I have always liked gardening. From a little child going on my father’s bike to his allotment, we lived in a city, to my allotment in Caerphilly and now my house here in Penryn, where I grow everything in boxes, pots and bags. I chose to bring herbs as they are small and varied, which I thought they would look good on the shape of the plate.
I thought the idea of making plates was a very clever idea. Plates have been used through the ages to commemorate important events but usually for important people, now ordinary people will have a chance to be remembered.
I was a bit worried when I arrived as I am no good at drawing or painting, although I love flower arranging and craft with my hands. However my nervousness was soon gone with the wonderful help and explanations of your ‘helpers’. I really lost myself in what I was doing.
I am not a Ryner, I was born in Cardiff then lived in Caerphilly, before moving to Penryn in 1999. I did however have my daughter and her family living here since 1992, so I was always coming down to Cornwall to see my grandchildren. I like living here in Penryn, the town is not too big so you can get to know many people, the Cornish are like the Welsh, very chatty. It is close to the beaches if you like swimming, and the countryside around is ideal for walking. I have joined several organisations and have a busy life.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.