Skip to main content

Falmouth, Fire, Food & Family

We arranged to see the girlies today...
 It's a bit mean of us really as Hugo was going off to the home education group, so he missed out yet again.
On arrival Rose was keen to show us the Falmouth Beach Hotel, which caught fire on Monday & is just a few minutes walk from her flat.

The hotel is a well known venue in Cornwall & is where a lot of people from the entertainment business stay when performing in the area.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt - but it's still really sad.

The hotel overlooks Gyllyngvase Beach...

Which was looking lovely in the sunshine.

These gardens are next to the beach & opened in 1912 to commemorate the coronation of the wife of King George V...

And are renowned for their sub tropical plants, bushes & trees.

Next we went into Falmouth town centre...

This was originally Falmouth's first cinema, also built in 1912.

It now has some funky shops selling clothes, books, maps & music.

De Wynn's is one of Falmouth's oldest tea rooms...

A quaint little place...

Shame about the mod cons...

Little finger out...

The real reason for us to venture into the town - Lunch at Pea Souk...

Rose & Sal had Nachos.

Sime had a vegan blow out!
 Sausage, houmous, avocado & salad sandwich. 

I had a south Indian lentil farinata (gram flour pancake) & side salad.
They were all absolutely delicious!

Then we treated ourselves to some vegan cakes.
Sime & I had the yummy carrot cake...

The girlies had even yummier chocolate biscuit cake...

Rose 
AKA Rozzy, Roz & Rozzylido!

Sal 
AKA Salla, Sallness & Sallnessnessnoss!

Kay & Sime
AKA Ma & Pa, Momwah & Poppalopsy, Momma & Poppy!

xx
18 comments

Popular posts from this blog

Invisible Man

I love the summer. It's my favourite time of year. This year has been particularly bountiful with regards to long periods of uninterrupted sunshine and I have needed no encouragement whatsoever to step outside and sensibly and gradually expose my body to the rays. Over a period of many weeks I have gradually bronzed in a way that has been beyond my grasp for many years due to the whims and vagaries of the British summer. Finally, after careful immersion I have achieved a level of poise and confidence not unlike say mild smugness. Now don't get me wrong, it is by no means a deep tan, a swarthy layer of earthen masculinity but it is most definitely noticeable to those who may have whispered the words "pasty" or "wan git", It has been not just a surprise but a crushing blow then to discover that my new found glow has not only been completely ignored, but my lovely wife (who too possesses a not unenviable tan herself has been the centre of attention because of …

Preparing For Our Next Adventure

Here are some photos of the barn we are moving into at the weekend.



We will be sharing the main barn with folks on working holidays.


The view from the barn across the land.

The barn is made from straw bales.

The end of the main barn and the smaller attached barn used for holiday lets/retreats.

The outdoor solar shower.
The compost loos.

One end of the main barn with our bedroom on the right.



The other end of the barn -  with kitchen, dining and living space...

And this wonderful large stove which is perfect for us.


We are very excited to be on the moving on to a new adventure and closing the door to the little house by the sea.

Love Kay and Sime xx


A Year Of Wonder

What an incredible year we have had...


We downsized to spend 12 months in a sweet little house with the most stunning views of the sea.

We were treated to an amazing holiday in Canada, thanks to our kind and beautiful friend Richard...




It was fantastic to spend time with Richard and his fabulous family...  We adore them all very much and will always be grateful to him for his incredible generosity!
We had lots of new work opportunities come our way, which have kept us extremely busy and have enabled us to continue living here - The price for a bit of luxury!
We now work in more stunning properties and we also spent the summer season at the youth hostel with a lovely team...



All the kidlets are happy living their alternative lives...  2 of them own a caravan, 2 of them live in that caravan, 2 of them gave up their flat to do a long term house sit and all of them have exciting plans ahead.





We have come to realise that for us, our sea view isn't worth the hard work and what we both …