We’re now a week into lockdown; with lots of fun to be had, movie watching, cleaning the craft room, and getting out when we can! I thought this week, I’d share a recent walk, and a little creative cross stitch update too!
Before I get to the cross stitch update; I wanted to share a recent wander we had; at the beginning of lockdown; along a pretty woodland walk, right here in the heart of the city.
We weren’t sure if we would manage a festive day out this year, what with how this year has been. We did manage to find a little bit of Christmas at Trerice; so headed there for a little walk this week!
Christmas at some of the local National Trust properties; is such a wonderful thing to experience. In the past we have visited Lanhydrock and Trelissick to see the decorations.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
So, we had one of those rare moments recently in which we were both not working at the same time! So we decided to make the most of it, and drive down to St Ives for the day. It was a beautifully sunny day (if a little cold, I think we might have been in double figures for a short while but it was around 8°c)
We didn’t have much of a plan, and while it wasn’t a busy day we parked in the car park at the top of the hill, though recommend parking and catching the train from St Erth, as this is FAR easier in busier months, and then you get to enjoy the views from the train on your short journey into St Ives! When we had made our way down the very steep and long hill (another reason to get the train!) we had a relaxed wander through the town, checking out some of the shops, like Cath Kidston and the Whistlefish gallery, before heading down to the coast!
It was such a gorgeous day, and we loved seeing the Turnstones, which were so cute!
It was so nice just to be out for the day, and have a relaxed walk around taking photos, and generally enjoying the atmosphere, before things get too busy.
Of course, when you’re by the coast, what better to do, than stop for some fish and chips for lunch – and of course that’s just what we did! We popped into Coast to Go, and had a fab chat about movies with the guy working there, before sitting down (inside to avoid the seagulls) and enjoying a LOVELY meal of fish and chips, which were really reasonably priced too!
We had a really nice walk all the way down the coast, stopping off to take some photos of the Tate St Ives, which we want to visit at some point, though neither of us fancied it at the time. It’s a stunning building though, and has had a revamp in the last couple of years too!
One of my favourite things, was walking out on the harbour to see this cute lighthouse and take some photos
It was such a great day, and it was wonderful to just slow down and have a wander with no agenda! There are so many little towns and villages like this in Cornwall, and it really does make me feel so lucky to have places like this so close to home!