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Volunteering, Dahlias and Peggy Seeger

We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂

That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.

Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.

The best was yet to come.  We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.

I bought a tea towel from her ‘merch’ table – I already had the other stuff!


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Singing, Book Group and Curly Fern

1   Back to singing this morning after two weeks away. What a joy it is to sing in harmony with friends.

2   The title of our new book at Book Group is ‘ The World Hums in B flat’  I just love that! Hope the book is as good as its title.

3   Walking back from Redruth Library up the lane the ferns were uncurling – it’s so beautiful the way they do that each Spring!

Curly Fern

PS  I’ve put the ‘how to’ for the Halloumi Peppers we had for supper last night on the Recipes page.


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