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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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This Week #1 – Starting the Year, Handmade Gifts, National Trust Trelissick, and Sale Shopping

We’re 10 days in to January, and it’s been pretty quiet! I’ve been working a lot so there’s not been much going on so far! The weather’s been pretty terrible too, so it doesn’t exactly make you want to go and spend time outside!

These posts will be a bit of a mix of places we go, cinema trips, anything interesting happening, as well as any short mentions that don’t really warrant a full post, I’ll also use Fridays as a way of sharing any online challenges and updates on the big 35 before 35 challenge!

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A Day Out to The British Motor Museum

This post has not been sponsored in any way, all opinions are my own

The British Motor Museum is a brilliant and unique car museum, located in Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off J12 of the M40. Stu and I had discussed going for a while now, and as we were recently in Leicester, we were in the perfect position to visit as we headed home to Cornwall. Of course we’re not a stranger to automotive museums, though Stu hadn’t visited BMM for years and it was a first time visit for me.IMG_1427

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The First Skip to the End Podcast Event – #Skipfest 2019

I’m going to begin this post with a disclaimer,

this will not be a standard event review.

I’m a huge fan of Skip to the End, and have been for so long, that I can’t quite pinpoint when I started listening! so much so that here in 2019 my annual Movie Challenge here on the blog is based on just one of many features on the podcast. STTESo who/what is Skip to the End? There’s something refreshingly different about this particular movie podcast (and I’ve listened to a fair few over the last few years) and it’s of no surprise to me that Skip to the End, and hosts Mark, Ben and Gemma, have managed to produce something more than just a fun fortnightly movie pod, with listeners exceeding 10.8 million . It’s a twice monthly riot, of in-jokes, laugh out loud moments, genuine friendship, and of course reviews, games, recommendations and more! All this and the fact is clear to all listeners, they are three friends, passionate about films (some rather questionable!) Spending time talking about what they love. It’s an honest, uncensored podcast, that doesn’t care for a cliched critical outlook. And with this attitude, they have brought together people from all over the place, and in doing so created a pocket fandom, complete with fan-nickname: The SkipFam.

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A Day Out To – Bodmin Jail (Just Visiting)

I’m a big fan of true crime and ghost stories, which is even more fun if it’s local interest! Considered one of the most haunted buildings in Britain, Bodmin Jail is a great place to visit.

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Essentially a true crime exhibit based within the walls of the 18th Century Gaol, it’s a really interesting day out, and a bit spooky too!

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*Date Night* March 2019

March! It’s been a fairly quiet month again this month, mostly because we’ve been really  busy with work, though we have had a little down-time here and there, so here’s a bit of a catch up!

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We’ve not had any events in March, which means it’s been fairly quiet generally, we did enjoy a day out in St Ives (which you can read all about here)! That’s about the extent of our going out this month, the joy of how days off have come up recently, coupled with some rather hit-or-miss weather!

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