Category Archives: baking

A Westi, Thrift and An Easter Cookie Cake

We followed a car this morning with a little hairy dog putting its head out of the window. Is it a Westi? I’m not a dog person but loved this little head and the reflection.

The Thrift is beginning to bloom at Godrevy. Look carefully at the second photo and you will see some clinging to the vertical face of the cliff, almost in the centre of the photo.

I baked an Easter Cookie Cake for next door where all the family are gathered.  The recipe says to serve it warm from the container, all diving in with a spoon!



A Good Read, Slogan and Baking Bread

I’m coming to the end of a brilliant book, ‘Signs for Lost Children’ by Sarah Moss. It is one of those books – I’m sure you’ve met them – where you both want it to go on for ever and you also want to know the outcomes. This book is so beautifully written, poetic and surprising in its descriptions. It tells two parallel all-engrossing stories, one set in Cornwall, around Falmouth and Flushing and the other in Japan. I can see the Cornish scenes from having been there and the scenes in Japan have become so real , I want to visit!  I cannot recommend it enough!


I saw this delightful slogan on a t-shirt yesterday.


I baked a loaf today for lunch with friends tomorrow. I mixed, put it to rise and cooked it in my Lékué bread thingy.




Posted by on February 27, 2017 in baking, Beauty, Photography, postaday2017


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Love, Baking and Creating

The LiveWires keep us amused, and busy, all day! It fills my heart up to have them visiting and I just love how a sleepy little girl creeps into bed with me first thing in the morning and snuggles down saying, “I could stay in here for ever!”

Love and Pooh Bear


We made Chocolate Croissants for breakfast and Banana and Raisin Buns for tea.



While I was making the evening meal, LiveWire T amused herself folding paper and made a cat!




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Winter Pansies, Jessour Agustson and Millionaires’ Shortbread

In Canovelles today we saw that the town’s gardeners had been out planting Winter Pansies to brighten up the area.

We found the fourth sculpture by Jessour Agustson today, a young man sitting on a bench with his laptop. We love the natural poses of these sculptures and feel sure there must be times when people speak to them! 

Oldest LiveWire is going to write the next item as my Guest Blogger again.

This afternoon Granny and I made Millionaires’ Shortbread for my mummy as a treat. My mummy thought that it was so good, she called Billionaires’ Shortbread! 


Posted by on January 2, 2017 in art, baking, Beauty


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Cake, Crow and Courgette

I’m making a Toffee Apple Cake for a Bonfire Night party and made sure I have all the ingredients ready.

Looking up the hallway from the kitchen this morning, I spotted a ‘crow’ in the porch.

We harvested the very last courgette this afternoon, fried slices in lemony butter and it was delicious.

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Posted by on November 2, 2016 in baking, Beauty


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Guest Post – Baking, Cornish Lanes and Truro

Live Wire J, 7,  is helping with tonight’s blog, has chosen the photos, the title and is dictating the text.
Today we baked more buns, chocolate ones and Butterfly buns. When they came out of the oven to cool,  J put more chocolate drops on the top to melt and then we went to Truro. We went through the back lanes to avoid the holiday traffic, met some horses and other cars in the very narrow Cornish lanes. There were flags up in Truro and we went to The Arts Cafe for a treat, babyccinos and lemon drizzle cake. J spent his pocket money on two pencils that he can use at school. Tomorrow we are going to shave off a bit of yellow paint so that J can write his name there.


We’re In Charge!

We have the Live Wires to ourselves for a day and a half as their parents away celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary and what a day we have had – making, baking. playing hide and seek, helping to fix the fountain,  a picnic in the garden, a late visit to the beach to play and stories read to us and by us. I think (and hope) we will all sleep well tonight.



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