Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wednesday 16 August – Aquathlon

Current location: Penzance
11.11pm, At home, realising I'd left my shoes in the pub, oops. This evening, I did the Jubilee Aquathlon, which consists of a lap of the jubilee pool, then a run to the end of the prom and back. Nothing too hardcore, but I'd been counting down to it. They do it every month over summer, but until this one, I haven't been able to take part thanks to my knee. My physio had cleared me to do this one, and I was determined to start (and finish) it, rain, hail or shine. And I got rain. And a lot of wind. Swimming and running in a storm isn't that fun, but I did it, and I was proud of myself! Mum, Dad and Andy came to watch, then we all went to the pub after to have a wine (and take off my wet shoes and leave them there).

Tuesday 15 August – Working from home

Current location: Penzance
11.11am, Working. As I can work remotely for my job (there's no set office), today I worked from Pippa's house. This meant I got to have lunch with Andy in the garden! #perks

Sunday 13 August – Snuffycuts meet-up

Current location: Penzance
11.11am, On my way to meet Kate, Ruth and Gazi. We met for a picnic at Jubilee Pool, and I had every intention of going for a swim, but it just didn't really seem to happen. We had a lovely chat and some cuddles (with Gazi) and I was sad saying bye as Ruth and Gazi are heading back to Munich in a couple of days.

The afternoon brought a walk with Mum to Mousehole, then the blessing of the lifeboat, which was really moving and lovely.

*In reference to the head of this blog post, Kate, Ruth and I used to call ourselves the 'Snuffycuts' (don't ask) in school...

Saturday 12 August – One of the best

Current location: Penzance
11.11pm, Vegged out on the couch. Actually, I think we were probably asleep by this point. Andy and I had had the best day, the loveliest day, and we were both cream crackered. We had a quite chilled morning, then decided to go out to Pendeen Lighthouse, and walk across to Portheras Cove. I haven't been in years and thought it'd be a nice spot to show Andy.

When we got there, about 1pm, it was a bit cloudy, but we walked for about 45 minutes and sat on the beach and looked at the beautiful scenery. Then as the sun came out we decided to walk a bit further... The thing with the coastal footpath, however, is once you're on it, you can't really get off it until yu reach your destination. So, four hours and so many steps and views and flowers and amazing sights later, we got to Gurnard's Head. We were shattered and in awe and totally loving this part of the world. We tried to have dinner at Gurnard's Head pub but it was too busy, so we had a beer and some crisps/bread/oil/olives in the garden, and attempted to get a bus back to Pendeen, where our car was.

Sadly, we had missed the last bus, so we walked for about another 45 minutes, before a kind stranger picked us up and took us back (due to some miscommunication about where to drop us, we then had another 35 minute walk back to the car). Such a bloody great day. We bought some prawns on the way home, then ate dinner, had a glass of wine and stretched out our weary, happy bodies.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday 10 August – Perranuthnoe paddling

Current location: Perranuthnoe
11.11am, At the beach, with Ruth, Ruan, Rivie, Aoife and Zephyr (three grown-ups, three kids). It was such a gorgeous morning, I absolutely loved it; the kids were lively and lovely, the sun was shining and it was nice just to sit and have some time to chat. Then the Pyrah and Mum came, and I got to do more chatting, chilling, playing and eating. Good old Cornwall.

Wednesday 9 August – Coastal drive

Current location: Penzance
11.11pm, Coming home from a drive. Andy and I had been out to Gurnard's Head as the light is amazing there in the evening; on the way we passed the old mining engine houses and the sunset was pretty banging. Gurnard's Head was lovely, we had a drink in the pub (and bumped into friends Laura and Dave) and pretended we were on holiday.

Tuesday 8 August – Curry by the sea

Current location: Penzance
11.11am, In work. After work, I hung at home with Mum, Dad and the Harrisons, then Claire, Matt, Andy and I went and got a takeaway curry and ate it by the sea, lovely... until a storm came in and made us evacuate to a nearby bus shelter. Takeaway in a bus shelter, not so lovely.

Sunday 6 August – Cream tea with the team

Current location: Penzance
11.11am, Having a quiet morning, hanging with the Harrisons. In the afternoon I had a cream tea at Ruth Jackson's house, with my schoolfriend Lily, Emma and Kate. It was so nice to be together, they are such kind, sweet, funny ladies. And the cream team was deeeelish.

Saturday 5 August – #Haylefest

Current location: Hayle
11.11pm, Dancing in a tent at Haylefest (I think it might actually be called Hayle Festival?). Claire and Matt had arrived today with their kids and we'd been to Porthmeor with them (via a train, and a lift from Andy when the train broke down in St Erth!). We played on the beach a bit, then I headed home and across to Hayle with Andy, where we went out for dinner with Kate and Matt, plus our old London housemate Katy. It was so much fun, we dined liked kings at Antoninis and then headed over to the festival for drinks and dancing, then a comedy taxi ride home.