Cornwall

Tehidy Woods to  Portreath Beach

Tehidy Woods to Portreath Beach

Tehidy woods to Portreath beach for GD and I takes about 50 minutes to walk at a fairly slow pace, each way. Parking up at Tehidy East Lodge we immediately cross the road to pick up the miners trail for the start of our walk […]

Walking the woodland route at Trelisick

Walking the woodland route at Trelisick

Every week GD and I aim to explore at least one National Trust site or a place of natural beauty in our surrounding area in Cornwall. Today we chose ‘ The Woodland Walk’ at Trelissick,  Trelissick is known not only for its history but for […]

Heligan Gardens

Heligan Gardens

Yesterday GD and I availed ourselves of our locals pass for Heligan Gardens, we have been meaning to go for ages but never quite set a day for it, so I was well pleased to be making up a flask in the morning and heading […]

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

We started 2018 in our house on a pantry challenge for the month of January, we followed it through the whole month and had a great start to the year. It changed our way of thinking on more levels than just getting our cupboards straight. […]

Homestead Crafts Dipping beeswax candles.

Homestead Crafts Dipping beeswax candles.

Beeswax is a waxy, non-toxic and natural substance secreted by bees after they consume honey. Bees use this wax to construct honeycombs, a structure of hexagonal cells made by bees to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed […]

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale

Lovely Sunday walk in Kennall Vale. We have been here two and half years and only just found this amazing woodland just a 15 minute drive from our house. The walks that run through this vale are muddy at this time of year, there is […]

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

It is November 2nd as I begin this post and it has been feeling like a new year to me and in many traditions October 31st does indeed mark and is celebrated as the new year. In the Celtic tradition time is regarded as circular not […]

Samhain Allotment

Samhain Allotment

GD and I have closed the poly tunnel down for the winter, it is our first year of owning a poly tunnel and I was sad to close it down, feeling we had missed some opportunity to keep veg growing until at least near the […]

Our Mabon 2018

Our Mabon 2018

One of my favourite festivals, ‘Mabon’, when the the focus lies on the aspect of the second harvest and speaks of the balance between light and dark. The ‘equinox’ meaning the time when day and night are equal length. As the celebrations go ahead in […]

Autumn

Autumn

GD and I were at the allotment yesterday weighing down the polytunnel with filled watering cans, securing poles and generally making safe anything that could potentially fly off and cause damage in any winds from the storm we have been warned about, but in any […]