Lifestyle

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 […]

Visit to Goldophin

Visit to Goldophin

GD and I spent a lovely few hours over at Godolphin House yesterday, the weather was harsh and the rain kept turning to hail, marbles of ice sending everyone scuttling for shelter, non the less in the in between moments I managed to catch some […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Making  pumpkin pie is a tradition for GD and I for Samhain evening or halloween evening as is more recognised by the kids. G.D. likes the Mexican take on this celebration called ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ or the ‘Day of the Dead’ . It is a […]

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 […]

Thrifty Banana and lemon Ice cream

Thrifty Banana and lemon Ice cream

So I have a very clever hubby who while I have been busy pickling cucumbers http://cornwallnan.co.uk/2014/08/pickling-cucumber-recipie/ this afternoon and making pear and apple juice for pasteurizing hubby has been very creatively making the most delicious banana and lemon ice cream. What is so clever about […]

Seasonal Parsnip and Ginger Soup

Seasonal Parsnip and Ginger Soup

Oh my oh my! GD and I have been so busy this year processing all the wonderful food that has been coming from the allotment and the few deep beds in the back garden. Chutneys, soups, pickles, jams, ketchup, marinades and we’ve made rhubarb wine […]

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 […]