Monday, 25 June 2012

Our Cornwall Retreat

Hi bloggers, as promised I said that I would upload some pictures of our Cornwall retreat and give you an overview of what we got up to on most days. If you were following the blog whilst we were away you probably have a good idea of most of the goodies we bought and vintage treasure hunting we embarked upon. But inbetween all that we were enjoying the sights of what Cornwall had to offer and we always have our favourite hotspots. So lets start with St Ives:

We absolutely love this place and if you are the arty type and love meandering in and out of small lanes and perusing unique shops then this is definitely the place for you and is highly recommended by us. We visited St Ives twice on our stay in Cornwall and on the second trip we took the train from Penzance to St Ives and it is so picturesque, definitely worth doing on a sunny day. If you do have a chance to go, we recommned getting there early before the crowds of people set in and go and get yourself a coffee in The Hub cafe on the harbour front. The last photo shows our view from The Hub.

Our next favourite place: Marazion and St Michael's Mount

On previous trips to Cornwall we had never visited Marazion or walked across to St Michael's Mount before but since we were staying close by this time I didn't want to give it a miss. I have to say I think this was my favourite day of the whole trip and if you have never walked across to St Michael's Mount you should definitely put it on your to-do list in the future. Its like walking acorss to a faraway land in a fairytale with a castle in the middle of it and on a glorious sunny day, the views are spectacular. You have to make sure you time it right so that the tide is far out so you can walk across to it, however there are ferry boats if you find yourself stuck on the island. The shops in Marazion are worth a look around as well and we found some nice fabric in a charity shop at a very good price! One shop we were unable to go in was called Vintage Emporium and if you are looking at this blog and own this shop, you should open more often! Everytime we drove past they were shut which is such a shame because it looked so interesting.

On the same day we visted a place called Mullion Meadows near Mullion Cove which is where we met Margaret from Scrapbook Magic. If you are a crafter and scrapbook fan, make sure you visit Scrapbook Magic and book yourself into a workshop.

Finally I will leave you with a couple of pictures from Praa Sands and the view from our apartment and I think we will defnitely be going back in the near future.

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