A cream tea by the sea

Sundays are made for relaxing and clearing your head from all the stresses in your life. After a lovely lie-in (I slept until 10 am, something that never happens – I usually wake up as soon as it gets light) I had a leisurely breakfast and then sat in the garden for a while, reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

As it’s such a beautiful day, I decided this afternoon to drive mum and I over to Portwrinkle, a small coastal village, not far from Whitsand Bay where I went last Sunday. It’s only about a 15 minute drive from St Germans and was well worth it to breathe in some lovely sea air and stretch our legs.

We walked along the road from the car park towards the harbour end and made our way down onto the sand. From here, we clambered over rocks and across the walled area where there were a few people reading, sunbathing or just sitting and gazing at the sea.


We stopped a bit further along and sat on some flat (ish) rocks for a while. The sea was glistening in the sun and there were some brave people in the sea and boats on the horizon. After some chatting and some quiet contemplation (my head is a bit all over the place at the moment), we decided to go to the Jolly Rodger café on the clifftop for some refreshments.


After looking at the ice creams and all the lovely cakes on display, we finally settled on a good ole Cornish cream tea – the ideal treat to enjoy with a sea view. The homemade scones were still warm and the strawberry jam and clotted cream were divine. Obviously, the only way to enjoy a delicious cream tea is the Cornish way: jam first and cream on top (anyone who argues against this must be from Devon!)

We sat enjoying our scones and cups of tea whilst taking in the sparkling sea view. It was warm but breezy; the perfect conditions for some Sunday afternoon mindfulness. Feeling suitably chilled out, we headed home, once again feeling extremely lucky to live so close to the coast.


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