Porthleven Food Festival

Yesterday was the most beautiful day of the year so far. What better way to spend it than at Porthleven Food Festival in West Cornwall? After getting sun burnt the day before on my six mile round trip from Hayle to Gwithian across the sand, I made sure I slathered myself in factor 30 as…

Magical Mousehole: the calm after the storm

I love Saturdays. There’s no rush and I can lie in bed as long as I want drinking tea and reading. If only I could start every day this way! This week, we have had a freak snow storm in Cornwall, resulting in the most snow in the Duchy for about four decades. What made…

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…

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…