Tag Archives: Cornwall

An embarrassment of courgettes? Bake cake!

A few years ago, after admiring a tasty, moist cake made by a friend, I became the proud owner of a courgette cake recipe. I promptly filed it and never thought about it again. This summer, at the end of … Continue reading

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Lanhydrock, a Victorian manor set in a green tapestry

Just South of Bodmin in Cornwall is a large National Trust property called Lanhydrock. I don’t think that it is particularly well known, but we had the opportunity to visit it on holiday recently. I already had some interest in … Continue reading

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Cliff top drama – Fiery Montbretia

I saw many lovely places and sights on our holiday in North Cornwall last week, but one of the abiding images I have is of vast tracts of Montbretia marching across the landscape.  I have to say that they injected … Continue reading

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