Tag: cornwall

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Welcome 2017

Welcome 2017

Christmas and New year was our first in the new cottage. Our Youngest is back until new term February begins for him in Prague, his brother and girlfriend came to stay over the christmas and eldest boy and his family arrived 27th to spend New […]

Storm Barbara

Storm Barbara

My day Britain is bracing itself for Storm Barbara which is expected to hit Devon, … Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, …says the telegraph. We woke this morning to upturned chairs in the garden and rubbish flying in the street, but at least this time our […]

Mushroom Pate

Mushroom Pate

Yesterday I was busy making mushroom pates, a nice veggie compliment to the usual pork and liver pates that often go with cracker based snacks post Christmas day. This is our first Christmas away from London and its been a different kind of lead up […]

Up here in Wales

Up here in Wales

Well GD and I are up here in Wales the past few days, this is the desk that I am writing from and this is the  flagstone veranda outside The photo does not show what you see over the low wall the following pic will […]