Category Archives: Postaday 2023

Posy, Potatoes and Preparation

We managed to find a small posy for Ti today – not much colour in our garden at the moment.

I was making a Dauphinoise for our meal tonight and sliced the potatoes on our new mandolin – they looked so lovely I had to take a photo!

Nearly there in this photo, the potatoes, leeks and cream cheese almost layered up ready for our veggie meal this evening.


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Lovers’ Lane, New Leaves and Old Leaves

Walking back from shopping in town today, I chose the Lovers’ Lane route, it’s less hilly than the other routes and prettier.

Lovers’ Lane

It’s Autumn but there are new leaves on the Fern

Asplenium scolopendrium

Further along were the last few scarlet leaves on an Acer.


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New Thatch

We drove past this work today, expert thatchers at work. We’ll go by again in a week or two to see the finished job.

Photo taken through car window


Posted by on November 16, 2023 in Postaday 2023


Truro Cathedral, ShelterBox and A Poem

I was in Truro Cathedral this afternoon with both my choirs as we rehearsed for a very special Carol Service,  the ShelterBox Carol Service on December 19th.
The poet, Brian Bilston, has very generously given me permission to share this excellent poem with you. I hope, as I progress through these decades, I can stick to this resolution. We will be at a demo on Saturday, marching ‘with the kids’ and ‘brandishing homemade placards.’


As I grow old
Iwill not shuffle to the beat
of self-interest
and make that slow retreat
​​​to the right.

I will be a septuagenarian insurrectionist
marching with the kids. I shall sing
‘La Marseillaise’, whilst brandishing
homemade placards that proclaim

I will be an octogenarian obstructionist,
and build unscalable barricades
from bottles of flat lemonade,
tartan blankets and chicken wire.
I will hurl prejudice upon the brazier’s fire.

I will be a nonagenarian nonconformist,
armed with a ballpoint pen
and a hand that shakes with rage not age
at politicians’ latest crimes,
in strongly-worded letters to The Times.

I will be a centenarian centurion
and allow injustice no admittance.
I will stage longstanding sit-ins.
My mobility scooter and I
will move for no-one.

And when I die
I will be the scattered ashes
that attach themselves to the lashes
and blind the eyes
of racists and fascists.

Brian Bilston



Signs, Soup and Seed Bombs

Another very productive and happy day spent at Community Roots,

My job, making signs for the crops of salad leaves




Above All, Be Kind

It’s World Kindness day and don’t we need it everywhere at the moment?

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” 
– Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


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Remembrance Sunday

The craftivists have been busy near us – three beautifully detailed postbox toppers.

And the town’s welly dogs also have their poppies……..

With a white poppy added


Breakfast, Peace and A Poem

Delicious waffles with maple syrup, blueberries, homegrown raspberries  and creme fraiche – a breakfast treat.



Posted by on November 11, 2023 in allotment, Food, Peace, poetry, Postaday 2023



Raspberries, Gladiolus and Chocolate Crackle

We are still picking raspberries!

I was also surprised by there being a single white Gladiolus at the allotment.

Blown over but still gorgeous

More chocolate crackle needed tonight after more hours of decorating. Made in minutes , it takes longer to cool than to cook!

Cooling and ready to slice


Shop Window, A Talk and A Poem

I was delighted to see a cat in the shop window of a new coffee shop in town – and the reassuring notice beside it.

I’ve been to a fascinating talk this evening.

You may have seen Ros Atkins on the news or heard his podcasts or even heard his interview on Radio Cornwall earlier this week. His explanations of really complex issues is always clear and concise.

I love Dylan Thomas who died on this day 70 years ago.

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Posted by on November 9, 2023 in Postaday 2023, Uncategorized


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