Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Carn Brea

Went up to the top of Carn Brea on Sunday (not been up there since I was about 10 and the school made us climb up the steep, bracken and bramble covered side, only to reveal when we got to the top that there was a perfectly good road going up the other side). Had an amazing view, it was a really clear day (bloody windy though) – could see for miles in every direction.

(Image nicked from because we didn't have the camera with us.)


So the other night we had fish and chips. Having left half my fish on my plate with the vague intention of finishing it later, this plan was somewhat foiled by the realisation that Molly was up on the table, having pulled it off the plate and was steadily demolishing it, batter and all! No wonder she’s a pudding on legs.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Yay, Capitalism

Shopping in Penzance today - in between dodging the showers I bought a fab new Sarah Vivian print, a full-length black velvet coat and a plum coloured velvet dress (for office Christmas party).

Of course, I can't really afford to eat for a month now, but hey. 'Sworth it.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fairies at the bottom of the garden?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Brian Froud

Brian Froud - he of Labyrinth, Dark Crystal and various faery/goblin based artwork fame - was back in Falmouth today, doing a signing at the bookshop. Last time he came I couldn't get a glimpse, as there was a queue of (rather oddly dressed) people right down the street. Happily today, possibly beacuse of the freezing rain showers, it was less packed, and I could go in and have a good stare. Today is turning out to be a very good day.


I won!

Ok, more accurately I won £6.40.

Possibly won't be leaving the country for tax reasons just yet.

Still, wey hey!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Five Fings

So, having been tagged by Dave for 'Five Things About Me':

Please Leave The Following In All Posts : 'Remember that it isn't always the sensational stuff that writers are looking for, it can just as easily be something that you take for granted like having raised twins or knowing how to grow beetroot. Mind you, if you know how to fly a helicopter or have worked as a film extra, do feel free to let the rest of us know about it.'

I've got a 1st class degree in archaeology (remind me again why I'm working in a hospital?)

I've never learnt to drive and I don't particularly intend to.

I've had poetry published in two magazines.

I once fed wild badgers by hand (wild? they were furious. har har.)

I keep a record of all the books I read, and have read 1,191 since September 1990.

Tagging in turn (if they can be arsed) Matt, Kell and Danny.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ooh, the irony

To free up the time to watch The River Cottage Treatment on Thursday night, we dined on oven chips and fish fingers. Sorry Hugh....

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tourist Dis-information

A colleague had to book accommodation in Newmarket for tomorrow night. Short of time and not knowing what was available in the town, she called the Tourist Information office there, and was bemused to be told - "Sorry, we're not allowed to recommend hotels." Er - that's not terribly helpful, is it?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Something In The Air

Was sent a link to Nothing Nasty (natural skincare products), and perusing the stock list of moisturisers and bath salts etc was slightly puzzled by the category "Space Clearing". Is there something deeply wrong with my psyche that my first thought was laxatives? Turns out, it's air fresheners...