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Flowers, A Gull and Some Sandals

Padstow was our destination today to meet our family visiting from America.  After a mizzly journey, the sun came out for us and showed Padstow at its best.

From Padstow across the River Camel

The baskets of flowers all over the town were quite glorious.

Baskets of flowers

Overflowing basket

Our Seagull was there again.

Herring gull

Regular readers will know that I love a beautiful pair of shoes even if I can no longer wear high heels!

I love these!

 

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Seed Head, Veg Trug and Knitting

After the mizzle this morning the Clematis seed heads were beautifully covered in little droplets.

Isn’t this just exquisite?

Our all-edibles trug is looking luscious! Various Lettuces, Thyme, Gives, Borage, Nasturtiums and tiny Violas, almost in flower, all ready for salads in the weeks to come.

I love the ferns underneath too, makes this a piece of art!

I have been knitting again – squares this time for the WildWorks’ production, “UnEarth” which will be in the Lost Gardens of Heligan in July.  I have taken a couple of paragraphs from their blog that explain both the story and the reason for the knitting.  See below the photo.

My first 4 squares, handed over today

“The show, which will be at The Lost Gardens of Heligan from 3rd to 22nd July, is a story of war, love, loss and hope. It explores what happens when war is over. It’s been co-commissioned by Heligan and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. 100: UnEarth forms part of 14-18 NOW’s 2018 season marking 100 years since the Armistice.

During WWI people back home were asked to do many things, work in factories, work the land and knit. They were asked to knit items to send to the troops overseas. Women were also tasked with working in munition factories. We’ve combined the knitting and the munition historical references and will be creating a knitted torpedo – an artwork that will feature as a part of the show.”

Afterwards, the squares will be restitched into blankets.

 

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A Celebration of Women

What a fabulous afternoon being a part of celebrating the Centenary of some women getting the vote! We all gathered in Mawnan Smith – The Mawnan Smith W I, singers from my choirs, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows and many supporters and we marched along to Trebah Gardens, singing some of the way when we had enough breath! We finished in the amphitheatre  and sang for all the wonderful people who had joined us along the way. Such a wonderful feeling of solidarity, such a deep feeling of community and an acknowledgement that there is still some way to go and that we must carry on where our sisters have fought before. Click on any photo for a bigger view and the caption.

Votes for Women!

 

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Colours, Bee and The Cause

Inspired by Ali of The Mindful Gardener, I collected today’s dead-headings together and she is right, they do make a lovely palette.

Dead-headings

The bees are busy – thankfully.

Busy bee

Tonight we are going to see The Cause by Dreadnought Southwest, an imaginary meeting between two redoubtable women, Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst.  You can read more about the play here.

The Cause by Dreadnought South West

Fabulous play! If you get the chance to see it, do go – it is mesmerising and moving.

 

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Community Garden, Thistle and Surfer

I went singing at the Eco Park today to learn ‘Lean on Me’ for a community sing on World Refugee Day. Watch this space! Their community garden is developing well.

I love the thistle heads at this time of year.

Thistle head

This evening I went for a second session to learn the song along with about 30 others. (There will be a video in time. ). This evening the session was at the Blue Bar so the lovely Mr S and went early to have our supper there first. We always enjoy being by the sea and watching the surfers.

Lone surfer

 

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Troon, Garden and Bullfinch

Leaving Troon last night where my choir rehearses in the Primary School,  there was no-one else on the road so I stopped to take a photo of their lovely welcome to their village, a planted up model of an engine house.

On the way into Troon

We are pleased with how our garden is looking. It will be even better when the Sweet peas are in flower.

Looking up the garden

A pair of Bullfinches are nesting nearby and feeding regularly at our feeders.

Bullfinch

 

Cake, Buoy and A Singing Trip

I made a vegan Chocolate, Date and Coffee cake for our shared supper on board for The Suitcases boat trip from Falmouth to Mylor to sing and then along the River past all the lovely creeks and inlets.    Our singing went down well with our audiences.  Click on any photo for the caption and a bigger view.

 

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