Helston Flora Day 2018

Helston Flora Day 2018

Helston Flora Day 2018 was a brilliant, colourful affair. I’d like to say the day started off bright and sunny, but it dawned grey and dull. Never mind, the day kicked off with the 7 o’clock dance through the town. There are stalls lining the streets – although sadly not as many as there used […]

Helston Flora Day 2016

Helston Flora Day 2016

Helston Flora Day 2016 may have got off to a damp start, but the weather certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the Hal-an-Tow participants. The pageant was as rowdy and boisterous as ever, with the Spaniards being chased away by the Cornish, St Piran crossing the Irish Sea and Robin Hood and his Merry Men. […]

Seals in Cornwall

Seals in Cornwall

Recently I have been volunteering in order to help protect seals in Cornwall. The UK seas are home to 40% of the world’s Atlantic Grey Seal population and #Cornwall is one of the easiest places to see these #seals. Sometimes you will see them swimming about close to shore and poking their noses out of […]

Helston Flora Day

Helston Flora Day

This Friday, 8th May, is Helston Flora Day, a really special day out for locals and visitors alike. The fair comes to town and the main streets of Helston are decorated with banners, greenery and flowers. The celebrations commence at 7am with the first dance, followed at 8.30 at St John’s Bridge by my favourite […]

Self Catering Holiday Porthleven

Self Catering Holiday Porthleven

Now that Christmas is over, are you thinking of planning your 2015 holiday? Why not visit us at The Gables #Self-Catering Holiday #Porthleven? We have a 2 bedroom apartment in the fishing village of Porthleven on the south coast of Cornwall, so check out our website and come and visit us. The Gables is #dog-friendly […]

Porthleven Walks 1

Porthleven Walks 1

Why not come and stay in our 2 bedroom self catering apartment at The Gables in Porthleven, Cornwall. We have vacancies this September and we do accept well behaved dogs, so come and stay with us and enjoy the wonderful walks nearby. There is a lovely harbour 2-3 minutes’ walk away from The Gables, where […]

Bluebells in Penrose Estate, Porthleven

Bluebells in Penrose Estate, Porthleven

Penrose Estate, Portheven is now carpeted in bluebells and it is so beautiful walking through the woods at the moment. ┬áThere are new paths which the National Trust have opened up and the walk is really spectacular at this time of year. The warm sun heating these lovely flowers makes the most wonderful scent and […]

Hal an Tow at Helston Flora Day

Hal an Tow at Helston Flora Day

Come to Helston Flora Day and watch the magic and mayhem on this very special day – Flora Day on 8th May. ┬áMost people go and watch the dances, but I think the best part of this celebration is the pagan part, early in the morning – the Hal an Tow. This particularly noisy pageant […]