Color Your World: And the Blues Have It!

Aquamarine, Turquoise Blue and Sky Blue! Where can one find all these colors at once? St Ives, Cornwall came to mind! Enjoy the beautiful weather, scenery and hospitality in Cornwall! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in…

Color Your World: Seein’ Green at the Sea!

  This past summer we went to St Ives in Cornwall as part of My Garden Tour scheme. As most of you know, I am infatuated with the English Garden! Things got a little skewed in Cornwall, mostly because I could not walk up the hill daily, so there were many changes in plans, which…

Thursday Doors: St Ives Again

I just love this photo: the archway, the cottage and the worn lane! This gate has a charming house design on it! Beautiful arches, gates and doors here! Doesn’t that logo on the Hain Door look like the Hanes Socks Logo? Hmmmmm…….. Doors in St Ives tended to be blue, followed by red, followed by…

Thursday Doors at St Ives

I’ve got lots of doors from St Ives!!!! So here are some doors and some cottages thrown in to boot! Fantastic place for DOORS! For most of these doors Mind Your Head and Mind the Gap! Notice that many of the doors in these pictures are surrounded by pipes of some kind! Red seems to…

Reason To Love St Ives #8: The People Are the Salt of the Earth

I can’t leave St Ives without telling you how I have enjoyed talking to all the people! I can’t remember a time when I had so many interesting conversations with others while on vacation. We talked in the restaurants, sometimes for hours, with people, who were strangers when we met, but I thought old friends…

Reason To Love St Ives #5: The Pasty

A pasty is a baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall and the men who worked in the tin mines.  It is made by placing an uncooked filling, typically meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle, folding the pastry in half to wrap the filling in…

Reason To Love St Ives #4: The Food

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways! St Ives, the rustic, charming, seaside town has so many restaurants tucked in here and there! And to our great surprise the food is very good quality and Very, Very, Did I say Very ? Reasonably Priced! No wonder from sunup to sundown the masses…

Reason To Love St Ives #3: More Beautiful Gardens

I went on a lovely Secret Garden Tour in St Ives and here are some more of the photos! First let’s go down this narrow passageway! And through the door! What will we find here? This is just the most charming garden behind the door and off the beaten path! This is what you do…

Reason To Love St Ives #2: The Gardens

I have been pondering and came up with this…… St Ives is like a US football stadium, only cut down the middle lengthwise. There is the sea on one side and half of the playing field is the beach. The bleachers and stands are the wobbly, wonky, cobbled, twisting lanes that go to the rim….

Reason to Love St Ives: The Scenery

I got over the HILL thing and decided not to leave our cozy cottage and St Ives. I never went back up or down that hill until our stay was up! We soon found out there is lots to see and do here! I loved the scenery! Here are a few days of exploring the beach! I…

Great Expectations

No this is not about the Charles Dicken’s classic novel. It’a about how I always have such “Great Expectations” before I set off on a new adventure (vacation)! My new adventure is Cornwall in the United Kingdom and I am really looking forward to it. So I have been doing some research (as always) and…