Family

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 […]

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 […]

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

As promised the recipe from last night’s meal. Yet another recipe my dear friend Lynn from America taught me when we were feeding visiting missionary students and needed to make a little go a long way. Monday Curry is a life saver, you can use […]

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

Over the weekend we had a traditional fish and chip supper on the saturday as was youngest boys last weekend at home for some time at least until Easter. Sundays meal was GD’s honey glazed ham with home baked rolls and little potato roasties with […]

Uncle Mike

Uncle Mike

When unexpected death rears its ugly head it is like recieving a slap in the face, time stops in that instance and the world turns black and white for a moment, breath ceases stuck in your chest, then it is all you hear as you […]

Why we moved to Cornwall

Why we moved to Cornwall

I was recently given some questions to think about and as a result, I have written this blog post as I pondered over how to answer them. In the summer of 2015 GD and I were still living in a 3 bedroomed terraced house on […]

Why I am making Christmas crackers this year

Why I am making Christmas crackers this year

When GD and I moved down to Cornwall we wanted to step out of our automated London life and connect more deeply to the natural rhythms of nature. In the 30 months we have been here we have worked towards a more sustainable lifestyle, securing […]

Rayburn warmth

Rayburn warmth

Just taking a minute out from working on my crystal healing exam as I was just brimming with gratitude the warmth the freshly lit rayburn is affording me this chilly autumn morning. and also gratitude as we have at last built our six foot table […]

Moving in day

Moving in day

November the 1st brought a big move for my son Andrew, his lovely girlfriend Georgie, and their two dogs Ella and Daisy, they have moved down from Hemel Hempstead to begin a new life here in Cornwall. First my son Julian came down a few […]

Birthdays like buses

Birthdays like buses

I have five wonderful grandchildren aged between six and fifteen and all their birthdays fall between September and January, two of the grandchildren recently moved house and came from London three hundred miles away to live around the corner from me and GD, but the […]