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Summer At The Cornish Cafe – Books

I love books....I mean I really love books.  I have thousands.  They've escaped the confines of the bookcases and shelving and now spread throughout the house in zig-zagging piles in the corridors and in every room.  I think my husband would like it if I had less books...the fact that I got another 12 for… Continue reading Summer At The Cornish Cafe – Books

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Steve Sherris – Scilly Isles Artist

Tucked away on Silver Street in Hugh Town on St Marys, is the Silver Street Gallery showcasing the work of Steve Sherris.  This is his working studio and he has a stunning array of prints and original paintings featuring so many beautiful parts of The Scilly Isles; its nature, landscapes, seascapes boats and island life.… Continue reading Steve Sherris – Scilly Isles Artist

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The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

The Scilly Isles have been on my bucket list for a very long time – originally I thought I could do a daytrip from Penzance, but after reading about the islands there seemed just so much to do, that a few hours, I thought, was never going to satisfy my thirst for exploration of England’s… Continue reading The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

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Blue Waters, Newlyn, Penzance

Many will know about my sadness this year, that so places have stopped accepting children for holidays; in B & B's, holiday cottages and hotels, which makes planning a family holiday in the UK even more challenging.  I love this country, it has so many incredible places to visit, so much unspoilt countryside and for… Continue reading Blue Waters, Newlyn, Penzance

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Godrevy Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

Cornwall is well known for its golden sands, crystal clear turquoise waters, its amazing surf and beaches that stretch for miles around coves and caves.  Godrevy Beach ticks all of those boxes and is a must for surfers, families and anyone who just loves the beach. I only discovered Godrevy Beach last summer when I… Continue reading Godrevy Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

The iconic image of St Michael's Mount, just off the coast of the village of Marazion is perhaps one of the West Country's most recognisable. Here lies St Michael's Mount, a majestic medieval castle and church built upon a large granite rock with far reaching views out to sea and towards Penzance.  This is perhaps… Continue reading St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance