Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A new suite arrives & Heading for Cornwall for half term

Well, just one year, three months and a week after being flooded our new suite has arrived.

This was the last big thing we were waiting for to get our house back in order.

There is only a bit of 'snagging' left to sort out now.

Anyway to celebrate we're off to Cornwall at the weekend for half term.

We are staying near Bodmin (which I think must be in my former colleague Dan Rogerson's constituency?) and we're hoping that the weather won't be too bad.

Anyone got any ideas for good family things to do - our youngsters are 10 and 6.

(Yes - we already know about the Eden Project!)


Alex said...

Bodmin is pretty near the edge of North Cornwall constituency so you may be in, you may be out.
Even thought the weather has turned a bit chillier, kit the kids out with wetsuits (hiring is easy) and get them learning to surf or bodyboard at Polzeath, Newquay or Bude (the first is probably most kid friendly).
Wrap up warm and go to some of the strange stone circles on the Moor. Head for the village of Minions for the Cheesewring perhaps.
They may be too young, but you might enjoy Jamaica Inn and the whole Daphne DuMaurier thing.
Head West for tin mining country. Lots of mine shafts and engine houses (don't worry, quite safe) on cliffs - that sort of thing.
The villages of Charlestown (a mile from St Austell), Fowey and Mevagissey are all fishing villagey type places and nice to wander round.
Spend all your money on nice food in PadStein.
Am sure I'll come up with more...

Liberal Neil said...

Thanks - hadn't realised how near the Jamaica Inn is - they'll enjoy that.

Benny said...

How about climbing to the top of Brown Willy?