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Autumn Farmer’s Markets

Hannah May

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“Although wherever you are going is always in front of you, there is no such thing as straight ahead.” Jeanette Winterson

"Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts." Frank Drebin, Police Squad

Would Get Out of Bed For: A sea swim in the sun followed by a beachside feast of Ghanaian food to a soundtrack of Marvin Gaye with close family and friends

Dirty Secret: Dark chocolate, deep-and-meaningfuls, being off-radar and out of radio contact, the genius of David Thorne, inappropriate daydreams and 'what if' moments...

Hot Under the Collar: Dawdlers, chompers, ventriloquists, inertia, ignorance, discourteousness (especially drivers), 'reality TV', text speak, myopia, taxidermy, sacrileges to the English language ("we was"/"I seen" are particular pet peeves), dripping taps, ticking clocks...is that enough?

Quintessentially Cornish: Born, bred and proud. Can sing a verse of Cornish and have a huge list of Cornish loves, including clotted cream, wild scenery, weird place names, the Cornish wit and charm and our epic end-of-the-worldness. Plus, my Gran is a witch...

Writers Block: I will and have tackled most things (and, indeed, written about many of them); including travel, literature, culture, the outdoors and anything vaguely self-indulgent. Currently Chief Features Writer for Wed Magazine, contributor to various travel websites and publications, and various other freelance projects. Find 'me' and some of my words at www.hmay.co.uk

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Autumn Farmer's Markets

Forget the farmers’ crazy cattle rattle: the modern day market has much cooler connotations and has morphed into the shopping destination for the conscientious...

Caravan Cool

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Big love, this February

In case you haven’t heard, it’s the season of love. In other words: Valentine’s Day is looming. I’ll admit that Mr and I have made scant effort beyond the first flush of early courtship to commemorate the date; however this...

Top 10 Cornish Christmas Markets

‘Tis the season for all sorts. Namely, shopping. And for those keen to cram those hungry Christmas stockings with something a little special, there’s an array of markets scattered across Cornwall that will enthrall, inspire and...

A Wild Swimming Summer

Paraphrasing Cornish literary legend William Golding, and there’s an ocean in all of us. He likens it to an image of our unconscious, but for me - it’s something I feel when I’m physically immersed in water and specifically while...

Cornish Beauty

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I had a (fully-clothed) thought: naturists would love this place…

Allow me to elaborate. The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are an otherworldly, primal experience. A hidden piece of paradise near Penzance, they are a sort of beautiful botanical Narnia that are easy to find if you know where to look -...

The Artist's Pint

Beer and art may not sound like obvious bedfellows, but St Ives Brewery’s latest creative collaboration with Kurt Jackson is giving alcohol a totally new aesthetic and...