Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 Big Garden Birdwatch

I was ready...

This is what I saw in my hour: 
(counts are the most at any ONE time in the garden - not total)

3 Blackbirds
4 collared doves
1 Song Thrush
2 Jackdaws
5 Starlings (goodness they do squabble)
7 Chaffinches
3 Magpies
1 Great Tit
1 Black Cap
9 Rooks
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Herring Gull

(just after my hour was up we had 5 Long Tailed Tits but those didn't count)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Milk Shortage...

It is official... we are "non deliverable". 

Anyone would think I lived up some back alley or out in the sticks...not just off the A30!!

On my THIRD attempt at getting milk delivered, STILL NO MILK! 

DairyCrest/Milk&More - you are offically RUBBISH

(at least in this area - I know people reading this have very good experiences with them, which is what introduced me to them in the first place.

I am so dissappointed - do I have to put up with those hideous plastic bottles forever. 

More investigation needed!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Milkman do-over

I am not about to start bashing my local milkman... rather I am hoping I will see one for the first time!
Back in May of last year I registered with Milk&More to get our milk delivered in "proper milk bottles".  However things were NOT meant to be (see this post...and this one)

I was so fed up of seeing THIS in the kitchen (quite a large % of our recycling seems to be plastic milk bottles and it is one of the few things our door step recycling service does not take, so build up till we remember to take them to our local recycling centre)
Excuse the very unsophisticated and rather ugly recycling solution
Well, I am STILL FED UP with those plastic bottles so I am going to try again.  I have phoned Milk&More and discussed how unhappy I was with trying TWICE to get milk delivered.  They have very nicely called me back after investigation and assured me my service should go ahead with no problems

So hopefully I will see one of these on the doorstep tomorrow morning...
Image courtesy of Milk&More website
Fingers crossed....

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday Lunchtime...

This is where we popped for some lunch on Friday (the coffee and pasty from the previous post are said lunch)

Aren't we lucky!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Catch Up...

This week has been mad at work and I haven't felt like blogging.  So here are some pics to catch you up!

 It has been LOVELY sunny weather here in Cornwall all week.  Cold, but endless blue skies.  So we popped out a couple of lunch times to grab a breath of fresh air (and a coffee & pasty on one of the days)

 The sky in the evenings has had SO MANY colours.  PINK this evening

 The great garden clean up began today.  The whole garden seemed to be blanketed in deadness - leaves and general GUNK.  We filled the compost heap, and it is looking a lot tidier now we have a lovely home made layer of compost on the top!

 Came in and after a hot shower (it was cold cold cold out there) I baked some Banana Choc Chop muffins.  Slightly overdone :( but tasted yummy all the same

So.... that is about it.  I am now sat in front of the fire - the dinner is in the oven and I am about to pour myself a glass of wine!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's days like these...

...that remind me why we moved here.  It is tough to be so far away from family and friends sometimes - more so in the winter when the weather is bad and plans have to be altered due to snow etc.

But when you wake up to a day like today, make yummy bacon butties to start the day - before tightening the laces on the walking boots ready to set off...what a glorious day!
Lands End (walking to the left) - in the distance is Long Ships Lighthouse

Always wanting to walk just to the "next cove!"

We even did a bit of rock climbing (read clambering).
It was rather steeper than we realised on the way back up!
 Right up the TOP on these pictures are our coats, bag etc...

About half way back up!

Kenny taking pictures!

After all that, we needed a coffee and some Lebkuken
What a great day... 

What have you all been up to day?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Had some fun with Wordle
Slightly bizarre that one of the largest words is SAUSAGE?!?!

(seems it is only picking up words from the first page of the blog and not the whole thing...)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mirror on the Moon?

I am addicted to a BBC 2 programme on for 3 nights called STARGAZING LIVE hosted by Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain
Very feeble attempt at star photography - must try harder!
Did you know - we left a mirror on the moon, and every night - someone in Texas (well maybe not an actual person you understand) shoots a laser at it to determine how far and fast the Moon is moving away from Earth (drifting away 3.8cm per year by the way in case you won't be able to sleep at night)

A . M . A . Z . I . N . G 

Monday, January 3, 2011

A break in the cloud...

Looking at the weather forecast last night - it looked like we might get at least a little brightness today, so I got the last of the sausage meat and a packet of Puff pastry out of the freezer.

This morning still looked promising, so I baked some fresh sausage rolls, along with using the last smidge of mincemeat to eek out 4 mince pies.

We packed them up, as well as ourselves and headed to Cot Valley.  

Photo copyright to Tom Corser
It was a little cold, but so nice to sit and breathe in the sea air.  It feels like we have been inside for such a long time (when really we haven't).  

The warm sausage rolls and mince pies were rather nice too!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year fellow Bloggers!

Happy New Year everyone.  
My 2011 bring you health, happiness and good fortune!