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How on earth have we made it to September? Whilst I love the summer, the autumnal months are my favourite and I love Cornwall as it quietens down a little.  It seems to me that Cornwall really comes out of it’s shell in September with some  special events taking place…well worth booking a stay to make the most of them:

  1. 8-10 September – Newquay Fish Festival – showcasing the best seafood Newquay has to offer with some great chef demonstrations and tastings taking place.
  2. 8-10 Sept – The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival – With Scouting for Girls headlining the Saturday night I really wish I could go!
  3. 17 Oct – The Fal River Walk – a lovely charity walk of either 6 or 15 miles
  4. 22-24 September – The Great Cornish Food Festival – we love this festival, with loads to try and producers to meet it is well worth a visit,
  5. 30 September – Griggs Open day – such a lovely family day with animals and local groups and charities it is a really good family day out.

So there you go, five good reasons to visit this month!  Here at Little Winnick we remain busy, with a site mainly full of returning guests hoping for our usual Indian Summer that we are normally blessed with.  Richard and I have had role reversal today.  He is at home with three girls and I am here trying to catch up on things.  I often think to myself how lucky we are to be able do this and share not only the work here but bringing up the children.  I did have great plans for what I would achieve today…it has not gone quite to plan but that is mainly because I have been having some lovely chats with guests!

This week we waved a sad goodbye to my parents who have been visiting.  They have come down the last few summers to help us over the busy period, and this year it is safe to say we would not have made it through the peak season without their help looking after the girls for us.  On Monday we all headed down the trail to Pentewan, a gentle 30 minute stroll (unless you are my dad who did the trail three times, looking for his glasses he dropped enroute, I have not reminded him too much that I found them for him!) Anyway, we headed for tea at The Ship Inn.  The good old fashioned pub offers homely food and a lovely beer garden.