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We made it through our stay

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Our friends at Heligan
Jessica making friends with Diggory

Last time I told you I was in charge of the animals whilst Judith and John had a well deserved holiday.  I am pleased to report, all animals made it through my custody period – albeit a bit fatter than normal as I may have given them one or two scoops too many of food and got my wires crossed and fed Tom the horse each morning, even though someone else was feeding him!  All in all we very much enjoyed our time at Tregongeeves.  Jessica, our two year old loved feeding the animals each morning with the guests.  Luckily last week I had some brilliant helpers collecting the eggs and making sure I gave the pig enough food and Alice got her special breakfast each morning.  The hard part was getting Jessica to come back from feeding the animals without a go on the ‘bouncy bouncy’ (trampoline).  We took advance of the facilities on site though and took Bethany, who is 5 months for her first dip in the swimming pool and went on some lovely walks around Tregongeeves.

With the temperatures on the rise again this week it is hard to believe we are in autumn, but September is whizzing by.  We enjoyed a spot of blackberry picking last week to make a delicious apple and blackberry crumble and we have been crunching through the leaves.  Cornwall is fantastic at this time of year.  Not only is it a lot quieter but the seas start to get a bit rough making for some fantastic sights.  One of my favorite things to do through the autumn is to enjoy a lunch whilst watching the waves crashing and you really are spoilt for choice as where to go.

Our own pig – Ronnie

Locally you could pop down to the Driftwood Beach Bar, which is part of Pentewan Sands Campsite but open to non residents.  The small beach hut offers stunning views from the warmth of the recently refurbished bar.  The food is good and with a selection of hot and cold drinks you could sit back and watch the waves roll in.  My favourite cliff top location to enjoy breakfast from is Lenwinnick Lodge.  The Lenwinnick Lodge offers a great blend of relaxing dining with breathtaking views – even on a rainy day it is worth a visit.  The waffles for breakfast are my all time favourite.  Or slightly further along the coast why not try out the Watergate Bay Beach Cafe.  The stunning views are complimented by great food in a very family friendly environment.

If the great outdoors is more your thing then why not undertake a lovely walk – to be honest there are far too many to list – from local circular walks to long coastal walks – so ask us when you see us for recommendations.  A great circular walk is the Fowey Hall Walk – the views back over to Fowey are stunning and you can be rewarded with a great big slice of cake from one of the many cafes in Fowey!

I have to say with the piglets at Heligan I am there a few times a week to keep the children happy – we have a local pass which means we can go as much as we like.  The piglets are adorable, I know I mention Heligan a lot but it really is worth a visit right now the gardens are looking stunning.

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