London’s New Years Eve fireworks look amazing on the TV but what is it like to actually go and see them? I am not that keen on crowds but last year, it was decided to sell tickets to limit the number of people who could watch from Central London. I wasn’t quite sure what
Whenever you book a villa online, it’s a lottery and you don’t know exactly what you getting until you arrive. The first night at Villa Carolina, I realised I had found a gem. It was the upstairs floor of a house built around ten years ago, and there were views from the terrace to the
Out of all the National Trust houses in Cornwall, Godolphin House is my favourite. It’s hidden up country lanes, and the surrounding landscape doesn’t seem to have changed since the house was first built. If you want to see inside the house, you have to be careful with your dates, as it’s only open one
There’s a cafe at the bottom of the Lizard which should be better known as the views are stunning and it doesn’t cost a fortune to eat there. You drive straight on until you can’t go any further, park and turn right along the footpath to the Lizard Lighthouse and then you come to the Polpeor Cafe.
It is absolutely not worth staying in Cornwall unless you are near the sea. In the past we have been in cottages with ‘countryside views’, but one field is pretty much like another and you could be just anywhere. We could not have been closer when we rented a cottage through the National Trust. Their properties,
Shrove Tuesday means that Spring is a whisper away; there are snowdrops in the lane, tulips for sale in the shops and surprisingly the odd clump of primroses peeping through in the garden. A sunny day like today has already lifted my spirits and this buttermilk pancake recipe by Liberty London Girl, Sasha Wilkins, from her
It’s October 12 and we had our lunch in the garden today. Long may this Indian summer continue. It’s apple season and it’s tempting to just fill the blog with recipes using apples from the apple trees in the garden. I am trying to use apples in savoury ways and this crunchy celeriac, fennel and
I love the way the light is different, each time I walk down to Orford Quay. The apple trees are laden with fruit and we picked blackberries from the garden. There are so many blackberries around this year and they are earlier than ever. Maybe it’s global warming or simply the effect of a mild