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Autumn Colours, Bottle Tops and Cyclamen

I love how the centre of the yellow daisy is the colour of the bronze Autumn leaf and all given a sheen by the Cornish mizzle.

I passed a whole patch of beautiful woodland cyclamen this afternoon.

On the wall outside the Primary School where my choir practises on Monday evenings was an octopus. As I approached I realised that it was made entirely of bottle tops.

 

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Benches, Rock Steady and Angels

Both LiveWires were playing in the end of term Rock Steady concert this morning so after taking them to school and admiring the benches in the yard we went into the hall to hear five different rock bands! It was great fun but I can’t show you photos of the children in the band. J was on the keyboard and T on the drums! 


I especially loved the display of angels with the faces of some of the children and wish I’d thought of that in my early career when I taught in Plover Primary School.

 
 

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Granollers – Star, Chairs and Leaf

We really enjoy taking Oldest Livewire into Granollers on the bus, having her help with the shopping and treating her in a cafe! Today we noticed a beautiful star over the door of a primary school, some painted chairs and a golden leaf against  the cerulean blue sky.


 

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We’re In Charge!

We have the Live Wires to ourselves for a day and a half as their parents away celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary and what a day we have had – making, baking. playing hide and seek, helping to fix the fountain,  a picnic in the garden, a late visit to the beach to play and stories read to us and by us. I think (and hope) we will all sleep well tonight.

 

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Lullaby, Miss Peapod’s Cafe and Winnie the Pooh

1 Singing was lovely this morning, only one choir baby with us today and at 17 months she is a delight! We started with an African lullaby ‘Mwena La La’ which sounds so beautiful as a round.

Choir Baby E

Choir Baby E

2 After singing we go downstairs to Miss Peapod’s cafe for coffee and catching up. There is a charming new piece of artwork on the wall, a beautiful collage of a pea-pod made by a local artist, Penny MacBeth.

Peapod by Penny MacBeth

Peapod by Penny MacBeth

3 I don’t know why this particular Winnie the Poohism came into my head today, but as an English teacher, I had a small poster of it up in my classroom to encourage all wobbly spellers!
“My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

 

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Shadows, A New Word and A Wall Hanging

1   The sun was so bright this morning that there were shadows on the blinds of the window bird feeder and the beautiful Cedrus Atlantica.

Shadows on the blind

Shadows on the blind

Cedrus Atlantica

Cedrus Atlantica

2   The sun went in, a bitter wind came in gusts so accubation was the choice. I curled up with one of my favourites, ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’, our next Book Group book. (Thanks to Shelagh for introducing me to this pleasing new word.)

3   Excellent session singing with The Inglehearts this evening. Every week I see this delightful wall hanging made by the pupils of Troon Primary School where we rehearse.

Wall hanging

Wall hanging

 

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Hand-made Card, More Decorations and Hyacinths

1   A very quiet pottery kind of day putting up a few more cards. This delightful one which arrived today has been made by the young son of a very special friend.

Beautiful hand-made card

Beautiful hand-made card

2   I love these very colourful decorations that should be safe from toddler hands as the fireguard will be up. (No fire will be lit!)

Colourful cane decorations

Colourful cane decorations

3   Three of the hyacinths that I brought out of the dark on 3rd December are already in flower!  They smell so lovely. Click on the red link if you missed that post.

Hyacinths beginning to flower already

Hyacinths beginning to flower already

Happy Winter Solstice Day to you all. The days get longer from tomorrow; the sun is coming back!

 

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