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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
                        Away,
                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…http://fundraise.unicef.org.uk/MyPage/LucyEverestBaseCamp

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!

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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