Saturday, 15 June 2013

The story so far

Hello from rainy Exeter.
We are staying with our daughter here for a couple of days
which is wonderful.
So while I have the time and internet connection
I thought I'd put a few photos on to show you.
we have had a really busy time as we first took our son
back to Swansea before coming down to the West Country.

This is Bodmin Gaol where we stopped for lunch
and where my Great Grandfather spent a few days after
going absent without leave from the Navy in 1878 apparently.
Very spooky place.

The main reason for our holiday was to see 
The lost gardens of Heligan which was amazing.
I took loads of photos but here are just a few.

Before going to Mevigissey and afternoon tea.

The next day was the Eden Project
in the pouring rain 
(we've had a lot of that).

Afternoon tea in Fowey (pronounced Foy as in Joy apparently)
Where we saw Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan doing there shopping.

 I just loved this quote.

More rain.

St Ives next stop in the sunshine :)))

But I'll leave that for next time.



  1. Looks like you are having a lovely break. I know that view of Mevigissey my husband's aunt has that view from her window, I love Heligan too. Must go and see Bodmin Gaol
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I absolutely adore Fowey, such a lovely little town. And wonderful fish and chips!!


  3. I haven't been to Cornwall since I was a child. I remember it being very beautiful. You've just reminded me I must go back sometime soon.
    Kathy x

  4. The lost gardens of Heligan look wonderful (one day!) but I can't wait to see your piccies of St Ives :)

  5. Gill...what wonderful photos. I have read so many novels that mention Cornwall... So great to see your photos. I am learning so much about your country! Have a lovely, safe trip! Susan

  6. Oh, I'd love to visit the lost gardens of Heligan - I remember being fascinated by that programme showing how they brought it all back to life. Must go one day. Shame about your weather but you're not missing much back here! xCathy