On Friday, just a month by date until our departure, we booked the last few elements for our trip. We booked our flight from Dubai to Budapest and the hotels for our European rail journey home. We have booked three nights in Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Berlin and Cologne. Which just leaves the train tickets between those cities to be booked but we can’t do that until 3 months before we want to travel.
We have used Emirates for the flight and a website called RoutePerfect for the European hotels.
We had a visit yesterday from Pam & Steve from Haddenham. We had a tea at home and then went to the coast. They were blown away by the area around Avon Beach, Christchurch. Pam surprised Steve by saying she wouldn’t mind moving to an area like this; could have been an expensive visit! It was really great to see them.
We have had two more great days before we all head home tomorrow.
Thursday Margaret and Carl stayed at the cottage while we others went out. We headed to Truro where Yvette had her hair done and spent some time doing her own thing and exploring Truro by herself. Kim and I went off to see Sean, a very good friend who was running an open day at his studio. We spent a couple of hours with him and then headed back. One of the highlights of going to see Sean (apart from seeing Sean himself and looking at his most recent paintings of course!) was crossing the River Fowey on the chain ferry! Back in Truro we met up with Yetti who was enjoying a lobster lunch and looking glamorous with her new hair do.
Today, we all had a bit of a lie-in and after breakfast went off to Penzance. We had a good look around and then headed to Marazion for a spot of lunch at the Godolphin Arms hotel. The food was fantastic and the views from the restaurant were spectacular. After lunch we headed back to the cottage for a bit of r and r!
We have had a busy couple of days in the west of Cornwall.
Tuesday we went as far south as we could on the mainland UK, Lizard Point. We parked the car at the Lizard and walked down to the point. As you can see from the photo’s the weather was fantastic and we had a brilliant visit. We then went for some fish and chips at Praa Sands and that was also lovely!
Yesterday, we all split up and did different things. Carl and Margaret stayed at the cottage. Yetti, Kim and I went to Loe Bar; yeti to have a couple of hours on the beach while Kim and I walked around the fresh water lake formed by the bar. This took us a couple of hours and we stopped for a coffee at Penrose House on the way around. We all met up again back at the cottage and went for a cream tea at Godolphin House, a National Trust property. The house looked quite unusual, sadly it was closed so we couldn’t explore but the café served great scones.
It was then back to the cottage for some down time, a nice meal and off to bed. Two full days but really nice ones!
We have now been here for a couple of days and have really settled in at the cottage (www.deughanchy.com). The journey down took longer than expected due to the volume of traffic; but we made it. Continue reading Cornwall 2016 (2)→
Today we are travelling to Cornwall for a family holiday and using it as a final rehearsal for the big one.
We are all travelling from different starting points and meeting at our holiday cottage. We are driving down with Kim’s Mum from Highcliffe; Yetti is driving from Shropshire and we will meet in Exeter and Carl is travelling from Southampton by train and we will pick him up from either Hayle or Penzance this evening.
The cottage we are staying in is at a hamlet called Godolphin Cross near the National Trust property Godolphin House.