Friday, 22 June 2018

22nd June 2018 - Daffodils

Thought for the day :"If you’re kinky and you know it clap your.. oh they are tied – never mind"

Went out today to get a Daffodil
That may not seem the most usual task for a day - but Côr Curiad have a forthcoming choir fund raiser for Marie Curie in Stradey Castle...  

It seems that Penarth Hospice have a Daffodil that could be used for such events - and it was meant to be quite large - but as we took the details of the size it looked that it may go into the car if we put the back seats down ...

So, Susie requiring a visit to her Chiropractor in Penarth it seemed like a good day to go for it. And so we did ... 
We found the place and went to look at the Daffodil with a chair...


Only the Daffodil was described as being about 4 ft diameter - they didn't mention the 7 ft stem that went with it!! It was a lovely daffodil - with a car battery to light the LED lights and the chair was yellow and covered with daffodils but weighed a ton - I am not sure that we could have lifted it into the car - even if it had fitted



But they had not really mentioned the base!!
They had mentioned that it was round and wooden - but had not mentioned the steel structure and the wrought iron and the 1 ton weight limit....    Apparently -when it arrived at the Hospice they brought it in a lorry into the park and then 4 of the handymen staff rolled it into place as it was impossible to lift ... 

All in all it was not really an option ...

But we had a lovely guided tour around the Hospice - the most lovely place for anyone to stay. Each room looks out upon the sea. It is peaceful and bright and it is clear that it is a place that would be uplifting to attend - as we looked through the recreation rooms we looked out through the window and saw the workmen putting the daffodil back together again - it seems that they had taken it apart for us to use - and we got a clear idea of the real size of this thing ....


It was lovely to have a guided tour of an amazing place and a really worthwhile cause for fund raising.


This view does not give an idea of the view you get from the building...   but I was impressed  

Good luck to Côr Curiad for their efforts to raise funds 
 
Cheers!







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