Glorious weather, yet we are buying umbrellas!

This morning when we arrived at Tregongeeves we were transported onto the set of ‘I’m Singing in the Rain’ – except there was no rain and the back drop was Tregongeeves.  You see Judith was let loose in Truro this week and as well as getting some lovely new garden furniture for various cottages she stumbled across the most beautiful umbrellas with various animals on them – so much so every cottage now has one for those occasional Cornish showers.  The umbrella display that greeted us was not exactly how I expected to start the day!

This week we have had glorious weather, the sun is really warm – in fact I even got sun burnt sitting in the garden.  We ventured to Cardinham Woods this week.  It is a really lovely spot for both families with young and older children and dog walkers.  There are a series of trails varying in length – we always do the Lady Vale walk as it is short and doable for toddler legs.  The worm trail keeps them entertained too.  There is a lovely natural play area and a beautiful cafe called Woods Cafe which offers yummy homemade cakes.  I am very excited about the woods as we have just signed up to the new Forest School running there – keep an eye out for one of events in the holidays run by the brilliant Claire.  We completed a term at a different venue before Christmas and the girls loved it so we cant wait to start again in April.  Over Easter Claire is offering various courses for families – their sessions fill up very quick as her reputation goes before her so book early to avoid disappointment.

This weekend we are going to take the girls to the coast guard hut at Caerhays.  It is the most stunning hidden gem.  Follow the signs for Caerhays Beach and on the sea side of the road you will find a pull in and see the top of a small hut.  Walk down to the hut and have your breath taken away.  The views are stunning in all directions, over looking the sea.  The small hut offers shelter from the sea breeze and the enclosed gardens lets little people explore whilst staying very safe.  It is the most amazing place.