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Allotment – Flowers and Fun

We had a shared lunch at the allotment today – lots of courgettes in evidence! My muffins (recipe to come as soon as I can) were joined by Courgette Fritters and more muffins and some delicious Cinnamon rolls.  I took some photos of a couple of flowers around the plot.

Chatting together we talked about travelling and learning languages and I remembered learning some IsiZulu for our volunteering in Mapoch, near Pretoria when we first retired. I made flash cards to learn with and afterwards wrote a diary of our experiences. Here is the opening paragraph of my diary and some of my flash cards.

 

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Marigolds, Mum and A Poppy

After singing at the eco park this afternoon, this lovely bunch of marigolds in a blue painted trough caught my eye.

My lovely Mum died in 1994 and these words of Tennyson  ring true. She was the gardener who inspired me.

Another gloriously orange flower, one of the Californa Poppies.

 

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New Word and Guest Blogger

Live Wire No 3 loves beautiful things as I do. She, too, is a

Today the family went to the Eden Project for a fabulous day out. LiveWire No  3 took some photos for me and is here my guest blogger. These pictures were taken in the Rainforest Biome.

Thank you very much T.

 

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Spring Posy, Music and Street Art

I visited friends this afternoon and took a little posy of Spring flowers picked from our front garden.

Music restores the soul.

 

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Post Box, New Word and Stardust

Knitters and crocheters around Britain make post box toppers to mark all sorts of occasions. I really love this one photographed in Cornwall (not by me) showing the care of Cornwall for Ukraine. .

A new word came my way. I think it’s very descriptive, a word that is ‘ripe for revival!’.

I am enchanted by the thought that each of us is 93% stardust!.

 

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Being Loved

This quotation seems apt for today.

 
 

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Hope, Positivity and Confirmation

We have several daffodil bulbs up and with buds!

Good advice from Gandhi.

My brother has written today to confirm the story I told you yesterday.  How Sidney Poitier came to hear of Mum’s work, we don’t know  except that she was known within the teaching world for her excellence in teaching deaf children. My brother thinks he had a deaf child himself and wanted to know from the best how to help her.

 

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Bloom, Arundhati Roy and A Movie

I missed this Hydrangea bloom from my blog yesterday, in the front garden. Lots of plants seem fooled by the unseasonably warm weather we are having.

I have quoted Arundhati Roy before and love these words of hers too.

Imagine another world. Arundhati Roy

Dear Reader,  have you watched “Don’t Look Up” ? If not, please do. It’ll set you thinking.

 

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Life is Beautiful

I found this today and it touched me.
I looked up the author and found this “L. R. Knost is an  award-winning author, feminist, and social justice activist, is the founder and director of the children’s rights advocacy and family consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources ( http://www.littleheartsbooks.com/ ), and Editor-in-Chief of Holistic Parenting Magazine. Her work has been quoted from Hollywood to D.C. to South Africa, most notably in an address on children’s rights to the South African Parliament by the Minister of Justice. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and the youngest four of her six children.”
I have posted some of her wise words before. Put her name in the search bar for more.

 

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Leaves, Chillies and Michael Sheen

Coloured leaves, chillies and a treat for you.

Our chilli plant is still going strong. I delivered these five green ones to a neighbour this afternoon.

Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood has been a favourite of mine since I was a little girl when my parents used to play the Richard Burton version on two LPs and I grew to know it almost by heart. I was later able to choose it as a text for my GCSE pupils to study and I hope I instilled a love for these words in some of them at least. I love, here, how Michael Sheen has interpreted the words and given everything so much expression, just perfect.  I hope the link works for you. The video is appearing in my draft but not always when I preview…….  Maybe give it a few moments.

https://www.facebook.com/nationaltheatre/videos/248706393938250

 

 

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