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A Bag, A Rainbow and Hand Cream

I’ve finished one bag for the porterage of scrubs and have four more almost done. They are awaiting their ribbons to be drawstrings. I have ordered some online and just have to wait. They will be collected as soon as I let people know they are ready. I am answering a call-out  made by Cornwall Scrubs for sewists to make scrubs, masks and bags. It saddens me that the NHS has to ask for volunteers to provide these essential items having been starved of funds for so long but I am proud to be able to use my skills to help a little.

LiveWire No 3 has joined in the Rainbow pictures to show love and thanks to our NHS and other people who are looking after us all in this crisis.

What with all the gardening  and washing our hands so much, our hands are suffering. We have the most amazing hand cream made by a member of our choir. It is vegan and organic and is the saviour of our skin!

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Posted by on April 8, 2020 in Cornwall, Photography, Uncategorized


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Bubbles, Sunset and Scrubs

With the help of my brother in Atlanta, Georgia, I am learning to make Sourdough bread. Here is our starter at Day 3.

We went out to clap for the NHS and all carers again this evening and there was a pretty sunset which I captured in the side of my car.

A new group has been formed in Cornwall and in the 24 hours since it started, 550 people have signed up. The group is called Cornwall Scrubs, a Cornish group of volunteers making scrubs for hospitals, GPs and Carers in Cornwall. Today I cleared my glass workroom, put everything away and tomorrow, I will set it up for sewing. I’m going to be making the porterage bags for the scrubs which can be made out of any cotton fabric so I can use up stuff I have in.


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St Piran’s Day, Singing and Marching for Our NHS

St Piran’s day is tomorrow and there have been parades all over Cornwall today. In Redruth, the rain held off just for the duration of the parade. The theme is both St Piran represented by his flag, black with a white cross,  and daffodils. Every local school takes part and the whole event is one of joy.

The start of the Parade with Redruth’s mascot, Tolgus the Lamb leading.





As part of the celebrations, my choir had been asked to sing Cornish songs and though the audience was quite small they were very enthusiastic.


I had to leave the performance early to catch the train to Truro, a train it turned out, which was full of people coming up from Penzance to the Save Our NHS March. There were tens of thousands marching in London and several hundred of us in Truro. This photo was taken at the end as the crowd is beginning to leave.




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