Cornish South West Coast Path

Cornish South West Coast Path

If you are coming on holiday, the Cornish South West Coast Path has much to recommend it, especially around the #Porthleven area where the scenery is outstanding. The weather has been so hot and sunny that the cliffs are not as green and lush as usual, but the cliff flowers are still stunning. The pink […]

Restaurants in Porthleven

Restaurants in Porthleven

There is a very good variety of cafes and restaurants in #Porthleven, #Cornwall, from fine-dining to family orientated, cheaper meals and takeaways. Most of the restaurants in Porthleven are situated close the picturesque harbour which provides a wonderful backdrop for you meal. During the daytime, Nauti But Ice, a cafe on the harbourside offers small […]

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 […]

Walk from Porthleven to Penrose

Walk from Porthleven to Penrose

The sun is shining so this morning I decided to walk from Porthleven to Penrose, the National Trust estate nearby. I walked past the #harbour and the local cafes and shops thinking how thoughtful #Porthleven people are, leaving fresh bowls of water out for dogs. Porthleven is so dog-friendly, I do love living here. Keeping […]

Strange Weather in Cornwall

Strange Weather in Cornwall

We are having such strange weather here in Cornwall this winter. It goes without saying that winters in Cornwall can be wet, but this one has been even wetter than normal, so I was very happy yesterday when I went out for a walk in glorious sunshine. “Spring is here” I thought. I walked from […]

Beaches of South West Cornwall

Beaches of South West Cornwall

It’s about time to be thinking of your summer holiday, and what better place to look than the beaches of south west Cornwall for some stunning holiday locations. The village of #Porthleven is a great place in its own right and has a lovely long beach – most of which is dog-friendly – but it […]

Porthleven Self Catering for your 2018 Holiday

Porthleven Self Catering for your 2018 Holiday

It is already January and time to be thinking about your next Porthleven self catering holiday. Spring will soon be here, bringing with it better weather and a wealth of flowers, especially on the cliffs and the hedgerows. Spring Flowers Wild flowers bloom much earlier in Cornwall than in most of the rest of the […]

Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations

We had an amazing evening on 21st December at the Winter Solstice Celebrations, aka #Montol, in Penzance. We started the evening off with a lovely meal at the ancient Admiral Benbow pub in Chapel Street, #Penzance. This public house is the oldest in Penzance and reputedly has an old smuggling tunnel leading down to the […]

Cornish Sunsets

Cornish Sunsets

The weather is always a bit dodgy this time of year but on brighter days, it can be a great time for photographing Cornish sunsets. One of my favourite places to walk the dog and to photograph Cornish sunsets is Praa Sands beach at low tide, just a short drive from #Porthleven. The sand is […]

Cornish Winter

Cornish Winter

November is already here and we will soon be into the Cornish winter when everything quietens down, fires are lit, and people start looking forward to Christmas. Today it’s sunny outside, but the wind is fresh. I had a nice walk with our dog this morning, through the woods and across the hilltop, with superb […]