Tag Archives: Cornwall

Mid-summer’s Day in Cornwall – with curry (Rousse)

It was super-early on Mid-summer’s Day in Cornwall and I was lucky enough to observe the locals and a selection of animals march up the hill in the annual sunrise procession. I could not fathom how they managed to persuade … Continue reading

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A February break in Cornwall (Rousse)

TPR and I took a holiday in Cornwall where the beaches were golden, the sky and sea were blue, and the weather unseasonably warm for February. My only complaint was that our accommodation was well below standard. We did not … Continue reading

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Heavenly Chichester with Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode (Belle)

I wasn’t sure how I had been invited to the ‘writing retreat’ home shared by Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode but I knew enough to remove my shoes before I stepped inside. In one office, Simon was typing his latest … Continue reading

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Camilla commemorated in roadside shrine to lost sash (Rousse)

Did anyone really care that at this bend in the single track road Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, once lost a sash from her dress? TPR and I were thoroughly sickened at the over-commercialisation of the Isle of Mull.

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Italy relocated to the West Country (Belle)

I was describing how my last holiday in the Bay of Naples had been interrupted by an earthquake and my friends wanted to know more.  Where exactly was the Bay of Naples?  With an air of authority I said: “Below … Continue reading

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A Christmas cycling trip to Cornwall (Rousse)

This was a big treat for my mother, who had never visited Cornwall before. After a long hunt for a space, we parked our sports car in a side street, almost crushing my old red cycling helmet into the kerb … Continue reading

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Tony Curtis and the world’s least imaginative quiche (Belle)

It had been foolish of us to try to re-capture those Cornish holiday memories. Eventually, Tony Curtis summed it up beautifully. “We should only come back just as summer is turning into war”. Later I shouted at him for throwing … Continue reading

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