaves in Autumn they can absorb far less so the spike goes up.  It might be called the Baldocchi effect but I didn’t quite catch what the speaker said. Anyone out there know?

The whole event was brilliantly organised by a group of committed people in a very small village, Chacewater, just a ten minute bus ride away from us.

 

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Boat Trip, Singing and Sunset

The Ingleheart Singers have been on their annual boat trip tonight and it was brilliant. We all take food to share on the trip out from Falmouth to St Mawes, then we entertain the punters in the local hostelry and then board the boat for the trip back home. We sing all the way back, entertaining those on the quay side, those in their boats and onshore in Falmouth.

 

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