A Well-Read Pub

The Old Inn, Mullion, a 16th-century thatched inn on The Lizard, mainland Britain's most southerly point. Dog-friendly, book-friendly, with a warm welcome, large portions of food and a good selection of drinks - what more could you want on a blustery January day? They have rooms, too, if you can't tear yourself (or your dogs) … Continue reading A Well-Read Pub

A Good Start

To 2020, here in Cornwall. Champagne with my sister until 2am, then brunch of Eggs Benedict and strong black coffee at Cafe Mylor in Mylor Yacht Harbour at 11am.

Fare Well

I will be saying goodbye to the year at the end of this decade in Mylor Harbour, Cornwall. I'm here for a well-earned holiday in the fresh sea air, and to spend time with loved ones. In such beautiful surroundings, looking over the English Channel and the sweeping moorland, marked with farms and villages which … Continue reading Fare Well

An Afternoon Nap

When you’ve been for a run in the park, done your ‘chores’ and ‘helped’ with the baking, well then it’s time to turn on Classic FM, eat a treat and take an afternoon nap on the sofa.

Zero Heroes

Last month, I celebrated my birthday sober to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It's a cause close to my heart (and other organs) and, of course, I'm not alone. This, though, did not mean I had to forgo fizz on my big day, oh no. I was fully prepared to feel virtuous with my summer-time … Continue reading Zero Heroes