how do you like them apples?

posted on September 30th, 2011 by sian

One of our graphic designers, Elly Jahnz, recently took a trip up country and found herself in the middle of an apple adventure…

Autumn – season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, to borrow a phrase from Mr Keats. While we’ve only had a couple of misty days thus far, one thing we have had in abundance is fruitfulness. Apples to be precise. I’ve recently come back from a weekend away in the Cotswolds, where I had more than my fair share of this noble fruit.

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home for summer!

posted on September 29th, 2011 by Helen

One of our Seasalt Olympic Rowers, Helen Glover, recently spent a happy few days back in the ‘shire’ – here’s how she got on ….

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seasalt’s big bake off

posted on September 27th, 2011 by sian

This Friday, 30 September, people around the UK will be holding coffee mornings (or afternoons in our case) to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We’ll be holding our very own Seasalt Big Bake Off, with tea, chat, adjudication and of course lots and lots of cake.

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world champion rower, but first time in a gig!

posted on September 26th, 2011 by Helen

So what happens when you put an Olympic Silver medallist and World Champion rower in a Cornish Pilot Gig for the first time? You have a spot of confusion over an unfamiliar rowing technique, the beginnings of a blister to the hand and a whole evening full of fun!

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yummies on lemon quay

posted on September 23rd, 2011 by sian

Renowned as the county is for all sorts of gastronomic delicacies, a tasty road show pulls into the city today for its annual culinary celebration – the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival.

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seasonal mushroom risotto

posted on September 21st, 2011 by sian

Autumn is most definitely upon us – how can I make this aspersion? The mushrooms springing up under foot. Cue my favourite mushroom recipe.
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Carole’s story…21 years of gig rowing!

posted on September 15th, 2011 by sian

A couple of weekends ago, the Newquay Ladies’ Gig Rowing Championships were held and what a weekend it was! There were high swells and rough conditions on the Saturday which saw some crews not even able to row back into the harbour safely. Luckily the RNLI were on hand to help out! However, we’re sure the rough seas were ‘a walk in the park’ for our veteran rower Carole Provis, manager of our Fowey shop!

Carole has been rowing for 21 years and when we spoke to her about getting ready for the Ladies’ Championships, she reminisced that she must have rowed the Newquay course over 100 times over her 21 years rowing. “Wow!”, we exclaimed! “Now that’s a great story!”.

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withy pots on the north cornish coast

posted on September 13th, 2011 by sian

Last weekend saw the return of  the annual Newquay fish festival and yet again it was full of delights for all the family, from face painting at Newquay Zoo to Cookery demonstrations by Steve Lloyd from the Lewinnick Lodge.

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world rowing champs – annie’s story

posted on September 13th, 2011 by Helen

Following Helen’s blog, fellow Seasalt rower, Annie Vernon, has sent us her report of how she got on at the recent World Rowing Champs ….

“The final World Championship regatta prior to next year’s Olympics has just concluded, held on the stunning Lake Bled in Slovenia. These championships also doubled as the qualification event for the Olympics, with each boat class needing to attain a particular placing to qualify. In my event, the quad sculls, it was top seven.

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a behind-the-scenes peek at the rowing world championships

posted on September 12th, 2011 by Helen

(LH pic) Melanie Wilson, Beth Rodford, Annie Vernon & Debbie Flood; (RH pic) Heather Stanning & Helen Glover

Following an eventful championships, one of our Seasalt Olympic rowers, Helen Glover, has sent us her report of all the goings-on … thanks Helen!

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