Sunday 15 November

Not exactly an action-packed day. The weather was very showery this morning but I still managed a walk: got to keep up the vitamin D. In the garden I seem to be doing negative things all the time. I was pinning down some weed suppressant sheeting on the vegetable patch. I am contending with deer, snails, foxes, squirrels, parakeets and weeds. I need to do something positive, like plant more bulbs.

I have just been watching a programme about Cornwall which has suffered considerably in the pandemic. The loss from lack of tourists has been great. It is a poor county anyway. But interesting pioneering work in agriculture and sustainable fishing.

A very lovely CD is by Ayub Ogada, a Kenyan lyre player. He made his name with this tune “Kothbiro”, used in the film The Cosntant Gardner.

It is a totally haunting tune. He was a great help to us in the Gold Lyre project, showing us how to use the tuning pegs and wrap the strings around them. “My people have done this for thousands of years” he said. Very sadly he passed away in February 2019.

2 thoughts on “Sunday 15 November

  1. Hi Jenny,
    Sorry to rain on your parade but apparently in the UK, sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation in winter (October to early March) for our skin to be able to make vitamin D. You need to take a supplement and up your Vit D rich food or head for the sun!
    Source NHS on line. ☹️


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