Published February 18, 2014
Tags: Budock, Colin, Colin Leggo, Comedy, Cornwall, Falmouth, Grand Theft Auto, GTA, GTA5, Kernow, Leggo, Water
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!
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.
Fisherman and boys crabbing off quay, Falmouth
Wondering what to do with the children this weekend and lucky enough to live on the coast? Why not take the children crabbing? All you will need is a bucket (to put the crabs in), a crabbing line – generally bought from a local seaside shop (or if you are in Falmouth, get yourself down to Trago Mills – on Customs house Quay!), a net and some bait from a local fishmongers or supermarket (Fish heads /tails generally work well and will be free from a fish monger or bacon is also very good – unfortunately not free from a butcher). Becky tells me that her Grandad used to use steak to catch crabs – probably some of the luckiest crabs in the sea.
So armed with your essentials you should wait for high tide and head to the quayside, hook the bait onto the line and lower the line slowly into the water directly beneath you over the edge of the quay. Wait for a few minutes before raising the line, if you are lucky you will have one or more crabs on your line holding on to their ‘catch’. Collect the crabs in your bucket (make sure its has some sea water in there for the little nippers) and the continue lowering and raising your line periodically. When you have finished crabbing carefully tip the crabs back into the water where they belong ready for someone else to catch them another day! Remember if you are going to handle the crabs hold onto their shells from above with you fingers either side away from their pincers. Happy Crabbing!
High and Low Tide Times can be found here
How can you go to an Oyster festival and not try an Oyster? Last week we bought a plate of Oysters (all 5 of them!) and devoured them by the sea.
Several years ago whilst living in Falmouth I was commissioned by the Falmouth chamber of commerce to photograph 5 local chefs oyster recipes for some recipe cards they were producing for the Oyster Festival. Naturally, I had to try every recipe the chefs cooked to make sure they were suitable for public consumption! Well that was at least 11 years ago now but I can still remember my favourite recipe of Oyster Gratin. To support other bloggers visit Sara’s Kitchen blog here to see her Oyster gratin recipe – Delicious!
The oysters we had were just natural, eaten straight from the shell. They are either something you will love or hate, they look a lot worse than they taste. They taste of the sea so if the water is clean water then there is no reason for them to taste bad. Oysters filter over 50 gallons of water a day so they are very clean shellfish.
To find out more about oysters please check out the great website Cornish Native Oysters who be able to tell you a lot more than I can about Oysters!
In the meantime enjoy the pictures of our Oyster experience and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a real Oyster fisherman treat!
There we were in the front row of the marquee at the Falmouth oyster festival held last week with a pint of Betty Stogs in hand and a camera in the other. How could I resist photographing these lovely Cornish folk singing wonderful songs of the sea from days gone by.
‘Falmouth Shout’s name comes from their strong connection with Falmouth Lifeboat. The ‘Shout’ being a lifeboat call or maybe just the way they sing they say on their website. Falmouth shout will liven up any event and to date have raised over £40,000 for the RNLI.
So here are a few pictures of some of them singing their hearts out.
And please check out the short video I shot with special guest featured towards the end!
To find out more about Falmouth Shout click here