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Spreading Like Wildfire

Rebecca Ritson

Top Quote: “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl

Would Get Out of Bed For: Passionate and enthusiastic people. And coffee. And John Snow (C4 news anchor) - if I was still in bed. Which I probably wouldn't be. See former point.

Dirty Secret: Ok. I trust you. Come close and I’ll tell you a dark tale of a murky rendezvous on the moor and a whisper, breathed in a sigh in the embers of a winter's day. That’s right…a little closer…

Hot Under the Collar: I rarely wear one - yey to Cornwall's relaxed dress code. Although I hope my writing takes some of the bigger bullies to the ring for a few rounds, the little irk in my life at this precise moment is the fact that the Kindle touch isn’t available in the UK.

Quintessentially Cornish: My bananas spaniel Bali, covered in sand and frolicking in the surf like loopy seal; looking back over Newquay from the Lewennick Lodge; snuggled in a blanket outside Bin Two, Padstow; running to Penhale and back (ouch); shopping for a bargain in one of Truro’s many independents; searching for my next favourite author in Fowey’s bookshops.

Writers Block: Hungry for food or literary nourishment? Try my tasty little blog 'Eat Your Words' which serves up the top culinary and literary delights to be found in Cornwall, or get in touch: Rebecca Ritson

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Spreading Like Wildfire

Conjuring a magical feasting experience from foraged, wild and wonderful ingredients, three truly is proving a magic number for the wildfire Banquet crew: Andi Richardson, Stephen Knowles and Barry Horne. Their mission: to reinvent...

Boxing Clever: Hub-Box Truro

It all started with my Dad. The place: Uncle Sam’s Chuck Wagon, Sheffield. The time: hazy, but mid 90s I think – I was wearing in my new Doc Martin’s, surfing a little late the grunge wave that had landed from Seattle at the start...

Right at Home – No.4 Peterville, St Agnes

First impressions are important – they leave a mark. The impression on entering No.4 Peterville in St Agnes is of comfort and homespun bonhomie whose glow rosies your cheeks well after you’ve ambled home...

Woods Cafe: Cardinham Woods

Wood-smoke and a warming hum rise from the valley which embraces Lara and David Spurrell’s Woods Café. Crossing the twinkling brook which plays a sweet melody above the cosy cottage’s reverberations, I felt like I was in a Hardy...

Coming Home to Roast

Nothing epitomises the festive season more than the ceremonial carving of a juicy bird. Napkins and paper hats at the ready, The Good Cornwall Guide has been in search of Cornwall’s top feathered festive food to grace your Christmas...

Gothic, romantic and wild: the Cornish North Coast exudes windswept charm.

But with a new myth or legend around every headland it’s no cliff top cliché. Expect sugared-sand beaches, cultural curiosities and elemental walks in this Top Ten of places to visit between the picturesque towns of Port Isaac and...