The Marvellous Miss Molly’s Tearoom- a rather curious hidden treasure!

I think it is safe to say that there is no where quite like Miss Molly’s Tearoom. You will find it just outside the town of Camborne in a house called The Old College. This 200 years old building is now a fantastic wonderland of antique, vintage and retro bric-a-brac and nestled amongst the hat […]

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The Cotton Bag Company & the South West’s growing Eco-friendly Credentials

When I was asked whether I would be interested in writing a review of The Cotton Bag Company‘s latest design of Tote bag I was apprehensive – how would this fit in with my blog? But then something really important occurred to me. . . Practically everyone I know has been switching to refillable water […]

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Box Brownie – The original ‘Mirrorless Camera’ Vs the 21st century version

I love old cameras. I love their design. The weight, the heft of them. Their quirks and foibles. These idiosyncrasies make them wonderful and exciting to use but sometimes you just want to take the best possible picture, without worrying how it is going to turn out! Whip out a modern digital mirrorless camera you […]

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Levant Mine and the Tin Coast – Rising Fortunes & Going Underground!

Levant mine

The old crumbling workings of Levant Mine, close to the village of Pendeen, are part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and were once cared for by the Trevithick Society. Recently, the so called ‘Poldark effect’ has meant that visitor numbers here have risen a massive 40% and the present caretakers, the National Trust, […]

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I Dream – Girl Guiding in Cornwall – an exhibition at Trelissick by Ilene Sterns

I dream - Trelissick exhibition

Cornwall, like so many rural areas, thrives and survives because of its close-knit communities which provide fund raising, educating and much needed support in a county where poverty and isolation often lurks behind the sunsets and sandy beaches. Institutions like the Women’s Institute, the Lions Club, Rotary Club and the Girl Guides are long established […]

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100:UnEarth – WildWorks’ ambitious new show at Heligan!

The weather is glorious. The setting dreamlike. Everything is falling into place. In just a few days the most anticipated show of the summer will get underway. I was more than a little delighted to be invited to watch the final dress rehearsal of 100: UnEarth before the show premiers in just a couple of […]

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Review of A Guide to Cornwall by Weekend Journals

Some guidebooks are designed to simply get you from A to B. Others help you to discover the unique and the unexpected. Weekend Journal’s Cornwall edition is a compendium of some of the county’s most special places, both traditional and contemporary. It guides the reader on a journey to some of hidden treasures of the […]

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Meeting the Angels of Death at Heligan

The personification of death in art and mythology is common. Abaddon in the Book of Revelation, Azrael in Islam, Yama in Hinduism even the Santa Muerte in Mexico. These guardians of the underworld are the keepers of the gates into the afterlife, the bringers of doom and the escorts of departed souls. So, let’s just […]

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Elementum – Review of a journal of nature and story.

Elementum is a beautiful treasure trove of words and imagery. This is not a read today – recycled tomorrow magazine, this is something dive into, immerse yourself in and ultimately cherish. Reading it feels as if you are being drawn into each of the contributors’ worlds where there are legions of stories waiting to be […]

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Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration – Review of Sarah Jane Humphrey’s new book

Cornish illustrator Sarah Jane Humphrey Botanical Art

There is something special, satisfying even, about finding beauty in the small things in life. Taking the time to notice the marvellous minutiae of the natural world that surrounds us, especially here in Cornwall where we are blessed with so much wild flora and fauna. Sarah Jane Humphry’s enchanting new book takes us from the […]

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