Posts Tagged 'Cornwall'

Budock Boy does it again with a Grand Theft Auto over dub…. #Cornwall #Kernow #GTA

Colin Leggo’s latest video is a spoof of Grand Theft Auto over dubbed with a Cornish accent and aptly named ‘Grand Theft Cornwall’. With over 150,000 hits in just 8 days Col’s done a bleedy ansum job.

Check it out, it’s possibly the funniest thing you may see today!

Nice one Col!

#Cornish boy does it again with another great tune about #Cornwall

Colin Leggo has made another great tune about Cornish place names whilst visiting the lovely county recently.

Here it is!


Great work Colin and we look forward to the next one! Check out Colin’s other videos on his You Tube Channel.

For all those #Falmouth people out there…

Here is a little video I found by Holly Turton – which made me smile! Probably because I fell asleep in that shelter one night in my teens on my long walk back home to Budock Water.

Slightly late for Christmas but Happy New Year to all My Saffron Bun readers.

Flora Dance – 8th May

Dont forget the Flora Dance is tomorrow, 8th May in Helston Cornwall. One of the oldest  pre-Christian Spring rituals still practiced today.

This is a great bit of footage of the dance shot in 8mm and 16mm.

A more modern day film can be seen here however the tradition is exactly the same.

Find out more about the Flora dance by clicking here

The big 100 and rising…

With 101 ‘likes’ in the first six months, over 6000 hits I would like to thank everyone for following My Saffron Bun. My followers are now 123 people and rising so please keep spreading the special recipe of My Saffron Bun to your friends and family. Thank You!


Miss Peapod’s, Penryn

Do you ever feel like popping in somewhere warm and welcoming on such a grey and miserable day like today? Well, should you ever find yourself in Penryn you should be sure to make a visit to Miss Peapod’s at Jubilee Wharf.

Bright flowers on a retro table will soon cheer you up!

Jubilee Wharf is an award winning development with a mixture of housing, workshops, offices and a children’s nursery. Community creation & revitalisation – a hub for craft makers, quality childcare onsite from Jumblies Nursery, health & fitness classes and the café for socialising. It was built on what was the old coal merchants but has extremely green credentials, they have just installed photovoltaic panels and there are  4 x  wind turbines on the distinctive shaped roof.

To Drink?

We have only been to Miss Peapod’s for coffee but have plans to go back and eat next time!

They make their own pasta and bread and exploit all the seafood brought to them from a local fisherman. Expect specials like crab ravioli and fresh sardines, king prawns grilled in caper, chilli and parsley butter or for people with more simple tastes there are homemade burgers with chips and toasted ciabattas with fillings such as roasted seasonal vegetables and homemade butter bean hummous.

They seem to have regular event evenings and they were busy planning one when we were there. This weekend they have the wonderful Megan Henwood who was BBC Young Folk Award Winner who, ironically I photographed all the way up here at a garden party in Henley on Thames a few years ago.   Have a look at the website for more details

Origin please!

You may notice from the photos that the coffee at Miss Peadpod’s is Origin. Did you know that Origin is a Cornish company? I didn’t!

They were established in 2004  and are based in the depths of Cornwall near Helston and they distribute their coffee to restaurants, hotels, delis & cafes in Cornwall and everywhere else. You don’t even need to go down the A30 to try it, we saw on their website their coffee is being used in Malmaison and Hotel du Vin but its a good excuse to nip back to the home county isn’t it? Check their website for more info
Happy days!

Looking for Valentines Inspiration?

Well, one idea anyway. Why not treat your loved one to some Cornishware this Valentines?

Cornishware originally had blue and white bands and those colours influenced the banner at the top of this blog. Shortly after moving away from Cornwall, whilst visiting back home I was straight down to Trago Mills to get some household goods as now I had to look after myself. So, down in the aisles of Trago with various things in my basket I have probably never used I stumbled on some Cornishware. It was all seconds but suited a young bachelor like myself.  So I picked up 2 mugs, my parents gave me  sugar, tea and coffee jars that Christmas and my collection has grown ever since. The mug collection grew, a couple have bitten the dust, one of the survivors is sporting a chip and the other a large crack that if you left it for long enough all your tea would probably drain away.  So they are now in semi retirement, and are just used when the dishwasher is full of our other mugs.

Our old mugs up by the chicken shed from when we had been mucking out - How romantic!

Cornishware is made by T. G Green and the blue and white striped design started production in the 1920 with many households having some Cornishware in their cupboards.  Now the old stuff is quite collectible but T.G Green is having a bit of a revival and becoming increasingly popular and trendy! It is said that an employee of T G Green said the blue and white banding reminded them of the blue sky and white crested waves of Cornwall.

So treat your loved one (and yourself) to a pair of Cornishware mugs this Valentines – Now available in Red and White!

Past Valentines day as you read this? Doesn’t matter Cornishware makes a great gift any day of the year!

Click on their link above to take you to the T G Green website.

Charlie Bettinson salmon fishing in the river Fowey

‘Beauty job, Cor Bloody Hell – He’s got the fisherman’s grin – he’s caught the bugger’ to quote Charlie Bettinson fisherman extraordinaire. Charlie takes a guest out Salmon fishing and after a half an hour’s fight lands a lovely salmon. Worth the 9 minute watch if you like fishing – it’s quite entertaining!

If you fancy a fishing trip with this great Cornish character check out this site, it’s a B+B that will organise a fishing trip with Charlie. Beaudy boy!

Special thanks to Cornish Voices

Cornish cafe open 364 days of the year!

If someone asked me a year ago if there was a cafe 1/2 mile from Lands End where they could get a great full English breakfast or some homemade bread during the winter, on Boxing day I would tell them ‘dont be silly, what do you think?’

But I would be proved (no pun intended) wrong. There is, just 1/2 mile from the end of the Great British Isles, a cafe that not only serves great food but is open every day except Christmas Day.

The Apple Tree Cafe in the small village of Trevescan, near Sennen is a community cafe and artists studios. We found it after one of my bright ideas of getting up early and going to Newlyn to photograph the fisherman bringing their catch in. However on arrival at Newlyn there were no fishermen, nowhere to have breakfast and not a great deal to see as it was so foggy. So we headed off to Mousehole where there was still nowhere to eat. Heading towards Lands End we thought our luck was sure to run out as we were running out of road and the hope of finding something suitable for breakfast. We stopped at Sennen beach cafe which was closed, and due to open at around 10 (it was approx 9am now – which is late if you’ve been up since 6!) and all it was  serving was drinks and pastries. Not ideal for my gluten-free lovely onboard!

So we headed back towards the main road where I thought I had spotted somewhere out the corner of my eye. To our delight we came upon The Apple Tree Cafe, it was like an oasis in the desert to us!

We each had a delicious full-English and shared a pot of tea. They had a wonderful menu on blackboards so much so we were tempted to stay for lunch. They actively cater for special diets, vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options abound but don’t worry if you are meat-eater the bangers were fab! There is fresh artisan bread everyday and the burgers are legendary.

They also support local artists and craftspeople. With a lovely range of art on display and two artists are resident in the adjoining buildings. They host regular art and craft courses, drop-in sewing “surgeries” so you can learn how to mend, alter and recycle your favourite clothes and furnishings.

They also do ‘theme’ evenings – a few weeks after we were there they were doing a Bollywood night; we were rather jealous we couldn’t be there!

It is such a wonderful idea, a community cafe in a little village – surely those are just the kind of community that can really do with a ‘hub’. So many rural communities are losing their pubs, local shops and post offices. Villages really suffer when there isn’t somewhere where people can meet up and gossip! Well done to all of those involved in The Apple Tree Cafe – its great!

To find out more about the Apple Tree Cafe click here.

Keep an eye out for the deaf cat of Trevescan!

One street we will not be visiting this Christmas!

Teetotal Street in St Ives is in an alcohol free zone too!

But don’t let stop you visiting St Ives this Christmas, I hear they have some of the best New Year celebrations in the county! Now a popular event and continuing to grow in numbers, with no official programs, brochures or leaflets the New Year celebrations are entirely people driven and really the only criteria is fancy dress, not essential but if you want to fit in you will need some imagination!

If you don’t believe me check out this great little video by Alban Roinard

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