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The Standing Stones of Pendarves Quoit

The Standing Stones of Pendarves Quoit

Quoit -meaning the flat covering stone of a dolmen. Dolmen- meaning a type of single megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones. Most date from the early Neolithic (4000–3000 BC) as does the one at Pendarves near Camborne Cornwall. The word Dol-men originates […]

Rush Hour Illogan Cornwall

Rush Hour Illogan Cornwall

Local commuters off to new pastures Evening Light Sunset Thought

It is all ‘Enough’

It is all ‘Enough’

  When we moved  from London to Cornwall last March, we arrived running, we had had plans of just sleeping on the floor and finding the soul of the house before putting it together. But an urgent call the week we were moving, had us […]

Experiments with making home made Beeswax wraps

Experiments with making home made Beeswax wraps

We have not used clingfilm since we moved to our Cornwall cottage back in March, eight months ago. To be honest I thought it would be quiet difficult to manage without the trusty cling film wrap, but no we have used glass reusable containers, natural […]

Candle Making Day

Candle Making Day

  Christmas is coming and it is ‘Candle Making Day’ today. Time to use all the wax we and all our family and friends have collected throughout the year. First job is to assemble the moulds. There are different sizes of wicks to use depending […]

Walking the Wind

Walking the Wind

    I have been studying hard the past few weeks, I have an aromatherapy exam very soon, my head is full of aroma, body systems and massage facts. I am always excited by the wonderful way everything is connected, the astounding journey of the […]

Moody Waters

Moody Waters

GD and me walk over the dunes and rocks down at Godrevy at dusk. I turn and say “she’s moody tonight”, “she is that lass” replies GD. We walk out over the rocks and step down to a ledge. A wall of rock behind me […]

Theatre in the Woods

Theatre in the Woods

  Walking in our local woods we first heard haunting music, then spied giggling children adorned with rabbit ears and fairy wings and all manner of face paints and costumes, We heard  shouts  and calls and caught sight of people dancing and weaving in and […]

Patchouli Soap and Beeswax

Patchouli Soap and Beeswax

  I wanted to share this moment that the postman delivered my beeswax block order and patchouli soap. It feels like  first steps. The beeswax is to make natural waxed cloth food covers, replacing cling film. The beautiful patchouli soap is all natural ingredients and […]

Summer Solstice excitement

Summer Solstice excitement

Above top ‘painting stones’ from our local beach. above’Our Solstice Tree’ Orange essential oil in the burner One of the things GD and I wanted do when we moved to Cornwall was to connect more with the seasons and to get out of town mode. […]