Enjoying the Launceston Steam Railway

Enjoying the Launceston Steam Railway

When we were away in Cornwall at the end of the school holidays last year, we were generally really lucky with the weather.  On the Thursday we’d spent all day on the beach in our swimwear, slapping on the Factor 50.  We woke up the next morning to a very… Continue reading »

Enjoying a walk on Bodmin Moor

Enjoying a walk on Bodmin Moor

At the end of the summer holidays we spent a week in North Cornwall, based in St Breward at Hallagenna Cottages.  Our cottage backed on to the edge of the moors and we’d drive across them every day when we were off on our adventures.  We’d end most days by enjoying… Continue reading »

Making Music – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 180916

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We popped in to say hello to Fiona at Coombe Mill when we were in Cornwall recently and Monkey loved reacquainting himself with Rocky and exploring areas, old and new.  He was soon making music and serenading me.  

Revisiting Tintagel Castle 20 years on

Revisiting Tintagel Castle 20 years on

When we visited Cornwall last Spring we were tantalizing close to the village of Tintagel. We had so much to cram in that week with friends, that we never got closer than seeing the road signs.  This year, I was determined to rectify that matter.  We arrived in Cornwall early… Continue reading »

Pan Pipes – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 110916

Pan pipes - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 110916

A couple of weeks ago we left home at 4.30am to ensure we missed the bank holiday weekend traffic driving down to Cornwall.  With a breakfast stop once we’d passed Bristol, we were in the pretty village of Boscastle by 9am.  Look who was playing the Pan Pipes to mark… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 34-36

Letter to a 7 year old

Project 366 2016 Week 34-36 Day 234 – 254.  A three-week round-up of our adventures at home, in Cornwall and the first week back at school. Sunday 21st August – Day 234 Today has been concentrating on my BIL.  Looking like he’ll need another operation on fluid around his lung.  I totally… Continue reading »

A walk through Cardinham Woods in the rain #weloveforests

A walk through Cardinham Woods in the rain

When we were in Cornwall last year we saw Cardinham Woods from our steam train ride on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.  We said then, that we really must visit the woods in the future.  So on our recent trip I’d pencilled in a day to do just that.  The weather… Continue reading »

Easter at Lanhydrock

Easter at Lanhydrock

I can’t quite believe it’s almost a year since we were last in Cornwall, and Monkey’s first visit to this wonderful corner of England.  We were staying at Coombe Mill with Iona and the Redpeffer gang and I’d heard so many lovely reports about a certain National Trust property that… Continue reading »

Exploring the beaches of North Cornwall #CountryKids

Exploring the beaches of North Cornwall

It’s quite a few years since I last visited Cornwall and in those days my requirements certainly didn’t involve children. In fact if I’m totally honest, I probably actively avoided anything child related. So I’m back, in a different life, and exploring the beaches of North Cornwall with a child… Continue reading »

The Alphabet Photography Project T is for Trevone #alphabetphoto

The Alphabet Photography Project T is for Trevone

Week 20 of PODcast‘s linky The Alphabet Photography Project and this week we are up to T.  Last year I had T is for Train and I was very tempted to go with that again.  We do love our steam trains here after all. What to choose instead?  It’s been a… Continue reading »