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Colours, Crazy Experiments, and A Birthday

1   The colours in the garden are gorgeous at the moment.

Agapanthus and Crocosmia

Agapanthus and Crocosmia

2   Our Grandchildren just love it when Aunty M comes to stay at the same time as them as she always has fun experiments to entertain us all with. First it was the mint into a coca cola bottle which makes a brilliant fountain and then shooting the empty bottles off as rockets using a compressor! Great fun for all the family! Look carefully in the sky to see how high one of the bottle-rockets went.

Setting up the experiment

Rocket launch

Rocket launch

Look how high it has gone!

Look how high it has gone!

3   It was our beloved Choir leader’s birthday today so T and I made buns as her birthday cake and I took them to singing this evening. Claire was delighted.

Cakes for Claire

Cakes for Claire

 

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Rehearsing with Wildworks

What a fabulous day rehearsing for “100:The Day Our World Changed” at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We started in Mevagissey on the quay as the production will next Sunday and waved off the new recruits with a beautiful and very moving old song called ‘The Soldier’s Farewell’. From there we moved on up to Heligan’s lovely gardens and continued discovering how the songs we have been rehearsing are to fit into the production.  Click on any photo in the Gallery to get a sense of the rehearsals and an idea of the beauty of the gardens – and if you live in Cornwall or are visiting  next weekend, come to join in this amazing immersive theatrical production involving the local community. It will be brilliant.

Poster for the show

 

 

 

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Excitement, Peas and Costume

1  I’ve booked my tickets to Mortimer station! I’m going to be at The Wool Against Weapons demo at Aldermaston with our Peace scarf! I am so excited I haven’t the words to say!  I will actually be there to unroll our 22 Peace Pieces!

Our Pieces for Wool Against Weapons

 

2   We have harvested our first peas today, beautifully sweet and moist – just lovely raw!

Peas in the pod

3   I have sorted my costume for Sunday 3rd August, on the lines of my Great Great Granny on my Mother’s side – a long dark grey skirt, a white shirt with a wide dark cummerbund and a green brooch at the neck that belonged to the lovely Mr S’s Great Aunt with a flash of purple ribbon as my mark of respect for the Suffragettes of the time. My curly hair won’t be subdued into this hairdo though!

Whisper Pardy and Great Grandma

 

 

 

 

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Window Painting, Ska and Poppy

1   I spent a lovely morning with friends trawling the charity shops for our 1914 outfits for the event on 3rd August, 100 Days. Between us we found a skirt, two blouses and some belts – nearly there. Afterwards, doing the shopping, I just loved the painting done on the window of our favourite bakery, done by the daughter of the owner. My photo is a bit spoilt by the reflections but I think you can see the beautiful Chinese vase…..I hope so.

Painting at the bakery

Painting at the bakery

2   Driving home, I found myself behind this little car whose name, Ka, had been added to. It made me smile!

SKa

3   The Poppy I showed you yesterday has gone already – what ephemeral beauty though the petals on the ground are still lovely.

Fallen poppy petals

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Containers

Here is a glass containing red wine and the reflection of the lampshade above.

Red wine and light

Red wine and light

 

For more in this interesting Challenge, click here

 

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Poppy, Stories and Buns

1   As I drew the blinds this morning, there was a new pink poppy, just opened this morning.

My view of the poppy from indoors

My view of the poppy from indoors

Poppy

Poppy

2   We had lots of Choir-babies today as the schools have broken up. Our regular Choir-baby E was delighted to be read to by the lovely older girls, M and E, who were with us.

M and E reading to Choir-baby E

M and E reading to Choir-baby E

3   The  lovely Suitcase Singers bought all my buns and I have raised £23.00 for War Against Weapons to help with sending the blankets on to people who need them after the Pink Protest on 9th August.

Buns for fund-raising

Buns for fund-raising

 

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Purples, Lemon Buns and ‘Woodniche’

1     The purples of the Clematis and the Verbena Bonariensis are very lovely together.

Clematis and Verbena Bonariensis

Clematis and Verbena Bonariensis

2   Today I have baked some Lemon Buns with pink tops to sell to raise money for the re-purposing of the Peace Pieces some of us have knitted. They will be 50p each and each bun will then raise the money to send a baby blanket to the premature baby unit in Ethiopia. To see more of what we have done for Wool Against Weapons put Wool against weapons in my Search box on the right and you’ll get all the posts at once!

Each Bun Bought will send a Blanket to a Baby

Each Bun Bought will send a Blanket to a Baby

3   I can’t show you the whole of this lovely, lovely poem celebrating Summer, “Woodniche” by the Irish poet, Aidan Carl Mathews, but you could look it up. I found it in my volume Poem for the Day for this day. I love the whole poem but it’s the last few lines that particularly delight me. I wouldn’t be the adult!

Summer was wealthy with a daze of suntraps,
Daffodil spitting, sumptuous. Everywhere
Ours for the taking. Whoever has said
It is time to go home is an adult”

 

 

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