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  • Day159

    Christmas “tree” and a Santa Ride

    December 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Alfie enjoyed his sleepover with us last night and this am we all packed into the back seat of Pete’s car at 8am.
    We spent a v pleasant morning purchasing Christmas decorations for our Xmas “tree”.
    Getting home, Alfie was taught how to make Scrambled egg for lunch- his first cooking lesson (yep he is nearly 14yrs old!!) which turned out surprisingly well.
    After lunch Alfie and I decorated the “tree” in a slightly unusual fashion, as it was quite hard to decorate- well that’s our defence and we r sticking with it!
    This afternoon it’s was a trip to St Austell where we were unexpectedly treated to about 50 motorcycling Santa’s (and a grinch!) in a huge Santa run, revving their bikes through the centre of town.
    Tonight Alfie decided to stay for dinner and sleep over again so we are now waiting fo the second to last episode of I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here!!
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  • Day161

    Pendennis Point walk and my first pasty

    December 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    Despite a storm last night and a terrible forecast we woke to Lovely weather.
    It was a good day for another walk around Pendennis Point, past Castle Beach and the historic Falmouth Hotel before landing at the Gyllyngvase Beach cafe for a morning coffee and the paper.
    Walking back into town we detoured through the historic Arwenack Avenue which runs parallel to Arwenack Street - info below.

    Next stop was Choaks pasty shop- I have been home a week and haven’t had one so today was a huge treat... and Omg it was so good.... the perfect temperature and the best pasty..... it was gone before I got to our front door 3 mins walk away!!!

    This evening we cooked a meal for Pete, mum and Jake and still I can’t make my apple crumble taste like my mums... but I did have lashings of clotted cream!!!

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  • Day157

    New glasses and not much else!

    December 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    These posts are getting so dire I’m sorry.
    I’m sure no- one really wants to hear about me picking up some new glasses because ive gone a different type of blind on this trip, nor about a visit to the GP because of my cluster migraines!
    After this K and I did have a lovely walk right along the seafront and around Pendennis castle.
    We met up with my newphew Reece for coffee and then had dinner at mums with my second eldest nephew Blake.
    Tmrw may be a fraction more exciting as we r off to Marazion to meet up with Kate Butcher , a friend from the Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby!!
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  • Day53

    Shopping for Russia and a v large pasty

    August 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Another beautifully sunny day.
    Started the day with a supermarket shop for dried food for the upcoming Russia trip.
    Breakfast was an extra large Choak’s pasty!
    This was followed by Kate’s last carboot sale at Falmouth rugby club.
    We then drove 45 mins to St Austell to finally catch up with my eldest nephew Reece and his girlfriend Amy before a last night’s dinner of fish and chips back in Falmouth.
    We r hoping to god that we can stop eating in Russia!!
    Tmrw we leave Cornwall for London which will be v sad to leave the family.
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  • Day165

    A new car and old friends

    December 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    After a time inefficient bus trip from Falmouth we had a couple of hours shopping in Truro, in disbelief with the election results- seriously??!!
    Just before we picked up our hire car for 2 weeks it decided to bucket it down so we got soaked walking to Europcar.
    The kind people decided to give us a “free upgrade” - great except the car is unhelpfully long with all the Cornish on street parking required (aka with only room for a shopping trolley!) with no other option we had to take it.
    Cath, jo and Ellen arrived from North Wales at 4.30pm by which time it was raining hard enough to swim down the street. This didn’t stop us enjoying the Xmas lights on the way to an early pint at The Quayside Inn.
    It was home for dinner and birthday cake - Happy Bday Cath!!!
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  • Day162

    Second pasty and pasta

    December 10, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Another wet and windy winter’s day here in Falmouth.
    Found a lovely cafe with views of Prince of Wales pier so sat for a couple of hours with a soy latte and newspaper before writing lists of Xmas jobs! God help us!!
    Before we knew it it was time to start preparing dinner for the little niece LaCie to enjoy.
    My sister and kids popped in for a cuppa before they all went to the dentist which was v handily directly across the road.
    Alfie has his career evening at my old school so we entertained LaCie with dinner and a game of Wordstax.
    Soon she was on her way with an ice cream we found in the freezer and we settled in to binge watch Googlebox.
    Ps Nathan Skinner I had to have another pasty today just so u could get the photo!! Yes I’m a martyr!!
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  • Day156


    December 4, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Spent the morning with mum at an appointment whilst K was left to freely wander around the supermarkets- dangerous!!
    After lunch pete drive us down to the beautiful coastal village of Perranuthnoe for a coffee before heading through Marazion to sight see St Michaels Mount in the most beautiful light.
    On the way home it was a visit to Rinsey Cove where some of Poldark was filmed before home for dinner.



    https://www.intocornwall.com/engine/azabout.asp?guide=Rinsey Cove (Porthcew)
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  • Day155

    Coffee at the beach & a jaffa cake first

    December 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    Woke up to a stunningly sunny but frosty morning so we headed to Gyllyngvase beach for a coffee.
    Luckily we got a table with the best view of the sea, which was completely calm, and Pendennis Castle.
    After coffee we walked along the coastal path to Swanpool beach and back “home”.
    An old colleague from Nelson, Jean ( who now lives in Penzance) came for lunch so we had a lovely few hours catching up ( sadly no photos as the team photographer is having a rest).
    Tonight the day was capped off by K having her first McVities Jaffa cake which it looks like she enjoyed!!
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  • Day47

    End of Falmouth Week fireworks

    August 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Kate lost her Cornwall Car boot virginity today..,, luckily she didn’t buy anything other than a travel spork.
    After a day sightseeing and lunch at St Mawgan we watched the Falmouth fireworks from Customs House Quay

  • Day153

    Falmouth, Cornwall

    December 1, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Sorry today I’m really scraping the bottom of the barrel re photos!
    We left our Airbnb in the dark and cold at 7.20am and walked to Cardiff central station where we caught the 08.10 to Bristol Temple Meads.
    From there we caught the 10am train to Cornwall arriving at 13.45pm.
    Lovely to see mum and Pete who then drove us to our Airbnb home for the next month.
    We went and met my nephew Jake from work before going to mums for dinner - which basically consisted of a delicious turkey roast as she needed to get rid of it from last year before getting this years one!!
    Now relaxing back in our new ‘home’ which is v centrally located and more than comfortable.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Falmouth, Фолмът, Aberfala, Aberfal, فالموث، کورنوال, UFM, ファルマス, 팰머스, Falmuthum, Фалмут, 法尔茅斯

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