my life in photos - september 2017
Cornwall, Lifestyle

My life in photos: September 2017

I've always loved September. I think it's the whole 18 years in education, followed by five years of working in higher education, that always makes it feel like the start of a new year. It's the changing seasons too; it's kinda magical! Here's a look back at our September. I started the month with a… Continue reading My life in photos: September 2017

Fal River giveaway

Travel around Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland Peninsula by boat [Fal River giveaway]

When you're visiting somewhere the urge is always there to arrive at your destination as quickly as possible, but have you ever thought to take the scenic route? I've travelled by boat between Falmouth and St Mawes twice and also taken a trip down the river to Truro (read more here and here). It beats… Continue reading Travel around Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland Peninsula by boat [Fal River giveaway]

poirot christmas editions from waterstones

Item of the day: Poirot from Waterstones

When I was Christmas shopping in Truro a few backs I popped into Waterstones, as you do, and marvelled at the festive paperbacks. I fell for these beautiful editions of Poirot - The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and Hercule Poirot's Christmas. Aren't they just the perfect stocking fillers for bookworms? I have to admit,… Continue reading Item of the day: Poirot from Waterstones

my life in photos november 2016
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My life in photos: November 2016

November is always a good photo month for me - fireworks, starting the Christmas countdown and birthday surprises! If you haven't heard enough about my birthday already, check out my month in photos. 1. Jenson's first time watching fireworks. He didn't like it. We went back in after a minute. 2. My first solo bath… Continue reading My life in photos: November 2016

friday favourites
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Friday Favourites #23

It's been a pretty big week with even more coming up as the year draws to a close. Here's a little look at what I've loved over the last few days. 1. Truro shopping. What was meant to have been my second 'day off' ever turned into a really lovely family shopping trip with the… Continue reading Friday Favourites #23

christmas shopping in truro
Books, Cornwall, Lifestyle

Christmas shopping in Truro

I was going to dedicate last week's Friday Favourites to my Christmas shopping trip but sleep has proved a bigger priority than writing over the last few days and I've also been trying to free up some storage; it seems I've reached the limit on WordPress' free storage capacity. This could be the kick up… Continue reading Christmas shopping in Truro

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blogging, Film, Lifestyle

Saturday Share #65

I have been inspired by so many blog posts this week. I hope you find something new and interesting amongst the following list, including Cornwall loving, yummy recipes, drooling over Jo-Go and learning how not to be an asshole on the internet! Cornwall Anna is fast becoming one of my favourite bloggers. I love her… Continue reading Saturday Share #65

Dinner at The Alverton, Truro
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Exploring Cornwall: The Alverton, Truro

Last summer I was invited to The Alverton in Truro to sample their afternoon tea selection and it was a welcome treat, with Jenson a mere four weeks old. This summer I was invited back* to try an evening meal - and I was not disappointed. My mum came over to watch Jenson so we… Continue reading Exploring Cornwall: The Alverton, Truro

Truro City of Lights Parade 2015
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Christmas comes to Truro: City of Lights Parade

I normally don't like to start thinking about Christmas until after my birthday (six more sleeps, in case you were wondering!) but there's something about the Truro City of Lights Parade which gets me full of festive cheer. It's the night that the Christmas lights are turned on in Truro and, prior to the switch-on,… Continue reading Christmas comes to Truro: City of Lights Parade

National Cream Tea Day at The Alverton Hotel
Cornwall, Lifestyle

#NationalCreamTeaDay at The Alverton

I was very lucky to be invited to The Alverton, the only four-star hotel in Truro, to sample their afternoon tea* and Friday's National Cream Tea Day seemed like the perfect opportunity. I was able to bring a guest and thought I'd treat my mum to thank her for all the help since Jenson has… Continue reading #NationalCreamTeaDay at The Alverton