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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]

Footpath to Newlyn

Footpath to Newlyn

On Saturday we went to Newlyn Meadery with friends and family and had a lovely time, we were able to sit outside which was great as it was still so hot. If you’ve never had  a meadery then put it on your to do list next time you are in Penzance, its great for all the family, choose from either chicken, scampi,ribs, prawns,fish strips with chips and or salad. For the sweet toothed among us th ...[Read More]

Mousehole Sea, Salts and Sail Festival 2014

Mousehole Sea, Salts and Sail Festival 2014

On Sunday we made it over to the last day of the Sea, Salts and Sail festival at Mousehole. The sun was shining and it was a perfect day for it. This biennial event is held over three days in July. There are bands playing throughout the weekend, Friday night was absolutely buzzing apparently, the best for many years. Need to put a reminder on the phone for 2016 so we don’t miss it. There wer ...[Read More]

Mousehole Sea, Salts and Sails Festival.

Mousehole Sea, Salts and Sails Festival.

This weekend sees the biennial event of the Mousehole Sea, Salts and Sails festival. The harbourside will be full of stalls and side shows and the harbour teeming with boats of all descriptions. The Luggers will be out showing off their paces, resplendent with sails up to catch the breeze. I plan to pop over at some point during the weekend and get some photos of the festivities to post next week. ...[Read More]

Almost forgotten winter storms…

Almost forgotten winter storms…

After the major winter storms that took a huge chunk out of Newlyn Green and ripped up the footpath between Penzance and Newlyn, Cornwall Council are undertaking the massive job of repairing and under pinning with decent foundations. The Concrete-o-meter situated on the Bolitho Garden fence shows how much concrete has been poured to date and approximately how many lorry loads. They are using some ...[Read More]

Great fundraising evening at Pz gallery.

I spent a great Saturday evening at Pz gallery where the friends of the Jubilee Pool put on an evening meal and an art auction in aid of the lido. A choice of curries were provided by Ruby June, a lovely choice of desserts for the sweet toothed among us by the Little Wonder Cafe and coffee to finish from The Tube Van Coffee, thanks guys a wonderful achievement. The meal was followed by the main ev ...[Read More]

What a fantastic weekend we had for Mazey Day.

What a fantastic weekend we had for Mazey Day.

The Golowan festival week came to an amazing fun filled end under scorching summer skies. The sun definitely had its hat on over the weekend as contrary to the forecast for rain, the skies stayed clear and the sun beat down on the crowds who were out to enjoy the parades, music and stalls. I only got to see the 3 o’clock parade as we had a busy morning at Keigwin, but the floats and costumes ...[Read More]