There's lots of great things to do in Cornwall, in the run up to Christmas, including Padstow Christmas Festival, Mousehole Lights, Truro Christmas Market, Heligan Night Garden, and Eden Project

It's been a full year since we got the shepherd's hut up and running, but now in its second year, we have had five-star reviews all the way. It's been a great extra space for family and visitors as well as the occasional guests who want to get away from it all.

Part of the deal to encourage Heather to move to a new and better life in the country was the promise of a horse.  When we first moved here, Poppy was quickly introduced to us on loan, a lovely pony with a distinctive mind of her own, especially when food was involved!  Heather unfortunately grew out of her and after a winter where we gave the paddock a rest, we have finally welcomed a new additio...