Category Archives: Nature

Week off: Reconnecting with nature & myself

Oh, what a difference a week off makes! As I sit here now, with a glass of wine in my hand and a cat on my lap, I feel happy, refreshed and energised; after a week off work to do nothing but feed my soul. The start of June marked the end of another campaign year at work, the completion of year 5 of my part-time History degree, and an eventful month 2 of my new blogging journey! It has been a fun few months, but boy have they been busy!! So to take a week off just for myself – to lie in, surf, sunbathe, practice yoga, read…or simply just to be – has been a complete blessing. Continue reading Week off: Reconnecting with nature & myself

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Foraging for free food

My fascination for foraging began a couple of years ago, when a friend dragged me across the South Cornwall coast, in search of wild garlic to make pesto. As we strolled through shaded woodland and sunny, salty coastal paths, she pointed out plants as we went along; advising what to pick and how to cook it. I remember at the time thinking that she had managed to appear both wildy adventurous and amazingly glamorous. I was so impressed that she could simply pass a bed of many shades of green, and know which to pick to make THE most amazing dish, and which would give you a rash or even send you to your death?! Continue reading Foraging for free food

Exploring South Devon: Farms, Food, Family & Wine

This week I decided to take an impromptu week off work; to make the most of the unexpected sun we’ve been having in Cornwall, and to have some much needed lie-ins!  But before I delved in to the sun, sea and surf of Cornwall, I made a trip back home to Devon to see family for a couple of days. Continue reading Exploring South Devon: Farms, Food, Family & Wine

Understanding: Biodiversity

The word Biodiversity has cropped up on my radar a few times in my life – but as a complete dummy when it comes to science, and with very little knowledge of plants (outside of food…); I must admit I’ve never given it much thought. But as today marks The United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) – aiming to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues – maybe it’s time I do some homework! Continue reading Understanding: Biodiversity

Can Cows sniff out a Vegan?

Now, this might seem like a very odd question but let me explain…

I think myself to be a very lucky countryside commuter; starting my day with a brisk 25 minute walk to work, along a steep and scenic country path in rural Cornwall. And as the day at my desk comes to a close, I always have the gentle walk back down the hill to look forward to; amongst wild flowers, dusty paths and resident cows!

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