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Window, Singing and A Poem

1   Getting held up in the traffic on the way to singing in Penryn this morning allowed me to get a photo of this lovely old window in Ponsanooth.

Stained glass window in Ponsanooth

Stained glass window in Ponsanooth

2   L, who moved to Glasgow, visited choir this morning with her lovely boys. We sang the little one to sleep in M’s arms.

Sleeping Choir baby

Sleeping Choir baby

3   With all the daffodils that we see as we drive around Cornwall at the moment and that I have been showing you, I thought this poem a good one to share.

To Daffodils

By Robert Herrick

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
         You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
         Has not attain’d his noon.
                        Stay, stay,
                Until the hasting day
                        Has run
                But to the even-song;
And, having pray’d together, we
Will go with you along.
We have short time to stay, as you,
         We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
         As you, or anything.
                        We die
                As your hours do, and dry
                Like to the summer’s rain;
Or as the pearls of morning’s dew,
Ne’er to be found again.




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The Suitcase Singers, Bell Tower and Brandy Snaps

1   Fantastic singing this morning. It’s three years since Claire started this choir and we go from strength to  strength!  I needed a photo today to send to Spotlight Southwest for tomorrow night’s Children in Need show for which last week’s buns made £25 in the end. I told the choir that I’d already sent a photo of my buns and that I needed an up-to-date photo of the choir. The place fell apart and I realised what I had said! That’s an Americanism that is pretty new over here!

The Suitcase Singers

Choir baby E

2   Driving through Ponsanooth, there were temporary traffic lights so I had the opportunity to take a photo of this very pretty bell tower – and with a bird on top!

Bell tower in Ponsanooth

3   We have friends coming to dinner tomorrow evening and I’ve spent the afternoon making Brandy Snaps to go with my Rhubarb and Ginger Fool.

Brandy snaps in the making

Brandy snaps


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Singing Amy Winehouse, Lucy News from Namche Bazaar and Daffodils

1  Fabulous singing session this morning learning ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse.  As the harmonies built up and then the melody came over the top – it was brilliant!  And I hadn’t liked it much on first listen. I love the way Claire can do that for us!

2   Came home to find this message from Lucy on Facebook:   “Now that was the hardest thing that I have ever done and possibly the hardest thing that I will ever do, I got very sick and nearly didn’t make it, but did and now I’m flying back down the mountains… lots of love to all… Still taking sponsorship…

We are so proud of her and delighted, that despite being so sick, she made it!

Everest Base Camp

3  There are daffodils in the garden, some open, others just bending their heads ready to burst.  There’s a field near Ponsanooth on my way to Penryn that has daffodils all over it and it’s such a delight to round the corner and see them.  It’s not commercial growing – they’re just there!


Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


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