Hello and welcome to Somewhere in West Cornwall. My name is Lisa Spooner. I’ve lived in west Cornwall for over two decades. I am a Doctoral Research Student at the l (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, recently embarked on a PhD in Celtic Studies by distance learning (2021-24) exploring the folklore of west Cornwall (as preserved by Victorian writers William Bottrell and Robert Hunt). I am also a beekeeper, wild garden and allotment grower, occasional artist and generally creative person, with a range of projects always on the go. Not bad for a 55 years young grandma, eh?! I also I just happen to live with so-called ‘invisible’ disabilities (complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and photosensitive migraine) which together impact on life in many ways. My blog is therefore a jumble of musings on my various pursuits, life in general and also sometimes, yes, the occasional comment on health – not in a whingey-whiney ‘oh poor me’ kinda way, but in a proactive approach to managing positive health, primarily through nutrition and lifestyle: point being that life is for living, and I am not going to let health limits stop me.

Joining me here is my husband, the author Rob Spooner, whose book FM247: Radios in Motion is available to buy via my Shop. Here you will find a selection of products, including my own hand-crafted beeswax candles and a selection of other items, all carefully chosen for their unique quality and style – including, the exclusive handcrafted ClayDrops range of polymer clay earrings.