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A Painting, A Poem, and More Pebbles

I love it when beautiful things come my way out of the blue. This poem by Nicolette Sowder and its lovely art work by Lucy Campbell turned up yesterday.
May we raise children
who love the unloved
things – the dandelion, the
worms & spiderlings.
Children who sense
the rose needs the thorn
& run into rainswept days
the same way they
turn towards sun…
And when they’re grown &
someone has to speak for those
who have no voice
may they draw upon that
wilder bond, those days of
tending tender things
and be the ones.
~ Nicolette Sowder
A couple of my dear readers commented on the beautiful and enormous pebbles on Penzance Promenade and I thought that they, and you, might like another picture where a different set of the sculptured pebbles, have been joined by real pebbles and seaweed thrown up by the last crazy storm.
 
 

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A Seal, A Castle and A Turnstone

We found ourselves unexpectedly in Penzance today. The lovely Mr S has an outpatient appointment on Thursday and our hospital is being very careful about the virus so books each patient for a Covid test three days before. We decided to go early so that we could have a walk first. Enjoy the sunny photos!

Seal and I love how the water looks here

Castle on St Michael’s Mount

Turnstone

Jubilee Pool

Reflection and the castle

Two rather touching memory plaques on one of the new benches along the newly refurbished promenade.

 

One Day

 

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New Year’s Eve

It’s my birthday and what a lovely day I am having – special breakfast, cards and presents, phone calls, lunch and birthday shopping in Penzance, a very sociable gathering next door and Duck dinner to come! (And just as I was writing this, two beautiful friends called in – more joy!)

Happy New Year to all my readers! May the coming year bring you happiness, friendship and peace. ūüôā

 

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Penzance, Soap Box Derby and The Man Engine

It was Man Engine Day in Penzance today so off we went by train. The morning kicked off with a fabulous Miners’ Cart Soap Box Derby which was enormous fun. We had Tartiflette for lunch from one of the street food stalls (delicious!) and then a walk around Penzance enjoying music and dance along the way before returning to Market Jew Street to watch the Man Engine Ceremony, this time along with 18,000 other people! Click on any photo in the Gallery for detail.

 

Penzance, Art Deco Lido and Flowers

Home late! Come back tomorrow for photos! You’ll be pleased that you did!

Here they are  Рclick on any photo for the caption. The delightful street sign photos were taken from a moving car.

 

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Walking and Singing Together

Dylan Thomas once said of Mousehole (pronounced Mowzel) that it was the prettiest village in England and it was here that we started our walk today with singers from two Cornish choirs, Levow an Bys and Dawn Chorus, in aid of Freedom from Torture. ¬†Join us all on this chilly walk as we make our way through Mousehole into Newlyn and thence to Penzance stopping at various points along the way to sing. What a splendid afternoon. Thank you P for inviting us along. ¬†Click on any photo for detail and the caption which will tell you what we sang at each point. Sorry I don’t have any recordings for you. Stopping to take photos was quite tricky in the midst of fifty walkers!

 

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Window, Door and Plaque

This window is one of many on the Acorn Theatre building in Penzance where we have spent the evening being entertained by Tony Hawkes as part of the Penzance Literary Festival.

Stained glass window

Stained glass window

Walking through some mews we noticed this lovely door with a beautiful little wooden porch.

Door

Door

In this beautiful house, Dylan Thomas, my favourite of all the poets that I love, was married to Caitlin.

Beautiful house

Beautiful house

The plaque

The plaque

 

 

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Sun, Penzance and Optimism

1 ¬† ¬†When we collected my brother from Newquay Airport just over two weeks ago there was the most beautiful sunset. Today, as we took him back to go home to Munich, there was a pretty sunrise and now it’s all quiet again and we are catching upon all the things that stood still while we enjoyed time together.

Sunset coming back from the airport 2:7:14

Sunset coming back from the airport 2:7:14

Dawn sky this morning from the moving car

Dawn sky this morning from the moving car

2 ¬† We went to Penzance¬†this afternoon for the Literary Festival and a talk, ¬†‘Sailing round Cornwall’ by our good friend, Sue Kittow which we thoroughly enjoyed. The town¬†was full of flags for the various summer festivals.

Penzance flags

Penzance flags

3    One of my young friends sent me this some time ago and I missed. G.S., you were right! I love it!

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Knitting, Lavender and A Blue House

1   In Penzance this morning, it amused me to see the Ice-cream seller knitting quite a complicated pattern while waiting for customers.

Ice-cream lady knitting

Ice-cream lady knitting

2 ¬† We were on a fascinating Guided walk with Anna through Penzance and it wasn’t easy to stop for photos. This little lavender container caught my eye at one of our stops.

Lavender container

Lavender container

3   Another eye catcher was the beautiful blue of a house up what used to be the main thoroughfare of Penzance.

Blue House

Blue House

Guided tour

Guided tours

 

 

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