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New Year’s Eve

It’s my birthday and what a lovely day I am having – special breakfast, cards and presents, phone calls, lunch and birthday shopping in Penzance, a very sociable gathering next door and Duck dinner to come! (And just as I was writing this, two beautiful friends called in – more joy!)

Happy New Year to all my readers! May the coming year bring you happiness, friendship and peace. 🙂

 

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Periwinkle, Heather and A Poem

A few moments in the front garden collecting photos – a Periwinkle and some white Winter Heather which, in its out-of-focus beauty minds me of a wedding dress.

White Tree Heather

Purple Periwinkle

And, today, a winter poem that looks towards hope for you:

Winter Stars – Sara Teasdale

I went out at night alone;
 The young blood flowing beyond the sea
Seemed to have drenched my spirit’s wings—
 I bore my sorrow heavily.
But when I lifted up my head
 From shadows shaken on the snow,
I saw Orion in the east
 Burn steadily as long ago.
From windows in my father’s house,
 Dreaming my dreams on winter nights,
I watched Orion as a girl
 Above another city’s lights.
Years go, dreams go, and youth goes too,
 The world’s heart breaks beneath its wars,
All things are changed, save in the east
 The faithful beauty of the stars.
 

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Curiosity, Primroses and Shoots

This came my way today and I thought, you, my Readers, would like it too. Isn’t it a delightful thing to imagine?

The awesomeness of humans – Thanks to Sandra Tayler

We have Primroses in flower in the front garden.

Primroses

There are shoots in the tubs where I planted bulbs, harbingers of Spring and colour to come.

Last Spring

 

 

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Flowers, A Guest and A Wedding,

What a beautiful Humanist Wedding Ceremony I was privileged to be part of today and in the loveliest of settings overlooking Mawgan Porth.

Flowers on the window sill

Special Guest

The couple

 

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Teddy Bear, Sunbeams and Christmas Bunting

My morning was spent happily with the couple whose Wedding Ceremony I am conducting tomorrow and then we set off to Marazion to hunt for pretty pebbles and sea glass. We found some lovely pebbles but only one piece of sea glass. On the beach, a family’s picnic towel and stuff were being guarded by a monster Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bear guard

It was a fabulous warm sunny day and there were dozens of people enjoying the beach.

Sunbeams

One of our Christmas cards was a do-it-yourselves row of bunting which I put together yesterday and we love it.

P&G’s bunting card – Thank you!

 

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Chapelporth, Porthtowan and A Rock

It was so busy at Chapelporth we couldn’t even park so went off to Porthtowan.

Exploring at Porthtowan

Dramatic rock

 

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A Gift, Reflections and Happy Christmas to You All

In my last glass class I made a Christmas present for our lovely neighbour but couldn’t show you then as she reads the blog. The tree is only about 8cms tall.  We always have drinks and mince pies together in our kitchen on Christmas Eve and exchange presents.

Christmas tree for Sue

I love how the candles and the lights are reflected in the window.

Reflections

Happy Christmas to all my Dear Readers all over the world!  ! Nadelik Lowen – Happy Christmas in Cornish .

Nadelik Lowen

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2018 in art, glass, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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Brining Solution, Sausage Rolls and Christmas Letter

Today I have made the beautiful brining solution for the turkey – oranges, onions, cinnamon sticks, juniper berries, cranberries, ginger, all spice, star anise, sugar and salt.

Brining solution

I made a start on other Christmas baking – this afternoon, the much requested sausage rolls.

Mini rolls

I love getting Christmas letters, be they an insert written on the computer or hand written within the card. This poem sums up the sentiment.

The Christmas Letter – John M. Morris

Wherever you are when you receive this letter
I write to say we are still ourselves
in the same place
and hope you are the same.

The dead have died as you know
and will never get better,
and the children are boys and girls
of their several ages and names.

So in closing I send you our love
and hope to hear from you soon.
There is never a time
like the present. It lasts forever
wherever you are. As ever I remain.

 

Penzance, Montol Festival and St Michael’s Mount

We went to Penzance  to do some shopping after saying goodbye to a very dear friend of the family about whom I have written many times. It was a lovely ceremony which summed up her beautiful character very well. RIP Dear Margaret.  In Penzance my eye was caught by the small electric boxes up and down Market Jew Street. Looking them up, I think they are called feeder boxes. I love how they have been individualised.

Watch out for seagulls stealing your ice-cream

Fish

The Egyptian House

Dragons

We hadn’t realised  that today was the Montol Festival when we set off for Penzance. We did know that it was Winter Solstice…..  What a magnificent parade that was! Click on any photo for the caption and more detail.

On the way home, St Michael’s Mount rose out of the mist.

St Michael’s Mount

 

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Winter Trees, Concert and Door Latch

I love seeing the structure of winter trees.

Winter trees

The Suitcase singers have done the last concert of the season in the beautiful old Male Church. This photo was taken by a member of the audience.

The Suitcase Singers

Mabe Church dates from 1400, the stone work is fabulous and the door latch heavy and dramatic.

Old door latch on the Church door

 

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