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Moss, Hydrangea and Sally-boots,

The moss is very brightly green along Lovers’ Lane, our quick circuit walk.

Moss on a Cornish wall

There are still some beautiful Hydrangea flowers in a neighbour’s garden.

Hydrangea flower

I’ve been knitting some little boots for the newest member of our family, a Great Niece born just before Christmas. We’ll post them off tomorrow.

Sally-boots

 
 

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Snow Globe, Sheep and A Front Door 

We spent a delightful evening with the Prideaux Angels last night, a gentle promenade performance with dance, music and narration where the last scene outdoors was the beautiful Snow Globe. It runs until 28th December so if you can get to Padstow, there is a treat in store. You can get a delicious meal in the marquee afterwards too.

Spotted this sheep in a wool shop in Penzance this afternoon and it made me smile.

What a gorgeous door with wreath this is…….l

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas, Cornwall, dance, knitting

 

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Infant Nativity, Boulangerie and Snow Dog

Such a treat this morning as we went to the LiveWires’ school to see T in her Nativity play, ‘Prickly Hay’ a truly entertaining take on the old story with music, dance and humour.Understandably, no photos allowed.

When we picked the pair up from school this evening, we took them to our favourite cafe, Boulangerie Joie de Vie, where we able to treat them to fabulous French pastries and their favourite drinks.

When we arrived home, I still had to finish off Snowdog so that we can leave him here, wrapped up for LiveWire 4 who will be here for Christmas.  T wanted to help so help she did, sewing on the mittens and advising me, along with J as to where the mouth should be. So, he is now wrapped and will probably become a she as soon as B receives him as all her soft toys are female. I made T a Snowdog four years ago and she has been delighted to help create one for her younger cousin.

 
 

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Delivery Day, Angels and Snoods

Today I took all the baby hats to the wool shop and was delighted to hear that the Midwife from Treliske Hospital will be collecting all the little hats at the end of the week. We also delivered our two goody packed boxes to one of the Cornwall Christmas box collection points. The idea is to fill them with food for a family for Christmas dinner plus some treats.

Ready for delivery

I hung some angels today and loved that they seem to be flying. Thanks, A!

Paper angels

When we were in Truro on Saturday, I took two snoods hoping to find the two Big Issue people that we buy from and talk to. They were both delighted to be given a Christmas present – one will be kept by S; the other is to be passed on to someone who needs it more………..

Warm hand-made snoods

 

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Station Cat, Sailors’ Barometer and Twiddle Muffs

We saw our dear friend off on the train this morning after a fabulous and very busy week and were not surprised to see that Hector, the Station Cat, was wisely in the office this wild and windy morning!

Hector, Redruth’s station cat

We have spent the day indoors listening to the hoolie blowing outside and watching the blue in our Sailor’s barometer get higher and higher.

Sailors’ Barometer

I have had a spare couple of Twiddle Muffs after making more than were needed last year, so A has taken them home with her, one for a mutual friend and another for her Singing for the Brain group where it should find a good home.

Twiddle muffs

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Beauty, knitting, Photography, postaday2017

 

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Baby Hats, Kindness and A Recipe

My blog today is all about yesterday! I discovered today that yesterday was World Kindness Day, a day that started being celebrated in 1998. Today, I celebrate the day with some wisdom from Aesop. My friend Valerie writes here about kindnesses, a lovely post well worth reading.

Kindness

The thing I like least about knitting is the sewing up but, having finished my scarf, I decided to sew up all the baby hats I have made for our local hospital and here they are, ready to be taken to the collection point tomorrow.

Baby hats for local maternity unit

Yesterday, too,  I showed you the Sweet Potato Pancakes that we had for breakfast and I have now put the recipe on my Recipes page. Do try them! They are delicious!  Here is the link Sweet Potato Pancakes

 

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Scarf, Fireworks and Siegfried Sassoon

It has been a very grey day today and I have finished my scarf!

Scarf finished

There are fireworks going off tonight, a little odd for Armistice day I feel, but fun to watch if not to listen to. I took the photo through our bedroom window.

British Legion fireworks – this photo is for V in honour of her Mum and mine.

I was a teenager when my Uncle Norman, my Dad’s older brother, gave me a volume of Siegfried Sassoon’s poems.

My present from Uncle Norman

I found them very moving, clear to understand and perhaps they helped form my pacifist outlook. One of my favourites was

Everyone Sang

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight.
Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.
 

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