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Shoreline, Bows, Thirsty Dog and Bedruthan Steps

Shoreline is a beautiful production on Cornish beaches incorporating dance and music. Do click on the red link to discover what it is all about and enjoy the gallery of today’s Premiere on Watergate Bay Beach. Click on any photo for the bigger picture. Today we watched our choirs singing – in the productions on Sennen and at Kynance next week, I will be a part of it all.

A little girl in the audience had beautiful bows in her hair.

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Leaving the beach and the choir having their picnics before the second performance, I spotted a new use for a sand spade.
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After that very emotional performance, I felt the need for some sea and space so we went a few miles up the coast to Bedruthan Steps where we were blown about by the wind on the cliff tops.

Bedruthan Steps

 

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Uplifting Singing, A Mistake and Evening Blooms

What a fabulous sing this morning with Claire Ingleheart and The Suitcase Singers. We went from Shoshalosa to Batonebo, through Yenemanormanoa to Janie Mama, all sung with such joy! I have so missed singing and harmonising with other beautiful voices while we have been away.  Believe me, I took some beautiful photos of the Penryn River and some bluebells this morning and only realised when I tried to upload them that I had had no memory card in my camera! So here are a few photos of beautiful flowers in our garden this evening.

 

 

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Shoreline, Blossom and Sea Fever

A whole day singing and watching dance – what more could one want? And before you say ‘cake’ there was cake too! It is the launch weekend of a fabulous project called Shoreline and you will be hearing more about it! Here are just two shots of the amazing dancers followed by the poster for the weekend launch. Our singing was pretty good too! Everything we learned was an original composition by Jon Hughes and accompanied the dancers.  There were many breathtaking moments and I can hardly wait for tomorrow’s session.

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Shoreline by Simon Birch Dance

Walking around the grounds of Tremough University, the blossom was beautiful to behold.IMG_9883

There seemed only one poem for today, John Masefield’s ‘ Sea Fever’, another that I learned as a child and which I had as a poster in my office for years before I retired.

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
 
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
                                                                        And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
 
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

                                           

 

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Wedding, Water Lily and Wet Leaves

I conducted the loveliest Humanist Wedding Ceremony this morning, in a beautiful garden with Cornish mist mizzling and everyone smiling.  It was personal and very moving and made even more special by the fact that a small group from The Suitcase Singers, one of the choirs I sing with, sang a number of most appropriate songs, chosen by the couple and beautifully arranged by our MD, Claire Ingleheart.  Thank you to the singers who helped to make that a very special ceremony for everyone involved.  Photos will follow later.

Two of our number invited us all back for lunch and that was really good too, to unwind with friends over a truly delicious meal and then to have a walk around their lovely and very productive garden. There was a Water Lily just opening on their pond.  (Thank you, P and J, for the rhubarb!)

Water Lily

Water Lily

I love taking photos in the rain! I love how droplets collect and act as little magnifying glasses on the leaves. Do click on the photo and then zoom in – it’s like magic!

Water droplets

Water droplets

 

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Singing, Periwinkle and Raindrops

1  I had my daily dose of singing today at a wonderful workshop run by my lovely choir leader, Claire Ingleheart. The songs were  about the Suffragettes and were both rousing and moving. The work shop is linked with a scratch performance tonight of a new play-in-progress by Natalie McGrath who wrote the wonderful Oxygen which you can read about here.

Singing daily

Singing daily

2    We are having days of sunshine and showers, heavy ones with hailstones but the flowers are still beginning to bloom.

Periwinkle

Periwinkle

2   The new leaves on the Honeysuckle caught the raindrops perfectly.

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Raindrops on new honeysuckle leaves

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Owl Hats, Guest Post and A Carol

1   I have finished the bigger Owl hat for Grand-baby B and it is in the post. I do hope this one fits. L sent the other one back so I am looking for a baby……… I think the new one looks a bit fierce but Grand-baby B will be wearing him and not looking at his fierce features!

The two knitted owl hats

The two knitted owl hats

2   I have also sent off the Guest Post for Choc Chip Uru, the wonderful Australian baker/blogger who is doing her University exams soon so cannot post. I’ve sent her Sticky Tangerine Cake and as soon as she has posted it on 14th November, I’ll put it live in my Sweet Recipes section. It is truly scrumptious!

Served warm with Cornish Clotted Cream

Served warm with Cornish Clotted Cream

3   At choir tonight we have been learning a new carol, a Gallery Carol “Rejoice and Be Merry’ which we are to sing in the local Church with the Primary school children in whose school we rehearse each Monday evening. I just love singing with the little ones. It makes the whole event rather magical. This is a link to Maddy Prior’s version but we are in a three part harmony with the lovely Claire Ingleheart on saxophone!

 

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Autumn Colour, Dinosaur Cakes and Singing

1    The Tibuchina Urvilleana has buds already though a couple of the leaves have a very Autumnal hue.

Autumnal colour

Autumnal colour

2   The Grandbabies in London have had a sad day as has their Mum as the beautiful old cat that KJ has had since a tiny kitten has died. I made Dinosaur cakes, decorated them and boxed them up  and posted them for next day delivery in the hope that the children will be a little cheered by them. I was so keen to get them sent off that I forgot to photograph them in all their decorated glory!

3D Dinosaur cakes

3D Dinosaur cakes

3   After the longest break for the summer it was Singing again tonight and it was just brilliant. Claire has found some more pieces with brilliant harmonies and they are already sounding beautiful – Plovo Barko, a Croatian folk song and Hard Times Come Again No More from 1854.

 

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