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Garden Party Opening at The Ladder and A Gig

There was glorious sunshine for The  Ladder opening party in the garden we helped to create last Saturday. The old library is coming back to life and in the most imaginative and exciting way. Click on any photo for a larger view and the caption.

This evening we have been to listen to Angeline Morrison who was playing in the amphitheatre at the Eco park – a beautiful voice and person in a beautiful setting.

There were eight dogs in the audience!

 

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Cake, Clematis and Creativity

I made two Banana and Raisin Loaves today, one for us and one for tomorrow for coffee break with the gang we volunteer with.

Our Nelly Moser has lots more blooms.

We discovered a new piece of street art .down one of the opes in town.

 

Display, The Garden at The Ladder and A Sign

We love our local greengrocer/deli/butchers shop, The Grow Box. The display outside this morning was gorgeous!

We’ve been helping at the Ladder today, the project at Redruth’s old library, which is becoming a hub for lots of creative ventures, where the Bunker Cabaret was performed and where I did my writing course earlier in the Spring.  Today we have helped plant the garden which will back the outdoor stage. The gallery shows the before and after and all the baby veg plants which will be going into a separate plot later.

Stage clear and corner plants in

The new sign was being painted as we were potting on/planting.

Leonora painting the lovely new sign

 

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Muguet, Ship and Hellfire Kernow

Today is a special day for remembering my very dear friend, Kath, in whose memory I write this blog. Kath loved France and we spent some happy times there with her and C. If we were together on May 1st she would give me a little bunch of Lily-of-the-Valley. If we weren’t, she would send me a card to celebrate La Fete du Muguet. You can read about its significance here.

For the past week I have been working with our lovely neighbour, helping with the making of a ‘ship.’ I haven’t shown you as my photos have been bitty but today I watched it leave home for the parade later today.

Going to the parade

I wrote about Hellfire Kernow last year (you can catch the post here). Do enjoy the gallery so full of colour and the craziness that makes up festivals in Cornwall!

 

 

An Award, Craft and Tulips

Our lovely Greengrocers, Butchery and Deli has won an award – Best New Local Business – certainly very well deserved. It’s always a pleasure to shop there where fresh seasonal veggies can be found, where delicious deli dishes, beautifully  prepared and presented can be taken home for lunch and where everything you need to make good meals at home can be sourced. We are really very lucky to have such a shop in our town.

In the shop are some lovely crafty items made by another delightful local business, Make A Mends. Several businesses in town now have such items, all beginning Re as showing their belonging to our Redruth community. I shall seek them out and show you.

Our white tulips are gorgeous especially with our jewel wallflowers.

 

Redruth Book Feast, Sunset and Blossom

The Book Feast continued this morning, Shakespeare’s birthday and the anniversary of his death,  completing the best of booky weekends, listening to authors, talking about our reading with friends old and new and enjoying wonderful food at the dinner last night where Terry Waite was the after dinner speaker. The programme is in yesterday’s post. I love the design of the logo and need to find out the designer.

From the front windows this evening, there was the view of a lovely sunset  with the warm glow touching the back garden too, lighting up the wood on the arch, the Amelanchier blossom and the ring of primroses below.

 

Mobile Piano, Care and Stones

It was great fun shopping in town this morning as so many people were enjoying the lovely singing and piano playing outside our excellent Greengrocery/Butcher and Deli.   We loved that ChloeMarie had cycled into town!

ChloeMarie Aston

The  sign below was in the chiropractor’s window (hence the skeleton!) and rings a bell with me.

We walked in Trelissick Gardens this afternoon, enjoying the bird song, the Spring flowers and the excitement of children on their nature/egg hunts.  The stone pattern is in one of the shelters.

 

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Community Art Workshop

I joined a bunch of people today to make accoutrements for our section of the town’s next Hurling event. Please look back at last year to see the inaugural event of Hurling to Goal, an ancient Cornish game being revived. We painted flags and tabards, fixed drums and made halos.

 

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Door, Bag and Flower

Whenever we have gone past this building , it has been open so we haven’t seen these beautiful doors before. What a lovely surprise!

I did my Roots’ volunteering from home today and made another bag for the veggies to go out to customers.

Our Fritillaria  meleagris (Snake’s Head frittilary) are blooming. We love the chequer-board colouring.

 

 

A Day of Learning

After the last session of my writing course – which was both challenging and enjoyably satisfying – I went to meet a friend for lunch (an excellent red pepper soup.)
After a long catch-up, we strolled over to Kresen Kernow (Cornwall Centre, home to the world’s largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall’s history)  where there is an exhibition about Cornish women. It was absolutely fascinating. My favourite story was of Mary Kelynack whom you can read about in this work by Michael Tangye, a local historian, In brief, she walked form Newlyn to London to visit The Great Exhibition, yes, she walked! And she was 76!

Thank you C for the photo

Just watched a very moving programme Channel 4 Bear Grylls meets Volodymyr Zelensky. If you get the chance, do watch it.

 

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