25 July 2016

Is There Anyone Still Out There?

Hi there, I wonder if there is anyone still out there to read my blog? I know it's been a while, a very LONG while but things have been very busy here in deepest, darkest Cornwall. There is a new garden plan being tackled at the moment, with a gazillion granite setts to be cemented in, a hay store to be built, Japanese knotweed in the process of being eradicated, new recipes being cooked, cheese being made and sampled and a hundred and one other things going on at the moment but hopefully, now that most of the projects are underway, I will have time to do more blogging so I can show you all what we have been up to. 

Here is a bit of a sneak preview of things to come when we catch up next time.






27 April 2016

Liebster Blog Award.

Well, that's a first! Someone asked me to do the Liebster Blog Award thingy. I am flattered, I have never been asked to do anything like this before and despite the fact that the person who nominated me is my lovely daughter, I am still very excited to do it. So here goes. Firstly, thank you to Lucy at Becoming Mama Lucy for the nomination. (By the way, you should check out her latest blog post about my little Grandson and his nursery escapades, I laughed ..... A LOT lol !!)



These are the rules.
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog
  2. Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post
  3. Answer ten questions you’ve been asked
  4. Nominate 5 new bloggers that you want to share with the world
  5. Then create ten new questions for the bloggers you are nominating
  6. Notify the bloggers that you have nominated

And here are my ten questions.


What is your favourite family moment/memory?
Meeting my little Grandson for the first time was pretty special but honestly, there really are far too many to pick just one.

If you could rule the world what would you change?
The inequality between the very rich and the people who have nothing.

Favourite holiday destination?
Wales. I went there a lot as a child and I still love going back and of course, Cornwall, which luckily, is where I live :-) And I went to Venice earlier this year which was absolutely beautiful.


Do you own a pet? (If so, what is it?)
I have 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 chickens, 3 llamas and I am bunny sitting my daughter's rabbit Mr Darcy at the moment. 

What was your favourite school subject?
Biology, although I wasn't very good at it. I didn't really enjoy school when I got to high school, which is why, at the age of 43, I thought I would give it another go and I went to university and did a foundation degree in Marine Biology, a BSc in Marine Conservation and an MSc in Sustainable Environmental Management. I wish I had done it a lot sooner and I enjoyed every minute of it. 


What was the last book you read?
The Martian, I read it before I saw the film and I absolutely loved it although, about half way through, I did have to read the ending to find out if he survived or not, just so I could prepare myself if he didn't!! 

What is your favourite season and why?
Spring, it has so much promise and I love getting the garden ready to plant my veg, it's so exciting. Sad but true lol.

What do you love most about blogging?
People leaving comments and reading other blogs. 

What is your favourite phone App?
I have just discovered Instagram. I am now totally addicted. 

Who inspires you the most?
My mum. 

Anyway, those are my questions and answers. I now have to nominate 5 other blogs to do the same thing and I have to think of 10 questions to ask them. 

So, here are my blog nominees 






And here are my ten questions.

  1. What is your favourite meal?
  2. What has been your best ever bargain buy?
  3. What are your top 3 favourite films?
  4. If you could invite 3 people for dinner, either living or dead, who would it be?
  5. What was the last book you read?
  6. You are stuck in a well and the cast of the last television programme you watched are coming to rescue you ..... who will be hauling you out? (Mine would be the cast of Gardeners World, I watched an episode I recorded a while back last night before bed lol)
  7. Marmite .... Love it or Hate it?
  8. If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
  9. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
  10. What is the one thing that makes you think of Summer

Thank you again to Becoming Mama Lucy for my nomination.