Monday, 17 June 2013

Village life

Saturday nights are now an early affair for me. By 10pm you'll find me tucked under my floral duvet with a book, after my mug of milky hot chocolate.
This Saturday was no exception. So on Sunday morning I awoke refreshed after my 8 hours sleep, and decided to go for an early morning stroll around the village. With my camera, of course!

Sleeping ducks. The duck pond is feet away from our cottage. I think they were all still asleep as there were no sign of them.


The village hall is on the opposite side of the road to our home. I noted it provides a play group, handy for future use!


There are lots of little lanes with cute cottages. I have my eye on some of these, when we can eventually buy our own property. (Money permitting!)










The Green man. The nearest pub to us where we've already enjoyed a family meal.


The Boars Head, the second nearest pub to us. We've sampled their Sunday roasts, and we dined out on Friday night in their restuarant with my father in law.


The river by the Boars Head. There were huge fish swimming about on Sunday morning, but I wasn't quick enough to catch them on camera.


Our local church.


The village store. I wondered around in here for the first time on Sunday and the shop keepers welcomed me to the area. It's a post office, dry cleaners, off license, chemist, and super market all rolled into one.


Time to sit down and rest at the cricket green. That's enough walking for one day.


Thursday, 13 June 2013

The jewell in Cornwall's crown

Legend has it, that a giant once lived on this small island. The castle at the top of the island is now home to the St Aubyn family. It's also open to visiters to stroll around and take pictures at their leisure.
Unfortunately my camera battery died after we'd arrived at this beguiling beauty spot, but luckily my iPhone came to the rescue (quality not as good, but it will have to do!).

You can walk to the island before the tide comes in, otherwise you have to catch a boat.


Flying the flag.


The castle steps.


Side on.


Castle with a view.


Spooky castle.


Looking out to sea.


The family home.


I'd like to host a dinner party in this room.


Inside the church.


Stained glass windows always tell a story.


The story continues.


This way back everyone!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Step back in time

If you ever find yourself in Helston, Cornwall, and you are partial to a theme park and an historical tour, I personally recommend Flambards.
The theme park wasn't open on the day we chose, but stepping back in time was well worth the visit.

The Victorian street.


The tobaccanist.


My kind of shop.


And this one too!


Haircut?


The printers shop, a huge difference to the printing factory I visit and use.


Photography has come on leaps and bounds.


The rich were immaculately dressed, hats included.


The Victorian dressing room in the Victorian house. I love the attention to detail.


Time for tea.


Nursery.


Pantry.


The dispensing chemist.


Victorian time capsule shop, discoverd in 1987.


Info on the time capsule.


We are at war.


The blitz. There were sirens and darkness, this was quite eery.


Inside the Concorde. I sat in here for a while as my legs were aching from all the walking!


Info on the Concorde.


Next we visited St Michael's Mount, also known as the jewel in Cornwall's crown, but you'll have to see my next post for that!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Fishes and boats

And down came the rain. Oh it wouldn't be a holiday in England without a few drops of rain. So we spent an afternoon at the aquarium admiring the bright and funny looking fish.

Diamond Anthias


Do you think it looks like he's smiling?


Lionfish.


Common Clownfish.


Common Clownfish again.


Blue Reef Jelly Babies.


I'm not sure what this fellow is called, so I've named him Boogle Eyed Fish.


And I've named him A Funny Looking Thing. I hope he doesn't mind!


Once the grey clouds and wet skies had passed we explored Fowey. A beautiful town with a thriving seaport. The town's natural harbour is a haven for yachtsmen and attracts a multitude of sailing boats.