Category Archives: Penryn
As I parked on the quayside ready for choir this morning,I became aware of a commotion on the far side of the river. By the time I had focussed and zoomed, the hoohah was all over but I liked the photo anyway, the Mallard Ducks, the ripples on the water and the wreckage of an old boat.
I planted bulbs this afternoon, full of hope for a Spring full of colour and scent.
It was so good to be back singing with my choir this morning with the Penryn River at high tide looking so very beautiful.
More Grand Canyon photos for you. Click on any photo for a bigger version. It truly is an awe inspiring place. It truly takes one’s breath away.
I made a delicious salad last night to go with our salmon, using fresh broad beans lightly steamed, fresh courgette in half moons lightly fried and all tossed in a white wine and olive oil vinaigrette with freshly chopped mint leaves. I love our allotment produce..
It was brilliant!
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.
The tide was going out as we were singing this morning and I just managed to get this photo while another section was learning their part for ‘Song of the Lower Classes’ which is a brilliant new protest song that will be added to our repertoire. It was first written in 1892 and has two very up-to-date verses added to the original. I’ll put a recording on here as soon as I can.
I have ‘planted’ the hyacinths for the turn of the year and my birthday. They are in the lovely glass planters that my Mum used to use. It really pleases me to be still using them and remembering the flowers Mum grew in them. Apparently the Victorians loved to raise hyacinths like this. I don’t know how old our glasses are but they are very pretty.