View from Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock was restored by Thomas Charles after a fire, in 1881, into a ‘an unpretentious family home’. I saw some pretty interesting things on display, including things I haven’t seen before. The house is gorgeous and the estate looks amazing on a sunny day like the one we had when we’ve visited it. There are […]

Wake-up Light Philips

Wake-up Light Philips

I respond to seasonal changes very quickly. In the Summer I’m up even before 6.30, without the need for an alarm clock, and I still have plenty of energy at 9 in the evenings. But in the Autumn and Winter, my mood changes. I don’t get up as quickly and I really need an alarm […]

New Christmas Sandwiches at Co-op

New Christmas Sandwiches at Co-op

I was asked if I fancy trying the new Christmas Sandwiches from Co-op. Obviously, I said I will. It’s not too early to talk about Christmas. My husband bought a pack of mince pies, we talked about the day we’ll decorate the Christmas tree, so having some Christmas themed sandwiches was only appropriate. As my […]

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle is a lovely castle owned and managed by English Heritage in Cornwall. It was built by Henry VIII, between 1539 to 1545, when he was concerned about invasion from the Catholic kingdoms of Europe. He improved the defense by building a few coastal forts, equipped with guns powerful enough to sink enemy warships. […]

Botallack Mines

Botallack Mines

Botallack Mines are not the only Poldark filming location we’ve visited in our holiday to Cornwall, if you remember my post from Gunwalloe. I still have a few other posts from that holiday to share. The Botallack Mines are owned and managed by National Trust, so check their website for details if you fancy a […]

East Pool Mine. Exterior

East Pool Mine

It was a bit tricky to get to the East Pool Mine, as they share a car park with a supermarket and we thought the GPS made a mistake in getting us there. It wouldn’t have been the first time it did that, eg. making us go to someone’s house or in a car park […]

Halloween 2018

As usual on the 1st of November, I’m sharing what we did yesterday for Halloween. Also, as usual, we stayed at home, waiting for children to come treat or tricking. It did rain a bit, 10 minutes or so around 7 and that might have put off people from coming out. That was a shame, […]

Butterfly

October Roundup

October was a really amazing month, with a holiday in Cornwall, a lot of baking, as I’ve continued baking along the Bake Off. Do check the posts about the holiday in Cornwall if you are curious, there are a few more posts about it to come next month. As always, our holiday was fast-pace, packed […]