Monday, 23 January 2012

Pirates of Penzance

©Planet Whale
We've had a crazy couple of weeks as a family, so we decided to let our hair down for a bit and go away for the weekend. We decided to spend it in Penzance, I visited Penzance when I was a little girl and loved it. The one thing I really remember was sitting on the harbour wall, eating fish n' chips while we watched the (wild) dolphins play with the boats in the harbour.

We stayed in Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure Resort in St. Just. A lovely little place, the staff were really nice and helpful and we had a great time.

Saturday was when the holiday really kicked off, we got up and ready and headed into town. While on our way we spotted this gorgeous thatched cottage, and I just had to hop out of the car and take a picture.

Mum dropped us off into town while she went and parked the car. So Katy and I just wandered about, popped into Mimi's boutique, which was a really cute little place. Then we wandered over to Knit Wits, we sat at the little table she had there and looked through pattern books and magazines. Saw some really nice stuff, especially the Debbie Bliss books 'A Fine Romance' and 'Baby Cashermino 3'.

After an hour or so off window shopping we met up with Mum and had cake. Bakewell tart to be precise. Which was delicious. While we were wandering the high street we stumbled upon a cinema. So, Katy and I went to see the absolutely brilliant War Horse while Mum went and looked in galleries.

In the evening we grabbed some fish and chips and ate them while looking out onto St. Michael's Mount. We got some lovely shots of the beach while we were there.
We then drove to St.Ives, which is only about 15 minutes away, and got ourselves some desert from Peppers. I had the Chocolate Marquis which is dark chocolate and orange mousse. It was divine. It tasted like a melted Terry's chocolate orange. Yum.

Sunday afternoon we got ourselves a Big Mac and headed on home. We saw plenty of windmills (I might have a slight obsession with them :brow) and sung along to plenty of Coldplay songs.

So it was a great success and we're all really pleased we did it. Cheered us all up no end!

Now, I'm sure you're wondering about my holiday knitting... well, I assure you I did manage to do some knitting. I even learned a new technique while I was there, but that is another post for another day. So stay tuned this week!

5 thoughts:

  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend :o) c x

  2. Hi Charlotte, it sounds like you had a lovely weekend! It is so nice to get away once in awhile, and see some new sights and have a change of pace. So happy you found such a nice knitting shop! Have a wonderful monday afternoon! Delisa :)

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely time! The pictures are great!

  4. That sounds like a lovely weekend and it looks like the weather was perfect.

  5. What an absolutely lovely weekend. I am so very jealous--good movie, quaint buildings, beautiful views, yummy food a fun little knitting shop! Lucky you...


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