Saturday 10 December 2011

Ribbons and Bows!

We were back again at Trelissick with Jo and Paul because the water tower was open for the public.  As we approached it we couldn’t miss the bright pink ribbon and bow!


They had to limit the number of visitors as it is so tiny inside but we were soon allowed to enter and we began in the bathroom which is just inside the main entrance …


Up the spiral staircase and we arrived at the bedroom …


On up again to the sitting room …


Unfortunately we were unable to visit the kitchen and so that was the end of our look around.  It’s a cute little place but I don’t think I’ll be rushing to stay there!

Back to the National Trust shop and more Christmas decorations …


Saturday 3 December 2011

Carriage Driving and Christmas Decorations

One Thursday a National Trust leaflet dropped out of The West Briton, our local weekly paper and I spotted that there were to be carriage rides for just £3 around the Trelissick Estate.  This immediately took my fancy and I thought Jo would be interested as well.   This morning was the first day of the rides with booking taken from eleven o’clock and rides due to start at midday.  We arrived and booked our seats on the 12.10pm drive …


It was a hive of activity getting the horses ready …


We had a bit of time to spare and so went for a wader around the gardens.  I’ve been to Trelissick so often to walk Hamish but had never been inside the gardens before.  They were all geared up for children visiting with boxes showing the Twelve Days of Christmas although we only saw three of them on our travels …


Considering it was winter and many trees were bare, it was still a lovely walk and I’m determined to come back when flowers are in bloom.


Then it was time to get back for our drive.  While we waited we had a  look around the stables and tack rooms which  were all decorated …


Santa’s little helper was ready for us and off we went …


It was only a short drive but thoroughly enjoyable. After a visit to the NT shop where I found a birthday present for Lesley, Mike’s sister, we left Trelissick and moved on to Carnon Downs Garden Centre.

Jo wanted to find a birthday present for a friend and I was keen to see all the Christmas decorations.  It didn’t disappoint!


Sunday 20 November 2011

Lunch at Juliot’s Well

Now we’re no longer MX-5 owners we won’t be renewing our membership of the Owners Club on 1st January.   Today there was a run which was stopping for lunch at a not too distant place and we thought it would be nice to surprise everyone and turn up to join them.  Juliot’s Well Holiday Park near Camelford had been used by the Club as a venue for a Christmas Party which we hadn’t attended so it somewhere new for us.  We arrived before the 5’s and parked facing the entrance.  As they drove in I waved and slowly people began to realise who the mad person in the Mini was who was waving frantically!  It was lovely with hugs all round and people saying how nice it was to see us there.  We joined them for a fantastic roast which was the bargain price of £5.95!  There were several new members who we didn’t know but also loads of our old friends and we had a good natter and catch up. 

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Saturday 19 November 2011

Spectacular Waves

Both yesterday and today we’ve had large waves and spectacular sights at the harbour.  The surfers have had a great few days and Hamish has had extra walks as I wanted to take some photos of the waves breaking on the breakwater …


I think he was hoping we’d be on the move soon but he was very good and sat patiently waiting!

Saturday 12 November 2011

Westie Walk

It’s Westie Walk day again and as the sun is shining we decided to join the fun on Perranporth beach.  After gathering on the car park …


we set off along the beach …


All the dogs had a great time and money was raised for Westie Rescue.