Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sunny days

Hello again from Cornwall! We are enjoying the most wonderful weather this week. We certainly weren't expecting so much sunshine and the warm temperatures - I wish I had brought a sun hat and flip flops! Mustn't complain though, the temperatures will be back to 'normal' at the weekend when we are back home.

Yesterday we went down to St Ives; it really is a lovely town, full of winding narrow streets and interesting shops and galleries. How's this for a great street name?!

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I wanted to visit Poppy Treffry's shop - she is my free motion stitching heroine! We treated ourselves to a couple of mugs as well as a few other bits and bobs which I will share with you when I am back in Norfolk. We wandered up to Porthgwidden beach, an absolute gem with the cutest beach chalets you could imagine!

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While we were enjoying a drink in the beach cafe, the manager, Joanne, noticed my Poppy Treffry bag and we started chatting. It turned out that the cafe and beach were the location for the photo shoot for Poppy's most recent catalogue. (You can read more about it here if you are interested.) We then spent some time relaxing in the sunshine. I even managed to fit in a few rows of knitting! I have finished a pair of socks and am halfway through my second pair as well as working on squares for my rainbow blanket. Photos soon, I promise! In the meantime, you'll have to make do with this one! A perfect spot for knitting.

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After checking tide times, we decided to go down to the south coast of the county to the village of Marazion - home of St Michael's Mount. Low tide was around 2pm, so we knew that we would be able to walk across the causeway over to the castle. At other times, boats take visitors and residents across.  About 30 people live on the island today, a lot less than the 300 plus islanders a couple of hundred years ago.

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Walking up to the castle, I kept my eyes peeled for the Giant's heart - according to Cornish legend, the Mount was once home to a fearsome giant, Cormoran. He was slain by a local lad and his heart lies amongst the cobbles.

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I had last visited the castle almost 40 years ago, and couldn't remember anything about it! The setting is just stunning, I could drink in views like this all day long. 

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Of course it would be rude to be in Cornwall and not partake in a cream tea. So that's exactly what Mr JK and I did afterwards, watching the tide come in at the end of the afternoon. Bliss! xxx

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Helsie said...

How lovely it all looks. Beautiful weather too !

Lynne said...

I love the giant's heart stone, and the legend. We have a giant legend in my part of the world too - so much more fun than the reality!

knittingsandwich said...

oh you're just making my head swoon with all your gorgeous photos - that blue sky, the gorgeous sea... it's almost too much for someone living in the center of the united states to handle :)

your tea indeed looks like the perfect way to end such a lovely day!