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Blues, Hollyhock and Celebration Seeds

I sang at a care home in Falmouth with The Suitcase Singers this afternoon and it was an absolute delight to see the joy on people’s faces and to have them join in with Cornish songs. Afterwards we went to see the sea at Gylly Beach.  I love the variety of blues seen here and the tiny paddle boarders, the yachts and other vessels.

On the cliffside along Cliff Road, there are Hollyhocks growing.

As well as Angie’s ring, her daughters gave everyone at the funeral and me though I could only watch online, Sunflower seeds to celebrate her life. I have several at the allotment.

 

Reflection and View

It’s always good to sing on Thursday mornings beside the Penryn River.

There may be a recording later when it arrives in my inbox.

 

Lunch, Rain and Fat Books

Today I met a friend for lunch for the first time in three years! It was so lovely to spend time together again after so long. We went to a delightful cafe, tucked away down Cornish lanes where we could sit outside in the sunshine.

It rained really hard all afternoon.

I love this! I have so many fat books that are full of memories of the times when I read them, when a friend read them or when my Mum read them – and some that really are full of pressed flowers and leaves.

 

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Reflection, Egret and English

The tide was in on the Penryn River as I arrived for singing this morning. The water was very still and the reflections gorgeous.

Later, after singing and with the tide receding, I noticed an egret pootling about in the mud.

Having family and friends in America, this chart amused me.

While we are talking about words – is anyone else enjoying Quordle? I’m loving it!

 

 

Fete de Muguet, Happiness and Steam Engine

It’s May 1st and Fete de Muguet in France. My dear friend Kath, in whose memory I write my blog, loved France and had a house in Meyssac. She always gave me Lily of the Valley if we were together or sent a card if not. These are for her and since they send good luck to receivers of the little bouquet, for you too, dear readers.

The Action for Happiness calendar is here for May. If you would like a bigger version please click this link.

There were many interested in the steam train going through Cornwall yesterday and some friends went down to Penzance to see it. The driver invited them into the cab! Just look at that beautiful work.

Photos here with thanks to M and S.They also sent me a video but for some reason I can’t load it here.

 

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Steam Train, Station and Wall Flowers

Up early this morning and out before breakfast to see a steam train leaving from Penzance on its way up country. The Duchess of Sutherland came down on Thursday and returns today. I love the sound and the smell but didn’t get a good photo.  A friend took this photo at the station. Thank you, R.

The Wall flowers that we planted at the front door to greet visitors with their glorious scent are jewel like and gorgeous. Sorry I can’t bottle the scent for you.

 
 

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Baking, Playing and Planting

We decorated the cake

Exploring caves at Chapel Porth – photo by LR

Fun on the beach – photo by LR

Cousins running down the lane to the allotment

Planting flowers brought by their aunt – to be visited every year, we hope.

 

 

Easter Tree, Welly Dogs and Ice Creams

Our lovely five year old twin LiveWires arrived in the early hours having flown from Barcelona and after a late breakfast, decorated our little Easter tree for us.

We had a walk into town and they enjoyed meeting  our resident Tinners’ Hounds aka Welly Dogs.

After lunch we met the rest of the family on the beach at Porthtowan where they all had fun playing on the beach and later had ice creams.

Choosing their flavours

 

 

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New Word and Guest Blogger

Live Wire No 3 loves beautiful things as I do. She, too, is a

Today the family went to the Eden Project for a fabulous day out. LiveWire No  3 took some photos for me and is here my guest blogger. These pictures were taken in the Rainforest Biome.

Thank you very much T.

 

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Buds, Quarry and Street Art

Bluebell buds are really pretty.

The family had a long walk today up to Caro Marth. This piece of street art in Kyiv came my way today.

New mural in Kyiv… by Sasha Korban

 

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