It started off a beautiful morning for fencing at the campsite, then quickly descended into pretty heavy rain which meant it was unworkable on the slope sadly 🙈 So headed back home, put the kettle on and then the postman arrived with this....It's a crook knife for carving that's been handmade for me to my specs. I have a length of seasoned plum, from the site, which I just need to dry out and then turn into a handle. Also a piece of leather arrived which I'm going to turn into a sheath for my billhook (the cardboard is just a mock up template). I may fit in a days fencing tomorrow if it's dry but otherwise I'll be building these and more coasters, So its going to be a busy but creative weekend with a bit of woodwork and leatherwork 😊
My favourite thing about visiting cellar doors is the opportunity to pick up museum release stuff that you can’t get your hands on any other way. This 2006 Pinot Noir from Tamar Ridge (unsurprisingly in the Tamar Valley) was a great little wine; unfortunately I spent too much time enjoying the wine and not enough time taking notes! Safe to say this wine had aged very well, with all of the secondary notes that come alive in old pinot coming to the fore and making this a truly exceptional wine. As pinot goes, this was hard to fault, and I certainly regret not getting a few bottles of the current vintage to cellar. This was only $50 at the cellar door, and I’d highly recommend picking up some of their museum release stuff if you’re ever in the area (I know I’ll certainly be heading back soon if possible!) 9/10 #wine#winestagram#pinotnoir#tasmania#tamarvalley#forgottotakenotes
Bit wet today...I was fencing again. But I also had a good walk around the site, Reason being that we can't open at full capacity this year, we've been held up badly since the builder ran off with our money without doing the agreed work last year. So we'll probably just have 2 or 3 bell tents set up and MAYBE a shepherd hut type thing(instead of 6 bells and 2 huts). But I was scouting around today because I think we could possibly set up a few bushcraft pitches...It's a reasonably wild site and it could be a great place for families to practice a bit of bushcraft or possibly practice wild camping skills. It would be an empty pitch(you'd need to bring your own tent or hammock) surrounded by small trees and I'd throw in a bag of logs per person, Fires are allowed and I'm happy for people to practice building shelters £22pppn. Toilets and showers on site. Contact me if you'd like to book, We should be open from May ☺ Some of the pitches I'm thinking about are flat slate platforms(which I'll cover in woodchip) around 10m x 8m and the other pitches are amongst the trees...Obviously we will still be offering the 6m bell tents on the other pitches, but they'll obviously be more ☺
Are you or some you know, looking at wedding venues in Cornwall or Devon?
The Old Chapel at Calstock Arts is a beautiful, intimate and romantic venue. Nestled in the beautiful Tamar Valley, the building overlooks the River Tamar with views across to Cotehele National Trust.
The Old Chapel is an approved venue licensed for weddings, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and civil naming ceremonies and can accommodate up to 120 people – a perfect space within which to share your special day or ceremony with friends and family.
It has all the facilities you need to make your ceremony a great success: a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff, a fully licenced bar, disabled access, ground floor toilets, a fully equipped kitchenette, plenty of tables and seating – and of course the option to be as creative as you like when it comes to decorating the room just right for your event.
For more information or booking enquiries please call 01822 833183 or email [email protected]#Calstock#CalstockArts#TheOldChapel#Cornwall#Kernow#Devon#RiverTamar#TamarValley#Cotehele#wedding#weddingvenue#weddingvenueCornwall#Cornishweddingvenue#southeastCornwall
Not got plans for this Thursday evening? Come along to Calstock Film and watch The Olive Tree (Icíar Bollaín 2016) Cert 15
The Olive Tree tells of a young Spanish woman, Alma (Anna Castillo, a compelling lead), who determines to rescue and return to rural Spain her disturbed family’s beloved, highly symbolic olive tree – which now sits in the Düsseldorf lobby of a multinational company, whose logo it has inspired. Commentary on a changing Europe – and especially a socially and economically forlorn Spain – underpins ‘The Olive Tree’, but the human relationships are most poignant here, especially the one between Alma and her ailing grandfather.
Starring: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez
Calstock Film operates under the C-Fylm licence, so you need to become a member on your first visit, if you haven’t already signed up elsewhere.
C Fylm annual membership of £6.00 includes the first film, £4.00 for subsequent films. Tickets on the door only.
Please remember to bring your membership card.
Doors and refreshments 7.00pm, start time 7.30pm.
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***TICKETS SELLING OUT FAST*** Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March
Cara Dillon @caradillonsings
This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and attracting exceptional acclaim for over twenty years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will perform material from her new album Wanderer, a collection of beautiful and moving songs, accompanied by her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life singing traditional songs. Legions of fans attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour.
Tickets: £20 advance, £19 Friends of Calstock Arts, £10 under 18s.
For tickets phone 01726 879500
It wasn’t to be this afternoon, but maybe one year in five we have a glorious sunset on Midwinter’s Day. Having worked its way across the Tamar Valley to its December solstice setting point behind Beckadon Woods, the sun will now travel back. I always marvel at the exactness of all this. #viewfromhome#tamarvalley