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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.

 

We Need Each Other Now, Dessert and Moon Flowers

I love this song . It speaks to me and for me.

We had friends round for dinner tonight and I made a Summer pudding.

There were clouds last night as on the last full moon night but the night before was very clear and I attempted to get photos of the Moon Garden.

 

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Saltash, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Ann Glanville

The Suitcase Singers went by train all the way to Saltash Regatta & Waterside Festival 2019 today to sing in the glorious sunshine, the highlight of the day being singing ‘Ann Glanville’ around her statue. It was a brilliant day out, singing our hearts out and interestingly,  being underneath the Brunel Bridge for a change!

Boat full of flowers on Saltash station

The Suitcase Singers with Ann Glanville about whom our lovely Claire, choir leader, has written a song

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

His bridge

View of the bridge from up the hill

Blue plaque to Ann Glanville

 

 

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Breakfast, Shanty Festival and Bunting

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK and so breakfast was the lovely Mr S’s favourite, French Toast with Summer Fruits, Creme Fraiche and Maple Syrup.

Breakfast

It’s been the Falmouth Shanty Festival this weekend and my choir was singing.  There are shanty singers around every corner and in every venue throughout the weekend. It is enormous fun.

My choir, The Suitcase Singers, at the Shanty Festival

We went to watch The Jolly Strumpets in which a friend sings and then Femmes de la Mer, run by my choir leader and with many of my friends singing. They are brilliant.

The Jolly Strumpets

Femmes de la Mer at the Shanty Festival

Bunting in the streets

 

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Tin, Fresh Eggs and Armandii

Today I was sent a link to an excerpt from the play The Fate of Jeremy Visick and thought you might like to see it. My review of the play was in yesterday’s blog.

I love it when our fresh eggs from friends’ chickens have straw on them!

Fresh eggs

Our Clematis Armandii is heavy with buds, the best it has ever been. We’re looking forward to the flowers.

Armandii buds

 

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Dad’s Book, Singing and A Discovery

A delightful surprise today when a friend rang to say that she had seen a poster for a musical play of one of my Dad’s books! The Fate of Jeremy Visick is to be performed in a couple of weeks and of course, we now have tickets. The book was first adapted by Judith Cook and we all came down from Yorkshire to see the Premiere at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth in 1990! It is so lovely to know that my Dad’s work is still being appreciated. We love the poster and think Dad would have approved.

Stage Struck and The Fate of Jeremy Visick

Thirteen singers from my two choirs met at the building site that is The Hall for Cornwall to entertain the dignitaries who were being shown around. We sang in the stair-well and the acoustics were brilliant. The audience in their hard hats and hi-vis jackets were very appreciative.

Ingleheart Singers and Suitcase Singers

In the process of the building works, a beautiful gate has been discovered. It was buried inside a wall and dates from before 1914 so is well over 100 years old.  The plans have been altered a little to make sure this discovery is integrated into the new building.

Delightful discovery

 

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Wise Words and Smiles

We haven’t been out today so I have raided my store of ‘found things which have made me smile’. Hope they do the same for you:

For my gardening friends:

Happy is he or she………

Trying to live by this wisdom:

Tibetan proverb

I love the imagination in this:

I love this

 
 

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