Tag: Nan

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 […]

Felted Christmas Stockings

Felted Christmas Stockings

So lovely to be making another felted stocking this year. Lovely because making a new stocking means another soul has joined our tribe or as GD would say clan. This year the stocking is for our newest member, my forth son’s girlfriend. Georgi is a […]

The Cornish Winter Fair

The Cornish Winter Fair

Today GD, myself, Julian and Jazz my son and daughter in law, traveled up the coast about a thirty five minute drive from Portreath to Wadebridge for the annual Cornish Winter Fair. GD and I were not sure what to expect from this event, but […]

Roasted Parsnip Soup

Roasted Parsnip Soup

  We had dear friends stay for the weekend and after they left GD and I did an inventory of all the food stuffs we had left over from the visit. I expect like us a lot of people often end up with a fair […]

Cornbread and Chili flakes

Cornbread and Chili flakes

Had to share this it is sooooo scrummy. As soon as the days have a nip in the air I begin to crave corn bread. Introduced to corn bread by a  good friend from America I am forever thankful. Be warned  cornbread is very moorish. […]

Mabon Table

Mabon Table

Happy Mabon ! ‘Mabon’ the ‘autumn equinox’ comes at my favorite time of the year.  When the leaves are turning golden red and the heady high days of summer are giving way to the cooler slower days that will take us into winter. Mabon the […]

Eco Park Allotment

Eco Park Allotment

We have an allotment on an organic site!. It is on the Eco Park at Portowan a six minute drive. Once we have bikes we will try try to cycle there. We have a patch in the middle of about a dozen that are nestled […]