At the beginning of May, just after Oli returned from Nepal, we took a road trip to Cornwall and stayed in a little cottage new Fowey. It was the hottest week of the year in London but the patchy South West weather didn’t dampen our spirits. We took daily trips to the beach, shell seeking and sandcastle building. We walked along the hedgerows gathering handfuls of wild flowers. We ate fresh crab sandwiches and juicy British strawberries. We took things slowly and peacefully for a few days as we regrouped as a family and reconnected again.
A few weeks ago, my mum gave the kids a voucher to send off for five tiny live caterpillars. We ordered them right away . . .
If, like me, you have an untreated wooden dining table, this simple wood butter will soon become a staple in your cleaning cupboard. . . .