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Autumn Fruit Picking – Blogtober 2020

Is there anything more autumnal than visiting a pumpkin patch? While it’s a little early to be picking up a pumpkin; this weekend we headed to a local pick-your-own for some autumn fruit picking!

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It’s been a while since either of us have been fruit picking, but we thought, why not! A nice excuse for some fresh air, and exercise, and a bit of fun!

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National Trust in Cornwall – TBT Look Back

We’ve visited many of the National Trust sites in Cornwall, and I thought I was long overdue for a post sharing them all in a comprehensive list! So here’s a Throwback Thursday look back at some of the places we’ve been!

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Here is a list of all the sites that can be found in Cornwall, with links to my posts if I’ve visited. I will update with any more links when I get to them!

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A Day Out To – Screech Owl Sanctuary

This week, we decided to visit somewhere we haven’t been for a long time – Screech Owl Sanctuary.

We were looking at local places to visit recently, taking into account where we can do something outside. Both to make the most of the nice weather, and also something that isn’t just gardens; because I don’t want you all to get bored of me(!)

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We last visited about 9 years ago, which really surprised us looking back! Just because we didn’t think it was that long ago.

Screech Owl Sanctuary and Wildlife Park (sign)

The clue is somewhat in the name, Screech is an owl sanctuary and wildlife park. Located in Goss Moor, near Indian Queens, just off the A30; so not too far away; and totally accessible for absolutely everyone, with lots of parking, and a great cafe and facilities on site.

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Summer Nights – Paulo’s Drive in Circus *

This is a sponsored post, I was gifted tickets to Paulo’s Drive in Circus, in return for an honest review.

When I heard Paulo’s Circus was headed back to Cornwall, I was immediately excited!

With all that’s happening recently, this is just the thing to liven up the summer! When I was invited along; to review the show on opening night, I definitely wasn’t going to say no!

So we hopped in the car, and headed to the Drive In!

Paulo's Drive in Circus - Back 2 the 80s.
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Paulo’s Circus presents: Teddy’s Bogus Journey – Back ”2” the 80’s Drive in Show!

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A Day Out To – Newquay Zoo

Now that restrictions have eased a little; I’m so glad to be able to start going out again, and this week we visited Newquay Zoo!

Of course the lockdown has had a huge impact on many businesses and so we wanted to try and support some local places by paying them a visit. There are of course many places to donate too, which is really amazing; and a great way to support the places you love if you can spare a little to help any of those struggling.

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Newquay Zoo, is actually one of the first places I visited when I moved to Cornwall almost ten years ago; and we’ve been a few times since; because it’s great for a wander, and of course who doesn’t like seeing lots of cute animals!

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A Day Out To – Lanhydrock Gardens

I’m so glad we’re getting back to going out once or twice a month again; we’ve visited Trelissick already, and now it’s time for Lanhydrock Gardens. It’s a little more complicated with booking in advance, so a there’s not as much chance to be impulsive.

You can find out more about booking visiting times for the National Trust here.

But with the amazing weather we’re having at the moment; it’s so nice to get out, and enjoy some of our favourite places in the sunshine!

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Of course the National Trust houses aren’t open yet; which is understandable, but it’s a rare treat to be able to get out and enjoy Lanhydrock’s beautiful gardens; which, if you’re eagle eyed when it comes to past posts, our visits usually get a bit rainy! (This is purely coincidental! We just have bad luck visiting when it comes to the weather!) The gardens are beautiful, and there is so much to see.

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A Day Out To – Trelissick Gardens

Finally we are able to get out and about again! So we’re heading not too far from home this week, to one of our favourite nearby National Trust sites, Trelissick Gardens.

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Now I’m back to work facing the general public again, so, it meant we’ve decided to make the occasional booking for a day out again. At least here, a few places are open, in some capacity, with timed arrivals spots available for booking around a day or two in advance.

Of course this is a difficult time, but we really enjoy our wanders around local National Trust properties and gardens, and have missed them so much over the lockdown, so for our first wander (aside from the local park) we booked to visit Trelissick.

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A Day Out To – The South West Coast Path

The rules have changed and we can finally head out in the car again, so we’re driving for a walk along a section of the South West Coast Path!

Written during Lockdown May 2020

Deciding to go a little further away, to make a change from the local park, and a wander to the supermarket, we drove to nearby Perranporth for a much needed dose of sea air!

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We headed out to enjoy the glorious sunshine, choosing to stay away from the beach, and heading to the cliff path.

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12 Days Of Christmas 2019 – 8 – NT Lanhydrock Masked Ball

Honestly we were going to do a different National Trust Christmas event this year, but then we heard about the NEW Masked Ball! And we had to go and check it out!

It is no secret that Lanhydrock House is probably my favourite National Trust property, it is incredible, and I’ve blogged about it more than once… But indulge me, and join me;

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A Night at the Circus*

This is a sponsored post, I was gifted tickets to Paulo’s Circus in return for an honest review.

I can’t remember the last time I went to the circus, long enough that times have changed and the presence of animals is thankfully no longer a thing. When the opportunity arose to attend a show, and share our experience on the blog, Stu and I jumped at the chance. We decided to stay away from social media searches, and so we had no idea what to expect, we were excited! We weren’t to be disappointed!

We headed over on a sunny Saturday evening, to  to find lots of parking, and the spectacular view of the pink big-top! Circus Tent, I picked up our complimentary tickets* from the box office (having a nice laugh with the lady there, which is always a good start!) before joining the queue for a ten minute wait for the doors to open (at 7:30) and Paulo’s Circus – The Rockets Tour! We were greeted by the amazing scents of popcorn as we made our way through the doors, meeting the fabulous Mr N, who’s clowning around kept the audience amused throughout the evening!

We opted for a can of cold drink, and some popcorn, which was more than enough between us, and at £4 for both, we weren’t complaining,  there was also beer and cider available, and hot dogs, as you enter the tent. The seating is open, but though fairly busy everyone had plenty of room.

The acts were brilliant, from the knife throwing act of Duo Vinkali Knife Throwing Duo VinkaliLeo Steel, Paulo’s Circus’ own superhero!

The incredible high wire feats of Los Sanchez Tightrope Los SanchezThe breathtaking acrobatics of Melissa Carne Acrobat Melissa CarneThe very talented Bruno A vibrant laser show, which was all kinds of awesome.

And Simon Deville who’s balancing act was literally nail biting!

At around 70 minutes long, the show has no interval, and is just the right length to keep younger viewers interested. We loved every minute, it was a fun, feel-good show, with enough blend of old school charm and an epic finale with a modern twist. We arrived with no expectations, and left wanting to revisit, and already have our sights on next years show!

Thoroughly recommended for locals and visitors of all ages! This really is a great evening’s entertainment, and it’s so affordable too!  Should you wish to pay Paulo’s Circus a visit, which I would highly recommend! You can find it at Treloggan Road, Newquay (which is opposite Morrisons, TR8 4QB for those with sat-nav) up until the 7th September! Full details can be found on the website or Facebook Page, where you’ll also find discount vouchers, if £7 a ticket wasn’t affordable enough! They also offer free tickets to local  emergency services and forces.

You can also find Paulo’s on Twitter and Instagram!

While I was gifted my tickets for the show, the opinions above are my own.

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