You lucky folks have a Bank Holiday within sniffing distance, what a treat having a long weekend. We are full to the brim and looking forward to the atmosphere that the final summer bank holiday brings. This week, with no children until Thursday I have been busy eating and drinking – far, far far too much. But we we have tried out lots of nice places for you. So here are our top tips of how to make the most of the bank holiday:
- BOOK. The world and his dog will be in Cornwall for the last of the summer Bank Holidays so if you want to go somewhere then book to avoid disappointment. For food we would recommend, in no particular order: The Rebellion Roast House, The Hubbox, The Longstore or Edie’s Kitchen. (If you go to Eddies try the pineapple parfait – it is without doubt the best pudding I have had in a very long time! It was so good and I only managed to picture the mains!)
- Have afternoon tea – a short stroll from Little Winnick, head up to The Cornwall for a pretty impressive afternoon tea. Ask to sit inside as we were attacked by wasps.
- Visit Kneehigh Theatre. Acclaimed for their impressive, and slightly wacky shows the Kneehigh Theatre Company are worth a visit at Carlyon Bay. There is something for all ages so get booking.
- Do nothing. Seriously. Do nothing other than sit back and relax. Perhaps pop to Lobbs Farm Shop to stock up on some Cornish Ales or wine, then relax and make the most of that extra day.
- Visit Griggs, this farm supplies shop is so much more than anything farm related. With a lovely cafe serving hearty breakfasts and a brilliant clothes section you can spend a lovely morning eating and stocking up on the autumnal essentials.
Update from the Caravan of Love
The girls were away until Thursday and Richard and I turned into lost souls – it was far too quiet and tidy! We had to talk to each other! We did make the most of it and ventured out rather a lot. Two highlights stand out; a late brunch at Edies in Carlyon Bay. This is one of our favourite places, this visit the food was top notch it is really worth a visit. Then we went out with friends to Alvorada in Mevagissey. Run by husband and wife team the food was unbelievable. I had monkfish, scallop and prawn kebab – I have not had fish that good before – it is seriously good food.
I am so pleased we have the girls back now. Even though I am already weeks behind on the washing – how does that happen when they have only been back 2 days?, the caravan looks like we have been burgled and I have run out of food. I missed them. Last night after monsoon conditions we went puddle jumping, we needed some air. It was so much fun. I kinda didn’t think it through completely though so letting them do it in light coloured dresses with no washing machine or bath was a little short sighted but we all laughed until we cried. What we lack in space we make up for with laughs right now.