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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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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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Breakfast, Shanty Festival and Bunting

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK and so breakfast was the lovely Mr S’s favourite, French Toast with Summer Fruits, Creme Fraiche and Maple Syrup.

Breakfast

It’s been the Falmouth Shanty Festival this weekend and my choir was singing.  There are shanty singers around every corner and in every venue throughout the weekend. It is enormous fun.

My choir, The Suitcase Singers, at the Shanty Festival

We went to watch The Jolly Strumpets in which a friend sings and then Femmes de la Mer, run by my choir leader and with many of my friends singing. They are brilliant.

The Jolly Strumpets

Femmes de la Mer at the Shanty Festival

Bunting in the streets

 

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Harbour View, Yucca and Plant ID?

I was in Falmouth for another day of Ghost Ships by Yskynna. This is the view from the window of the Maritime Museum.

Yachts in the harbour

The Yuccas are in flower.

Yucca flower

I have seen the following spectacular plant many times and did once know its name but cannot bring it to mind. There must be someone out there who knows! J?

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Falmouth Bay, Painting and Playing Cards

Falmouth Bay was beautiful today, as always – the Agapanthus in full bloom, yachts with their spinnaker sails and happy people on the beach. We went there after a brilliant sing with The Suitcase Singers choir this morning

The family went to St Ives on the train and into Tate St Ives where LiveWire T was inspired by the art trail and the paintings of Patrick Heron.

T’s painting done at the Tate inspired by Patrick Heron

Later on we played Beggar My Neighbour with some brilliant playing cards featuring fourteen inspiring women.

Little Feminist Playing cards by Mudpuppy

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2018 in art, Cornwall, Falmouth, painting, Photography

 

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Singing, Harbour and Purple Flowers

It was good to be home in time for this afternoon’s concert with The Suitcase Singers and such fun to be singing in harmony with lovely people again. The audience were very appreciative, we raised a good amount for our two charities  and we all enjoyed our Cornish cream tea after singing.

Poster for this afternoon’s concert

We were overlooking the harbour from the venue and I spotted our boat despite her being without her dodgers which show her name. She, Skippalong, is in the middle of the photo.

Skippalong moored in Falmouth harbour

Walking home I passed this glorious blooming Aubretia.

Aubretia

 

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A Plaque, Captain Upton’s Slip and A Special Mural

I noticed a commemorative plaque today that I haven’t seen before despite having used this short cut on many occasions.

Falmouth history

Captain Richard Upton, a former smuggler turned excise man who went on to become Mayor of Falmouth on two occasions, lived in the house at the top of Upton’s Slip which is in the picture below.

Upton’s Slip

There is a mural on the way out of one of the car parks which was renewed last year and looks brilliant.

Mural on the way out of the car park

The other wall

Please go to http://www.spectrumasd.org/epic-aims-church-street-mural/

to see both sides of the mural and to read about the project which celebrates Falmouth as a community and promotes awareness of autism in a positive way. You can read about each of the children involved. It is truly inspiring.

P.S. Added 7th April 2018.
In the comments below, you will see that I have been asked about the figurehead at the bottom of the slip. I found this short Youtube video about her, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc7cPW2LeuI

 

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