I love the summer. It's my favourite
time of year. This year has been particularly bountiful with regards to long
periods of uninterrupted sunshine and I have needed no encouragement whatsoever
to step outside and sensibly and gradually expose my body to the rays. Over a
period of many weeks I have gradually bronzed in a way that has been beyond my
grasp for many years due to the whims and vagaries of the British summer.
Finally, after careful immersion I have achieved a level of poise and
confidence not unlike say mild smugness. Now don't get me wrong, it is by no
means a deep tan, a swarthy layer of earthen masculinity but it is most
definitely noticeable to those who may have whispered the words
"pasty" or "wan git", It has been not just a surprise but a
crushing blow then to discover that my new found glow has not only been
completely ignored, but my lovely wife (who too possesses a not unenviable tan
herself has been the centre of attention because of …
We are loving our new little place and are feeling very much at home...
We gave away our juicer to a lovely friend, as our new kitchen is quite small.
We do have a Nutribullet too, which is easier to clean and we start each day with a smoothie.
These are pineapple, banana, kale, goji berry, pumpkin seeds, turmeric and spirulina.
We add a mix of water and home made milk to the ingredients.
We have been reunited with our milk maker (which was buried in the jam room at Meadowcroft).
It's great making all sorts of milks again...
And the pulp goes into our porridge!
This one is brown rice and almond.
Oats with hemp protein powder, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, rose hips, banana, apple, blueberries and water.
Topped with milk, cinnamon, ginger and real Canadian maple syrup... Courtesy of our beautiful friend, Richard - who brings it over from Canada every year!!! ♥
An organic veggie feast - we are still getting our weekly veg boxes...
Peppers stuffed with Puy …
A bit late, but Happy New Year! :-)
We had a lovely time with all our kidlets over Christmas, which has made quite a change - the first time in years that we have all managed to be under one roof during the holiday period!
We are so pleased that we could do this, as this was to be our last one at Meadowcroft...
Yes, not only are we buying our little French house (which will need lots of TLC before we move in), but we have decided to downsize to a small house overlooking the sea while we visit France and just enjoy ourselves!
We only made the decision at the beginning of December, which meant we needed to get busy decluttering...
Taking the opportunity to move from our big place in Boswinger to a small, very lovely, fully furnished one bedroom converted garage near to Mevagissey...
This was the view from our bedroom early this morning.
We were supposed to be managing the property as a holiday let for our friends, but after having a few days break here - we fell in love with it!!!