My grandmother loved food but hated cooking, and saw it as unnecessary drudgery. Imagine my surprise after she died to find a well-worn recipe book in her house with this handwritten into it. Not once did she make these for me and yet they are wonderful! Here's the recipe translated into metric.
f you have any Cornish blood or Cornish branches in your family tree, you are most likely familiar with the adage often repeated to me by my paternal grandfather 'Gramps' Phillipps: "If there is a hole anywhere on earth, you're sure to find a Cornishman at the bottom of it."
Congratulations, people of Cornwall, on your new-found status as a minority. To celebrate, we are brushing up on our Cornish
For all of us who work on our Cornish genealogy, family history, and roots today is a huge day! A 15 years plus effort culminated, in part, today with the announcement today by Chief Secretary, Danny Alexander, saying the Cornish are to be recognized as a national minority group for the first time!
When someone from England says to me "why are you studying Cornish? It's a 'dead' language", I can reply that if they consider themselves to be a Briton then in fact I'm learning and helping to preserve the language of their ancestors too.
am blessed to have some very clear national histories in my family tree. My maternal grandfather and grandmother both came from Bohemia and I have traced my Bohemian (now Czech Republic) ancestry in these branches back to the 1600s so far.
Following ITV's recent Doc Martin series, set in Cornwall, I feel concerned for those people making the opposite journey to me - away from London, towards the south-west. As someone who has spent the majority of their life in the county, I feel I should provide the reality check that someone should have given me about London.