It was our wedding anniversary yesterday and after returning from our pet sit in Devon, then catching up with work for a couple of days - we fancied just being at home, pottering about, making food and preparing our car for it's MOT this morning.
We don't really need an official day to celebrate our relationship, we just find it quite funny that time is flying by and it's actually 36 years now since we made that commitment to each other.
Anyway, our car "Earl" passed it's MOT early this morning and on the spur of the moment; we decided that that was definitely worth celebrating, especially as it was another beautiful day and we just so happened to be a couple of miles from Coverack, somewhere we hadn't visited for some time.
While Earl was in Zoar garage, we treated ourselves to a vegan breakfast bap each from The Bus Stop takeaway, which is in the grounds of the garage. Sarah, the owner is really friendly and it's nice to be reacquainted with her and her reasonably priced comfort food.
From Zoar, we drove down to Coverack - we basked in the early morning sunshine, watching the waves and feeling the warm wind dance around us.
It was then time for a coffee and Loft cafe had several vegan cakes on display, so we knew we had to treat ourselves again and both chose their delicious carrot cakes. Coffee was great too and we sat outside overlooking the harbour.
After Coverack, we headed to Grade through St Ruan - where we came across La Petite Boulangerie selling artisan bread on the roadside. It all looked lovely, but I'd already made a batch yesterday...maybe try some another time.
We love the little church in Grade and decided to walk through the fields and woodland paths on a circular route, which was lovely and although it's possible to join the coastal path, we chose to stick with the quiet footpaths.
St Grada Church dates back to the 13th century and is such a sweet and peaceful haven.
The inside of the bell tower is full of ferns, unfortunately this photo doesn't pick it up, but it's at the far end.
This stained glass window was looking quite beautiful in the bright sunlight.
Lots of the gravestones are covered in moss.
We are not experts on moss, but it definitely seems like it's coastal related as the church is very close to the sea.
Hope you enjoyed our little tour!
Love Kay and Sime xx