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Monday, 21 September 2015

The Tour Continues....

One of the first things I explained to Miss Diane when she was talking about coming to England, was, whilst I could prepare an interesting Itinerary, so that she could see lots of beautiful places, I had no control over the vagaries of the British weather.

End of April could be cold and damp, or pleasantly warm. I think we would all agree that if someone was visiting our part of the world, wherever that might be, we would want them to see it looking at it's very best! In the end, I decided that we would just have to make the most of whatever the weather decided to throw at us.  The important thing, surely, was to enjoy our time together, and have FUN!

In the end, apart from a couple of damp, drizzly days whilst we were 'back at base' as it were, I felt that we were very lucky. Alright, it wasn't exactly hot, but we weren't getting drenched every day either, and almost all our photos show blue skies, which is always a bonus. 

This first photo shows Diane outside another charming gift shop in the fishing village of Mousehole. (Mowzel!). 


Here we have boats in the small harbour. Along with agriculture and tourism, fishing and boats play a huge part in the daily life of Devon and Cornwall. 


We then moved on to St Ives, which, for generations, has been a mecca for artists, because of the wonderful light you will find there.




Obviously, food played a big part of our trip (well, alright then, and the occasional glass of wine) and here we were enjoying dinner in a 'posh' shack, right on the beach. Bliss!


Of course, I had to introduce Diane to the Devonshire and Cornish cream teas that we are famous for!


Cornwall is also famous for the 'Cornish Pasty' and at Carbis Bay we had the most wonderful fish and chips, which this Country is also renowned for. 



Well, I hope you have enjoyed the photos today. See you again next time ....

10 comments:

Jennifer Hoppins said...

I have decided I must retire as an expat in Devon or Cornwall. I can see why artists would love it there, with the colors of the harbor and the lovely buildings. The food looks divine as well!

thisisme said...

Hi again Jenny. I do appreciate you taking the time to come and visit me. I know that you would love it here, but I also know that you have beautiful areas where you live, as well.

flowers on my table said...

Goodness me your friend is certainly getting well fed, the food looks yummy! I think you did exceedingly well with the weather too! Love Linda xx

thisisme said...

Linda, how lovely to see you here. It's been a long time, hasn't it?! Yes, so lucky with the weather! Take care xx

Bouncin Barb said...

Perhaps I could persuade an artist I know to visit "the Mecca". Lol

thisisme said...

BB - Gosh, I know that certain artist would absolutely love it there. Good to see you.

Denise said...

Diana,I'm so glad You are blogging again,how nice for all of Us to have You back.Wonderful tour guide You are I'm sure.In fact,I can use Your posts as planning guides for My dream trip to that lovely part of the world. Hugs Denise

thisisme said...

What a lovely comment, Denise. Thank you so much. I often think how wonderful it would be if we could meet up with our bloggy friends.

Sush said...

I should have waited until morning instead of the middle of the night to do my blog binge reading, lol! Now I'm starved and there really is no point in going is search of food when nothing in my cupboards looks as appealing! I'm glad to see on FB that Diane is returning the favor (those pies in the case)!
Hope you're having as much fun as I'm having...trip of a lifetime if I were to make it to your lovely corner of the world!

thisisme said...

Hi again Sush. Yes, food always seems to play a big part when Diane and I are together! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get together with all our favourite bloggy/Facebook people?! Awesome. Thank you so much for popping over to see me x