Summer is back

Sorry I have not posted for a few weeks; what with us all being at one time or another over the last few weeks and it being the peak of the season we have been a little bit rushed off our feet.  I am pleased to report we are all now fighting fit and raring to go and enjoying this stunning weather again.  We watched Countryfile last night with everything crossed and it looks like we are going to be blessed with sun, sun and more sun over the bank holiday!  We are even hopeful for an Indian Summer.

If you need a bit of a Cornish fix you can get one in cinemas in the next few weeks as the latest Richard Curtis film – About Time- is screened.  The romantic comedy was shot around local areas including Porthpean, Port Holland and on the north coast.  If you want to see how filming takes place for yourself then pop along to Charlestown where the harbour is currently being used for filming – no one knows which film it is they are shooting, but they have built new bits into the docks and are there until September.

Sometimes real life action is much better than movie screens and this week you can capture some real excitement with the Fowey Regatta.  The fantastic event takes place throughout the week with children’s story telling tomorrow along with the Town Band playing on the Quay and raft racing.  On Wednesday there is a carnival possession throughout the town.  On Thursday there is a pasty eating competition (only in Cornwall!) and a giant pasty competition, music and by far the highlight of the week for me – the Red Arrows, give a breath taking display through the estuary.  You can sit in a number of places and watch the demonstration for free.  On Friday there is a family sports day and a band playing on the Quay.  Then finally on Saturday there is gig racing (a type of Cornish boat), entertainment and fireworks.

If food is more your ‘thing’ then the Cornwall will certainly deliver and the Cornwall Food & Drink website will provide you with all the information about events that are happening locally.  Of note is the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival taking place 27th -29th September.  The huge festival will showcase the best of Cornish produce, so well worth a visit.  We are very much looking forward to sampling the Philleigh Way.  A brand new cookery school and eatery which seems to be getting rave reviews.  Nestled in the heart of the Roseland the Philleigh Way has a fresh vibrant feel to it and offers some really interesting evenings, all of which must be booked in advance.