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Low Pressure Grooves

Bad weather for a while now in Cornwall: a period of low pressure has smudged our skylines and dimmed our usually azure horizons.  Luckily, this week has seen the waves clean up a bit, but the rain and dirge has continued.  “Alexa. Play: ‘California Dreamin’’.” Obsessed as we are by the weather, we’re trying not […]

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English Language learning and surfing


Welcome to our new blog series! In these regular tutorials we highlight some simple ways to improve your English language use…and set you a ‘Fish Mission’ –  a challenge to put your learning into practice.  A Babel Fish lesson is built upon outstanding teaching – but is characterised by fun and accessibility. If you like […]

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Winter Waves


After a beautifully hectic summer here in Newquay, we’re feeling the first of the winter’s storms blast our coastline. Perfect for the kite-surfers, but too messy most of the last week for anyone else.  Has anyone managed to get in the water this week? It’s all about the winter suit and boots from here on in.

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Shhh, Cornwall!

The secret locations of Rosamunde Pilcher and Poldark:  When I moved to Cornwall 10 years ago, I thought that the untouched villages and secret coves remained hidden, right up until the point they were discovered by me, just then, at that point in time. But the quiet and Cornish laissez-faire atmosphere is deceptive. Of course […]

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