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The Last Few Busy Days

We arrived home on Wednesday evening and went straight to the sea.

Porthtowan

We spent Thursday unpacking etc. On Friday morning we went to stand with the Youth strike for the Climate in Truro

The Red Rebels

……..  and in the evening to a splendid Sing and Supper at Mount Pleasant Eco Park with friends.

The delicious menu

Saturday saw us in Truro again for International Peace Day and taking part in a flashmob in Truro Cathedral. The following video  gives a flavour of the wonderful event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qrh5gsj4Dg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3I76PlF-HhRaB1CPfe7ASme5VslagI6GG_bmPJMcJU8t_5tlR0TlqEZVo

Today I have made my first Christmas angel of the season out of Victorian window glass and some pretty beads I picked up while away.This afternoon we have been blackberry picking and got caught in a drenching storm and this afternoon ……..

Water rushing down the hill

….. I have made a blackberry cake, Thomasina Miers’ Spiced Blackberry and Brown Sugar Crumble Cake and so – we are home! More about our adventures in later posts.

 

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Renewable Energy Fair

That was a fascinating, challenging and fact filled day, all about how to try to save our beautiful world in the face of the climate emergency.  We didn’t get a chance to see the electric vehicles as we wanted to hear each talk.  

We heard about the experimental United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project which is tapping into the granite hot rocks; we heard what Cornwall Council are doing having declared a Climate Emergency some weeks ago – one of which is the wild flowers planting; we heard about wind turbines and solar power and we heard from Nikki Jones, one of the leading environment speakers about why this is an emergency.  It was all engrossing.

Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for our area,  rounded of the day with an inspiring speech that left the audience in no doubt as to what needs to be done.

The following graph pleased me, not for the end result of the rise in Carbon emissions which is very worrying but for the way it shows how the trees breathe. When all the trees green up in Spring they absorb the carbon dioxide so the graph spike goes down and when they lose the leaves in Autumn they can absorb far less so the spike goes up.  It might be called the Baldocchi effect but I didn’t quite catch what the speaker said. Anyone out there know?

The whole event was brilliantly organised by a group of committed people in a very small village, Chacewater, just a ten minute bus ride away from us.

 

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Croissants, Placards and The Climate Emergency

The LiveWires cooked their own breakfast this morning – chocolate croissants.

Milking the chocolate croissants

Golden and ready

Our young activists spent the morning making placards for the Climate Emergency School Strike in Truro today.

LiveWire No 2 preparing his placard

On the Demo!

Very proud of our two LiveWires!

 

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2019 in art, baking, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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