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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.

Stem Ginger Cookies

Stem Ginger Cookies

We have a visitor staying with us for the next three days arriving soon on the 2.15 from Paddington and I was really organised and made a slow cook casserole with new spuds from the allotment and some lovely green beans so I could be […]

Brexit and the making of logs by GD

Brexit and the making of logs by GD

This blogs working title was the science of logs, but we live in a world where so much can change so quickly, this week being one of these as Britain steps outside the EU. I have chosen my words carefully as I do not look […]

Brexit Britain is leaving

Brexit Britain is leaving

A new day tomorrow Which ever way you voted today we woke with England a nation divided. After four decades we are leaving the E.U. Some are jubilant some are weeping. My own house are emotionally divided on this, as are many houses and we are […]

Views from the retreat house

Views from the retreat house

View from bottom of our garden   Among the pear blossom peaceful haven This is the view we have from the back of our garden. So today we put a heavy wooden bench there so as to offer that quiet space just to sit and […]

Building Scaffold Board Bookcases

Building Scaffold Board Bookcases

So GD has been super clever and busy the past couple of days and our book cases are made and in situ. levelling the shelve   The wood arives   The alcoves in our new cottage are fairly narrow, the fireplace and hearth are deep […]

Making tie backs from scraps

Making tie backs from scraps

  It feels like we are beginning to find our feet a bit again this week GD and I . For the longest time we have been  feeling a little bit at sea, after moving from our family home of thirty years, It has taken […]