March madness has gripped the weather again this week and it temporally lost the plot for a while but has just got a grip on reality in time for the Spring equinox. The bright spring days of last week have been replaced by earnest sessions of filling the bird feeders and bringing all of the […]
Seasons in West Cornwall
This February’s first golden days of spring, changed just a quickly into ice and snow as the month drew to a close and looking back now it almost seems surreal. The taste of Arctic life with “The Beast from the East” transformed our normally sub tropical Cornish climate into another world and it will live […]
We’ve experienced life with The Beast from the East here in West Cornwall for the last couple of days and gosh it’s cold!
I must admit I was excited at the prospect of a rare snowfall here in West Cornwall over the last weeks. A dusting of those magical icy crystals does add an adventurous spice to our normally subtropical climate and when I opened the front door on the predicted morning? Well there was definitely a powdery […]
January 2018 I must admit to being a reluctant January gardener this month – perhaps it was too much Christmas but somehow the prospect of a left over box of Christmas chocs. and afternoon screening of Father Brown won me over instead! And yet somehow the garden got on with “making spring” all on its […]
When a fabulously bright and sunny day dawns in wintertime, the Cornish have a special name for it: – “A day lent from summer” and those balmy sun filled days are perfect for walking in Cornwall
The perfect arc of golden sands of Porthminster beach marks the true gateway to St Ives. A beautiufl beach just below the railway station and a short stroll from the bustling harbour and town.
As the cooler, shorter autumn days set in, so a silent cue for Hygge is whispered through the household. Hygge – that useful, unpronounceable, new word that has crept into decorating speak these days and signals cosy-time to start in the house again. Autumn compensations of hygge Autumn and winter bring compensations in their wake […]
Ah goodbye September and with it the summer days as autumn calls and the year mellows. The autumn solstice – those mysterious harbingers of our year intoned by the weather men has passed us by and yet the life of the garden continues. This September the garden has continued to thrive here at Ednovean Farm, […]
Sloe Gin is a perfect winter or Christmas treat. Gather the autumn fruits now from the native hedgerows then follow our simple recipe for a warming drink to sip by the fireside.