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Footprints, Fungi and The Talmud

My Dear SIL, on holiday on Tybee Island near Savannah, sent me the footprints photo with the comment, “In the light of the low early morning sun some of them look raised, rather than indented.” I love how this sometimes happens and have never managed to catch the effect on camera myself.

Footprints in the sand

Fungi found down the lane……..

Fungi

Such sensible and kind advice……….

Do not be daunted

 

 

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Kindness, V W Beetle and A Farewell

Yesterday was World Kindness Day. Every day should be kindness day! This is a reminder for each of us to be kind to ourselves as well as to others.

Note to self

We saw this beautiful Beetle in town.

Decorated Beetle

I loved this painting in Tate St Ives when we popped in on Sunday. It is The Fisherman’s Farewell by Christopher Wood and I found it very touching.

The Fisherman’s Farewell

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Posted by on November 14, 2018 in art, Kindness, painting, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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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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ShelterBox Visit and Singing

Both my choirs collect for charities at our gigs and one we have supported this year has been ShelterBox. Click on the red link to find out what they do and to hear more of what they do, you can watch their Facebook Live that went out today.
Some of The Ingleheart Singers came this afternoon for a tour and to hear what the charity does, to give them our contribution and to sing live! Check it out here and take a look around the gallery.

If you would like to read other posts I have written about this splendid charity, put ShelterBox into my search  and several posts will come up.

 

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UN Day and Bruce Kent, Tea Cosies and Kindnesses

It is UN Day today and we were privileged to have Bruce Kent, of CND and a veteran Peace campaigner, in Truro, to speak to us to mark the day. The world celebrates United Nations Day every October 24 to honour the interstate organisation promoting human rights, social progress, and world peace. … Founding the United Nations in 1945 right after the very tragic World War II meant a very important idea to be embedded in every nation – that is to achieve Peace.  This aim becomes more important with each day that goes by.

Cornish flag and United Nations flag on either side of the Union Jack

Later in Truro, I saw a new tea cosy in the bread shop.

Hedgehog cosy

This morning I came across my quotation book again and thought this one of William Wordsworth’s seemed right for today.

“The best portions of a good man’s life are his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness.”

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2018 in Cornwall, Kindness, knitting, Peace, Photography

 

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Thank-yous, Exeter Cathedral and Phoenix

We took the train to Exeter today, had lunch with Daughter No 1, did a bit of shopping and were back at the station by about 5pm to return home when I got a phone call to say my wallet with all my cards in it had been handed in to Santander Bank. I hadn’t missed it!
Here I must say a very big Thank You to two people – to the good person who found and handed in my cards and to the lovely woman at the bank who stayed in the office although the bank was closed for the day until I managed to get back from the station.  All goes to prove what I said the other day about there being very many lovely people in the world.

Exeter Cathedral is beautiful.

Exeter Cathedral

Window in Exeter Cathedral

So is the Exeter Phoenix, though needing re-gilding.

The Exeter Phoenix

The Exeter Phoenix

 

 

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Good News, The Song and The Sky

Yesterday’s blog was exceptionally brief.

Just as we were preparing to sing ‘Lean On Me’ at the World Refugee Day event, I heard that my older brother and his wife, on their way from the airport to be with us in Cornwall for a family reunion, had had a car accident, their car written off and they in the Royal Cornwall Hospital.  You can imagine how I felt, out of phone signal and ten miles from home. Eventually we managed to be in contact and have since learned that my SIL has three broken ribs and my Brother is fine, though shaken. The beautiful thing is that they are both still with us. We have yet to see them since their arrival but did meet with their son, his wife and two beautiful children last night. Having them in last night’s audience was a comfort indeed as were my lovely friends, G, D and R to whom I say, thank you for being there, for me to lean on.

Today the sun is shining, it is the Summer Solstice, the Longest Day  and we are preparing for Saturday’s gathering of the clan from Germany and America, London, Norfolk and Exeter. Sadly, my Sister from Hawaii cannot be here and neither can our Barcelona bunch but they will all be here with us in spirit.

Our performance yesterday is now on YouTube. Do have a listen.  After only 3 rehearsals, the community of Porthtowan came together to raise money for refugees by performing at the open mic session in the Blue Bar. ‘Lean On Me’ by Bill Withers, arranged by Claire Ingleheart.

The hand you will see pointing at 1’21” is my Great Niece  pointing me out to her parents who are in the foreground for most of the video.

Today’s sky has been beautiful!

Sky with vapour trail and Seagull

 

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