From the blog…

All about our life in Penzance, the Scilly Isles and the funny things that happen when you run a guesthouse!

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]