Tag Archives: Truro

Bunting, Interloper and Tunnel of Trees

In Truro today the bunting in Victoria Square was bright against the beautiful blue sky.

A pink Geranium has come through the white Hebe and is looking lovely.

I love the tunnels of trees all over our lanes at the moment and these always make me smile as they are so square, made so by the double decker buses that pass through.


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Croissants, Placards and The Climate Emergency

The LiveWires cooked their own breakfast this morning – chocolate croissants.

Milking the chocolate croissants

Golden and ready

Our young activists spent the morning making placards for the Climate Emergency School Strike in Truro today.

LiveWire No 2 preparing his placard

On the Demo!

Very proud of our two LiveWires!


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Posted by on April 12, 2019 in art, baking, Photography, Postaday 2019


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Dad’s Book, Singing and A Discovery

A delightful surprise today when a friend rang to say that she had seen a poster for a musical play of one of my Dad’s books! The Fate of Jeremy Visick is to be performed in a couple of weeks and of course, we now have tickets. The book was first adapted by Judith Cook and we all came down from Yorkshire to see the Premiere at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth in 1990! It is so lovely to know that my Dad’s work is still being appreciated. We love the poster and think Dad would have approved.

Stage Struck and The Fate of Jeremy Visick

Thirteen singers from my two choirs met at the building site that is The Hall for Cornwall to entertain the dignitaries who were being shown around. We sang in the stair-well and the acoustics were brilliant. The audience in their hard hats and hi-vis jackets were very appreciative.

Ingleheart Singers and Suitcase Singers

In the process of the building works, a beautiful gate has been discovered. It was buried inside a wall and dates from before 1914 so is well over 100 years old.  The plans have been altered a little to make sure this discovery is integrated into the new building.

Delightful discovery


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Makers Shop, Puffing Devil and City of Lights

I discovered a wonderful shop in Hayle today, especially for people like me who love to make. The sign outside first caught my eye, then the shop itself and inside was a treasure trove with rainbows of colour everywhere. I shall be back.

I was lucky today to see a working replica of Trevithick’s Puffing Devil.It was Truro’s City of Lights celebration tonight and the lanterns were better than ever. The theme was story characters. I wonder how many you recognise.


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Boat Yard, Shaggy and Windows 

Singing in the Zed Shed in Penryn this morning with The Suitcase Singers, I was able to zoom in on the lovely Mr S who was working on our boat in nearby  Freeman’s Wharf  while I was having fun!

Just look at this shaggy hairdo! In fact it is a Clematis seed head outside our kitchen window and I love it!

In Truro this afternoon I looked up and saw this beautiful architectural detail around these windows.

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Posted by on November 3, 2016 in Beauty, environment


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Rose, Cathedral and March of Hope

There is a beautiful lone rose on our climber, really delicate with the sun shining through.

We visited Truro Cathedral today to see the March of Hope for Peace stand. It wasn’t inside but as we were walking through we heard The Celtic Benediction being said, a beautiful wish for peace. Both my choirs sing a version of this and it is very lovely.

Deep peace of the running wave to you,

Deep peace of the flowing air to you,

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,

Deep peace of the shining stars to you, 

And deep peace of the sun of peace to you.

Inside Truro Cathedral.

The map shows where events have been taking place over the last two weeks, people coming together to show solidarity and to march for an agreement. Enough is enough.


Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Beauty, garden


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Mud, Pastels and Spring Planter

Waiting for the lovely Mr S and Nick the  Sailman to take down the Genoa for repair of the sacrificial strip, I took photos of the reflections in the wet mud as the tide was out. Even mud can be beautiful!

We went into Truro in the afternoon and had a cup of coffee in the art shop where the supplies for artists are just wonderful. I love the colours of these pastels and still have a yen for creating a scene in water colours. My sister is an artist, my Dad also,  as well as being a novelist and I still wish I had this talent. Maybe I just have to try to know if I can or not. 

There are some lovely Spring planters in Truro. 




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