Soothing the soul on Falmouth Pier

On Monday, my adventures took me to beautiful Falmouth, which on that exact same day had won the Sunday Times vote of the best place to live in the UK. It’s easy to see why. Falmouth is such a vibrant hub of Cornwall, full of art students, independent shops and cafés and surrounded by stunning…

Top 6 things to do in Padstow

Way back in April, before I started writing this particular blog, Rémi and I took a trip to Padstow to meet two of my friends, Kylie and Craig. I hadn’t visited Padstow for several years but had briefly spent quite a bit of time there; mum lived in a small village called St Tudy near…

Rural tranquillity: the sleepy village of St Germans

Nestled between the villages of Tideford and Polbathic lies the historical village of St Germans. Situated alongside the River Tiddy, which meets the River Tamar near Saltash, St Germans is a sleepy village lying amongst stunning countryside. The railway station connects St Germans to Plymouth, Britain’s vibrant ‘Ocean City’ as well as southbound to Liskeard…

Two Stunning Walks In South East Cornwall

Aside from looking after my cat, Frodo until his final days and job hunting/interview preparation, I’ve managed to get myself out of the house on two lovely walks during the past week. Last Wednesday we had gorgeous weather and Rémi had a day off so we decided to get out and about in the sunshine….

Plymouth: the Gateway to Cornwall

I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Plymouth. When I was a child living in Truro, I looked forward to excursions to Plymouth during school holidays; Plymouth had an ice skating rink, a swimming pool with flumes, a Disney store and a pizza hut – Truro did not. It was exciting being in…

5 reasons why I love living in Cornwall

Although I am half joking when I describe myself as Captain Cornwall, there’s no denying the fact that I am fiercely patriotic about this magical county where I was born and where I have chosen to live again. Even when I was living away in different places (London, Bristol, Bath and Somerset), I always had…

Cyder & mackerel in Kingsand

The amazing weather lasted until the weekend, yippee! Mum and I decided to go out for lunch and chose Kingsand, basically because it’s one of our local seaside spots and we haven’t been down there for a while. We parked at Cawsand (because there’s not a lot of parking at Kingsand) and took a leisurely…