Sniff sniff. I can smell something exciting in the air and that can mean only one thing… the Royal Cornwall Show must on the horizon! It’s the smell of tractors, fields, farm animals and a faint whiff of manure. It’s the smell of excitement, entertainment, shopping, exhibits the best food and farming Cornwall has to…

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Yes it’s summer, but if you’ve even so much as dipped a toe into the sea off the South West Coast you will know that no one has told the ocean it’s time to warm up. Anyone who manages to completely submerge themselves will emerge with chattering teeth without fail. As surfers continue to brave…

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Come on admit it; you love to walk on the beach. You like to stroll where the tide laps the shore. You like to roll up your jeans, take off your shoes and let the wet sand squelch between your toes. We like that too. Even when the wind howls around our ears and the…

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Victoria sponge… lemon drizzle… pineapple upside down… chocolate brownie… whatever form it comes in, cake is always good. With British Bake-off fever sweeping the nation it’s no wonder we’re buying baking powder by the bucket load. I assume every kitchen is playing host to experimental baking. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but when…

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Have you ever stopped to marvel at the humble hummingbird? A hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. It has a brain weighing in at 4.2% of its total body weight. This is the largest proportion in the bird kingdom and as a result, they are very clever! This is Sharon. Her tiny little…

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As children we all had adventures. These adventures probably started with exploring the back garden and discovering all sorts of mini beasts like beetles, spiders and worms. The adventures grow as you grow. Climbing trees and falling out of them, rock pooling for crabs and getting a pinched finger, searching coves for pirate treasure, rolling…

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Some of us get excited by the first rays of sun emerging from behind the clouds, like Jane. Jane can’t wait to wear her new summer sandals and drag out the summer outfits from the back of the wardrobe. For the rest of this blog you will be transported into the inner realms of Jane’s mind. You will…

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Bank holiday is here and that means only one thing. Barbecues. Yep the smell of burnt sausages will be emanating from every garden as charcoal smoke wafts freely over the fences of Cornwall and Devon. There’s something quite tribal about a barbecue. It’s as if it transports humans; men in particular; back in time to…

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