Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunshine!... that has to be a morning in the garden then.

Since we moved down to Cornwall we have faced the challenge of COMPLETELY different soil to what we had in Hampshire... don't get me wrong, it is clearly fertile and good soil (by the taste of our local veggies) but it is full of clay here and digs up in CLUMPS... so we have been working over the winter to improve it - making our own compost (see earlier post). Now some of that lovely black stuff is ready - so we have put it to good use!

This is today's work.. Kenny had dug over this bed a few times before (back braking initially - so today we planted it up with plants which had been in the garden before and a few additions.

You can also just catch a glimpse of our shiny (cleaned) greenhouse which we inherited too! So far we have tomato, spring onion, pea, pepper and cress seedlings in clue what we are doing really but it's fun!

So there is the Greenhouse in close up. It has been completely dismantled, moved, new base, new foam insulation, new glass in some area's (actually acrylic) and new clips etc...oh and cleaned within an inch of it's life of course! (I can't take credit here - Kenny did it ALL)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Something like Perfect...

We woke up on Saturday to GLORIOUS weather, we also both woke up early (for us). So - with the sun out we were in Lamorna Car Park by 9.30!

We hadn't done this walk before, but had come at it from the other direction a few times (if that makes sense). was TOUGH. The path has clearly been arroded over time and is perilously close the edge of the cliff. There are also MANY obstacles to be clambered, climbed and sometimes helped over... But the scenery is FANTASTIC. There was literally NO ONE about for most of the time - apart from the birds that were nesting in the little nooks on the side of the cliff.

We even found ourselves a seat (even if it was left there by a giant)

This is the view from our seat (from where we ate chocolate buttons)

When we arrived back at the Cove, it was 11.30 and the little cafe was open, so naturally we had to have a spot of brunch - lovely toasted teacakes and very good tea! (Translate very good into strong - as we like it)

....this is why we moved here

Sunday, March 7, 2010


A few things I am appreciating/loving today:

1. The sun is out for the 5th day in a row! Yesterday was supposed to rain alot, but whilst it was a little overcast at times, we saw no rain and we DID see the sun a bit so that counts too in my book!
2. Pub lunch here overlooking St Michaels Mount
3. The walk on the beach afterwards
4. The lawn being mown for the first time!
5. The greenhouse is finished! We inherited a greenhouse when we moved into this house, hubby has been taking it apart, cleaning it, and building a new base for it over the past few weeks, and now it is all finished and looking like shiny new!
6. My new Hokey Cokey sign in the freshly decorated porch (enough with the decorating for now)

...Oh and a particularly yummy cake that I have been wanting to make for ages, but haven't for fear it would not live up to what I had in my head... SO glad I took the plunge - it is so good.