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A spring visit to Godolphin.

Much earlier in the season and before the big snow hit, we managed a trip over to Godolphin house and gardens with the grandkids. We’ve never been there before, its so true that you don’t do the things right on your doorstep, what beautiful places we are missing. The snowdrops were in full flower when we went and were looking beautiful, we were blessed with blue skies, it was still a l ...[Read More]

One Night in Bangkok.

One Night in Bangkok.

                Last winter we managed to do what we had been threatening to do for a few years, that is take off for six weeks holiday. We had Christmas at home with the grandkids, then between Christmas and New Year we took the train  to Paddington and onto Heathrow for our flight to Bangkok. We left Becky in charge of bookings and emails and Ruth and her ...[Read More]

The Beast from the East bought snow to Penzance

The Beast from the East bought snow to Penzance

An unusually cold February brought the ‘Beast from the East’ and turned Penzance and West Cornwall into a winter wonderland for two days. Unlike previous snowfalls this snow fell thick and fast and it was lovely dry snow, not the normal wet slushy stuff we experience in Cornwall. Every school in Cornwall was shut and many places of work were shut too, as roads were impassable and peopl ...[Read More]

A well earned break,Colorado.

A well earned break,Colorado.

In February we shut up shop for two weeks to visit friends in Aspen, Colorado. This was the first time we have holidayed in the States and weren’t sure how we would find it. We had a great time and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Denise is a ski instructor during the winter months and she was able to kit me out totally and Stu with everything bar boots. On the days that Denise was able ...[Read More]

Busy Winter

Busy Winter

This winter we went to town on our kitchen and hall/office area. Ceilings and walls came down, floors came up and a very dusty three months began. A picture of the old kitchen which we inherited and had served the Keigwin well over the years, to the newly revamped one complete with breakfast bar which I find great for my lunch.                                                        We began or at ...[Read More]

Over the winter we have been busy, but its not all work and no play.

Over the winter we have been busy, but its not all work and no play.

As well as doing all the winter refurbishment of rooms and having a new floor and radiators in our lounge we have managed a few short breaks away to recharge the batteries.  Over looking Lake Venuela. A fortnight in Spain in November and we were lucky enough to have a fair bit of sunshine, torrential rain, thunder storms, snow and even a tornado! Back home to start the painting and get ready for a ...[Read More]

Bank Holiday weekend escape and Newlyn Fish Festival

Bank Holiday weekend escape and Newlyn Fish Festival

August Bank Hoilday weekend and I was able to escape to Scilly for one night. The main reason being that a school reunion had been organised for my class and any excuse to pop back home is a good one. So leaving Stuart in charge after breakfast on Saturday, I jumped on the Skybus and flew into St Marys. It was a beautiful day and the islands could be seen as soon as we topped the hill over looking ...[Read More]

Fireworks at the Mount

Fireworks at the Mount

Tuesday 12th August 2014 and the National Trust were celebrating 60 years of being in partnership with St Michaels Mount. To celebrate this they put on a spectacular firework display, using the Mount as a backdrop, made all the more magical by a brilliantly bright moon rising above the bay. I just popped down to the Prom to watch, so got a fantastic view without the crowds of spectators and the ba ...[Read More]

Weekend escape.

Weekend escape.

We managed a brief overnight trip back home to Scilly last weekend, thanks to Becky and Mark for holding the fort whilst we were away. With a house full of German ladies who are up and out early each morning and only one room changing we took the very rare opportunity to have a night off in August. A very good friend was celebrating his 40th birthday on St Marys and we were able to join the party. ...[Read More]

Beach days

Beach days

The weather has been so great this summer I have been swimming most days. One weekend we had Stuarts nephew down to stay with his four children and we went to Marazion beach for the afternoon. We were in the water most of the afternoon, the children had a great time messing about with their body boards, unfortunately there wasn’t any surf for them to really get going. Even Amelie had her fir ...[Read More]