Family

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 […]

Hidden Illogan Woods Rope Swing

Hidden Illogan Woods Rope Swing

We went down to the woods today. The entrance to Illogan woods can be found down by the old school house next to Illogan school, if you follow the path all the way down it will lead  down to Portreath coming out just up the […]

Bonfire on the Beach

Bonfire on the Beach

Beautiful evening Sunset at Godrevy Fire on the rocks The menfolk three generations Family portrait Lone Wolf Reflection  

Meat free Scotch Eggs

Meat free Scotch Eggs

I have been making this vegetarian version of Scotch eggs for well over a decade. The original recipe can be found in the book ‘Vegetarian cooking for Children’ by Rosamond Richardson. I have adapted the original recipe quantities which through experience have provided the best […]

Apple pie and a Solar Eclipse

Apple pie and a Solar Eclipse

To mark the solar eclipse last night GD, myself, my youngest and my eldest boys, daughter in law and two youngest grandsons gathered round a small fire, to chat and snuggle and roast marshmallows in the flames. In the U.K. it was never going to […]

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 […]