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The Seal Sanctuary – Saving Sealife in Cornwall

Located in Gweek, Cornwall, not far from Helston; the Seal Sanctuary, part of the Sea Life Trust charity; is a great day out for all the family. With nature walks, farm animals, penguins sea lions and of course seals. Recently the Secret Creek, home to three totally cute beavers. Located in a pretty coastal valley, and open year round, there is plenty to see on repeat visits.

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We have visited at different times of year before; and can definitely attest to there being lots to see, at different times of year rain or shine.

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Garden Bunting and Wild Week 3

What lovely amazing weather we’ve been having! All the better for getting out in the garden, and of course; if I’m spending more time out there, it made me realise how much I needed to renew the garden bunting!

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This has become even more noticeable, as I’ve been out planting; doing more of the 30 days wild list; and of course, enjoying family time in the sunshine!

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Tintagel a Wild Walk Through Arthurian Legend

Tintagel, on the north coast of Cornwall, is a village steeped in Arthurian Legend, or in other words is alleged to be the former home of King Arthur. Now run by English Heritage, you can visit the site, enjoy the coast, and learn what part Cornwall may have played in this historical tale.

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We headed out to visit on a lovely sunny day recently, so I thought I’d share the day with you, here on the blog!

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Cross Stitch Update (Part 2) and a Wintery Walk

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!

This Week

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.

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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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Posted in Life, This Week

Lockdown: Staying Positive – This Week #12

So we’re all back to normal after the April A-Z Challenge, but of course things for the last few weeks things have been far from “normal”. To begin, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to any keyworkers out there, whether frontline NHS and medical staff, or those working in shops and other businesses keeping us, our families and friends all safe and hopefully healthy. My heart goes out to those affected by the coronavirus, whether literally, or in terms of stress from the lockdown, working from home, home schooling, or those who are lonely and isolated. We are all in this together!

This Week

I confess, the situation has been quite bearable here, the A-Z challenge has been something of a blessing really in terms of avoiding the weekly posts of what I’ve been up to! There is only so much you can really say considering I last worked on the 23rd March! So, here we are at the beginning of May and while I haven’t been up to much, I thought I’d share what has been going on this April!

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Has Spring Sprung?

This last weekend has been beautiful, with sunny skies and temperatures bordering on (dare I say it?) warm! We decided it was the perfect time to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan!

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In comparison this time last year; we were facing the Beast From the East, and hiding away from the cold and snow!

Snowman March 2018
Around this time last year we made this guy! Using up all the snow in the garden!
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A Day Out To – Glendurgan Garden – Rainbows of Colour

Since returning from Spain, I haven’t had time for the holiday blues, as it’s safe to say the weather here at home has been wonderful! We made the most of it this weekend; using our National Trust membership and visiting Glendurgan Garden for a sunny walk, now that flowers everywhere are blooming and things are far less wintery!

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A Day Out To – The Bluebell Festival at Godolphin

So this month ended up glorious in places! There has been some lovely sunshine, I hope you’ve had some too! Last weekend it was beautifully sunny, so; we’ve once again made the most of our National Trust membership, and headed off to Godolphin.

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We’ve made a list of National Trust places in Cornwall; so hopefully we’ll be able visit most of them and I’ll have blog content for the rest of the year!

This week, while we had some sun, we visited the historic gardens of Godolphin. (Near Helston.)

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