Spring Awakening


Sorry about the theatrical title but after the first half of the month being days and days of relentless rain and driving wind we have ended with warmth and sunshine so there is very much an awakening. Last weekend, a few days after the Spring equinox, we went down to the beach and were amazed to see the tide further out than we had seen for some time, in fact my neighbour tells us it was the lowest tide in thirty years. What this meant was you could walk the length of Whitsand Bay and back again which, normally, is difficult without getting your feet wet somewhere along the route.

On the cliff the flowers are waking up in the sun including the patch of mint that we normally grab a bunch of for a cuppa.

Half way though the month the sheep arrived back in the field and within 24 hours the first lambs were with us and again this all coincided with the official arrival of Spring. If you’re a procrastinator believe me there is nothing better than watching new lambs.


A big shout out the local school Fourlanesend in Cawsand where children decided to ban the single use plastic red noses for Comic Relief UK and made their own instead. Each nose cost £1.25 but only a percentage of that goes to the charity so, after a school project entitled ‘Do we need plastic’, the children decided to donate the price of a nose, of which 100% would go to Comic Relief, and make their own. You can see their video here https://www.fourlanesendprimary.co.uk/website/home/79018

It will be interesting to see how Comic Relief play it next year, the school got national coverage and a letter from Sir David Attenborough, so it was hard not to take notice.

Cabin Envy


Photo credits George Fielding

This is the Danish cabin in Kudhva, Cornwall, you can rent it through Canopy and Stars; it has folding walls so you can open up the cabin and let the outside in, and look at that outside! You are in a forest with waterfalls but there are other amenities as its part of a glamping experience including a hot tub with views to the sea, yet you can just hide away on the deck with a beer [supplied] and listen to the birds, come on you know you want to.

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About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 20 years ago with my partner and son. Nine years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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