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Can't believe it's been nearly 2 months since our last post...
As always, we have been incredibly busy with work & caring for Bebe, so when the opportunity arises to have some fun - we grab it!
Here is a mishmash of photies from the last few weeks...
Ending a day trip to Exmoor with a ride on the Lynton/Lynmouth funicular cliff lift.

Rose's graduation at Plymouth University.
We attended Sal & Ryan's there 4 years ago & no doubt we'll be doing it all over again (though probably at a different university) in another 4 years with Hugo...

We are so proud of our beautiful buddy. 
Not because she now has an art degree, but because of her self motivation - it's not always been an easy journey... 
Going to college with strange kids after being home educated was very challenging for our shy girl, but she wanted to do it & we supported her all the way.
A few years ago, she completed a foundation degree in graphic design, she found a small course group & thrived - but was unsure about doing her final year... After a 2 year gap, she decided to go back to finish. She attended the same college with the same tutor & had a great time. She was also able to continue with her job, working around her course. 
Our little Rozzy Roo has blossomed...

And we were very happy to be there to share her day!

 Roger Taylor, the drummer from Queen received a honorary degree in music at the same time - which was quite surreal...
Rose & Asa after the ceremony.

The night before the graduation - we spent the evening with our lovely friends, Kath & Jim. 
They had been holidaying nearby, so we were able to see each other a few times. This was their last evening, so we went to our favourite eatery - Wildebeest in Falmouth.

The wonders of dandelion & burdock!

Some of you will know Kath from her blog: Hillside Cottage.

Fleaby looking big & fierce!

Hiding!

Idless Woods near Truro.

Fowey

We enjoyed a cuppa at Pinky Murphy's in Fowey.

Then a walk around Polruan.

An impulsive overnight trip to Bristol.
This is the Trinity Community Arts Centre...

Where we saw The Jim Jones Revue.

A fantastic night of incredibly loud, energetic music, which left our ears ringing for 3 days!!!

We bumped into the main guy, Jim Jones in the community gardens before the show.

The next morning, a catch up with Sal & Ryan.

We haven't seen them for 5 months, so it was lovely to see them both!

Coast path walk between Portloe & Carne Beach on the Roseland.


A beautiful warm October afternoon on Carne Beach.

Heading over the Tamar to Plymouth for an early morning ferry to Brittany...

With Hugo & Jess.

Reading glasses.

Walking over to the Isle of Callot from Carantec in Northern Brittany.

Hugo being Hugo.

Jess at Plougasnou market.

Herbs & spices...

Olives & dips.

Hugo & Jess in the organic wholefood shop.

Vegan pizza in Roscoff.

We had a lovely time with the youngest kidlets & a chance to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary.

Back at home - Bebe getting musical...

And enjoying a sing-song with our friend Vanessa.

Early morning at work in Mevagissey...


Not quite awake, but it was a beautiful morning...

The robin from the garden at work - he likes to be around us while we eat & had to be helped back outside... He was more than happy to be picked up & fussed.

A meal & catch up at Sam's On The Beach, with our friend Vanessa from Cheshire - who turned 40 this year... 
We have known Vanessa for over 18 years & usually meet up when she is in Cornwall with her parents - it is always a joy to see them all!

The Dolphins Fly won a competition to open a big festival in September, supporting UB40.
It was a great gig & splendid evening...  

We were so happy that our beautiful friends - Vanessa & Lou could join us too.
They left to start an adventure a few days later - which begins in Scotland. It was great that we managed to have some fun between their stress of selling & packing up. We helped out whenever we could & even though those last few days were hectic & emotional - we shared lots of fantastic laughs too... In fact, most of our get-togethers always end in hysterics, they share our absurd silly sense of humour & we've enjoyed so much fun together... From pie flinging to deliveries of fake pee - it's been a fab, fab time. Topped off with crying over our curry & champers in the garage. We hugged, kissed & shouted "see you later" as they were about to leave & we miss them lots. 
V&L are our friends for life & we don't doubt that we'll all probably end up doing something exciting together in the future.

Last week in Bristol.

Hope you enjoyed catching up with us!

Love 
Kay & Sime
xx


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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
~ Edward Thomas ~
Every time we venture out to pick nettles, Sime always goes on about this poem!

Anyway, thought I'd share with you the article I've written for next month's Parish Magazine...


Our hedgerows are coming alive with food aplenty, but hardly anyone really notices the nettles that surround us, they grow quietly while using their juices to produce a medicine that can bring health. Anaemia, arthritis, rickets, tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, colds, catarrh & lymphatic problems can all benefit from this wonderful wild & free super food.
Nettles are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potass…