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Volunteer Tuesday….

….is here again already!  Here’s the gallery with captions.

 

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The Writers’ Block Arrives in Redruth

The Writers’ Block has moved to Redruth and is in the old Library, the building now known as The Ladder.  Today was their opening day and lived up to expectations. It really is “an inspirational space with events and activities for all ages and abilities cultivating writing confidence, creativity and enjoyment.”
Enjoy the gallery and click on photos to read the explanatory captions. Do click on the website to read about Simon Armitage.

 

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Post Box Toppers

Our post box has a neat new topper for Christmas.

One of my dear singing friends who lives in a nearby village has sent me this beautiful, detailed and delightful topper from her postbox. What a lot of work goes into these pieces of art that are there for everyone passing by to enjoy. .

We drove past a lovely Christmas train topper, like a gingerbread construction, in Truro yesterday but the photo is a bit blurry as we were moving.

 

Shears, Hat and Nutcracker

I continued with my new project today and needed pinking shears for trimming the seams on the curves. Out came Mum’s wonderful pair. I so love using tools, sewing or garden, that my Mum used – brings her into the room with me.

I completed the little reversible sun hat just before we went out late this afternoon. It’s for a friend’s  5 year old Granddaughter  who has to undergo chemotherapy.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker was an absolute delight. We saw it in Newlyn as part of the Filmhouse’s event series.

You might like to read the review that was in The Guardian – agree with every word! https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/16/matthew-bourne-nutcracker-review-sadlers-wells-london

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2022 in photography, Postaday2022, sewing

 

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Quilt, Dinners and A Walk

Some months ago, I was invited to add a small panel for this quilt, being assembled for a friend for her 70th birthday. Family and friends each contributed a square and then they were all skilfully put together by A. What a wonderful gift to treasure for ever.

As we have done before, we’ve made up Christmas Dinners in a box, for local people and delivered them to a collection point this morning.  Should you live in Cornwall and wish to join in, this is the link.

The sun shone this afternoon after many days of heavy rain so we went for a stroll in one of our favourite places, Trelissick. The autumn colours were gorgeous.

 

Armistice Day, Knitting, Crochet and White Poppies

Many craftivists have been busy making items to mark Armistice Day. Along our street there is a new post box topper.

In a nearby village, Carnon Downs, there is the most amazing display. It has, in the Main Street, purple poppies to mark the animals lost in war, traditional red poppies to mark the fallen soldiers and a few white ones.

We wear white poppies. They are to mark all those lost to war, past and ongoing, those who were fighting and the civilians caught up in war. Benjamin Zephaniah explains it beautifully.

 

 

In a garden nearby

 

 

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Evening Cloud, Water and Spider

Last night, in the South West, the setting sun lit up a cloud so that it glowed.

We had breakfast again with our lovely friends this morning in Mylor and this was the view as we were leaving.

On the drive home, we passed a delightfully creative display for Hallowe’en.

 

Horton, Hearts and A Baby Blanket

Last time we visited our lovely 103 year old friend she asked where my love of elephants had begun. I said my Daddy reading Rudyard Kipling’s story of How the Elephant Got His Trunk might well be part of it. Later that evening I remembered Horton the Elephant, a book by Dr Seuss first published in 1940  which formed an important part of story time when I was little. Not having a copy any longer, I bought a used one from Ebay and it was delivered today. I realise that some of my personal philosophy also came from Horton – to be kind, to be true to my word and, with our children and with those I taught, that I only said what I meant.

“I meant what I said
And I said what I meant….”

The low Autumn sun made a shadow on the ceiling of the glass heart that we have hanging in our front window. I made it in March to show love and support for Ukraine.

We’ve had a quiet afternoon and I finished off the baby rug for the Grandbaby of a friend, in fact the new daughter of the young couple whose wedding ceremony I performed at the beach last year.

 

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Post Box Topper, Street Furniture and Flowers

As our local children start the new school year, our local knitter has produced another lovely post box topper in honour of Rick, our crossing man who sees children and adults alike safely over the road. 

We loved how this piece of street furniture has been made special with the brass cut-out of Truro Cathedral on the sides.

There are still lots of Cosmos and Dahlias flowering at the allotment so we picked a bunch to enjoy at home.

 

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Bees, Twins and Crochet

We spent all morning at the allotment – harvesting onions, picking beans, planting some more squash and weeding, weeding and weeding! All the time, the bees were buzzing about and were about all we could hear.

Bee in courgette flower

We have twin Cosmos and twin onions! When going for breakfast the other day, I spotted a delightful post box topper on a roundabout in Truro but couldn’t get a good photo. M, who lives near the box, took this photo for me. I really love the wacky seagulls and octopus.Thanks, M.

 
 
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