Growing our own, recipes & natural living

Month: November 2016

Up here in Wales

Up here in Wales

Well GD and I are up here in Wales the past few days, this is the desk that I am writing from and this is the  flagstone veranda outside The photo does not show what you see over the low wall the following pic will […]

When I’m on my Mat

When I’m on my Mat

  I set an intention of rising every morning at 5.30 am, occasionally I am waiting to rise, I lay there taking in the darkness, reveling in the comforting stillness of the predawn time. Often the cockerel next door will have been crowing since three […]

Felted Christmas Stockings

Felted Christmas Stockings

So lovely to be making another felted stocking this year. Lovely because making a new stocking means another soul has joined our tribe or as GD would say clan. This year the stocking is for our newest member, my forth son’s girlfriend. Georgi is a […]

As we grow older

As we grow older

  This blog stems from a time when my life was changing rapidly and I was transitioning between active maternal role to  crone time, my borders were less defined than many being only a five year gap between my youngest of five and the firstborn […]

The Cornish Winter Fair

The Cornish Winter Fair

Today GD, myself, Julian and Jazz my son and daughter in law, traveled up the coast about a thirty five minute drive from Portreath to Wadebridge for the annual Cornish Winter Fair. GD and I were not sure what to expect from this event, but […]

Magi mix Red Pepper and Squash Soup

Magi mix Red Pepper and Squash Soup

GD and I have a Magimix food processor. I was a bit skeptical about replacing my battered old food processor, my faithful Kenwood. But GD had been pouring for months over pictures and U tube tutorials of the Magimix red 4200XL processor, ever since the […]

Experiments with making home made Beeswax wraps

Experiments with making home made Beeswax wraps

We have not used clingfilm since we moved to our Cornwall cottage back in March, eight months ago. To be honest I thought it would be quiet difficult to manage without the trusty cling film wrap, but no we have used glass reusable containers, natural […]

Candle Making Day

Candle Making Day

  Christmas is coming and it is ‘Candle Making Day’ today. Time to use all the wax we and all our family and friends have collected throughout the year. First job is to assemble the moulds. There are different sizes of wicks to use depending […]