Here at Blue River Table we are getting ready to start our summer season and with Tethra (our boat) back in the water, all newly varnished, we are very much looking forward to it. Over the past couple of months we have been doing all the winter jobs aboard Tethra, painting, varnishing, servicing and this year even included fitting her with a shiny new engine!
Happy New Year!
It’s that time of year when, after those heady 12 days of Christmas, the fun grinds to a sudden halt. It’s back to those 7am starts, trudging to and from work/school in the semi-light. Someone will ask: “What’s the weather like outside?” and there will only ever be one answer: “Grey.”
Aj looks forward to Christmas all year, and his cottage is already festooned with twinkly lights and homegrown holly. The salmon smoker in his garden is hard at work curing his Christmas morning breakfast, his pantry is lined with jars of homemade mincemeat, chilli jelly and Christmas chutney and his homemade gifts of allotment elderflower cordial, pickled beetroot and green tomato jam are waiting to be wrapped in his hand printed paper. Margot the cockapoo is enjoying wearing her home-knitted woolly jumper and her Christmas Eve collar is hung up over the fireplace ready for the 24th.
June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D Day, when thousands of allied troops crossed the channel and landed on the Normandy beaches in a bloody push to gain control back from the German forces. Many of those making the crossing had embarked from secret locations along the Cornish coast, they themselves having ‘invaded’ Cornwall in the months before, mostly from the US.