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Feast, Fun and Singing Part 2

What a brilliant night that was of sharing Cornish and Ukrainian cultures in the most spontaneous way and everyone had such a lot of fun.
Please click on any photo for the caption.

 

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Ice, Singing and Friends

Yesterday, one of our dear friends shared the following photo, nature’s beauty indeed. I think it’s a Physalis.

Photo by N, thank you

We sang one of my favourite pieces today, a version of Pachelbel’s Canon as learned at a workshop at WOMAD some years ago.  This video was made by a friend in the sopranos – sorry it’s sideways but it does sound lovely as each part is added to the whole. Thank you, S.  I love to sing all the parts in turn except the high soprano!

Our Ukrainian friends are back and we are all so happy!

 

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Kitten, Cookies and Dusk

We went to visit Dear friends today to catch up after many weeks and to meet their new kitten. We both fell in love with him!

Playing, very hard to get a photo

Maybe that’s enough

Feeling a bit sleepy

Nodding off

Out for the count

Isn’t he gorgeous?

Our lovely friend had been baking and sent us home with some of her delicious cookies.

Chocolate and ginger cookies

Later we visited the beach as the rain had stopped and is due again tomorrow so we seized the moment.

Porthtowan at dusk

Remembering my lovely Dad today on his birthday. Here is our bookshelf of his books.

 

 

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Performances and Bunting

Our Ukrainian friends are coming back to Cornwall. We are so excited!  I love the poster that shows the next tour – Falmouth and Redruth along with Leipzig and Berlin!

I’ve bought lots of lovely bunting to decorate one of the venues.

 
 

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Seville Orange Marmalade and A Poster

It’s that time of year again and today we have made the first two batches of the best marmalade in the world! I love making marmalade as I learned the skill from my Dad when I was about 10 years old and whenever we make it now, my Dad is in the kitchen with me encouraging the finest slicing of the oranges and careful watching of the boiling mixture.

A beautiful poster of this year’s Full Moons came my way yesterday, the day of the Cold Full Moon, otherwise called the Stay Home Moon and I have been given permission by the artist to share it with you.

by Seren Elise Rivers. Thank you.

 
 

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Cards, New Plot and Steps

We’ve had a really good laugh at Roots today, titivating the beetroot prints done last week.What an array of delightful ideas for making the prints more festive! Thanks to N for the photos of the cards. Click on any photo for an enlarged view..

While we were being creative in the warmth of the poly tunnel, the lovely Mr S and others were busy outside, preparing a new plot and digging out some steps.

New planting plot

Logan’s steps

 

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Dawn, Kindness and Cattle

The lovely Mr S took this photo for me while I was still sleeping this morning.

It’s the first of the month already so here is December’s Action for Happiness calendar, Be Kind to others and to yourself. If you’d like a bigger version go to their site on this link.

On the way home from singing this morning, I joined a queue of traffic, held up by cattle crossing the road on the A393. If you look really closely, you’ll see the back of one of the Jersey cows crossing the road.

 

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Pets, Pals and Spring Rolls

It’s alway fun to see these two little dogs with their owners at Community Roots.

Frazzle and Skipper with their humans during the coffee break

The lovely Mr S planted baby kale plants, then we both covered muddy paths with wood clippings. Later, while Mr S continued with the paths,  I was part of the tie-dye team where we laughed ’til we cried! This is such a lovely community to be part of.

Thanks to N for the photo

We had to leave before lunch today and very kindly, were given some home-made Spring rolls to take home. They were truly scrumptious dipped into a sweet chilli sauce.

 

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Planting, Pizzas and Angel Wings

Fabulous day today as the volunteers at Community Roots planted trees and shrubs as windbreaks to protect the site from salty winds and later shared a delicious pizza lunch. Do click through the photos to see the captions. Some of the photos were taken by other volunteers and are here with permission.

Later in the afternoon, I cut wings for ten more Angels for Ukraine, tomorrow  I  will file all the rough edges and foil later in the week.

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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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