Heavenly scent of summer just around the corner (hopefully!)
I love this time of year when Cornwall really comes alive with the trees in blossom, lambs in the field and everywhere you turn bluebells. Now I am no gardening expert but I suspect that the winter weather is the driver behind the stunning carpets of blue which seems to be everywhere you turn in Cornwall right now, and the scent of the bluebells is just wonderful and really raises hopes for the glorious summer I am certain is just around the corner. Luxulyan Valley is a bit of a locals secret, but worth a visit this time of year. The old woods are littered with mining history and is a brilliant place for dogs and children alike and must for bluebell lovers right now.
Talking of woods, I was excited to see that Tehidy Woods, about a 30 minute drive away is, hosting the Wild Woodland Summer Ball, by the fantastic Rogue Theatre Company. The magical woodland experience will have little people and grown ups too enthralled in the magic of fairies, dragons and mermaids.
Closer to home is the exciting summer of theatre promised at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The 20th August sees the grounds play host to The Tempest by The Miracle Theatre Company – a show not to be missed. We have had the enormous pleasure of seeing two productions by the Miracle Theatre Company and they are without fail brilliant. So funny and wonderful actors. If that was not enough we then see the arrival of the Kneehigh Theatre Company with Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). The Kneehigh are a well known theatre company who normally play to sell out crowds so book early to avoid disappointment.