Aged 18 I was involved in a serious auto accident which resulted in "slight" brain damage (although how anything like this can ever be called "slight" !!). The only noticeable physical result of this, apart from a few small scars is the fact that I have one pupil considerably larger than the other which has frightened every medical practitioner that I have ever seen since. The effect that I prefer to credit to this collision is that part of my brain appears to have become stuck at the age of 18, which I can blame for any behavior unseemly in a grandmother.
The life and times of Birdy Lejouack an (not so) ordinary Cornish Grandmother. About Me.
Kernow a’gas dynergh
Welcome to Cornwall
I am proud and happy to live in Cornwall, which I believe to be the most beautiful, magical and historic part of the British Isles. The County is rich with myths, legends and folklore, faeries, piskies and rarely glimpsed beasts.
The book "The Drolls, Traditions, and Superstitions of Old Cornwall" collected and edited by Robert Hunt in 1881 clearly states that in Cornwall there are five varieties of the fairy family:
- The Small People
- The Spriggans
- Piskies (or Pigseys)
- The Buccas, Bockles, or Knockers
- The Browneys
and that is before you even consider Giants, Mermaids or Elves!
Land of Myths and Legends
Passionate About Photography....
.....although most definitely NOT a Pro!
I love to take photographs and luckily living in Cornwall there is never a lack of things to take pictures of. I prefer to take pics fast and frequently - the pro photography club chat of filters, apertures, lenses and exposures bores me into a coma in minutes.
Making my photos into products on Zazzle is another passion, but I know that my lovely pictures will always take second place to cutesy cartoons, fancy wedding invitations and mind-numbing Keep Calm and Whatever posters in the sales stakes.
A Sunny Day on the South West Coastpath near Portholland Cornwall
Tempests, Floods or Storms will not stop us!
My partner and I only share 1 day off a week - Thursdays. I spend a good part of every Wednesday planning our Thursday adventure and finding places for us to visit that we have never been to before. We have discovered hidden places in Cornwall that the tourists do not know exist. Often because getting to these places involves leaving the car and walking for miles along narrow and sometimes hazardous clifftop pathways.
Every Thursday we go out, no matter what! It can be raining in torrents and blowing a gale, and often is. This can make taking photographs difficult and not always rewarding. I have whole folders on my laptop full of pictures of a grey sky over a grey sea.
On a Thursday that promises fair weather we will be up and packing our picnic as early as possible so as not to miss a minute of the day.
Once we are too exhausted to take in any more new sights, we will usually find ourselves at a cozy country pub - not that I plan this of course!
Oh and By the Way.....
...... for anyone who is wondering.... Lejouack is the Cornish word for a Jackdaw.