Friday, 30 April 2010

Paris (long): 1

And now for a long picture blog.
Day One
We stayed in a hostel by this canal.
Pompidou art gallery.
The river Seine.
The Louvre gallery pyramid as sun sets. Beautiful.
Day Two
 Ant? Camel?
French signs.
Sacre Cour, Montmatre.
And that is all for now.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


My dad ordered two of these, using discount codes that he received, last week before I returned to uni. The are lovely designed letterbox sized packages with different compartments each containing a healthy snack. When you sign up you look at all the ranges of fruit, nuts, seeds, crackers and chocolate snacks that they have and pick the ones you like. Graze then choses four of your favourites for you to try.

Using a code from my dad, I've ordered my first two boxes - first free, second £1.49. But I have to remember to cancel my subscription or I will be charged £6 a week. Not really best for a student.

Sunday, 18 April 2010


Yesterday I went to Penzance. I've been there quite a few times before, but this was the first time of travelling by train. £4.30 return from Fal, can't go wrong.

St Michael's Mount. Looks further than it is.
I like this. It feels like it should be another, more exotic, country.

And now for some non-beach photographs!
This pub not only has the same name as the one in Treasure Island but
is also very piratey inside with hundreds of antiquey things.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Gnome at last

I've wanted a garden gnome for a while now. My friend used to have a load, each doing different things (such as fishing), dotted about her garden. They were there when she moved in and still there when she moved out. I was meant to take one but I forgot, so no gnome for me. I've looked in Homebase and B&Q’s garden areas but no luck.

Today I found one in a pound shop in Penzance. Brilliant.

I love him.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Cyder farm

Today I went off to Healey's Cornish cyder farm with Josh and his sister, who is down visiting from York. Getting there involved a train to Truro, and then a bus half way to Perranporth, in the middle of the countryside. It was another beautiful day and a fun time was had touring 'round where they make and store the cider, as well as the orchard. I especially enjoyed the farm animals - cows, horses, pigs, goats and peacocks!

Orchard. Looking a little dead...
I loved this cow (technically a bull, it has horns).
Far away little goats.
Then we took a stroll to the next tourist attraction,
Callestick ice cream farm.