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Snow in Cornwall

Snow in Cornwall

Ya-aaay Snow in Cornwall!.  It has been eight years since snow fell in Cornwall according to ‘Cornwalllive’. ‘In January 2010 an unusually large sprinkling of the white stuff caused havoc across the county. Schools were forced to close after 18cm (7in) of snow fell in […]

Rum and whisky Seville Orange Marmalade

Rum and whisky Seville Orange Marmalade

The end of January in the u.k. heralds marmalade season, the shops for a short period are abundant with boxes of bright and cheery seville oranges and to add a bit of a kick to the marmalade you might try adding a shot of rum […]

Pre-dawn Moonlight

Pre-dawn Moonlight

Amazing full moon, its course traceable as it descends over the field behind our house, so large its detail can be seen with the naked eye, finally it sinks low behind the garden shed and leaves the predawn sky a velvet black, minutes later the […]

When it hurts

When it hurts

Sometimes with this illness you just lose yourself a little in the pain, but then in the darkness, surrender feels sweet .  

FPC 24/1/18 The Last Week

FPC 24/1/18 The Last Week

It is the last week of ‘live from the pantry Jan 18 challenge’ and GD and I are feeling good about what we have accomplished this month. We arrived back Monday after a long 5 day trip and we were just so tired, so we […]

FPC 16/1/18 Cleaning and Clearing

FPC 16/1/18 Cleaning and Clearing

Because of the frugal pantry challenge I am also looking at other areas of life that are in much need  simplifying and so today have been giving the living room a much needed coat of paint and am loving it!. As GD and I are […]

FPC 15/01/18 Courgette, cheddar, dijon tart with leeks in a shortcrust pastry pie base

FPC 15/01/18 Courgette, cheddar, dijon tart with leeks in a shortcrust pastry pie base

Love this recipe easy to make, feeds lots, keeps well in the fridge, so moorish! We had this as one of our FPC dishes and made meringues with the left over egg whites . I make mine double every time to fit a 28 cm […]

Walking king Arthurs Lake

Walking king Arthurs Lake

Some people believe that it was here at Loe Pool that Sir Bedivere threw King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur into the lake, Cornwall’s largest natural body of freshwater. It is also said that it was here experiments concerning the development of the ‘bouncing bomb’ during the […]

FPC 13/1/18 Old English pub games beat the Xbox

FPC 13/1/18 Old English pub games beat the Xbox

Today’s meal was homemade cheese and tom pizza and pepperoni pizza. I had to buy the pepperoni and cheese, all the other ingredients I had in the pantry and left us still well within budget. Easy Celebration Pizza Spent last of this weeks budget on […]

January allotment update

January allotment update

Morning at the allotment, January sunshine. The seaview always amazes me  This place is just so full of magic, the kids maze and little house willow arch to the tiered tyre seat theatre where weddings sometimes take place, frame for the big yurt which goes […]