Thursday, September 21, 2017

Monday 16 September – Exploring Falmouth

Current location: Falmouth
11.11am, In the National Maritime Museum, looking at the Tattoo exhibition. It was really amazing - there were lots of old tools used to tattoo centuries ago, which was pretty gross and interesting, and I was fascinated by the stories of why people had/have tattoos. We then had a reallllly good lunch at Chain Locker (mussels and camembert and white wine and all good things), then nipped over to see our friend in Cubert. In the evening, we went for a relish dinner at Gully Beach cafe, then drinks at Beerwolf, which sells beer and books. We secretly bought each other a book (both randomly ended up being about Germany!), went for a couple more drinks, then went back to our gorgeous room at the Chain Locker, for hot chocolate and TV in bed.

Sunday 17 September – A Falmouth staycation

Current location: Falmouth
11.11pm, Watching TV in bed and drinking hot chocolate. This is how I roll on holiday, and Andy and I are on a little trip to Falmouth. We had a lovely morning in Marazion, then a fab chilled afternoon having drinks at the Star & Garter, then went back there for dinner. It was so beautiful with the sea behind us and the biggest roast dinner in front of us!

Saturday 16 September – Our Aussie visitors

Current location: Constantine
11.11am, On our way to watch Andy play football. They ended up winning 6-2, it was a fab game, and it makes me miss our old Aussie soccer team! After the game, we headed back to Penzance and met up with Terry and Lindy, Andy's cousins. We took them on a little whistlestop tour of some of our favourite places, including Porthcurno, the Merry Maidens, the Minack, then Sennen for a pint in the Old Success. Getting peckish, we came back to Penzance and got Indian takeaway (and ate it in the Crown, brilliant!), then in the eve Andy and I went to the Vault to meet our friend Kir who was DJing. Oh, and I ran 8 miles this morning with Pippa and co!

Friday 15 September – Citrus circus

Current location: Penzance
11.11pm, At Pippa's house. We went around for a cheeky gin, which turned into many, and involved a show by Pippa and their friend Steve, juggling oranges and lemons in the kitchen, naturally. And then a forgotten pizza.

Thursday 14 September – Extra! Extra!

Current location: Lostwithiel
11.11am, Being extras for a TV show called Delicious. It was very funny and quite fun, with a fair bit of hanging around!

Wednesday 13 September – Aquathlon part 2

Current location: Penzance
11.11pm, Home, after a busy night of running, swimming, eating and drinking. Tonight was the last 'Aquathlon' of the summer; my second one, and I got to enjoy it alongside my lovely friend Helen who happens to be down visiting. It was better than last time (I bear my tie by about 1 min, 20 sec), although harder, and I had a very cute cheer squad in the form of my parents, Pippa, and her kids. Helen ended up coming second (she is an Olympian, after all!), and then we went and met three friends Lily, Hannah and Kate, in the pub. Such a lovely night; I love that I have known these girls for 20 years!

Sunday 10 September – Drizzly but dreamy

Current location: Penzance
11.11am, Having a coffee with Emma in Duke St Cafe. We had a chilled morning, with a walk along the prom in the drizzle, and didn't stop talking the whole way. We ate Revels, drank coffee, talked, laughed, hugged, then off she went. Thanks for filling my soul, lovely! In the evening, I made my first ever roast dinner (yes, I know), and it was bloody lovely.