The river this morning when we started singing was very calm and the masts reflected almost perfectly. After singing we had two visitors from the charities we have supported over the last year, Penhaligon’s Friends and ShelterBox, £400 to each, thanks to our generous audiences. Here we are presenting the cheques to their representatives.
Photo thanks to Mandy Rolleston
This afternoon we visited our dear friend, Ti and took her a little bouquet of flowers from our garden.
Afterwards we went to Godrevy for a walk in the chilly air with the glorious warmth of the sun on our backs – a day of apricity!
I hadn’t realised that Lily of the Valley has berries, bright red and beautiful but very poisonous , I discovered on googling.
Such a beautiful day today and our young friends busy so we went off to enjoy the waves at Godrevy. We have never seen the place so packed with people! I think it must have been featured in one of the many programmes about Cornwall on tv!
It was the last show tonight and it was just as wonderful. A couple of days ago I emailed Spotlight South West about Hooligan Art Community and, as a result, they went to see the rehearsal yesterday. Sadly, the clip from the tv programme is not available tonight.
Daughter No 1 came to visit for the day which was a real treat! Despite the mizzle we walked along the cliffs at Godrevy where the lighthouse (just right of centre in the first photo) was all but invisible in the low cloud and the waves crashed against the rocks so that we could scarcely hear each other speak.
A jay visited our garden today, a most unusual visitor, picking up the seeds from under the bird feeder. We couldn’t get a better shot but you can see just the characteristic flash of blue.
We were really delighted to find that Sallie’s Ice-creams were still selling at Godrevy this afternoon. After a brisk and chilly walk in the wind, we treated ourselves. It’s never too cold for ice-cream.
The seed pods against the seascape were asking to be caught on the camera.
A furry caterpillar shared our walk, possibly a White Ermine Moth caterpillar.
We walked on the cliffs at Godrevy today and the lovely Mr S saw glorious blue sparkles in the waves tumbling in. We decided it was his polaroid sunglasses causing the effect that I couldn’t see so I took a photo through the glasses towards the sea and I’m delighted with the result.
The Sea thrift has gone replaced by these larger white flowers that start out pink and go white as they grow.
There was a tiny blue butterfly fluttering around the hedgerow. It looks white in the middle of the photo.
I have mentioned a number of times that the G7 Summit is happening over this coming weekend in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Everyone has now arrived and talks as well as various protests have started. Another film being shown is this one from children from Marazion School near Penzance and Stoke Climsland School near Callington. It, too, like Gee 7 which I gave you a couple of days ago, is very moving and really needs to be listened to by our leaders and by all of us.
From The Guardian: “Seven giant faces loom above the dunes, gazing sombrely over swathes of bright sea thrift towards the ocean.
Even before the G7 had sat down to begin their Cornish summit, Mount Recyclemore, a sculpture made of discarded electronic waste depicting the visages of the seven leaders, looked bound to be one of the stars of the show.
Created by the artist Joe Rush and the tech business musicMagpie, the piece has appeared at Sandy Acres beach, just along the coast from Carbis Bay, where the leaders are meeting.
About 15 artists helped create the structure over a frantic six weeks at Rush’s scrapyard/studio in south London. Parts were then shipped down to Cornwall on lorries and put together in situ.”
We need to visit Sandy Acres Beach to see this. This afternoon we did one of our favourite walks along the cliffs at Godrevy. We had thought it might be blocked off but apart from the radar area and seeing army personnel, all was much as usual.
We set off to the car-boot sale today in the hope of finding duplicate tools for us to keep in our new shed at the allotment. Sadly, despite having checked, they were not open. We were near to Godrevy so walked a different way today to try to find the Thrift that flowers there in profusion. We were a bit early but here is a little of the lovely pink stuff.
For the first time, it was warm enough in the early evening to have a glass of wine in the garden.
The sun threw delicate shadows from the grass onto the slate area where we were sitting.
We loved the sign at the beach where we went after collecting lots of little plants from Kehelland Horticultural Centre.
Blowin’ a hooley
The colours of the water were just beautiful, all the lovely shades of blue.
Looking up in a book about herbs today some papers fell out – in my Mum’s handwriting. What a delight and one of ‘those’ moments. Mum died in 1994 and yet seeing her handwriting can bring her right back into the room where her advice on growing and using herbs is all I need.