Sleepy Seaside

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Despite living in a coastal city like Plymouth, I can never quite get enough of the seaside. And since Cornwall is so temptingly close, this weekend my boyfriend and I decided to venture to the little town of Looe for some exploring.

In true British fashion, the weather was not on our side. However undeterred by the chilling winds and being blatantly underdressed, we still set off to the beach. Sadly most shops were not open due to it being (obviously) out of season, but we still managed to have a good time and get a few quick snaps.

We’ll definitely be revisiting in the summer!

Jess.

Sleepy Seaside

Boots ’n’Blackberries

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I have completely disregarded this blog over the past few months, life and university have all been a whirlwind since September!

To get back into the swing of things I thought I’d reminisce about the final week of last summer, when I made the most of the above average weather and went blackberry picking with my mum. We’re very lucky to live in a beautiful setting, with countryside stretching out for miles around us. This means local produce is available from just around the corner, including all of these thriving blackberry bushes.

It only took around half an hour to collect enough berries to feed a small army, which we then immediately put to good use. The final result was a delicious blackberry and apple crumble, loosely based off this recipe with a bit of homely improvisation. I didn’t manage to get a photo of the final product, my family spooned it into their bowls within seconds of it leaving the oven!

See you soon for more updates.

Jess.

Boots ’n’Blackberries