Category Archives: Cornwall

Winterwood Lessons

Me: We need to take Brown Spaniel out somewhere – he’s bored. Spouse: Ok. Me: Where shall we go? Spouse: Dunno. Let’s just get in the car and see what happens. Me: Well… wouldn’t it be better to have a … Continue reading

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The Gwelhellin Experience

Weeks ago I was contacted on my other blog by a singular human being by the name of Jonathan Xavier Coudrille. Coudrille introduced himself and sent me a photograph that I, with my fondness for eccentricity and facial hair, could … Continue reading

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Learning to listen

I haven’t been writing lately. I’ve been reading the Internet too much again and I’m not sure why, but for the last few months my brain has not been processing the data I’ve been inputting effectively enough to produce any … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Motel

Today didn’t start off well. I received a letter out of the blue from Dorothy Perkins saying I owe £144 on a store card that I thought was all paid off. I’d received no statements and they’d been gradually piling … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and The Black Swan Inn, Gweek.

Foreword: I’ve had such fun with this post and all the ensuing chats with the lovely people of Gweek, and I am reliably informed that this pub is now under new ownership, and is being run by the best people … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

I suppose it’s grimly appropriate that, in the week of Margaret Thatcher’s death, I have been out photographing evidence of the decline of tin mining in Cornwall. But if I’m honest, I have no idea whether or not Thatcher had … Continue reading

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My grandmother’s drawings

I’ve been blitzing the house today. My kitchen is so clean I’m scared to go in it and I’ve filled a box big enough to sleep in with recycling from the spare room. This afternoon I started tackling the bookshelves … Continue reading

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