Ribs of beef, fine wine and sand dinosaurs
20th February 2013
Most of the country has enjoyed fine and dry weather most of last week – and North Cornwall was no exception. With only Wednesday being rainy (good for a break!) it’s felt almost spring-like much of the week and tales of snow up-country were hardly believable.
We had 2 great Vegetable boxes, and also ordered a huge cooked ham (sandwiches all week!), a large shoulder of pork, mince, bacon and eggs from Padstow Farmshop. All waiting for us at the house when we arrived! And I must put a word in for our Tesco driver – we were late for the delivery (of course), but he was kind enough to unpack our £200 shop and even stack the fridge – I’ve never seen it look so neat.
Our final pre-arrival delivery was our wine. What a joy. Delivered via Raintree from BinTwo in Padstow, we asked David to give us a range of reds, whites and the ubiquitous prosecco. Perfect, and we went back twice for refills. Particular favourites were the Chamonix Rouge and Artesa Crianza on the red side, and a delicious Lafage Centenaire and Muscadet Presbyteres on the white.
So what did we get up to other than eating and having the odd glass of wine?
Lots of walks, kite-flying, bit of shopping, bit of dancing at Raffertys in St Merryn to David of BinTwo’s DJ’ing, scrabble, cards and big log fires! And we finally made it go-karting at St Eval. Not normally top of the list, but, once suggested, the children weren’t taking No. Massive outdoor track, friendly and professional service – great fun for children and adults alike.
We also did some sand sculpture – with dinosaurs being the order of the day. Our exploring to us down Pepper Cove, to Diggary’s and Porth Meor, but this year not across to the Trescore Islands. We missed the very low tides early in the week unfortunately.
Feb half-term remains a winner! Everyone is not too sure on the lead up – but the chance to get all the cousins together and some sunshine made a great week again.
We’re heading towards Easter and Easter weeks nearly sold now – but use the Search from the homepage if you want to see what is available 1st or 2nd week of April.
Or come for a weekend in later April or May – May day bank holiday long weekends are particularly fun with the Obby Oss May day celebrations in Padstow.
North Cornwall – not just for drizzly summers!