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Her Majesty Gets a Cheerful Makeover

It’s often reckoned that the Queen is the most photographed individual in history, mostly due to her image being reproduced countless times on coins and stamps during her lengthy reign, but the new… Continue reading

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount off Marazion is one of the most iconic views in Cornwall, with its stately castle crowning the tiny island in the bay. I loved going there to take this photo… Continue reading

Moving from gas to coal, and refurbishing an abandoned 1950s fireplace in the process.

In the 70s and 80s, gas was a cost-effective way to heat your home and nearly everyone had gas-fueled heating installed. But today gas prices are going through the roof, and many families… Continue reading

Let Sleeping Foxes Lie

This is the magical creature who lives at the bottom of our garden. He is a refined gentleman, highly intelligent, and partial to an afternoon nap (but only if it’s not raining). Today… Continue reading

Morning Dew

It’s a wet, cold (or “bracing” as we like to call it), and thoroughly damp day here in Britain. Although it’s not always the most cheery of atmospheres, if you look closely you’ll… Continue reading

Botallack Mine, Cornwall

Cornwall can get really crowded with tourists these days, but going to Botallack is like slipping back in time. It’s quiet, serene, and beautiful. I love nothing more than sitting on the bench… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cherry Cakes (Great for Afternoon Tea)

Light and fluffy cakes sprinkled throughout with sweet cherries and topped with glacé icing sugar and a gorgeously tempting glacé cherry. These wholesome and filling cakes take no time at all to make, and they look great… Continue reading

A Monument to Studenthood

When I was a student I always used to think “I really wish it would snow enough so I could build an igloo”, but now that I’m a grown up my thoughts tend… Continue reading

Summer Strawberries

I was browsing through my camera and I came across this photo from the summer – it seems almost unimaginable that Britain is warm enough to grow strawberries when the weather is so… Continue reading