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Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberry topping

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberry topping

This cheesecake made a lovely dessert to finish of our family Sunday roast today. We all liked it so much I immediately set about to put it up on the blog. Serves six . Ingredients: 75g butter 90g digestive biscuits 350g cream cheese 150g golden […]

Cornwall Illogan Valley Walk

Cornwall Illogan Valley Walk

While the parentals are travelling back to London with the hire van and staying overnight to empty the old house, GD and I decide to go with Willow their mischievous beagle and our two grandsons to explore the valley in Illogan that passes under the […]

Easy Celebration Pizza

Easy Celebration Pizza

Today is a celebration Day !!!, my eldest son, daughter in law and two young grandsons are moving in with us for a couple of weeks while their house purchase completes. GD and I never dreamt when we moved from London to Cornwall that any […]

Gwithian

Gwithian

Sitting on my rock at the edge of the sea. With my seal friend for company. A brew on the cliff top as the sun begins to set. Perfect day.

Mazey Day fireworks Penzance

Mazey Day fireworks Penzance

What’s it all about? In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall. Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts […]

Hubby’s coffee and walnut birthday cake

Hubby’s coffee and walnut birthday cake

GD’s favourite cake is coffee and walnut so I made this for his birthday cake. This was also the same recipe I used to make the top tier for Julian and Jazz’s wedding cake This recipe uses camp coffee which is a blend of coffee […]

Holywell bay

Holywell bay

Early morning walk Holywell bay. Daisy aged 8 and Ella aged 13 who until recently have only ever known life in an outside works yard. This is their second visit to the beach since coming into the care of my son and his girlfriend. What’s […]

Little Miracles

Little Miracles

Living with the adrenal disease ‘hashimoto thyroiditis’ alters life perspective. Today these simple aspects of life are like little miracles to me. They make my heart beat joyfully. To hang a laundry load out and see it blowing in the breeze. To have the will, […]

Lovely Mother’s Day

Lovely Mother’s Day

I wanted to pay tribute to my wonderful five children. I am busting proud of all of them.Jennifer, Richard, Julian, Andrew and Matthew. I am a very blessed woman, all of my daughters in law Ashley and Jazz and my son in law Alex are […]

The Joy of Ella and Daisy

The Joy of Ella and Daisy

These lovely ladies are spending the weekend. It is the first time they have seen the sea or run free on the sand. Daisy on the left is about eight years old, she keeps yelping for joy and jumps in every rock pool she finds. […]