Ring-around the Roseland

It’s too easy to stick to what you know, and we’ve found in particular that we go to the same stretches of coastline time after time. While it’s nice to know the Portreath - St Agnes cliffs like the back of your hand, there is so, so much to Cornwall that we have yet to … Continue reading Ring-around the Roseland


A day on the Helford – Glendurgan Garden and more

Our household is in a period of austerity, as we attempt to adjust our lifestyles to fit our cloth (is that the phrase?) and adjust to living on one-and-a-bit salary while Paul goes back to college. We’ve been quite good at balancing things so far this year and have managed to stash away a decent … Continue reading A day on the Helford – Glendurgan Garden and more

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 Murdoch 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


Day out: National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

When you live a million (or 350) miles away from most of your friends, you seize any chance possible to see them. That's how we ended up spending Sunday afternoon in Plymouth, meeting friends who were camping not too far away. Unfortunately, our plans to watch the Wimbledon final on the big screen were scuppered … Continue reading Day out: National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth