Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The South West Coast Path Circular Walk From Home

We're having such beautiful weather here at the moment, so we're making the most of it!

Last week we decided to do one of our favourite local walks...

Taking the lane past our hamlet...

And the footpath down towards Caerhays...

There had been a thick sea mist all morning, which started to lift.

1 mile from home...

Tim Burton's film crew were starting to take over the beach.

After feasting on fruit & handfuls of nuts on the beach, the mist cleared & we got on our way...

We joined the coast path to head home...

Looking back down on Porthluney Beach.

A mysterious standing.stone.. Neither of us remember seeing it before!

Taking in the view...







These steps through the woodland are never-ending... 

Out the other end...

Down more steps...

This little chap ran across the path - we do see lizards a lot in our garden too.

We think the only way to get to Lambsowden Cove is by boat...

As it really is quite a long way down!


Catching sight of Hemmick Beach... 

Nearly home!

The walk is about 3 miles long & we took just over 4 hours to do it (including an hour on the beach).
There are lots of ups & downs, but it's worth it to be in such a stunning place - you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere & to top it all - we had the path to ourselves!

Kay & Sime
xx









Saturday, 18 April 2015

Happy Bebe


For the very first time, our visit with Bebe was an absolute joy!
It was so nice to be with her & wonderful to see her so positive at long last. Is it thanks to the drugs? Or is she finally settling? Probably drug related, but at least she wasn't tormented by all her anxieties...

We took in some family photos & also printed off information explaining why she's there & where we are, etc to help calm her down at night, as the staff were telling us last weekend that they continue to have problems with her in the night. We've also promised Bebe that we'd write down everything about the kids, she likes to know how old they are & what they're all doing & always asks us several times each visit, so we'll get that done for next time.

Her new improved mood is hopefully here to stay, she's even been reading a newspaper each day, which is something she found difficult to do before - she didn't have the interest or the ability to sit for long.

As you can see in the video - we're all happy bunnies & long may it continue!



Kay & Sime
xx


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Nearby Film Set - A Walk From Our House

There's always lots of filming going on around here, but a few weeks ago we noticed a film crew base in a field near here, with security manning the gates even in the middle of the night (we were returning from one of Sime's late gigs). We were told that it's a Tim Burton film as he'd visited a local Indian restaurant & we were intrigued. After bumping into some neighbours in the week who told us to have a walk along the coast path, we decided to go along to investigate with Hugo today.



The film is based on a children's book, set on a fictional Welsh island & is starring Samuel L Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp & Eva Green.
Although there were only security guys around today.

On the coast path.

Looking down on the village.


This whole set has been built on the village car park - Hard to believe that this isn't a real building...

Nor this one...


These too are part of the set...

Sime tapped the grave stones & they are plastic...

The island name.

We carried on to the next cove - looking back on the village.

End of the road...

Hugo on the rocks...

The coast path towards home again...

A dangerous, but stable wood pile...

We think this is a Violet Oil Beetle.

Along the coast path are the beautiful gorse bushes - the flowers smell of coconut.

Heading back home.

Rope swings...

And pull ups...


The Roseland Peninsula.

Former coastguard lookout...

Inside - looking out...

Outside - looking in...

A splendid afternoon's amble!

Kay, Sime & Hugo
xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Garden Musings and The Power Of Juice


Last weekend we needed to catch up on some sleep, too many late nights took their toll & we were grateful to not be caring for Bebe - relishing the opportunity to lie in bed until the afternoon for 3 days on the trot... Such a treat!

We've enjoyed sharing our home with 2 lots of friends (something we had to put on hold while Bebe was here), so it's been really lovely. 
We've also had some exceptionally tough work days, but continue to be supported by our fresh juices. We just have one for lunch & love the natural lift it gives us, yesterday - we cleaned the big holiday home we look after non-stop for over 7 hours. Admittedly, we were knackered at the end, but we did the work of 4 people on our usual breakfast of super food porridge, then green juice followed by a banana for lunch. We'd taken extra food to eat too, as we knew it was going to be a hard day, but we didn't have time for anything else. After a good night's sleep, we have felt rejuvenated today & believe the juices are responsible.

We've been talking about trying a juice fast, just because we love the buzz it gives us - not only does it improve our energy levels, but our skin, nails & hair look & feel so good. Sime's beard seems to be gradually returning to it's original gingery colour & his hair has started to grow back quicker after shaving his head, with hair actually growing back on his bald pate... Which is hilarious, maybe soon he'll end up with a full head of thick curls!
  I'm also interested in seeing if it works well for thyroid health. After my last thyroid storm in 2012, I have remained stable & continue to do so - with tweaks here & there... I know I can't tolerate large amounts of cruciferous vegetables, especially non organic or raw, but I do use small amounts in juices & although my throat sometimes tightens for a while - I seem fine. 
For about 18 months, I treated myself with small doses of homoeopathic kelp & calcium carbonate, which has worked wonders - along with vegan Vitamin D drops. They have turned my life around. Can regular juicing help stabilise my thyroid once & for all? I believe it can.
My perimenopause symptoms are certainly improving too! :-)

Today's liquid lunch...
Purple sprouting, pak choi, celery, pineapple, apples, beansprouts, lemon, ginger & coriander.

Kay (& Sime) 
xx




Saturday, 28 March 2015

Fleaby's Easy Listening Gems Part 1


Flea, much to Sime's disappointment, never really embraced the music genre associated with his namesake & although he often gets into scrapes & scraps... He's really a big softy, especially where music's concerned. 

Here's some of his favourite tunes:










He hopes you enjoy the videos as much as he does!