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Special Cake, Light Show and Christmas Tree

What a day today turned out to be! A dear friend called in for coffee this morning and then we were invited to a special showing of Bill Mitchell’s attic. Sue had made an attic cake and after each person had seen the film (See below) and Bill’s amazing attic full of remarkable things and inspiration, we were invited to make a cake decoration of something we had seen. This is the cake as we left and I will show you the finished cake later.It was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. You might like to read my tribute to him written last year. https://mybeautfulthings.com/2017/05/03/bill-mitchell-our-friend-next-door-2121951-1442017/

 

After that we ventured into a very cold town for a brief visit to Redruth’s Old Tyme Christmas Market in the newly refurbished Butter Market. Clare Summerson’s  Light show, ‘Spirit of Light’ was fabulous, truly beautiful. They were hard to photograph they were moving so only two here.

The Christmas Tree was lovely too.

Christmas tree in the Butter Market

 

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Christmas Boxes, Tree and Hugs

You may have read a few days ago of the Christmas Boxes we have contributed to, to provide Christmas dinner in a box for the most impoverished families in Cornwall. Today, they have been collected from all over Cornwall and these are the words of the lovely, hardworking organisers.

“965 boxes donated – that’s something like £30,000 of food, helping around 5,000 people this Christmas.
That is awesome!
We are so proud of the people of Cornwall!!”

Isn’t that amazing? What generosity from one of the poorest areas of Europe!

The lovely Mr S put up our tree today. We’ll decorate it tomorrow.

Our Scandinavian tree

I loved the idea of hugs being like jump start leads. Thank you so much to the makers, creatorsneverprosper.

Hugs

 

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Vitamin C, Flowers and Friendship

A Very Dear Friend called round today to bring love and extra Vitamin C for me in the shape of a Lemon Cheesecake – both delicious and healthy! Thank you so much, J.

Delicious Lemon Cheesecake

Later our lovely neighbour called in with bunch full of recovery love in the shape of some gorgeous flowers.Thank you, S.

Flowers from Sue next door

Thank you too, to all of my lovely readers who have been wishing me a swift recovery from this horrid virus.

 

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Mirror, Painting and Sky

Some beautiful things that I can see from my bed:

Mirror, necklaces and other little treasures

Glasgow Art School, one of our favourite buildings, sadly seriously damaged by fire

Out of the bedroom window-a glimpse of blue

 

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Stars, Paintings and Do Good December

We went back to Krowji today, to their Open Studios event,  so that I could show the lovely Mr S some of the beautiful art work I had seen on Friday.  We sang under these stars on Friday.

Backdrop in the entrance of Krowji

We both fell for some of Kerry Harding’s paintings seen below with her permission – fabulous dramatic work that, sadly was beyond our price tag.

Kerry Harding’s beautiful work

I also loved one of Chloe  Tinsley’s paintings, vibrant and catching at my heart strings – again with a rather large price tag though I am figuring out how to do this!  Click on the red link to see the painting that I fell in love with.

It’s December and I am sharing another positive poster from Action for Happiness.

Do good December

We have started on the Do Good thing by making up two boxes for Cornwall’s Christmas box project where a whole Christmas dinner plus treats are packed up in a decorated box and distributed, via the council, The boxes are given out by Cornwall Council’s teams working with vulnerable and impoverished families, the poorest in Cornwall, to give them something for Christmas. More than 500 were donated last year.  If you are local and would like to contribute, here is the link.

 

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St Michael’s Mount, Windsurfer and Sunset

We had hoped to see the Marazion murmuration this evening but the wind was far too strong and the starlings just flew in in small groups and went straight to roost in the reeds. There was still beauty to be found!

St Michael’s Mount

One of three windsurfers having fun

Dramatic sunset

 

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Books, Clouds and The Nearly Home Trees

We took a couple of books with us for the Grandbabies (who are now 20 months and not babies at all so LiveWires 5 and 6) and then took LiveWire No 1 shopping in Granollers to choose her own good read. She chose a Wimpy Kid book, stories also loved by her English cousin, LiveWire No 2. We also found more books for the little ones in Catalan and English. These are children who, like their big sister, are growing up speaking Wolof, English and Catalan (and later Spanish too!) It is brilliant to hear them understanding all three languages and responding.

Flying home today was almost entirely fog bound but then the clouds broke up for a few moments and we could see the snow-covered mountains.

Over the Pyrenees

If you read my blog regularly you will have seen similar photos before.  All of us who leave Cornwall for whatever length of time and then drive back in, look forward to our first glimpse of the Nearly Home Trees which signals our return to our beloved Cornwall. This was taken at speed!

We love this copse in Devon, just before the border into Cornwall, that signals we are nearly home.

 

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