Things to do in August

August sees regatta season in full swing across The Roseland and whilst you may not want to compete yourself, there are plenty of chances to get on the water without having to be a Master Mariner. St Mawes Carnival is the first week in August with plenty going on – for the easy option just settle yourself in Chandlers Cafe …

Scones, cake, curds etc – it’s the annual St Just in Roseland Show

Having been here for 4 summers now, we decided to enter the local Village Show.  It’s a combination of all of the good bits of the WI (home baking, veg from the garden) and the lovely relaxed feel and fun of a school/village fete. We decided to enter a few of the baking/veg competition categories….. Mark baked a marmalade cake, …

Tractor ablaze in neighbouring field

The local farmers have been hard at it recently, ploughing the fields and sowing spring wheat and barley. Imagine then our horror when we see one of our neighbours’ tractors ablaze shortly after 5pm a few nights ago.  We thought the worst and that someone might be trapped inside.  Fortunately, the local farm-hand had made a safe escape but was …

What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts

So, the only airport open in the UK recently during the Volcanic Ash crisis was the one down at Mens Pants (aka Penzance).  Flights to the Scillies were going albeit intermittently. But the Ash did affect us down here in a couple of ways – not only were our cars covered in a layer of incredibly fine powder but we …

And the mobile phone goes around and around

We said goodbye a few days ago to two lovely guests from Plymouth – Paul and Nicola. We thought they had enjoyed their stay with us, but an hour or so after they checked out, we saw them walking back down our driveway – were they here to check in again?… Oh no, Nicola thought she had left her mobile …