1 I went back to sing with The Suitcases this morning, only for an hour but, oh my, it did me good, though I was very tired by the end of the session. It was lovely to be so warmly welcomed back by my singing friends and a delight to see our choir babies again.
Choir baby E
2 Outside Miss Peapod’s Cafe we noticed this delightful use of teapots, all beautifully planted.
3 This one speaks for itself.
Today, I remember my beautiful friend Kath, in whose memory I write this blog. It is her birthday.
1 Singing was lovely this morning, only one choir baby with us today and at 17 months she is a delight! We started with an African lullaby ‘Mwena La La’ which sounds so beautiful as a round.
Choir Baby E
2 After singing we go downstairs to Miss Peapod’s cafe for coffee and catching up. There is a charming new piece of artwork on the wall, a beautiful collage of a pea-pod made by a local artist, Penny MacBeth.
Peapod by Penny MacBeth
3 I don’t know why this particular Winnie the Poohism came into my head today, but as an English teacher, I had a small poster of it up in my classroom to encourage all wobbly spellers! “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
1 T loves the little chair that, 40 years ago, belonged to our eldest and chose a small book from my cookery shelves to read this morning.
2 This beautiful Hellebore was in a neighbour’s garden and today we have sun! It was remarkable shining through the deep purple.
3 We all met for lunch at Miss Peapod’s today and there were Cornish daffodils for sale. I bought some for KJ to take home tomorrow to remind her of these lovely few days in Cornwall.
4 This afternoon, while T and her Mum slept the afternoon away, still suffering with the virus, we went off to Mylor, one of our favourite places (of which more tomorrow) This Mallard’s colours were beautifully lit up by the sun.
1 First it was singing which was wonderful! Beautiful choir-babies, all buns sold, I met A, the baby I showed you yesterday and we learned Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’ a capella (as all our singing is) in four parts – hard work, great fun and very satisfying indeed and afterwards……
2 We danced! We were some of the One Billion Rising protest that invited women all over the world to dance today to highlight violence against women and we danced in the Jubilee Wharf Courtyard outside Miss Peapod’s Cafe.
Choir baby T exploring while we sing
A and his Mum
We danced today!
The main cake for my Valentine
For our lovely neighbours and I’ve put two in the freezer for G&N for when she returns from NZ
3 This afternoon I’ve baked the most amazing cakes using fresh eggs, brought to choir this morning by G, as he does each week. He also brought, especially for me, some beetroot which he pulled up only this morning as I had mentioned last night that I wanted to try making a Chocolate and Beetroot Cake for Valentine’s Day. How much fresher a cake could you have? I’ll put the recipe up later if anyone would like it. It’s so delicious and moist and very chocolatey! If I hadn’t told about the beetroot, no one would guess!
Les Miserables was brilliant! We all enjoyed the film enormously.