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#11 All Over The Place (Cornwall that is)

Italian at its Best Italian was on the menu this week when we visited the recently opened Mangia Restaurant in Killigrew Street here in Falmouth.  Owners Sandra and Valter are wonderful hosts, passionate about cooking and serving amazing food. The menu offers plenty of variety and all the delicious deserts are home-made by Valter. Mark…

#10: Nature’s Bounty & Inspirational Art

So, I said last week I’d tell you about Dave Evans. Dave Evans was one of a party of four guests who stayed with us last weekend. He and his wife came down from Hayling Island for the Annual Shanty Festival (ALWAYS a brilliant crack – read about it in last week’s blog) and he…

100 Reasons to visit Cornwall #9: Music, Art and Peaceful Walks

Musical Falmouth Music featured big in Falmouth this weekend; it played host to The International Shanty Festival. Out on the water, the J-class series began and competitions took place in Falmouth Bay all over the weekend, but back on land there were landlubbers aplenty and the shanty reigned: forget the stereotype of the blind drunk…

100 Reasons to Visit Cornwall #8: Delicious Food & Wonderful Walks

Cape Cornwall and Cot Valley – an hours’ drive from us here in Falmouth, was where we headed this weekend. It’s beautiful there, really beautiful, take your breath away beautiful, but then, so are many of the places in Cornwall. Really, truly awe-inspiringly beautiful. The drive from Falmouth is a pleasure in itself. The weather…

100 Reasons to Visit Cornwall #7: Parklive, Gardens Fun and Holiday Shinnanegins.

Live music in Kimberley Park for this Sunday’s Parklive event Park live was great this weekend. The venue for this monthly event is the fantastic Kimberley Park here in Falmouth. It’s held on the last Sunday in every month during the spring and summer until the end of October.http://www.falmusic.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=780&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 There’s live music on a huge…

100 Reasons to Visit Cornwall #6: Fabulous Festivals, Amazing Artists and Terrific Crafters.

There’s a real buzz around Falmouth this week as we’re celebrating Fal River Week – an annual festival that opens with a display of a fantastic flotilla of boats sailing down the river and there are events organised in and around Falmouth to celebrate. Amongst other things, we’re looking forward to a visit to Trellisick…

100 reasons to visit Cornwall #5: Cornish booze, Frenchman’s Creek and Mexico a go go

Loving the sunshine: enjoying Cornish brewed lager Korev and Cornish gin Tarquin’s http://www.southwesterndistillery.com/ at The Pandora Inn this weekend. Looking forward to trying this Wadebridge based distillery’s version of French anis next, Pastis its called! Do you know who Ben Ainslee is? 2012, the year Britain hosted the Olympics, saw Ainslee win four gold medals for…

100 reasons to visit Cornwall #4: Aberfala or Falmouth? It’s all Cornish to me!

Before I came to live in Falmouth, I had wrongly assumed it was just a town with working docks. To be honest, I didn’t really think it had that much going for it. So, so wrong. Now living here, and loving living here, I am converted. I know that Falmouth is, quite simply, a terrific…

100 reasons to visit Cornwall #3: Breakfasts, Beds and Spring is Sprung!

It’s been all about the guests this week. It’s always about the guests of course, but this week it seems all the more so. It’s getting busier and as usual, we give thought to those two important elements: Bed and…Breakfast! So far, we seem to be getting it right – guests sleep well in our…

Fun, Flowers and Frolics…

In Falmouth town late afternoon one day last week, we noticed that a brand new bar and eatery had opened up so we thought we’d drop by and see what they had to offer: Mono in Killigrew Street https://www.facebook.com/allhailmono promises to be a success; its interior is cleverly designed with a modern industrial feel. Staff…