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My Cornwall Directory

I’ve been visiting west Cornwall a few times a year for longer than I remember.  My Gran lives there and we head down for long weekends with my parents or by ourselves to explore a little more.  Cornwall seems to be growing in popularity and it seemed like a very…

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Kota Porthleven – tasty artistry

When one finds a restaurant that impresses, it is always risky to go back – will it be as good?  Riskier still to take ones parents for a special treat.  So we arrived with crossed fingers whether it would be as good as remembered.  Well – Kota delivered and gets a gold…

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Recharging in Cornwall

After a busy few months at work (and Mr P working hard to beat my business airmiles haul) we were unreasonably excited about two nights away – together – in Cornwall.  Surprisingly it is only our second trip down there this year – we were well overdue some cornish charm and…

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Easter in Cornwall

There is always something new to discover on every trip to Cornwall!  With the help of local knowledge, we have found some bits we love in the past few years and this Easter we took the opportunity for more exploring, and a spot of celebration too – of our 5th wedding anniversary! …

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Picturesque Cornish tin mines

The mining history of Cornwall doesn’t sound like it should be beautiful – but over the years some of our favourite days out and loveliest photographs have been from our trips to see mining history!  My Mum hails from Redruth which was once the world capital of mining, so I’ve…

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The beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan

   I hadn’t heard of The Lost Gardens of Heligan until recently and so I enquired of my Mum why it was that we hadn’t been there when I was little… That’s when she explained – she hasn’t been there either… and she grew up in Cornwall.  Intriguing – how…

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A dining treat at Kota Porthleven

We had a delicious early evening meal at Kota in Porthleven during our Easter trip to Cornwall (well known to be one of my favourite places).  Over the past few years new restaurants have been springing up all over Cornwall that are well worth investigating.  I have a strong preference for…

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Where to in 2015?

Strangely for us, we haven’t made many plans for 2015 yet.  2014 was an epic year of travel – 39 flights including visits with Mr P to UAE, Dubai, Venice, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Sardinia, Greece and Vienna….  We’ve no plans to keep up that pace this year, but we…

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Falling in love on the road… with Cornwall

Falling in love on the road? Well I haven’t!  I had to think about this – as when we are away we tend to keep ourselves to ourselves, I rarely see anything and have to buy it and I didn’t meet Mr P on my travels…. What else could I…