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Concert at Krowji

My other choir, The Ingleheart Singers, sang this afternoon at the opening of the new building at Krowji, the arts Centre of Redruth. It is home to a vibrant creative community which currently includes painters, jewellers, furniture makers, ceramicists, textile artists, web designers, theatre companies and musicians.
We are just off to a music festival, Tunes in the Dunes to see Status Quo, so here is just one photo from the wonderful new building. I will add to this tomorrow.

I just love this pipe work! Perfects for an Arts Building.

I just love this pipe work! Perfects for an Arts Building.

 

 

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A Concert in Trebah Gardens

I mentioned a few days ago that The Suitcase Singers were to do a concert in aid of Dementia Uk in Trebah Gardens tonight. It has been fabulous! The weather was kind to us. The new amphitheatre was amazing with excellent acoustics and there was a brilliant appreciative audience of well over 100. Click on any photo in the gallery for detail and the caption.  Happy days! Thanks to our lovely leader Claire.

 

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Perranporth Sands, Pools and A Message

I needed to blow the blues away this afternoon so we went for a really windy walk on the beach at Perranporth, three miles of golden sand when the tide is out, as it was. The little pools left by the outgoing tide had bits of seaweed floating in them and small patches of floating sand that were creating pretty shadows. There was an enormous message written in the sand saying  Thank you from Perranporth and we guessed that it was for the valedictory fly past of our Rescue helicopter fleet. I am told that the service has been ‘privatised’.  Click on any photo for the detail and the caption.

 

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Dawn From the Space Shuttle, Clematis and Poem

1   Yesterday on BBC Radio 4 there was a programme called Soul Music. It is a series where they take a song and examine how it has touched various people very deeply. One of the people interviewed was Chris Ferguson, Astronaut, who described watching from the space shuttle, Endeavour, when the 40 minute night becomes day and how the colours are heart wrenchingly beautiful. He told how each of the families at home made recordings of two or three favourite songs which the astronauts used in turn as their ‘wake-up’ music.  One of his was the soul music of the day – ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’.  Click here for the programme in case you would like to listen and here is the song. The whole programme is full of touching stories.  I really hope you can listen.

2   Our Clematis Montana is flowering beautifully over the roof of the shed.

Clematis Montana

Clematis Montana

3      One to amuse – and perhaps set you thinking…….

 — To Whom It May Concern —
This poem about ice cream
has nothing to do with government,
with riot, with any political scheme.It is a poem about ice cream. You see ?
About how you might stroll into a shop
and ask; One Strawberry Split. One Mivvi.What did I tell you ? No one will die.
No licking tongues will melt like candle wax.
This is a poem about ice cream. Do not cry.
     — Andrew Motion
For Alex who I think will especially appreciate my first beautiful thing tonight.
 

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Echium, Three Cornered Leek and Courgette

1   Along our road are a couple of Echiums in flower so that you can see how big and beautiful they are. (I showed you our baby ones a couple of days ago.) They hum with bees!

Echium in flower

Echium in flower

2      Down the lane there are masses of Three Cornered Leeks. If you look carefully, you will see the triangular stems.

Three Cornered Leek

Three Cornered Leek

3   I have planted our Courgette out today in mushroom manure to help them grow. I have protected it with a cane cage to keep the wind and the cats off.

Courgette planted and protected

Courgette planted and protected

 

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Sewing, A Gift and A Rainbow

1   I have spent most of today, a very rainy and windy day, embroidering the duvet covers (nearly done) and changing the pink buttons on my new mac for blue ones as I am not really a pink clothes person!

Blue buttons, just 2 of the 14!

Blue buttons, just 2 of the 14!

2    I did a small favour for a friend last week and today at choir she gave me a bunch of very pretty pink Carnations. Pink to wear? No. Pink flowers? Any flowers? Yes please!

carnation

carnation

Driving home from singing tonight I just had to stop to get a photo of a rainbow. It was a full bow with a complete reflection but I couldn’t get far enough away to get the whole picture. This photo will show you how bright and dramatic it was though.

Bit of bright rainbow

Bit of bright rainbow

 

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A Walk Around Truro

I grew up in and around Truro and thought I knew the city quite well. True, I knew all the lanes, alleys  and short cuts having spent hours roaming or cycling around as a child but today I saw and learned so much more!   We went on a guided tour, Truro Now and Then and discovered more than I can possibly tell you about.  I will give you a gallery with captions and wish I could remember all the fascinating stories we heard!  Next time you are in Truro, book a tour with Viv Robinson, Blue Badge guide and have the secrets unfurled as you walk around. Click on any photo for the detail and the caption.

 

 

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