Or, for those of us not fluent in Cornish...welcome to Cornwall!
DH and I love Cornwall, but we have never taken the children as we couldn't face the long drive with young kids. Now they are older, and need less in-car entertainment, we have brought them here for the first time. We have rented a cottage in Polgooth, a very lovely village within a stone's throw of the Eden Project. We arrived yesterday, and spent the evening sitting in the sun, watching rabbits and buzzards. (Although, fortunately for the rabbits, not at the same time!)
However, today it rained. With attitude! Were we downhearted or dismayed? No! We are British, so accordingly we donned waterproofs and headed to Mevagissey to explore the beautiful fishing port.
Mevagissey is a quintessential Cornish fishing village with narrow winding streets, higgledy-piggledy brightly coloured houses and a working fishing fleet.
Normally Mevagissey is full of tourists, and has its fair share of souvenir shops and eateries. By mid afternoon we needed to escape the weather and we found a particularly good tea shop. "Moo and Two" styles itself as a tea gallery, and exhibits art from new artists as well as providing reasonably priced, excellent tea in gorgeous china.
We were all very impressed, particularly DD who has inherited a love of tea shops from her mother, and an artistic bent from her father.
The weather is set to cheer up tomorrow, for which I am very grateful! I have vivid memories of soggy childhood holidays spent wearing bright orange kagouls, (did anyone else wear those?), and eating sandwiches in the car while peering out of windscreens misted up from mugs of tea precariously balanced on the dashboard. All very character-forming, and we inflict similar things on our own children, but we are hoping to do lots of outdoor activities and I don't have webbed feet.