There really isn’t much flower news to report. Knowing what a quiet time the first weeks of January can be, Paddy and I took the opportunity to escape to Cornwall. Anticipating bad weather we packed a lot of books and headed down. Arriving at Bristol, it seemed a waste not to explore Bath before our Cornish adventure.

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We ate eggs Benedict for breakfast, did the crossword, peered at the gardens and through windows of houses on the crescent and headed on to Fowey.

Fowey was quiet, but sometimes off season holiday towns are the best. Teamed with the fact that there is almost no phone reception at all, it made for a peaceful week.

The Eden Project was first on the list. Opinion seems split on this place but I found it incredible. The scale of the biomes alone is mind-blowing. I also liked the seed sculpture. It doesn’t have the charm of a Victorian hothouse but the fact that it was ever built is a feat in itself.

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 Other days were spent at Fowey, Pridmouth (Daphne Du Maurier’s favourite cove which was just a short walk from her home at Menabilly), Watergate Bay (not as rugged or mysterious as the south coast but equally beautiful), and Padstow (for Rick Stein’s fish and chips).

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I spent the week reading Margaret Forster’s biography of Daphne Du Maurier and dreaming of a lottery win enabling me to buy a cliff-top holiday home in Fowey. But until then, business as usual. Flower related posts will commence next week.