Thomas’s vs Food….

We have been in Brighton on the last leg of the tour meeting up with family and friends. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to see as many as hoped but we will be back in the New Year (OMG it’s that word, where did this year go?). Now what did I mean about Thomas’s vs Food?…

Sheffield Park

We arrived in Brighton on the last leg of the trip. This is the time to see all the Sussex Family or at least as many of them as possible. So we were picked up by Antony and spent a wonderful evening having supper with the family. Seeing Max and the boys was lovely as…

Corfe Castle

We took Vera for a day out in another car park today. She managed to find a nice spot in the sun while we took the steam train from Norden into Corfe Village. We were lucky it was the steam train and not the diesel. So after spending time on the platform taking the usual…

Dorset for a Couple of Days

Our penultimate stop is Wareham in Dorset. We are staying at Hunters Moon Caravan Club Site. The weather is still kind and the trees have put on a fantastic show this autumn so we are planning to go to Sheffield Park (one of our favourite places for autumn colour) once we get to Brighton, and…

The Reason For The Trip Is Revealed…

Thursday arrived and excitement was rising as the reason for the trip is going to be revealed tonight… We drove to Okehampton to check in at The Ashbury Golf Hotel. On arrival, our first impression was OMG.. what have we signed up for. But they say never judge a book by its cover, and this…

Polperro, Lanhydrock and Barcelona…

  Today we wanted to go to Polperro, again the thought of going down tiny twisty lanes was a bit daunting but once we got on the road it wasn’t too bad at all. In fact the B road to Polperro was better than some of the A roads we have driven down. We parked…

Birthday-Day

Woke up this morning and my wonderful Mike had served me a lovely cup of tea in bed. After opening my birthday cards and looking online (oh how times have changed!) to Facebook and smiled at the Good Wishes given by my friends. Thank you everyone. We got ready to go to Falmouth and as…

Over to the Gentle Side

We left St Ives and the dramatic north coast this morning and made our way through the outskirts of Truro and checked in at Merrose Farm (St Mawes). Our last holiday spent at Merrose was in the middle noughty’s (around 2005-2008)  and we wondered if it would have changed a lot. We said hello to…

Further thoughts on Kynance Cove

Something wasn’t right with yesterday’s blog entry, yet I couldn’t put my finger on it. The superlatives were all there, the white sands and the turquoise sea, but reading it back I didn’t seem to give it the sense of what I felt when we were there. However, it came to me about 3am this…

Poldark’s Nampara – Kynance Cove

Today saw us return to (NT) Kynance Cove (a place we last visited in 2004) which doubles up as Poldark’s beloved home, Nampara. It is to the west of the Lizard and probably the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall. We parked in the generous car park high above the cove. As we are members of…