Exploring Scotland #11

Mitchell's Cafe St Andrews

Mitchell's Cafe St Andrews

Pretty Houses St Andrews

Beautiful Scotland

St Andrews Castle Scotland

St Andrews Exploring

Exploring Scotland

St Andrews Architecture

Cottage Life St Andrews

Cute Scottish Cottages

Every couple of months we head up to Scotland to visit family and we always pop over to St Andrews, which is only a 15 minute drive from my parents house. I have posted lots of photos from here on my blog, its just such a pretty place no matter what the weather.

Its quite a small town but has something for everyone including a beach, Castle, beautiful restaurants & shops. It is a bustling place, what with it having a University, big golfing community and plenty of tourists. It is a very friendly place to visit. We like to just wander through the cobbled streets, stopping of for numerous coffees along the way and always make sure to walk along the beach, even if its blowing a gale.

I did notice on my last visit that Jo Malone & Bobbi Brown have opened little boutiques there, could be quite dangerous.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit I highly recommend popping over its like being on the set of a Harry Potter film.

Cornwall Week #5

White Wash Cornish Cottages

Sunrise in Cornwall Lighthouse at Mevagissey

Aquarium in Mevagissey

Mevagissey Harbour

Newquay Coastline

The Red Lion Pub

Charlies Coffee Shop Charlestown

This week has been quiet and I think we have found our rhythm into rural life. Daily coffee shop visits & buying our fruit & veg from little stalls at the road side & paying into an honesty box – I Iove that! It has been so warm & feels nothing like October / November its so bright and feels more like Spring. I’m sure the colder weather is on its way.

We are driving up to Manchester & then on to Scotland at the end of the month so we are trying to get all our work up to date so we can enjoy spending time with family & friends. We are spending Christmas back here in Cornwall which will be our first Christmas just the two of us in 15 years. We are usually the ones driving up the motorway on Christmas Eve / Boxing Day on a 600 mile round trip to visit family and this year we want a quiet low key Christmas just the two of us in our own home. Bliss.

Cornwall Week #4

There hasn’t been too much time for exploring this past week but we did manage to head a couple of miles up the road to visit Lostwithiel which is a really small village with so many antique shops. My dad would love it there. The weather wasn’t that good but we still managed to have a good look and I’m now lusting after so many antique dressers and kitchen tables, it might develop into an expensive addiction

Duchy Coffee Shop Cornwall

Beautiful Cornish Village

Autumn in Cornwall

Cornish Cottages

Antique Shopping Cornwall

Sunnyside Cottage Charlestown

Harbourside in Charlestown

Seaside Sunset

The shops down here are limited to say the least, well I am used to shopping in Manchester so I’m becoming quite the online shopping master. Although my postman isn’t as impressed with my skills!

I’m really enjoying exploring Cornwall and if you have any suggestions of places I must see then let me know.

Cornwall Week #3

 

Polkerris Cottages

We are starting to get in to our groove in Cornwall, and have found our perfect spot for coffee everyday and favourite evening walk (we are creatures of habit). This week I also turned 37, because we had just spent a fortune on the move we kept celebrations low key and took a trip to Polkerris and Fowey. We have been before a couple of years ago and it is so close to where we live so it was nice just to pop there for a couple of hours. It started off a little cloudy but turned into such a beautiful sunny morning it was so nice to spend some time by the river and relax.

I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing the sea or the beautiful white wash cottages.

Fowey Harbour

Pink Pub and Bunting

Coffee Spot

Fowey

Homewear Shop in Fowey

Fowey Properties

Pastel Houses Fowey

Fowey River

Fowey Shops