Sunday, 29 April 2012

A beautiful weekend

A beautiful weekend spent in Penzance and Somerset. On Friday evening Jim, Matt and I walked to St Michael's Mount and had a look around in the gorgeous evening sun, then supped on cider at the Godolphin Arms, a starling by our side. On Saturday morning the entire crew minus Andy went to play on Perranuthnoe Beach, setting off foam rockets, playing football and scrambling across the rocks. Another drink at the Godolphin followed, and on Sunday, after a wonderful walk in the wilds of Penwith, we made our way to Matt's parents, to skip, hunt Easter eggs and celebrate in the beautiful garden. Happy family gorgeous sunny outdoor times.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


I will always think of Vancouver as bright, blue, clean and shiny. It's a bit of a contrast to Seattle, which is greyer, grimier and busier by comparison.
Vancouver is easy to walk around, easy to get out of and easy to be in. In the short time we were there we managed to climb mountains, eat seafood and rollerblade around Stanley Park in the sunshine. I felt far away from worldly worries. I felt, warm, carefree and happy. A great place to visit.


The city of rain... nobody told me this before I went. It was still good though. I loved the Seattle mentality, it seemed so British. It might be raining, so what? Get wet! And we did get wet, particularly when walking through the water sculpture... funny that! We also drank loads of coffee, ate tons of good food, and shopped away, specifically in Capitol Hill (I want to go back), Fremont and Pike Place Market. The latter is a great place for a coffee as you watch the sun set over the mountains and the sea. No wonder they are sleepless in Seattle, the amount of coffee they drink! Seattle is cool. Best of all, it brought the four of us together again after 6 and a half years, and hosted the wedding of CJ and Nik.