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Sunshine, Lanterns & Lights

How time flies... It's almost a week since we were here... Perranporth Beach... The Watering Hole is the UK's only bar properly on a beach & The Dolphins Fly have played there! Perranporth is on the north coast of Cornwall & 25 miles away from where we live. We had dropped Hugo off at the home ed group & fancied spending the day enjoying the sun. When I heard that Perranporth beach is 3 miles long... I thought we should check it out! We had the most perfect time & the beach is amazing... Though we both agreed that neither of us would like it when it gets busy! Then it was on to Truro... This cafe has changed name so often that I can't remember it's name now... It used to be veggie & now sells meat & fish! :( But they did make a very nice vegan sweet potato, pumpkin & coconut soup. Sal & Ryan met up with us, as did our friend Jane - she had been supervising the home ed group &a

Mevagissey Harbour

Monday's weather was really dull, but we fancied getting out in the fresh air. Last week, we saw a grey seal just outside the harbour, but the photos & video didn't come out very well. We thought we may see him again, but he was nowhere to be seen... We love this time of year - when we get places to ourselves... Yesterday, we had a full day out in the sunshine... On Perranporth Beach... And ended the day at Truro's City Of Lights... Lantern Parade & switch on of the Christmas lights. More to follow soon... Bye for now, Kay & Sime xx

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


Whilst in Truro today... We visited this cafe for the first time... And loved it! Lunch  is located on one of the many alleys... This one is called Tonkins Ope! Upstairs we had the place to ourselves... And were able to peruse 'Private Eye' & 'National Geographic Green' magazine - which was nice! Tasty houmous & salad sandwiches... And the best coffee ( & decaf ) in town! Two very happy diners! Just can't believe we've not ventured in before today... But we'll definitely be going back! K&S xx