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Wedding Day, Biscuits and Blackberry Gin

Fifty two years ago today was our Wedding Day. The Siamese cat just turned up – it wasn’t one of ours, they were still at home in Treyew Road!

There were two heart biscuits in the box so we had them today.

We’ve been out for a celebratory meal tonight and I had a glass of Cornish Blackberry gin.

 

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The Devil’s Hatband, Washboard and Hairband

A brilliant afternoon was had by all in the garden of the Old Oak in Perranwell where the fabulous Devil’s Hatband were playing.

Embroidery detail and the washboard being played.

We were there with our nephew and family, on holiday from Germany,  which was great fun. I’s hairband was very pretty.

 

Altruism, Beans and A Butterfly

Action for Happiness are focussing on kindness this month.

We have our first harvest of beans – beautifully purple until they are cooked and then they are, disappointingly, just green.

We’ve been at the Ecp Park this evening for an Extinction Rebellion meeting. Beforehand we walked around and spotted a Painted Lady butterfly on the rough wall surrounding the fire pit.

 

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Birds, Beach and Sea

It is so good to come home! We have been in the big  city for the last few days – so to come home to fresh air, peace and quiet and the beauty of Cornwall is quite something. We enjoyed our adventures but it is so good to come home.  Please enjoy the gallery below giving you a taste of Godrevy and the sea.

 

Hop, Jewels and Loving Kindness

We met a friend for lunch today and I was amused by the loss of the ‘E’ in the sign above the bar.

On our way home from school we stopped at a secondhand shop and LiveWire No 3 chose some pretty jewels for my glass work.

This came my way today – kindness being the most important attribute we can help our LiveWires learn.

 

Bell Tower, Green Lane and Reclamation Buy

I love the bell tower on Tresillian Church.

St Michael Penkevil

We were on our way to the Eden reclamation Yard through some beautiful Cornish lanes.Just look what the lovely Mr S spotted in the yard while I was hunting elsewhere!

Victorian window

What glorious glass – blue, red and patterned,  for my projects! It’s much brighter than it looks here.  Now it won’t only be the up-cycled jewellery but the glass is being up-cycled too – so excited. I hope cutting it isn’t any harder than the usual cutting. Roll on Saturday to take the glass out of the frame…..  I can hardly wait!

 

La Fête du Muguet, Happiness and Pooh’s Wisdom

Our Dearest friend, Kath, for whom this blog is written and who died far too early, had, with her husband, a house in Meysaac, France. Following the rather lovely French tradition, explained below, she used to give me a little bunch of Lily of the Valley each year on May 1st or, if we weren’t together, she would send a card. In her memory, several years ago, I  planted Lily of the Valley in the wall garden at the back. This is the first year they have produced more than a few blooms.

Lily of the Valley

According to French tradition, give those you love a little bouquet of Lily-of-the-Valley (Muguet), to wish them happiness and good luck in celebration of the arrival of spring because on May 1st, 1561, King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley (or Muguets in French) as a lucky charm, and thereafter decided to offer one each year to the ladies of the court.  Dear Readers, please accept this little flower in the spirit of La Fête du Muguet.

Action for Happiness have issued their calendar for May. Here, I share it with you.

Winnie the Pooh always gets it right!

Pooh’s wisdom

 

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