Each season I try to refresh the table setting with new ideas
We serve a traditional farmhouse breakfast to our Bed and Breakfast guests at Ednovean Farm. It is designed to set you up for the day – or at least my guests assure me they won’t need any lunch afterwards (maybe the cream tea or the Pasty didn’t count!)
I took the opportunity to take a walk around Penzance this morning in the spring sunshine just as the town was waking up for the day. To my shame when I wrote the first part of my Penwith tour with some of the history of Penzance not a photo could be found in our folders of any of the architecture and so this morning I set about remedying that. I splurged a £1 to park the car for an hour, after dropping Charles for an appointment and set off! Continue reading “A walk around Penzance” »
The sun setting beyond from Ednovean farm’s garden overlooking St Michael’s Mount
As we start another week here in Cornwall I thought you might enjoy seeing one of those moments of magic when the sun sinks down below the horizon and we slip towards the night. This weekend I managed to race across our lawn just in time to catch these two pictures of a gorgeous sunset over Mounts Bay as the sun sank behind St Michael’s Mount. I always love the effect that the palms that edge our lawn make silhouetted in the dusk and so i thought i would share it in a tiny blog tonight Continue reading “A moment of magic” »
An old gatepost, softened by enveloping Daffodils, provides a focal point at the end of a garden walk
Each day brings new changes to the garden and to the Cornish countryside too as we race towards the spring equinox on Friday. Of course, in reality every hedgerow and bank is a garden at the moment with bright primroses tucked between the mossy stones beside the lanes and flower pickers hard at work in the flower fields. Already now some fields have “bolted” and been left unpicked as a blaze of golden yellow to catch the eye unexpectedly. In the Ednovean farm garden the first tulip opened today and so I thought I had better start my monthly diary before those daffodil days were gone! Continue reading “My March garden diary as spring rolls out” »
We’ve had a strange eerie sunset for two nights two – I took this snap from the terrace looking down over the garden to St Michael’s Mount
Cornwall will see a rare partial solar eclipse tomorrow the 20th of March at approximately 9.24 – just in time for breakfast. The next one will not be for a decade so maybe it is worth planning to find a special spot to watch it if you can. Here’s just a couple of suggestions a great vantage points tonight and a lasting memory of the total eclipse in 1999. Continue reading “Breakfast with the Solar Eclipse” »
Are you riveted to your TV screens ready to watch Poldark every week? I know I am! I read the Winston Graham books as a teenager on holiday so many years ago ah hum. But I can lay claim to sitting on my pony on the cliffs above Prussia Cove watching extras row in and out of the cove in the ‘70’s (Ponies fit along narrow paths if no one is looking) Continue reading “That Poldark moment!” »
Today we leave the narrow winding lanes of Mousehole behind and climb up towards Paul to journey back into the still beating ancient heart of Cornwall. Follow the winding road that skirts the sea, passed stone circles and ancient stones from the stone and bronze age, to discover isolated fishing coves seemingly untouched by time.
Part two of the Penwith tour around West Cornwall follows the sea to Land’s End via: –
We had a secret bed and breakfast guest this week at Ednovean Farm, in the shape of an undercover inspection from the AA. Rather like a mystery shopper the inspector will book in incognito and sample a stay with us and then only reveal their identity after their breakfast has been finished.
My word! if I had known I would have run around in circles for weeks chasing imaginary spiders – we just have to wait for the report to arrive now- the postman will be greeted each morning with great enthusiasm I can tell you!
My thoughts turned to the grandeur of the Cornish cliffs this week. Perhaps with the screening of the hotly anticipated new Poldark series on television tonight in mind! So a flick through our photo album brought back memories of a dramatic walk we took one autumn day along the wild untamed coastline. We started from the picture perfect Cornish village of Zennor to finally finish in the artists colony of St Ives.
We drove over the top of the hills to park in Zennor near the church before setting off towards the cliffs with a picnic and excited Dog (sadly no longer with us) Zennor was once described by on of my American guest as “just how as she imagined a Cornish village should be, with the huddle of traditional granite cottages backed by the high moors and then the lush tiny fields rolling down to the sea”
Looking across Mounts Bay beyond St Michael’s Mount to Penzance and Newlyn
This morning is just too beautiful not to share and so I’m putting a quick mini blog up just of the view. I took this snap from my kitchen this morning looking down over the gardens to St Michaels Mount with the tide right out by the look of it too.
St Michael’s Mount will be open this morning with Tuesday at 1100am. and again at 2.00p.m. From the 15th of March it will open from 10.30 – 5.00 daily (except Saturdays) It looks so lovely out there I wish I could go. Continue reading “This morning in Cornwall” »