We just love these beach themed bird houses that will be available soon from the Courtyard Boutique. Handmade on the beautiful cornish coast, these quirky bird house’s will make some feathered friends very happy and bring some all year round sunshine to your garden!
What a day to remember…
The Olympic torch began its 8,000 mile relay around the UK early on Saturday morning at Land’s End, Cornwall. Passing through Falmouth and the Eden Project on the first stages of it’s route and at approximately 1pm, the torch and it’s team arrived in Truro. Met by excited crowds along the route through Lemon Street and down passed Truro Cathedral, there was a real buzz with people of all ages soaking up the atmosphere and celebrating the special occasion.
The weather was lovely and sunny which heightened the great sense of spirit. Crowds were 4 or 5 deep with lots of flags, cheering and even neighbours having garden parties.
Eight thousand people will pass the torch from hand-to-hand, reaching the length and breadth of Britain. Ten weeks from now we will see the flame arrive at the Olympic Stadium, bringing with it the excitement for the GB team!
Exciting new products arriving here at the Courtyard Boutique this week including some beautiful Orla Kiely Homeware, Retro telephones, Rob Ryan & Penguin notebooks and even some Scrabble coasters! All these must have items will be available to buy from our online store from Wednesday 14th March!
We will also be introducing a ‘brand profile’ section feature to our site & blog that will give you a nice insight into all the beautiful products that we sell. We are hoping to get back stage access to as many of the designers as possible and maybe even a few interviews so that you are able to see the story of the product ranges and the thoughts behind them!
This video produced by www.visitcornwall.com is simply breathtaking. A birds eye view of Cornwall and all it’s magical places. Cornish mines, Tate Gallery St Ives, Fistral Beach Newquay there all there. We are so lucky to have grown up and to live in Cornwall all our lives and you can see why. Sit back, grab a cup of tea and enjoy whilst looking out the window to the wet and windy winter weather.
We seemed to be experiencing some sort of Indian summer yesterday here in Cornwall…can’t believe it’s October! With this as the perfect excuse to get out there, we decided to explore the South West Coast Path.
We found ourselves settling at Porthluney Beach, a lovely sandy beach nessled between rolling hills and working farms towards Caerhays and Gorran, Cornwall. With it’s own carpark it was easy to be on the beach in minutes and it seemed everyone many others loved this area too. We couldn’t resist taking a few shots for a panoramic!
Towels down and few chapters of my book read, it didn’t take long before i needed to cool down and take a dip. One, two, three i counted before diveing under a wave. I managed a few ‘lengths’, bobbing around other swimmers, children playing and kayakers coming back to shore.
Refreshed and ready for lunch i headed back up the beach. Although we had a picnic prepared there is a shop and cafe by the beach which was great to top up with water throughout our visit. With public toilets also situated very near by it seems Porthluney has everything to offer.
Time passed quickly and so to keep to our plan we packed up and went for a stroll before leaving. The beautiful Caerhays Castle is directly across the road, set in 60 acres of woodland. Although, shut at this time of year you can still get a glimpse of the gardens and English Heritage Grade 1 Listed Building from the road. Built by the famous architect, John Nash for the Trevanion family in the early 1800s. It houses a magnificent selection of plants brought back from China and the Far East by the plant hunters of the early 1900s. The gardens also hold the National Magnolia Collection. So with our little nosey over we started to make our way back.
At the top of the hill there was such a fantastic view South towards Nare Head and Gull Rock, we had to stop for a better look. Cows were drinking in the next field and walkers were taking advantage of the beautiful coastal footpath. It felt so high up and the fields simply rolled down to the sea. The view was immense, and the air so fresh, any cobwebs were definitely blown out!
What a great way to spend one of the last few days of summer this year!