Saturday, 5 September 2015

Holiday Snaps

Sadly our week in Padstow has come to an end and it is time to leave.  

Time for a few photos on the steps outside the cottage.

Theo won't remember his first seaside trip but he had fun!!

At the zoo...

At the Eden Project..

On the beach..

With his new lion puppet..

Evenings out..

Morning visits..

Happy memories for us all.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hydrangeas Galore

At the entrance to Trelissick yesterday there were a number of vases of cut hydrangeas of different colours and varieties..

These were my favourites..

Once in the garden it was easy to see why they wanted to provide information about individual varieties, some of them were spectacular..

Thursday, 3 September 2015


We have visited the gardens at Trelissick, near Truro, many times but as the house has only been opened to visitors by the National Trust in the last two years, this was our first chance to see inside.

There are only a limited number of ground floor rooms open at present.  Above is an enormous mahogany book case in the Library and below cabinets of Spode china of the 20th century.

 The rooms are quite sparsely furnished with items that the National Trust managed to buy at the sale of furniture and effects conducted by Bonhams when the descendants of the Copeland family - who left the house to the Trust in 1955 - moved out two years ago.

In the Drawing Room we were told that the furnishings are much as they were when the family were living there..

The hall and stairs are very bare and work is planned to renovate them..

In the Dining Room, more Spode..

At one end of the house is a Solarium where tropical plants were grown..

The views from the house over the fields to the river are spectacular, even without the blue sky!

We also explored the garden and surrounding area .. Photos to follow! 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

More paddling!

When the sun came out today in the late morning, we headed back to Trevone to spend some time on the beach.

This time we were equipped with a beach tent which provided Theo with some shelter from the sun.

Again there was a lovely shallow pool left behind by the morning's high tide and Theo was able to have a paddle.

There was lots of time to explore and play..

The beach was much quieter today!