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Christmas Boxes, Scented Rose and Supper

We delivered our boxes today and were pleased to see others at the collection point.

Christmas Dinner Boxes

I called in to see my lovely neighbour this afternoon. Her rose, which smells divine, is still in flower and there is one more outside to be picked soon.

Young Lycidas

I tried another vegan recipe last night and it was delicious. I served it with onion gravy and broccoli.

Mushroom, Lentil and Spinach Wellington

 

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Stars, Paintings and Do Good December

We went back to Krowji today, to their Open Studios event,  so that I could show the lovely Mr S some of the beautiful art work I had seen on Friday.  We sang under these stars on Friday.

Backdrop in the entrance of Krowji

We both fell for some of Kerry Harding’s paintings seen below with her permission – fabulous dramatic work that, sadly was beyond our price tag.

Kerry Harding’s beautiful work

I also loved one of Chloe  Tinsley’s paintings, vibrant and catching at my heart strings – again with a rather large price tag though I am figuring out how to do this!  Click on the red link to see the painting that I fell in love with.

It’s December and I am sharing another positive poster from Action for Happiness.

Do good December

We have started on the Do Good thing by making up two boxes for Cornwall’s Christmas box project where a whole Christmas dinner plus treats are packed up in a decorated box and distributed, via the council, The boxes are given out by Cornwall Council’s teams working with vulnerable and impoverished families, the poorest in Cornwall, to give them something for Christmas. More than 500 were donated last year.  If you are local and would like to contribute, here is the link.

 

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St Michael’s Mount, Windsurfer and Sunset

We had hoped to see the Marazion murmuration this evening but the wind was far too strong and the starlings just flew in in small groups and went straight to roost in the reeds. There was still beauty to be found!

St Michael’s Mount

One of three windsurfers having fun

Dramatic sunset

 

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Sculpture, Angel and A Poem

Outside the bank in Truro we came across a sculpture. I need to find out more about it.

Metal work soldier to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War

The lights are on in the City of Truro.

Christmas Angel in Truro

The following very moving poem came my way and I have permission to share it. It is one of the ‘ghost generation’ in the sculpture above.

Eternity by Kim Ridgeon

If only no-one could see the borders, whether from outer space on here on our blue planet. Thank you for this, Kim and Jean for introducing me to it.

 

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Dessert, Advent Calendar and Truro, City of Lights

We had dinner out before late night shopping and then the wonderful City of Lights lantern parade.

Dessert – such a good idea – a sliver of cake with coffee

I fell for this beautiful colourfully felted Advent Calendar but it cost £99. It has inspired me to make something similar for next year. I shall have to start in January!

Advent calendar

Detail

The lanterns this year were better than ever. Many of my photos haven’t worked but here is a taste of the skill and loveliness of the carefully crafted lanterns.

 
 

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Bumper Sticker, Rainy Sky and Silhouettes

We spotted this bumper sticker in a car park.

Interesting bumper sticker

Driving to Helston we could see the rain in the distance.

Rainy sky in the distance

After our visit in Helston, the sun was going down and the berries and thorns made a good silhouette.

Sun going down

We have just come in from seeing Bohemian Rhapsody, a film well worth seeing.

 

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Glass Class, Leaf and A Gift

Another fabulous creative morning making glass ornaments for Christmas with the lovely Lisa Macfarlane. I made another Angel this time, in Suffragette colours as I did last year. I love the others too – a Father Christmas, a Christmas tree and a VW Beetle! Maybe next time I will attempt one of those!

From today’s Glass Class

VW Beetle in the making

We are going to friends for dinner tonight. M makes her own jam (so I can’t take along homemade jam), flowers make her sneeze (so we can’t take along flowers) so I made her a gift in the Glass Class today.

Quite small, just 2″x2″

 

 

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