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Pooh Bear, “The Cry of the Tin” and Learning French for Senegal

31 Jan

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Pooh Bear

“What day is it,?” asked Pooh.

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favourite day,” said Pooh.”

I love Pooh Bear! And I love the fact that he doesn’t know what day it is! I don’t ask – I just use the day’s Guardian!

2   Thanks to David who sent along emails this afternoon with MP3s of our singing from Sunday evening with the Treggies. ‘The Miners’ Anthem’ is such a haunting and beautiful song. It was written for a production called ‘The Cry of Tin’ which, I discovered is “a powerful 90 minute musical documentary drama telling the story of the rise and fall of mining in Cornwall, focusing on its impact on the people and the land.”

The title comes from when the assayer puts the ingot on a bending machine. As the tin flexes it makes an eerie sound from which he judges its value. They call it the Cry of the Tin.”   I love finding things out!

3   French Conversation was hard today! I did learn new vocabulary and I am getting more confident about speaking to Ami’s family when we are in Senegal!

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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “Pooh Bear, “The Cry of the Tin” and Learning French for Senegal

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Oh my gosh – AND you learn French!!

     

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