Thursday, 20 June 2013

From St Ives to Home.

So time to continue our journey around  Cornwall and
we moved from the South coast  to  the North coast
and beautiful St Ives although I think the main street
 has become even more commercialised than I remember it
with fat face, joules and all the usual subjects in evidence. 

Although no matter what the High street is like
the beaches and surrounding area is still stunning.

Even the grave yard is pretty and overlooks the sea.

Surf was up.

And these were almost the only blue skies we saw 
during the whole time we were away.

On to Devon and we went to a National Trust
house called Coleton Fishacre which is a 
1920's house with a garden that goes to the cliff edge.
It used to have a salt water pool in the cove but you can't go 
down that far anymore but it was a lovely view. 

 I loved this detail in the patio of the house which is 
flower pots inside each other.

The house itself is a fabulous arts and crafts house 
which has been put back to it's original state and 
even had copies of the original furniture especially made but unfortunately
you weren't allowed to take any photos.

On the way home we went to stay with my Brother in Somerset
 for a couple of days and he took us to the Avebury stone circles
in Wiltshire as I wanted to do a bit more research 
on our family history in the area and
as neither Mr T or I had never been there before.

I found them fascinating and so many of them,
it was great to be able to walk around them
which you can no longer do at Stonehenge.

Beautiful village and manor house though. 

So now we are home and I am catching up on
the washing during bouts of sneezing as my
hayfever is awful at the moment.

Anyway enjoy the rest of your week and  thank you
for your comments I really like reading them.



  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time in Cornwall
    JUlie xxxxxx

  2. Gorgeous photos, Gill, and you certainly made the most of the one sunny day! My hay-fever has just begun - six weeks later than usual with the slow spring/summer we've had. Something in our garden has just emerged which sets mine off, no idea what. Thankful for small mercies to get through May without sneezing or itchy eyes! Hope you manage to keep yours under control. Lx

  3. Ahhhh, how I love the South West of England!

    Hasn't the hayfever season been awful this year? One of my sons is suffering terribly with it at the moment.


  4. I do love st ives so much. Looks as though you had a super interesting trip all in all.