Indian summer?

After a fantastic summer we could just be about to enjoy an Indian Summer too as it has been fantastic here over the past few days.  We have had lots of friends visiting so have been enjoying Cornwall with them, which to be honest is a rare treat over the summer months.  We have been off enjoying breakfast at The Lewinnick Lodge recently – set on the edge of the cliff the stunning views are perfectly complimented with great food at reasonable prices.  There were thirteen of us and three babies so we opted for breakfast which was just lovely.  Most of the group had food envy for my waffles with bacon and maple syrup, whilst I looked on enviously at the hearty Cornish breakfast.  After we had eaten we headed on to Watergate Bay to enjoy the sun.  It was stunning as the tide was the furthest I have seen it out.

We also ventured over to Padstow.  The more energetic biked from here, whilst the more sensible biked from Wadebridge along the Camel Trail which is a brilliant way to get to Padstow.  We were rewarded with a pasty from the award winning Chough Bakery.  There are delious with the additional of clotted cream making them extra special.  We the strolled around the pretty village taking in the lovely shops and in particular Rick Stein’s small empire.  His cake shop is very good!  We then indulged in some Roskilly’s ice cream.  I had cream tea flavour, which was divine and well worth every single calorie!

Finally we went for a stroll around The Lost Gardens of Heligan.  It is the best I have seen the vegetable patch and put my efforts to shame, however it was beautiful and despite the car park being full it didn’t feel like it was full of people.  We were spoilt for choice at lunch with their delicious selection  – I opted for Marconi cheese which was a good choice.  Now it is back to work and back to the diet!

With the children heading back to school Cornwall steps back to it’s sleepy pace that so many people fall in love with after the busy school holidays.  Don’t be fooled into thinking there is nothing on – on the contrary they are lots of local events and festivals that are well worth a visit in fact September is a wonderful time to visit Cornwall, not only is it quieter but it is also often very warm too.  Dates to put in your diary include:

  • 8th September – World Bellyboard Championships at St Agness
  • 12th – 15th September – Heritage Open Days with free entry to
    • Lanhydroch
    • Gribbin Daymark
    • Glendurgan
    • Godolphin Garden
    • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
    • East Pool Mine, to name but a few
  • 14th September – St Ives September Fest, with exhibitions, poetry, walks and festivals
  • 21st September – Roseland Fesitval – a community festival celebrating all local things.