Our girls…Audrey (my one), Camilla, Mrs Guidetti, Gloria and Pebbles (Felicity’s chicken). Don’t ask me why we got 5, we agreed on 4 but then because I wanted to name one, Joe said we had to get 5!
We did loads of research before getting them and it’s actually what Joe asked for, for his 30th birthday present!
We went to visit Annie Halls Poultry, near Bristol and she was so helpful.
But we actually ended up getting them from Nibley Bird Farm, near Bristol, and they were great as well.
We went for 4 hybrids (good egg layers) and one pedigree, as she would hopefully lay blue eggs. And Pebbles does lay lovely blue eggs! They are my favourite eggs to eat.
The types of chickens we’ve got;
1. Light Sussex
2. Cou cou Maran
3. Cream legbars (blue egg layer)
4. Rhode Rock
5. Rhode Star
They don’t take too much looking after and they love being out of their coop and wondering around the garden. We used to have them in a smaller coop and smaller garden in our old house and they got on fine there. Joe hand made both chicken coops, from lots of research online and Pinterest!
We buy their food in bulk now, seeds and layer pellets.
And they roughly lay one egg a day. They won’t lay like this all year round, but we use them all up when they do lay lots! If I’m honest, I’ve never been a massive egg fan but having them fresh has made all the difference.
The dog loves them and is really good with them. He is a little bit obsessed by Pebbles and we have no idea why! All he wants to do is sniff her bum! Poor girl.
Felicity's also taken to them quite a bit recently and is trying to pick them up! She also loves chasing them into the coop to put them to bed! *heart melts*
They are great characters and I am so glad we got them.
Falfy the Tortoise
We have been looking for new ideas for a home for our Tortoise Falfy.
The one he is in is fine, but its a little bit in the way on the terrace and I want something a bit bigger.
So I started doing some research online at enclosures and look at what I found! Its like Tortoise heaven!! I am excited to start to look at ideas for how we can make a super special one for him, that Felicity will like looking at and helping with.
I am thinking of putting it at the back of her playhouse so we can all see him but also because it is dead space back there. Its on a massive slope and is currently a bed for weeds so I am going to get Joey to build some sort of platform for him!
I have mainly put the gallery below of photos so I can come back and look at all the best ones I found online!
Ha! Jessie X
Images taken from Pinterest
I have been frantically booking, researching and thinking about our trip to Canada at the end of August.
I have booked all the accommodation, both in Toronto and Niagara Falls.
We have got a City Pass (to visit the Zoo, CN Tower, Casa Loma, Aquarium and Royal Ontario Museum) and we have booked lunch at the CN Tower.
Any recommendations on places to visit or tips on travelling with a 2 year old would be greatly received.
To say I’m excited is an understatement!!!
I have really lacked energy recently. Not just a bit tired, like tired all the time. It was starting to get me down and frustrated. I love a nap but it was kind of taking over my life. So I have decided to sort myself out!
And I only went and joined a CrossFit class (CrossFit Kernow in Looe) and it was amazing! I went with a friend, which really helped and it was so much fun. So I have been twice and I love it so far.
It is by no means easy but I enjoyed the challenge and felt really proud of myself afterwards.
I am going to keep going when I can (childcare allowing) and try to keep eating well. I’m not following a diet but I am just eating well in the week, with treats at the weekend. And I’m finding that when I do have chocolate (my downfall), that I really enjoy it now and can taste it much more!
Basically, I’m hoping I look like Mila Kunis by next week…haha!
It has been really tough on me and Joe with this big move from Bristol to Cornwall. We used to see each other every night. Even if I worked late or overtime at the police, I would still go to bed and he would be there. But Joe is actually still working in Bristol 3 days a week. We thought it would be manageable but it has been a lot harder than we ever anticipated. We just miss the normal family/couple time together.
So I saw some tickets come up for sale, for a concert, the next night! I am NOT a spontaneous person at all! In fact, I am crap at presents and crap at surprises! But I phoned my Mum to see if she could babysit for us and then told him I had bought tickets.
We went to see Seasick Steve on Perranporth beach, for Bands in the Sands and wow, we were not disappointed. He was amazing! The venue was so chilled and relaxed. We had a lovely evening and went home very happy.
“ya’ll is this the summer in Cornwall?!” - Seasick Steve. Like seriously, can he be my best mate? Steve, if you are reading this, we need to be friends!
Red the Dog
We went to Morval (which is a little village, near Looe) estate summer fete the other day. I wanted to go because our house backs on to the Morval estate and I wanted to see what it was like. But the fete was so cute, lots of stools with homemade cakes, plants for sale, bric-a-brac and summer games.
They also had a dog show on. So we entered Red. Typical Red style, he just continuously barked while waiting and we ended up buying him loads of dog biscuits to keep him quiet!
We put him in for the Most Handsome Dog. And obviously, I totally thought he was the Most Handsome but he only went and won it! Haha, proper proud dog Mum!
Red is a Hungarian Vizsla, and he’s 6 years old now.
Good points about his breed/Red;
Good with children
Always wants a cuddle
Easy to feed
Really good recall
Really good with other dogs (almost too much, licking their faces!)
He dribbles loads when we are eating
He farts when he slowly gets off of the sofa
He wants to sleep IN your bed (not on, but IN, and UNDER the duvet!)
He is quite highly strung
It took him about 2 years to calm down!
He barks a lot on the beach
Good or bad, he is my companion and I wouldn’t be without the goat.
We’ve done a few kayaking trips and I have been lazy and not updated the blog with them. Every single time we go, I love it! I really do love being out in the water. You can see so much and it feels so peaceful.
This is until, you kayak in the sea. Which we did with my cousin Carmy, we kayaked out to Looe island. Which I have been banging on about doing for ages. I totally underestimated that I might get travel sick! It wasn’t even choppy, it was just a bit wavey. Honestly! We were half way around the Island and I was lovin’ seeing all the seals up close, when I suddenly felt the familiar nausea feeling. It just ruins it for me. I then felt close to being sick the rest of the time, and by the time we go back to the shore, it was too late, I was being sick on the beach!
So next time, I’ll take my tablets!
I had a half day the other week and the weather was stunning so we went to Talland Bay for the afternoon. Well it was the best decision ever. The weather was incredible and we actually drove down in our wetsuits! I felt so Cornish!
We set up on the beach…however, we aren’t totally Cornish yet as we didn’t have a sun umbrella for Flicky so we used a rain umbrella! And then we swam in the sea, paddled around and Flicky played in the sand. She wasn’t so sure about actually swimming or the waves so I put her on my back like a little monkey and she kicked her legs while I was in the water and that was her version of swimming!
While we were there, there was obviously a kid’s birthday party and loads of kids and parents turned up. They were all paddle boarding in the sea. Then they blew up a massive inflatable unicorn! They were then setting up a BBQ and having cake. It was so lovely to watch them having such an amazing time. The Mums who were paddle boarding were GOALS!
As I have got myself a new job, which is going to be more hours than I currently do. I have been looking at childcare options for Felicity. I wanted to get the right balance between us looking after her, my Mum and some sort of nursery/preschool. They don’t really seem to have nurseries in Cornwall and have more preschool settings, next to or near a primary school. I have looked at quite a few options, and asked a lot of people for their opinions and I went to visit the one at the top of the list and loved it!
I went to look around, put Felicity down as she is so heavy and she walked straight off and started playing. I then went to look outside and left her happily playing. I came back in and she was totally unfazed and loving it!
I knew straight away that I would be more than happy for her to go there. She will be starting one day a week in the September term and I can’t wait. Felicity used to go one/two days a week to nursery in Bristol and loved being with the other children and learning.
I have been working at a Children’s Centre in Bodmin for the past couple of months as a receptionist. However, it wasn’t a permanent contract and I was looking for something more suited to my background (police/crime) and in an ideal world, I really wanted to work for a charity.
Well…I have only got a new job!! I am going to be an Office Manager for Women Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. I am over the moon and am looking forward to starting in the 2nd week of August.
Hello! I'm Jess.
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