Author Archives: Ruth

About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.

Clifftop drinks

    When we walk down to the beach we often pass a patch of wild mint on our return and pick some for a hot tea. We do it in the knowledge that the mint, being invasive will not … Continue reading

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Cabin Envy Valdes Island

      This tilted cabin is southwest of Vancouver on Valdes Island where there is no power, or water supply. Access is either by boat or a very long journey along dirt tracks, to construct the cabin containers were … Continue reading

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nesting

  I saw this little chap through the kitchen window and realised a nest was in the process of being built. We have sparrows that come every year and nest in the overhang at the edge of the roof much … Continue reading

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mirror calm

  Over the last few sunny days the sea has had such a calm quality about it, not a ripple or wave just the shimmer of sun, which gives the surface a lustre like a mirror. AuthorĀ Robert Macfarlane, [The Old … Continue reading

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A walk to the pub

  Yesterday was a busy day in England so we decided to head away from the pomp and circumstance and wander out for a walk, not far just a couple of miles, if that. We were heading for St John, … Continue reading

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Baguette boxes

  We have a post box here at the chalet rather than the traditional English letterbox in the front door. Our postbox is attached to the outside fence of the garden and when the postman comes reversing down the lane … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

A very busy fortnight has just passed with our ‘production week’ for The Cause at Dartington and opening the tour in Cornwall. Our first performances were in a brand new theatre inside a brand new school, Callywith College, on the … Continue reading

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