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Freddie and Thanksgiving Love

It’s 31 years since Freddie Mercury died – what a loss but it’s pretty magical that we can continue to enjoy his wonderful performances. Here is a mix video from YouTube. Do click on the link.

It’s Thanksgiving in America and usually we make a turkey dinner to ‘share’ with family and friends in the USA. Somehow this has not been possible this year but we send special love to family in Atlanta, Flagstaff, Hawaii, Jerome, Phoenix and Seattle and to friends in Arizona, California and Vermont and to all my lovely Blogging Pals in states too many to mention.

 

 

Singing, Beach and Sculpture

LiveWire 3 joined us singing this morning and it was a brilliant session. It was raining and the tide was going out…….

Later we met the rest of the family at Porthtowan for lunch at the Blue Bar and a walk on the beach.

LiveWire 3 (11) spent time in the garden creating some natural sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

The one on the left represents Fire, the middle one Peace and the third Freedom. What a thoughtful and creative young woman she is.

 

A Gallery of Family Fun

We’ve had the best day ever – baking, playing Top Trumps, colouring in, walking in the woods and making up stories.

Twisted beech

The Ancient Twisted Beech

 

 

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Visit, Lunch and Family History

My cousin and her husband, who live in Australia, have been with us today and what a catch up that was! We think we last met in person when I was 16 and W a little younger. We have kept in touch by email and through this blog.  I had made Eccles cakes in her honour as I know how she loves them.

We went to Gylly Beach Cafe for lunch having driven around Castle Drive to see the fine view around the Carrick Roads across to St Mawes and into Falmouth Bay. I took a photo of the Specials board to share and the battery in my camera announced that it was “exhausted.” Hence no more photos of our day together…..

W brought me some treasures – some lovely photos of our shared Grandparents and a photocopy of a page of her father’s autobiography with references to my Mum, here known as Twm, the name her Father gave her that stayed as a nickname. It means Gift from God. The extract describes my Mum’s inventiveness and  her delightful sense of mischief. I had never heard this tale from her!

 

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Busy Day – Beach, Lunch and Farewell Party

more tomorrow! 🙂

A wonderful day was had by all – walking on Chapelporth Beach, cave exploring, swimming for the brave, and general rejuvenation of the spirit.

The lovely people at the Chapelporth Beach Cafe very kindly treated our Ukrainian friends to a delicious lunch of Croques Monsieur followed by the inimitable and scrumptious ice cream, Robin’s Hedgehog. If you have never had one of these wicked treats, they are made up of Cornish ice cream slathered in Cornish cream and dipped in roasted hazlenuts. You can see by their faces how much these were appreciated.

Our farewell party was full of good company, a wonderful shared feast, lots of wine and even more singing. Our Ukrainians sang for us and we for them and together we all sang ‘You Are My Sunshine’ which they had learned last week when they visited my choir. That, and the last twelve days, have filled us all with love and beautiful memories.

 

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National Elephant Appreciation Day

NATIONAL ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY – September 22

I have loved elephants for as long as I can remember and  have a large collection of carved elephants. We’ve seen herds of beautiful  live ones on our many visits to South Africa.  I shared this love with my Dear Friend Angie who died last year just before her birthday, a day we also shared.   I really miss her.

My tiniest elephant, carved into a glass cube

My biggest elephant, bought at an antiques fair many years ago. He is as tall as my knees.

My Elephant family, representing me and the lovely Mr S, our eldest daughter, our second daughter and our twins, a son and a daughter. The tiny one is the little person we never met but who will always be one of us.

And I wear the ring that Angie left me every day.

 

Duvet, Shadows and Sunset at the Beach

I love putting the duvet covers on in anticipation of a visit from two of our LiveWires.

The golden light from the sunset threw these shadows on our wardrobe.

Golden light

We met our visiting family at the beach as the sun came down.

LiveWire No 2

LiveWire No 3

 

Baking, Playing and Planting

We decorated the cake

Exploring caves at Chapel Porth – photo by LR

Fun on the beach – photo by LR

Cousins running down the lane to the allotment

Planting flowers brought by their aunt – to be visited every year, we hope.

 

 

Easter Tree, Welly Dogs and Ice Creams

Our lovely five year old twin LiveWires arrived in the early hours having flown from Barcelona and after a late breakfast, decorated our little Easter tree for us.

We had a walk into town and they enjoyed meeting  our resident Tinners’ Hounds aka Welly Dogs.

After lunch we met the rest of the family on the beach at Porthtowan where they all had fun playing on the beach and later had ice creams.

Choosing their flavours

 

 

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Beautiful Day, New Book and A Poem

What a glorious day! After after our walk this afternoon we sat by the sea in the sunshine  and listened to the shushing of waves on the shingle – such joy.

I have a new poetry book “A Poet for Every Day of the Year” and I love it. It is a truly eclectic collection of 366 poets from all over the world, some of whom I know and many that I don’t. Each one comes with a mini-biography and it is all quite fascinating-.

It is my Dear Dad’s birthday today so I will share with you the delightful poem, new to me as is the poet, that is for January 13th. I think my Dad would have enjoyed this one. .

 

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