A few days before Christmas I went on a short trip North of the Cornish border and up to the Big Smoke (London). This was to soak up the Christmas atmosphere, do some sightseeing and a little bit of last minute present shopping. I’ll start at the beginning: The Journey To London The first part of the Journey I did solo and travelled up from Cornwall to Newton Abbot on the train. It was the Saturday before Christmas and…

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  We went down to view the 51st Mousehole Lights tonight. A lovely little festive roadtrip in the van to gaze at the brilliant displays! I wont waffle on too much as I took the camera and tripod down so have managed to take some half decent photographs. Enjoy: P.S. For more information on the lights click here.

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  It’s been raining non stop this week and I’ve now declared that it’s officially winter. Some people might say that rain and cold is bad weather; This isn’t true though; there is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing. To avoid bad clothing you need to invest in a decent pair of wellies and a good coat. Once you’ve got those, then who cares if it’s tipping it down. I’ve recently tackled my wet weather footwear…

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    With the clocks now set back the light is normally long gone by the time I get back from work, team this up with weather that is only good for ducks and you’ve got the possibility of some boring evenings in. Throughout the summer my friends and I would spend our evenings in or by the water, adventuring, cycling or enjoying the beach; it’s sad to think that we’ve got a long few months before we can get…

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  The weather has been mighty cold the last couple of months and I’ve been making the most of it by capturing the freezing mornings with my camera. It’s been so chilly in fact that down by a local river, icicles have been forming from splashes the water makes on it’s way down the valley and out to sea. I enjoy a brisk morning as much as the next man but after a while crouched on the cold ground, trying…

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  There is no getting around it, at this time of year it’s pretty chilly in the water. However as with most things there is an upside, the waves can be be better and quieter. So it really is swings and roundabouts! To get over the chillyness I always glove, hood and bootie up in the winter. My old pair of booties have done a fantastic job over the last few years but unfortunately I’ve had to retire them. They’ve…

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  I don’t know if you are aware but its been kinda rainy recently! I’ve been getting a tad annoyed about getting drenched whilst walking the dog out in the countryside. I decided to purchase a proper mans outdoors hat in the form of this soft brown leather Australian style bush hat from Wombat Leather. It arrived in one of those posh draw string bags that I’ve only ever seen things like my girlfriends designer handbags stored in. This added…

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  The Christmas lights at Mousehole are a Cornish institution now being in their 50th year! It was all started by a local artist called Joan Gillchrest whom, in 1963 decided to run a string of Christmas lights along both quays in the small fishing village of Mousehole, in order to make it look a bit more festive. Since then the display has grown and now uses an incredible 7000 bulbs, inexcess of 5.5 miles of cable and has an…

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  Who doesn’t love a Mince Pie at Christmas? I consider every day in December that I don’t consume one, a massive failure. I’m going to share my favourite recipe with you so that you can make your own Ultimate Mince Pie. Mr Kipling, eat your heart out… Mince Pie Ingredients Plain flour (370g) Butter (80g) Lard (80g) Salt (Just a pinch) Water (chilly) Mincemeat (580g) Milk (just a touch) Icing sugar (for decoration) You Will Also Need: 6cm Cutter…

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  This time of year is cold. Especially so if you are a surfer. The sea is cold. The wind is cold. The rain is cold. Everything is cold (even the inside of your van)! That is why you’d be crazy to go into the water at this time of year without a hood. It’s said that around 45% of your heat is lost through your head, so without a hood you are going to get some serious brain freeze!…

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