Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival

You know it's coming into prime tourist season when every weekend is full of events, concerts and street festivals. A few weekends ago we had not only┬áMurdoch Day in Redruth, but it was also the time of year when Falmouth becomes one big performance venue for shanty singers from across the county, country, and Europe … Continue reading Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival


On Cornish pride, local festivals and Murdoch Day

There's one thing that we've noticed since living in Cornwall is that they *love* their festivals. Maybe we just didn't notice them in Lancashire, but particularly here in west Cornwall there is a seemingly never-ending schedule of parades, memorial days, mini festivals and everything else that means the town is buzzing with school kids dressed … Continue reading On Cornish pride, local festivals and Murdoch Day

Life after the marathon

Isn't it funny, how relative time is? For instance, the 40 hours a week I spend at my desk seem like far, far more, and yet the 12 weeks since the marathon have disappeared with barely a blink. I was in considerable pain after the race, and found out the hard way that my body … Continue reading Life after the marathon