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Why you should buy this painting

Why does anyone buy a painting?  I can’t tell you that.  It’s a question to which there are as many answers as works of art (probably more).  513 more words


Slate Sills

We needed to add sills to the front windows to stop further water penetrating the old mortar but with uneven surfaces and crooked stonework to fit to I didn’t look forward to cutting the sills to shape. 24 more words

Monster Monday: Pixie

We all know about vampires and werewolves, or at least we think we do. The legends and myths that inspired these monsters are sometimes surprisingly different, but no less chilling. 240 more words


Recycling the Decking

We are dismantling some of the old decking around the house. After pulling out the old nails and a bit of a wash and scrub up this will be up-cycled into staging for the poly tunnel.

A Seasalt of Porthleven

Andy and I met outside of The Square, a rather nice eating establishment, in our very own local seaside fishing port of Porthleven. He was at work but paused graciously for a quick portrait, he had the most amazing sea shanty tattoos and revealed that when the time came he was to be buried at sea – much like myself when the time comes. 20 more words


How To Go To The Beach (In Cornwall)

We’ve all been to the beach before and had sandy sandwiches, dropped our Twix and had a cry because we left our book at home, so I’m here to set you all straight. 522 more words


Exploring Porthleven

The Cornish coast is dotted with idyllic fishing villages and Porthleven, the most southerly port on the island of Great Britain, is as charming as any. 62 more words