No snow here (yet!)
Whilst the rest of the country is blasted with snow I can confirm we are enjoying stunning winter days with breathtaking blue skies. On Friday I had a moment that I have only experienced living in Cornwall where you turn a corner and the view takes your breath away. I was pushing a rather overloaded pushchair up a hill, cursing the hill towards Porthpean when I glanced to my left and I could see St Austell bay twinkling in the distance. Smiling to myself I looked over to the right thinking how lucky I was when I noticed I could see pretty much the whole of St Austell too; Cornwall’s views just creep up on you sometimes!
Talking of views we had a family day out to Luxulyan Valley on Sunday. Making the most of another stunning blue sky we headed off on a circular walk. The picturesque valley is not that well known – a bit of a locals hidden gem but it is well worth a visit. The stunning woodland walk is like stepping back in time full of Cornwall’s industrial heritage including a ‘leat’, the remains of a water wheel and an impressive viaduct.
It is a little like changing rooms at the cottages at the moment; new sofas have arrived for Lovedays and Corner Cottage whilst Donkey Mill is being painted inside. Judith and Alison have been very busy coordinating the work and finding the perfect finishing touches.
This time of year is always a muddy one at Tregongeeves with many of the animals being brought in at night to keep them nice and toasty. I always think the sheep look funny with their very thick coats on and Alice never looks quite as smart with her extra furry coat! I never realised until Judith educated me about chickens that they don’t lay as many eggs during the winter – we do still have plenty for all the guests though. I am waiting eagerly to hear if there will be any lambs joining us this spring!
I will get into trouble for sharing this with you but last week I was greeted by quite a sight! I walked round the back of Tregongeeves to find Judith with a pink bobble hat, a green coat, dirty jeans and her wheelies on wielding a gate – she looked quite a funny site. It turns out Alice had been moved for some fresh grass but the little madam had worked out how to escape and was on her way to the nice green grass at the golf course, so Judith was making a hurdle to stop her escaping!