Sunday, 20 July 2008

St Ives

Pooch and I were there last week for 5 nights and it was loooooooovely. The weather was mixed but no out and out rain and we managed to fit in quite a lot as well as some of the yummiest food I've had in ages.

St Ives itself is just magical - all this has been said in a zillion tourist info leaflets but the light is amazing, the weather seems different to everywhere else in cornwall and it's easy to see why it's a magnet for artists. You just gotta love it.
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This was our hotel. Dating to 1420 or something.
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Visited the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden. That was amazing. So peaceful.
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We took a boat trip to see the seals, one of which then followed us back to the harbour.
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There were walks by the sea and even paddling.
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There was also extensive studying of menus as we both ate tonnes of fresh as can be seafood.
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And then we took a trip to the Eden Project, which was a real highlight. This was also the best day weatherwise. It was gobsmackingly great.
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The wholeplace was landscaped perfectly. There weren't any screaming kids (something we couldn't avoid in st ives) because there is so much for them to do. And plenty for the bigger kids too.
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For me the Rainforest Biome was the highlight. It was huuuuuge. And steamy and boiling hot. And the plants ranged from tiny to staggeringly large and there were birds in there too.
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Gratuitous flower pics....
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I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

So overall an excellent week. The only downside was the screaming kids - one in particular called Olivia particularly sticks in my mind as ruining the most amazing lunch of fresh crab mayonnaise on bread warm from the oven. But then you can't seem to avoid that.

Finally this is a knitting blog afterall...I have ditched the EZ adult surprise plan and instead gone for the Herrick baby coat which should be rights be as famous as the EZ one since it is kind of the same but easier. And free. Here on ravelry.
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2 comments:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

It looks like you had a great time in St.Ives. I'm a bit envious that you've had so much sun and visited The Eden Project too. Lucky girl!!

PURLPOWER said...

Wow, you and Flossie both in St Ives this month. The Hepworth museum is my favourite art space in the world. I haven't been there for years but have many fond memories of visiting there.

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