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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 […]

Summer Solstice Sunset, Kayak on the Water

Summer Solstice Sunset, Kayak on the Water

GD and I took the kayak out to watch the sunset on solstice evening. Julian and Jazz on their Fat yaks, us on the seadoo. Setting out by Godrevy Lighthouse. The sun going down. Just beautiful. We stayed on the water until the sun had […]

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

I am an absolute fan of hummus so when GD found this recipe for broad bean hummus I was very excited to give it a go. Our broad bean crop from the allotment has exceeded all expectation, it is the first time we have grown […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our first allotment produce

Our first allotment produce

Look what we dug up today ! our very first allotment produce. First Early Charlotte spuds. This was from five seed potatoes and i’m not sure if this a good haul or not, but its our haul and all organic. I don’t have lots of […]

Hubby’s coffee and walnut birthday cake

Hubby’s coffee and walnut birthday cake

GD’s favourite cake is coffee and walnut so I made this for his birthday cake. This was also the same recipe I used to make the top tier for Julian and Jazz’s wedding cake This recipe uses camp coffee which is a blend of coffee […]

Holywell bay

Holywell bay

Early morning walk Holywell bay. Daisy aged 8 and Ella aged 13 who until recently have only ever known life in an outside works yard. This is their second visit to the beach since coming into the care of my son and his girlfriend. What’s […]

Rush Hour Illogan Cornwall

Rush Hour Illogan Cornwall

Local commuters off to new pastures Evening Light Sunset Thought

Beautiful Blossom

Beautiful Blossom

I planted irises for the first time this year, irises remind me of my home growing up and of my mum and her little patch of irises in the corner of the front garden. Down the side of the garden runs an old stone wall […]