Life advice: how to be more optimistic

If you’re a glass half empty type of person, like I sometimes am, you need to try to add a bit more positivity to your life. Life advice can help us live our lives well. Self-care is really important for achieving the work-life balance which will help you become more successful. These five easy steps…

Mini Adventures at Kynance Cove in Cornwall

The Duchy is beautiful in the spring. The perfect time to visit Kynance Cove in Cornwall. May and June in Cornwall are two of my favourite months because the days are long, there is plenty of sunshine and the crowds are yet to arrive. I’m starting a new job next week so I’ve treated myself…

Hayle beach: 3 miles of golden sand

Last week I was lucky enough to have an afternoon off work which happened to coincide with one of the warmest days of the year so far. So I decided to get out and about and enjoy the beautiful part of Cornwall that’s right on my doorstep: Hayle beach! I’ve officially lived in Hayle since…

Porthleven Food Festival

Yesterday was the most beautiful day of the year so far. What better way to spend it than at Porthleven Food Festival in West Cornwall? After getting sun burnt the day before on my six mile round trip from Hayle to Gwithian across the sand, I made sure I slathered myself in factor 30 as…

Magical Mousehole: the calm after the storm

I love Saturdays. There’s no rush and I can lie in bed as long as I want drinking tea and reading. If only I could start every day this way! This week, we have had a freak snow storm in Cornwall, resulting in the most snow in the Duchy for about four decades. What made…

When snow settled in Cornwall!

For the first time in decades, snow has settled across the Duchy! Storm Emma, otherwise known as the Beast from the East, brought heavy snow showers and strong winds to Cornwall this week. We had all seen the weather forecasts, but not having seen this level of snow down here in my lifetime, I think…