Half term fun

Hello, and sorry I have not managed to blog for a while – we have all been taking a few well earned breaks after a very busy summer season.  We hope this blog finds you well after the bad weather over the last 24 hours.  Judith was on patrol last night getting up a number of times to check everything was okay, but in fact we seemed to not get too battered down here.

Despite it being a little bit damp it is actually quite mild in Cornwall at the moment.  A few days ago Judith, Jessica and I walked to Heligan to enjoy the harvest that they have on at the moment.  It was so hot we ended up in just our t-shirts.  Obviously after walking around we had to enjoy a lovely slice of cake – the pineapple cake is Judith’s favourite.

It is all change in the chicken run here- the old shed has been replaced with a snazzy new one, which looks beautiful after Judith spent her evenings painting it before the chickens went to bed.  The chickens are not lying very many eggs at the moment – this often happens when the weather changes, hopefully they will start again after a bit of a rest.  Everyone else is keeping well – the donkeys are often found in their shelter in the mornings during the winter months, whilst the sheep look like little clouds on legs as they grow their winter coats in preparation for the cold.

At this time of year there is nothing better than a lovely walk followed by a hot chocolate in front of a fire and a big slice of cake.  At the weekend we walked from Charlestown on the coastal path to Carlyon Bay.  It was just stunning.  We took a flask with us and found a lovely bench to

sit and take in the views whilst warming up with a cup of tea.  One of our favourite places to walk this time of year is Cardinham Woods, just a 20 minute drive away the woods are a stunning mixture of colour.  The cafe in the woods is well worth a visit to.  If you fancy a bit more of a challenge then why not try doing the Hall Walk over looking Fowey – get a river taxi back at the end of the walk to make it a memorable adventure.