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Vitamin C, Flowers and Friendship

A Very Dear Friend called round today to bring love and extra Vitamin C for me in the shape of a Lemon Cheesecake – both delicious and healthy! Thank you so much, J.

Delicious Lemon Cheesecake

Later our lovely neighbour called in with bunch full of recovery love in the shape of some gorgeous flowers.Thank you, S.

Flowers from Sue next door

Thank you too, to all of my lovely readers who have been wishing me a swift recovery from this horrid virus.

 

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Glass Class, Leaf and A Gift

Another fabulous creative morning making glass ornaments for Christmas with the lovely Lisa Macfarlane. I made another Angel this time, in Suffragette colours as I did last year. I love the others too – a Father Christmas, a Christmas tree and a VW Beetle! Maybe next time I will attempt one of those!

From today’s Glass Class

VW Beetle in the making

We are going to friends for dinner tonight. M makes her own jam (so I can’t take along homemade jam), flowers make her sneeze (so we can’t take along flowers) so I made her a gift in the Glass Class today.

Quite small, just 2″x2″

 

 

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Chinese Deity, Embroidery and Peeler

Our lovely neighbour is home again after being away in China for a month where she and her brother have been constructing an amazing sculpture, the Chinese God, Thousand Mile Eye.

Thousand Mile Eye by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

Showing the scale

Sue brought us home presents –  a beautifully embroidered scarf for me and a super sharp peeler for Mr S.

Beautiful scarf

 

 

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Visit, Snails and Paper Bells

We had a lovely visit with our Dear Friend for whom I made the Nisse a couple of weeks ago. She was delighted with it and is going to hang it in a window.

Glass Nisse

In the gardens of where T is staying, I noticed two beautiful blue snails nestled in among the plants.

Ceramic snails

The Ingleheart Singers are learning a delightful carol, Christmas Bells,  to sing with the Troon School children at their Christmas Concert. I am guessing that these bells have been made for that occasion.

Enormous Christmas Bells

 

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Dawn, Books and Truths

Drawing back the curtains this morning revealed this pretty sky, seen through a rain spattered window and taken when I was barely awake!

Dawn colours

I’m taking part in a Books I Love Challenge elsewhere and thought I would post the same ones here, no reviews or explanations for the challenge. It would be lovely if you would share books you love in the comments. I’m always up for another book to read!

Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody

Like Ali, The Mindful Gardener, who takes comfort from her garden in this uncertain and worrying world, I take comfort in finding the beautiful things that are around us all but that sometimes we have to search for. I love these words from Archbishop Edmund Tutu:

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world when we live these truths.

 

 

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Eeyore, Window Boxes and Nasturtiums

It is World Mental Health Day and this came my way:

Thought of the Day, Willesdenstaff Kilburn Station. What fabulous staff at that station!

I was walking through Penryn today and saw that the owner of this car has planted for the winter. I just love these little car-window boxes.

Winter planting

Next door’s Nasturtiums have come over the hedge and are tumbling over our winter covered bench.

Next door’s escaping Nasturtiums

 

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Road Trip Day 15 – Monument Valley and Flagstaff

Dawn over the Mittens at Monument Valley – what a treat for the last full day of our road trip.

Dawn

Sunrise

We drove to Flagstaff  after breakfast to spend the night with our friends with whom we have spent the last few days having amazing adventures. Their garden in the desert is full of colour – a tribute to the gardeners – and the Hummingbirds love their sugar feeder.

Road to Flagstaff

Mural seen on the way

Mural seen on the way

Sunflowers

Hummingbird waiting by the tomatoes

Hummingbird silhouette

Hummingbird coming to the feeder

 

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