Saturday, 28 May 2016

The National Trust Kynance Cove

Promise just a couple more blog posts of my holiday in Cornwall, England and that will be it.
As a member of The National Trust , we tried to make the most of our membership whilst we were in Cornwall.  This time it was Kynance Cove.
After a fifteen minutes walk (so glad I had my walking boots on), we arrived at a fantastic spot with spectacular views of the beach, but also the landscape.   Kynance Cove.

It was just a shame that our visit to  Kynance Cove was short and limited to this view, but what a view huh, as we had to accommodate my mother in law who was with us.  If D and myself are in this direction ever again, we will happily return and explore as Kynance Cove.and what it hides among towering its cliffs. 
Don't stand too close to the edge!  Wow! 
I am sharing this with I will share more pictures of it tomorrow, but this is my contribution for Sunday Snap hosted by JibberJabber UK for Sunday Snap; and My Sunday Photo hosted by One Dad 3 Girls.

Other National Trust Properties featured on this blog
St Michaels Mount, Marazion
Geilston Gardens, Scotland
Greenbank Gardens, Scotland
Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Scotland
Dyffryn Gardens, Wales - still to make more of it in Wales.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Trendy Truro

For Five on Fridays I continue with the Cornwall on My Mind theme and share some more photographs from my Cornish holiday. 
This time we are in the city of Truro.  
One is for architecture - This is Truro Cathedral.  
Outside and Inside.
Two is for colour 
Bunting in the High Street adds a certain flair.
So nice to see traditional red phone boxes and the blossom in bloom behind makes it look even more cool.
The Naked Drummer man sculpture on Lemon Quay continues to be a talking point 
I wonder why?!

Three is for independent shopping - I was disappointed in myself as I could have planned better and came along on Farmers Market day, where I could have picked up some homemade Cornish Fairings, but there was still plenty of other indie shops to explore.
explore.Above, how could the Welsh in me resist 'Rare Bits'.  
Make Art NotWar
Day of the Dead
Go On Hug A Tree
Four is for eating out - vegetarian and vegan style.
But sadly, I did not get to eat at Archie Brown as my mother in law fancied 'Ham, egg and chips' which she had at the Old Globe Cafe and Bistro, Of course, I ate there too opting for a veggie panini which was very good by the way, but my heart sank as I feel out I missed out a little bit not eating at a veggie place. 
Here's Archie Brown's menu.
 Five - is for hidden gems likeThe Secret Garden Cafe
The secret garden cafe is not hidden in some corner, but I did not know about it until I stumbled across it.  Its literally opposite Archie Browns above.  The Secret Garden Cafe is vegetarian and vegan menu was far more innovative, different and creative.  This is when I became really disappointed in not eating at a vegetarian eatery .  I was amazed by the menu and drooling at their amazing cakes in the window, but could not eat anymore as I had only had my panini and was too full.  
Click on the menu below and I assure you will be astounded.  Much more than your average green bean salad.
I am sharing this blog post is being shared with Amy who is hosting Five on Fridays over at Love Made My Home.   If your interested in seeing more of my Cornwall photographs, then please click here.  

Thursday, 26 May 2016


Here is a short visual post of our day in Padstow.  

Do Not Feed the Seagulls - Keep Food Well Shielded, the last time I saw such a sign was somewhere in Scotland, I think it was Nairn.

No Crabbing

Walked past the famous seafood chef Rick Stein's Cafe.
Opposite the cafe there was a little place raising funds for cats.  Outside the door was some secondhand book, mugs and some painted slates.   I went through them slowly and took a fancy to this one.  I loved the simplicity and quirkyness of this donkey and robin and donated £2.50 to the honest box. I miss my Moggy still, so it has a warm place on our windowsill in the living room. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

St Ives and Mevagissey Museum

I continue sharing some more of photographs from my Cornish vacation early this month.
Today its all about St Ives and no, before you ask I did not sing to myself as 'I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives...' Yes, I am thinking of your Johanna. 
Its mostly about the harbour.

And then meandering the cobbled streets.

I loved the way The Allotment Deli shop looked, I did go in for a wander but came out with nothing.  
But I did come out with lots from The Raw Chocolate Pie shop .   I mentioned in a post before that I have somewhat acquired a taste for raw chocolate, especially having made some a couple of years back (see here).  D had encouraged me to spoil myself, not that I need much encouraging but he tempted me with the 7bars offer, though I could have easily gone for the 12 bars offer too.  These are all mine - yum yum - to enjoy slowly.  See what bars I chose here. 
A week or so before we left Wales for Cornwall, I did tweet Cornwall Vegans to make some vegetarian eatery recommendations to me and thankfully many did.  One of the places on the list was Spinacio's,   Here read more about the man behind Spinacio.  Sadly though I was unable to eat there as it had closed its doors with a sign up for sale. I was really disappointed as I had not had the opportunity to eat out at any of the vegetarian places that had been recommended to me for a number of reasons, but one was they just happened to be closed when I turned up and second....we had to be mindful of my mother in law.
D wanted to go in, but was put off by the entrance fee, but we quickly forgot about Tate when we got to Mevagissey and  Mevagissey Museum was more my thing. 
We got to Mevagissey Museum. a little late, it was nearly five and they were closing, so it was a rushed visit which I regret.  It is run by volunteers and reliant on donations.  It was quaint and dark inside, so I did not to take any pictures although a few things did peak my interest: a Stargazy Pie anyone! (not a real one of coarse) and kitchenalia from days gone.