Friday Flash Fiction

My favourite site, Friday Flash Fiction was running a ‘cheer you upwriting competion.   Closing date was yesterday, but you can submit a story any time.

Photo Gallery

Still working on it, but check out the new photo gallery page – Eliza, the Garden and Looe.

Eliza Cottage and Air BnB

Not surprisingly, the Air BnB accommodation in Eliza Cottage is totally on hold.  One booking for August this year  remains, made back in August 2019 and hopefully, this madness will be over then and I can welcome the lovely Lorraine and her husband back for their third – or is it, fouth – visit.

Like 90% of the gardens in the UK, Eliza’s has never looked so good in early spring, with Dan beavering away every day.  Planted a new double apple tree last week (half produces eaters and the other half cookers) an two strawberry trees.  Kid you not and I’ll get back to you when they flower and fruit.  Talking of strawberries, we’ve also planted some white strawberries purchased from Gardeners Dream.  Read Eliza’s blog on the right-hand side of this page.

I’m just grateful that I’m under ‘house arrest’ in beautiful Looe, with our local shop, West Looe Stores working tirelessly to deliver to those who can’t get out and somehow keeping their shelves stocked with great-quality local goods.  Big thanks, Hayley and Julian!

West Looe Stores

Lite-Bites and IT Matters

With the ‘craziness’ going on,  I’m going to drop IT Matters and concentrate on keeping you up-to-date with Eliza and with my writing,  The original IT blogs I wrote will still be there in the archives as will the documents linked to them including JargonBuster to refer to for tedious ‘techie terms’.  I may even write a new IT blog from time if something inspires me to do so but it will not be a regular thing.

So, I hope you enjoy your weekly free stories on the blog called Lite-bites and and stories of  ‘happenings’ in Eliza, in Looe or in Cornwall on the Eliza Cottage  blog.

What is a Blog, anyway?

A truncated expression from the word weblog.  But Wikipedia can tell you far more about blogs than I can, and anyway, why reinvent the wheel? Or you can sit back and listen to a YouTube video on blogging.  To answer the question in English, a blog is basically a web-based article.

Where are my ‘blogs’?

Look on the right of the screen.  Each section is listed, with the blogs underneath.  The current blog is shown in it’s own section and each blog is also archived by month it was written so, look down to the bottom of the right-hand panel to the Archives.   Click on the month and read away.


I hate it when, let’s say, you order a pair of boots for Aunt Sally on the internet and then get bombarded with ‘newsletters’ trying to flog more boots to you.  Sticking with the ‘boot theme’, don’t get me started on online shops where, when you’ve just bought a pair of black boots it displays a page screaming ‘Customers who bought black boots also bought…‘ with pictures of more black boots, some brown boots and sometimes even pink ones.  Why?  I’ve just BOUGHT boots, so go away and leave me alone.

OK, I’m off my soapbox.  The point is, I’d love to keep you personally updated on my writing, what’s been published, what my latest writing project is . So, scroll down to the bottom of this page and sign up for whatever part of the site you are interested in and I promise two things;

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  • I won’t ‘spam’ you, and unless I’ve got amazing news – like my book is being published – you will only get a newsletter once a quarter

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Why pictures of Cornwall?

I live here and I love it  I want to share.  That’s it.

Comments and Questions

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