The madness of the school holidays is now over and its back to a more sedate pace. Martin and I had a day out at Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith Near Falmouth, a beautiful tropical garden with nooks and crannies to explore and allsorts of plants, water gardens and falls, even a weeping Japanese tree who’s autumn foliage smells of burnt sugar and Gunnear with leaves as big as Martin. They have a small amphitheatre where they put on various plays and live music from May to September, I didn’t know that, I will keep an eye out for a list of next years events. Its well worth a visit, the cake’s not bad either.
The summer holidays are in full swing and there is so much to do locally its hard to know where to start, but Visit Cornwall and Padstow live have plenty of ideas, you can view then on
We went to Boscastle and Port Issac to have a look around this week, lovely cake in the National Trust cafe at Boscastle and we managed to get a birthday present too.
Boscastle and Port Issac
Golf was rained off today so we had time to look at the pictures I took of my roses and Martin noticed one had a smiley face on it, can you see it too?
New Garden to Explore
We found a lovely new garden to explore near St Austell called Pinetum, it has 10 separate gardens a woodland walk and a pond with Canada geese over 30 acres.
The gardens have such a variety of trees and flowers even a wedding cake tree something I’ve never heard of before but it was so pretty I have put a picture of it below plus a few more as there was so much to see.
Debbie and Martin
Up till now we have kept busy with the usual decorating and maintenance, if it stands still long enough it will be painted, new fencing around the garden, new flooring put in Sharmalyn House, balcony maintenance, not an easy job when it’s on the second floor finding workman who aren’t afraid of heights but thankfully we did.
We have had some really lovely weather and some not so nice, one week it’s overcoats the next its sandals, but we did have a sunny day to visit Trewithen gardens on Thursday, you can see from the photos how lovely the flowers are again this year.
No shortage of gardens and many other things to see and do during the Easter holidays.
We hope to see you here.
Debbie and Martin
All of a sudden its half term again next week, thankfully the weather has improved and we have lovely sunny weather, still only about 13c but so much better than the snow we had a few weeks ago, not something we tend to get down here in Cornwall so when it came all was at a standstill in no time as no one had remembered to grit the roads, Martin got stuck twice and had to turn back and stay at Yellow Sands over night, I was lucky and managed to get back very slowly just before the roads became impassable.
But now we have the daffodils, snow drops and iris out in force so we know spring is here and its time to get the paint brushes out and the builders in and get the whole place ready for the 2019 season .
We hope to see you then.
Debbie and Martin
From this to this
Can you believe another years gone by and we are again deciding on resolutions we wont keep for very long no matter how hard we try, after all we are only human.
Spring is almost here the daffs have started to show them selves and I can’t wait to see the first little yellow head to burst out.
We hope you all have a happy and healthy 2019 and look forward to seeing you at Yellow Sands again.
Happy New Year from Debbie and Martin
Us Walking the Camel Trail
We would like to wish all the guests who stayed with us throughout the year a very Merry Christmas.
Its going to be good walking weather here for the holidays according to the BBC weather man, on Christmas day it should be 11c with light cloud and on Boxing day 10c with sunny intervals, just perfect for walking off all that over indulgence, what a good excuse to indulge more.
We are full for Christmas and this year one family is celebrating their 25th Christmas at Yellow Sands – how time flies!
One of our other guests came as a child and now comes with her husband and own child, long may it continue.
Merry Christmas from
Martin and Debbie
Its been quiet here for a few weeks so we have had a chance to have a break and do a few jobs, see the picture of the new fence around the garden area below, very posh.
The Christmas Food festival starts on 7th December and then it will be Christmas time. We are full for Christmas but we do have some vacancies for the new Year, from 29th December on, term’s from £70 per night based on 2 people, minimum 3 night stay, so why not come and join us to welcome 2019 in style.
It’s like summer here today with endless blue skies, perfect for autumn walks and going to last all weekend.
Harlyn Bay earlier today