My Sunday Photo 07/08/2016 – Quirky Coasters

Yesterday we had a walk around our local Farmer’s market in Truro, and this week they had a marquee as extra with lots of Cornish companies inside. For My Sunday Photo this week I decided to show you the cute and quirky coasters we bought from the Cornish Bird in the Sticks 

How funky are these?

There were so many designs to choose from and many were designed with local landmarks in mind and easily distinguishable to me.

Bright and colourful quirky coasters from Cornish Bird in the Sticks

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My Sunday Photo 10/07/2016

This Weeks My Sunday Photo is from St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Wednesday was a gorgeous hot sunny day so my sisters and their friends decided to take a trip over to the mount.

I unfortunately stayed at home with baby girl as I think it would have been too much for her with how hot it was. Plus they had to go over by boat as the tide was in.

Cannons St Michael's Mount Marazion Cornwall

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My Sunday Photo 03/07/2016

I know I have posted similar photos to this one but I just love the view over Malpas River in Truro. We were sitting in the car after arriving a few minutes early on Friday for our baby sensory class and in between the rain clouds the blue sky peeked through. The tide was practically out so it’s mainly mud you can see.
Not a bad view for a carpark!

Happy Sunday!

 
 
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Word of the Week 13/05/2016 – Cornwall

This week I have chosen Cornwall as my Word of the Week. The reason I have chosen Cornwall is because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country to live. I know I’m biased but I just cannot help it. I love to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding me everyday. So looking back through my blog pictures over the past year I have presented you with some of the best.
Today is a lovely hot sunny day which actually made me think of writing up this post for you. These photos were all took within a few miles of where I live. I feel lucky to be on maternity leave this Summer to enjoy Cornwall at it’s best.
Malpas River - Truro - cornwall

Penwethers - Truro

Truro Cathedral

Malpas River - Truro

Malpas Cricket Ground - Truro

Malpas River- Truro

St Michael's Mount - Marazion

Marazion

Falmouth Docks

Four Lanes - REDRUTH

Malpas River

Malpas River

Pool - Redruth

St Micheal's Mount - Marazion


I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Have you ever been to Cornwall? What was your favourite place to visit?
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My Sunday Photo 08/05/2016

For this weeks My Sunday Photo I have chosen a photo that my husband took yesterday while going out on a fishing boat at Newquay. I love the blue/green colour of the water. It wasn’t the most sunniest of days but my husband still came back with the face of a lobster! 
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I hope you all have a lovely Sunday.


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Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

Cornwall Baby Show 10/04/2016

On Sunday we drove up to Fraddon to Kingsley Village where the Cornwall Baby Show was being held. On our arrival we got out of the car and the wind was so strong it practically took our breath away! As we were walking across the car park with baby girl in her Cosatto pram it took both my husband and I to hold tight of the pram. I had visions of baby girl being thrown across the car park, this was my first scary moment as a mummy.
We arrived early so we went for a coffee and a green tea for me into Starbucks to pass a few minutes away. 
When the show opened at 10:30 we were some of the first people in there and I’m glad we went early because by the time we left it was extremely busy. Last week before the show I registered through Facebook for a goody bag. You had to do this before the show as there wasn’t enough for everyone. 
Cornwall Baby Show

We picked up our goody bag at the door and went in for a look around. It wasn’t quite as I expected. I think I expected more exhibits. In the space it was in, there could have been lots more. I didn’t see many baby clothes, and toys. There was an excellent display from Usbourne books. 
The pram and travel system displays were very good. Lots of brands to look at. 
selection of prams
My favourite of course being Cosatto. The British design is bright, colourful funky and just so cool! We won a Cosatto giggle 2 3 in 1 travel system  back in 2014 when we were eagerly awaiting our babies arrival. It was a further 2 years before we got to use it. Never mind that’s a story for a different day.
We had some lovely people come up and comment on our stunning New Wave Cosatto pram that baby girl was in. It made me feel proud that our baby girl is a little trend setter! 
The Cosatto design below is called Firebird which was on display at the show. 
Cosatto Firebird
The egg pram is at the top of the price range . 
Egg pram
My husband is a big guy at 6 ft 4 and we have been searching for baby carriers that will fit him, so we stopped by this display. The lovely lady there said he could try on one of the carriers to check the fitting. We were waiting ages for her to get to us as she was dealing with another customer, and unfortunately we never got round to trying one on. It was really busy at this point. 
baby carriers
We ended up leaving after an hour as it was getting  virtually impossible to get to chat to the everyone. I believe we got what we wanted out of the Cornwall Baby Show. The best part for me was chatting to the lovely lady at Baby Sensory with which has ended with us coming back home and signing up for classes with baby girl. There is a waiting list for the 0-6 month classes so fingers crossed we won’t have to wait too long! 
Baby Sensory

When we got home we took a look at the goody bag. It was not quite what I expected. It was full of leaflets which we could have picked up form the individual displays. My husband did like the mini packet of Haribo sweets! I would have liked a pen! 
Don’t they always give away pens at these things?
 Me being a stationery addict was slightly disappointed not to have got a pen! 
Cornwall Baby Show
There was a baby on board car sign included which will come in useful.
Leaflets from the Cornwall Baby Show

I loved the Happy Birth Project display by the midwives from the Princess Alexandra Maternity Unit at Treliske Hospital, which is where baby girl was born. The Happy Birth Project is there to raise money to help the midwives decorate the unit and make it a more of a happy, homely and relaxing place to give birth. They are having some building work starting in the Summer to build water birthing pools which they don’t currently have.
They have a lots of local grannies who knit hats and booties for them to sell to raise money for the project. We could not resist this gorgeous little white hat with a pink flower, and gladly paid £3 for it for the charity. 
The Happy Birth Project
I hope you all had a good weekend!

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