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sanbaz

By sanbaz

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Hi everyone,
we returned from our few days holiday in cornwall on thursday evening, its been a great few days and weather couldnt have been better.
Its a long drive down to cornwall from blackpool, taking about 7 hours with stops and poor Baz does the driving as i dont like motorways.
Anyway we stayed in a lovely guesthouse which was cofy and clean, the couple who ran it were very friendly and helped in anyway they could to make it a nice stay.
We stayed in st austel close to the Eden project, i had oreder tickets from airmiles but they hadnt arrived in time so i paid online and printed them off making it cheaper, anyway no probs.
Cornwall is a lovely area with nice beaches and coves and lovely countryside, we walked alot along the beaches and explored the caves inbeddded into the cliff faces, i could imagine smugglers using the caves years ago, they were facinating to see and the colours in the cave walls were almost shining, amazing really. also lots of rock pools with muscals clinging to the rocks after the tide went out, i love how nature works its magic.
So here are some photos of our trip, hope you enjoy them


I could go on forever with photos as i took about 120 in all hahah so i just chose a few to give you some idea of the size of eden with its gardens of plants and veg, also fruit trees which all go into making the lovely food and cakes you can enjoy while taking a break, it was a great experience to see what they do there and think we can all learn something to go toward helping the planet after seeing it all.
After our lovely few days in cornwall and all the walking we decided to stop half way home so Baz could rest, so we stayed over in Bath, i had always wanted to visit there and this was my chance, with all its lovely stone buildings even the new ones have to be made in stone as not to spoil what Bath is known for, i myself think this is a great idea and think traditional places should stay as they were, modern ways can spoil things at times.
while there we walked around the town where they have layed a grass area in the shopping centre with deck chairs which looks great, being such a built up city and not many houses seem to have garden, they have beautifull park areas and a huge central park called royal victoria park which is stunning.
It was such a hot day and people were all out sitting and enjoying they lunch breals in the sun and taking their dogs and children out, we collected conkers lol to bring home to scare the spiders away hahaha
So here are a few pics of Bath for you, hope you have enjoyed my holiday as much as i did being there.
nice to come home and be able to spend time in my garden, isnt life wonderfull :o))) x

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Eden looks amazing Sanbaz, as does Bath.

1 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely photo's of Eden one place I've never been yet, been to Bath years ago, both lovely places.Your garden's still looking good Sandra....

1 Oct, 2011

 

thankyou pimpernel it was amazing ;o)
cheers Les Bath was a must for me and wish we had longer there, but what i saw i loved, my garden is much better now iv cleared up, amazing how it had got out of control with bad weather, took 8 hours yesterday to get it sorted out but worth it :o))

1 Oct, 2011

 

Pleased to see you back Sandra and you seem to have had a lovely holiday would love to see the Eden Project but it is a long drive and dont fanct a Coach trip! I would also like to go to Bath and have put it on my list as it is manageable for us to do. Lovely pictures!!

1 Oct, 2011

 

looks really good, glad you had a good time, yeah life is great, fab blog, many thanks.

1 Oct, 2011

 

hi carole and thanx, it is a long way i agree and thats why we broke the journey on the way back but glad we did and saw Bath :o))
cheers Cazcat glad you enjoyed ;o))

1 Oct, 2011

 

oooh San, am close to Bath, so close yet so far.
We went to cornwall for our honeymoon (in dec) with the dogs. Stayed where they made The Chamomile lawn series, near to Truro.
Glad you had a good time. (I don't handle motorways well either!)

1 Oct, 2011

 

what a shame lulu would have been nice to meet up, saying that we didnt plan to go to Bath but glad we went, the whole trip was lovely, soon be your 1st anniversary :o)) seems alot of women i talk to dont handle motorways and they are talking about highering the speed limit grrrr should be lowering i think :o(

1 Oct, 2011

 

And getting the lorries into one lane, never to move out of that lane!! I was once caught inbetween 4 lorries, it was raining, they were driving far to fast and I couldn't get the heck out. horrid.

1 Oct, 2011

 

Doesn't Eden look fantastic now? ... It must be ten years or more since we went there ... think it was the second year ... lovely to see how it has matured ... Bath is a lovely city, San ... nice to see it bathed in sunshine ... pleased you both enjoyed your holiday ... :o)))

1 Oct, 2011

 

Can I just interject....A massive thumbs up for the traditional Parks and Gardens planting in the last photo !
Carry on...

1 Oct, 2011

 

iv had that happen to lulu so scarey you cant breath, i agree lorries in one lane,im bad enough as a passenger now, but love driving on normal roads so at least gave hubby a rest when we got there.

1 Oct, 2011

 

thankyou shirley it was lovely and glad we waited till eden was established ;o))
lol pimpernel i love lots of planted areas and parks to, so everyone gets to enjoy it and great for wildlife, we saw lots of squirrels enjoying the sun ;o)

1 Oct, 2011

 

lovely pictures sanbaz, glad you had a good time

1 Oct, 2011

 

cheers sticki :o))

1 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely Sandra - the big domes are so nice first photo and the fly - love it :)))))) as I like the big robot :))))) Lovely garden areas and like those pink catkin things ;))) - Never been Bath but looks lovely too - I collected pine cones from Cromer for our memory - think there were a few conkers too :)))) Glad it was a nice break for you :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

1 Oct, 2011

 

I knew you would love it San..just brilliant,isn't it ? I am glad we visited this year too,so nice to see it now it's matured..We haven't been to Bath,but always fancied going..those gardens are lovely..and the Architecture too.
The break will have really done you good :o))

1 Oct, 2011

 

That brought back some lovely memories for me San.. Eden project is wonderful....and Heligan too. I bet you had a lovely time. We stayed in Lostwithiel when we went.

1 Oct, 2011

 

My hubby drives like a wild horse, my palms are sweaty by the time we get home.....just can't win. Horse and cart maybe!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Most interested to see your Eden photos, never having been there, it is so large and obviously worth a visit, thought the grass idea and the deck chairs a cracking idea, great pics, thanks San, so pleased you had a good time.

1 Oct, 2011

 

I'm glad you had a lovely break Sandra. They have erected another dome I think since we visited about 6 years ago. I loved it too. Do they still have the rest stations for the heat exhausted in the tropical zone? I am sure I have grown plants in the garden similar to the long catkin like plant years ago. Can't remember the name though. I just love the colour of the stone they use in Bath.

2 Oct, 2011

 

hi paul and thanx, i love the fly and that robot was amazing but also made you think about all elecricall equipment and what happens to it when we discard it, mountains of rubble but hopefully now alot of the parts go to be recycled, scarey though, think you would enjoy Bath paul, seems to take you back in time ;o))
cheers sandra if you ever get the chance to visit Bath you must, but addvice is take the tour bus when there so much walking and not flat lol :o)
hi karen glad it brought back memories for you, we didnt get to see heligan just wasnt time but enjoyed what i saw, thanx :o))
lol lulu i would be happy going in horse and cart anywhere rather than on a motorway, baz drives pretty fast but he has slowed it down now he realises i cant cope with it ;o)
ho Dotty thought you would have been, wont be as far for you will it, i loved the deck chairs, by the time we walked back that way they were all over, not regimental, more relaxed, everyone enjoying themselves, like on the beach lol :o)
thanx homebird, yes we went it the cooling station hahah, it was so hot outside as well as inside the tropical house, and walking uphill so to speak i got a bit faint then saw that, it was heaven, so cool lol, :o)

2 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely pictures San. Glad you enjoyed your break.

2 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you for sharing your photos of a lovely hol. I love cornwall and bath. Haven't been to either of them for years.

3 Oct, 2011

 

thankyou so much cinders and hywel :o))

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely photos Sandra...Been to the Eden Project myself and was facinated........

3 Oct, 2011

 

thanx maureen it is facinating your right :o)

4 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks San, I`m pleased you enjoyed it all, only been to Bath once but found it a grand place, I love its buildings and the river area was outstanding, hope to get back there one day, shame you didn`t get to Heligan but the way I see it, you now have a reason to go back, lol.
Lovely photo`s..

5 Oct, 2011

 

cheers sue glad it brought back memories for you, i loved the river to with the willows flowing over, beautifull, wish we had more time there, maybe one day we will go to cornwall again, not sure :o)

6 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Sandra, so glad you enjoyed your holiday and what great weather too:-) I'm trying to catch up a bit on GOY (impossible task) and yes, I have enjoyed your holiday and will be looking at part two when I can. I do agree with Pimpernel about the wonderful park planting in Bath...beautiful. Not something you'd want in your back garden, but so regal and formal in the right setting, something you don't see so often now:-)

20 Oct, 2011

 

thanx for stopping by BA and its not easy catching up or keeping up on here, i just do what i can and try and do blogs rather than pics first, i agree about the planting in bath to :o))

20 Oct, 2011

 

great pics San .glad you had a nice break...and it is lovely to see how eden has developed. we went when it first opened,,,my how it has changed..Lincs is right you just have to go back to see heligan, its my favorite garden ever....

17 Nov, 2011

 

I am pleased to hear that you had a nice holiday in Cornwall (with a few Cornish Creams Teas?, very good for diet!!!). I returned a couple of weeks ago from Kynance Cove where I had a wonderful time and I completely agree with Sandra, The Lost Garden of Heligan (in particular the Jungle) is a must to see. I put some pictures of Heligan and Kynance Cove on my blog. Bath is a beautiful city, I have been there a few times and love it. Like the pictures.

17 Nov, 2011

 

thanx sandra, im glad we didnt go to soon before it developed and your right i would love to see heligan :o))
thanx mossy, sorry but dont like cream teas :o((
glad you had a great time i must check out your blog :o))

18 Nov, 2011

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