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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Our week-long stay in Cornwall was drawing sadly drawing to a close, but there was one more thing we wanted to do with Monkey, and that was to take him on a steam train. 671 more words

Adventures At Home

A(nother) Rethink and What I've Been Up To

I’m afraid that My Shiny New Blog Schedule became rather tarnished, rather quickly.
Although I found writing regularly to a tighter frame work, quite satisfying (especially when the stats climbed steady as a result), ultimately I’m not at a point in my life where I can’t commit to the ‘job’ of blogging in this way. 469 more words


Phil & Ted's Dot double buggy review: walking is getting rather tricky

I thought the three year age gap between BB and Little B would eliminate the need for a double buggy. I was wrong. Although BB will quite happily walk the couple of miles to Tesco and back, anything further and she (quite rightly) starts complaining, which given that we don’t have the car during the week and go everywhere on foot is making life rather tricky. 785 more words

Family Life

Paddington: there's going to be a run on marmalade, duffle coats and Cornishware

There’s much excitement in the crummy mummy household: Paddington the movie has finally been released and we can’t wait to go and see it. Admittedly most of this excitement is from me: even though I’ve promised BB there are no Scary Bits she’s slightly dubious after our last trip to the cinema, when I took her to see Book of Life without researching the plot (ghosts + lost souls + Land of the Forgotten = lots of Scary Bits) 232 more words

Family Life

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

We stumbled across The Lost Gardens of Heligan around six years ago after finding a leaflet in the local tourist office. We decided to spend the day there even though we didn’t really know what to expect and, I recall to this day, how we were both blown away by the beauty of this botanical garden. 566 more words

Adventures At Home

A Visit To Land's End

Of all the times we’ve been to Cornwall, I can never remember actually visiting Land’s End – the headland which is the most westerly point of England, and the closest point to the North American Continent.  361 more words

Adventures At Home

EVENT: Free Community Open Day, Winter 2014

Twice a year – spring and winter – the National Trust opens the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience to the local community free of charge. The next free Winter Community Open Day will be held on Saturday 8th November from 9am, with last admissions at 4pm. 105 more words

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