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Off The Rails.........

        Being carless in rural Cornwall is quite a challenge, our car is in the garage & we had things to do...

We were at the train station early this morning...

Waiting for a train to Truro...
It takes about 20 minutes to get from St Austell.
On arrival, we were hungry & wanted something to eat - we walked into town & just couldn't think of anywhere to go...

Until we caught sight of the cathedral...

We decided to visit the cathedral cafe... 

We were sure we could get something cheap, cheerful & vegan, but we were wrong...
They do breakfasts from 8.30am, but the only thing we could have was toast & jam.
Instead we ended up at BHS for a not so cheap or cheerful beans on toast & a cup of camomile tea.

We were soon ready for lunch & saw a sign for lunch time deals at an Italian restaurant, so we ventured in & were pleased to find out that they could provide us with vegan food.

It's the first we've been in here...

We were thrilled to see Mr Jingles...
We first met him a couple of years ago, when parked in the road & he jumped in our car.
Sime rang the number on his collar & a guy came to pick him up - Mr Jingles lives in Truro, but just loves visiting this restaurant!

Penne Arrabiata & Veggie Pizza - the dishes were just ok...

Back at the station, a seagull spotted the loaf of bread we bought.

On the train with Alan Partridge.

After this we had to wait over an hour to catch a bus, which was packed & the driver was miserable.
We then started our trek home from the bus stop & after saying how lovely it would be if a neighbour came along... 
And guess what? A neighbour pulled up & took us to our door!!!

We've had to cancel work for tomorrow, but have lots to do at home - we have friends, as well as guests arriving next week & desperately need to make more space (clear rooms & see if there are any beds underneath the junk) & we thought we'd take our time getting organised over the winter...

We're going to be moving bedrooms too, so quite a task - but an exciting one!

Night, night,

Kay & Sime
xx



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