It’s me again!
This post may be a little late but certainly better late than not at all. I’ve finally left the UK and am now firmly with both feet in the nearly Autumnal sands of Jersey. It’s all been rather hectic but I feel the end is nearly in sight as we have just one more move to go. I’m quite looking forward to not living out of a suitcase for the first time in weeks and having the luxury of a kitchen cupboard with the utensils you actually need to cook. At this moment in time I feel as though my limited cooking abilities revolve around a cheese grater, two very small saucepans and far too many teaspoons.
A couple of weeks ago during my return back to the UK, I set off for a whole week to Cornwall with my family and small ginger canine in tow. Though he’s an incredibly well travelled dog, it was actually Floyd’s first proper family holiday with (most of) the clan. We weren’t overly fortunate with the weather but when you’re having all the fun possible, it really doesn’t matter at all.
So I’ll just drop a few of my absolute favourites, enjoy!
We rented this dreamy little number in the quaint little town of St Issy
A face that says “what the heck was that car journey all about?”
The Eden Project – any plant lovers pure heaven
A cycle trail that we took from Padstow. This had to be the funniest and most painful bike ride I’ve ever taken part in. I also got a rather spectacular puncture with a couple of miles still to go until our finish.
After we could feel our bottoms no longer, we popped into Padstow for a spot of recovery…aka cake!
Oh look, more scones…
Hiking Brown Willy & Rough Tor – the tallest point in Cornwall
After reaching the top, we thought a well deserved cream tea (the correct way) was in order. When a sign for ‘Tea Room’ is found, it’s only polite to oblige after all, especially when the garden is enveloped by hydrangeas.
We were fortunate enough to partake in a private tour the gardens of the Tregothnan estate, the place of the very first and only British grown and brewed tea. Pretty intea-resting slice of History really ☕
If house hunting was solely my responsibility, this little Summer house would do me perfectly
Tea glorious tea
Believe it or not, this is the Tasmannia plant and when you take a nibble of one of those leaves… it’s spicy, like really spicy!
Do excuse the quantity of upcoming floral shots but I genuinely got distracted, purposefully lost and totally enchanted by the hydrangea garden at the Tregothnan estate.
Being the plant obsessed little sprout that I am, I was finally dragged away from the garden and we finished our tour but, not before being treated to a pot of the famous Tregothnan tea.
Oh, and I mustn’t forget my fruitful trip around the gift shop and I came away with some pretty pleasing goodies to take back to Jersey. We’ve been lucky enough to tuck in more than once already on sunny mornings here in the Channel Islands. To read all about Tregothnan and to buy some for yourself as well as other little treats, visit the website
I suppose that summarises most of the best bits 🙂 so a farewell from Cornwall!
We’re so close to being settled that I can nearly taste it and then, from that point I’m sure our Jersey adventures will proceed as well as any new and exciting updates that we might have in store for you.
If I were you, I’d watch this space 😉