Category Archives: Life

The (Lazy) Natural Way to Clean Oven Glass

I’m a slob. I don’t want you under any kind of illusion here, housework and I don’t hang out very often. However with VIP visitors next week, the past few days have been a whirlwind of scrubbing, cleaning and straightening. Let … Continue reading

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First adventure in the caravan…

I was kinda fed up with the van being in a dark n dingy shed so last night I asked Jonny to tow it out. Seeing as we’re both working today we couldn’t exactly go far so he took it … Continue reading

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Ice Crystals

Everything was white this morning when I went out to do my rounds and all the fences & gates had the most amazing ice formations on them. Brrrrrrr…

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Almost at the halfway point.

In 2 days time we will be half way through Dads treatment. We are all trying to help but it is really hard to help anyone going through such strong treatment that makes them feel so terrible. The radiotherapy is … Continue reading

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The never ending list…

Jobs doneRose hips picked.2 meat chooks in the freezer1.5 sheep butchered and in the freezer.3 sheepskins soaking awaiting transformation.Order for the gallery finished. Jobs still to doTurn rose hips into syrup.Get last batch of apples and pears picked and in the freezer.3 ducks to … Continue reading

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What’s in a name…?

For the past 10 years I’ve been an acupuncturist. During those 10 years I have treated some amazing people and I adored watching the acupuncture do the thing it does so well – either removing pain, clearing symptoms of disease or … Continue reading

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My brief encounter with a barn owl

Meet Drift… And his new human, Derek… Derek also has also rescued ‘Fluffy’, a European Eagle Owl. Fluffy, is about 2 foot tall and reeeeeeeeeally didn’t like me too much – he puffed his feathers up and hissed in a … Continue reading

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A Sign?

My dad starts chemo today so I’m feeling a little raw. I went down to feed the chooks and Tinker (2 year old lavender & white Muscovey duck) is stood on the island proud as punch showing off her new … Continue reading

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All round update…

So, January was a total write off on the debt free plan but that’s ok cos I’ve still got 11 months to clear it all… Easy Peasy!!! Feb is so far on track so far so watch this space. The … Continue reading

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Looe. NYE. 2009.

New years eve in Cornwall is BIG business. Voted one of the top 5 destinations at new year in the UK, Looe certainly knows how to party. Everyone (seriously EVERYONE) dresses up in fancy dress and wanders round bringing in … Continue reading

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