The Secret of Creek Cottage

The Secret of Creek Cottage is a tale that follows the lives of two families, almost a century apart. 1916: While the Great War rages through Europe, in the small coastal village of Trunrowan, Cornwall, life for Loveday Nance could not be more different. With her husband Will away fighting, the reality of having a […]

New Year … New Book?

Well, I guess I should start my first blog of 2021 with … Happy New Year, but I know those words are bitter sweet. There is so much going on in the world at the moment, personally and globally, and it’s hard enough getting through one day at a time let alone thinking about what […]

The importance of libraries

UK Libraries Week Yes! It’s currently #LibrariesWeek My love of books and reading was no doubt aided by visits to my local library as a child for weekly story time sessions. I vividly recall the sweet smell of the polished wooden floor that somehow mingled with a musty smell at the same time. I now […]

Men An Tol – Nr Madron, West Cornwall

I recently revisited the Men An Tol, but this time with a slightly different perspective. It is still otherworldly, with an atmosphere that quietly slips under your skin and at times takes your breath away with its energy. You can feel it under your feet, smell it in the sweet smelling gorse, see it in […]

Words Alive

Sunday 30th August 2020 As the sun began to slip behind Shepherd Delight clouds, 266ft above sea level, a small group gathered upon an Iron Age hillfort in North Somerset to share poetry, prose and the love of a good story. Organised by Michael Loader – 4 Communities, 3 Trees, 1 Hill Green Arts Wellbeing […]

Lovedays’ Cornish Nettle Tea

Loveday‚Äôs Cornish Nettle Tea Stinging Nettle/Common nettle/Leaf nettle Urtica Dioica As you will know if you have read the book, Loveday was partial to a good old cuppa of nettle tea. An acquired taste you may think, but coastal and country folk would make do with their surrounding flora in many ways, from medicinal cures […]