We’ve done very little since we arrived in St Mawes. Soon after we arrived (stiff and tired after six hours in the car), Hannah cooked a wonderful goats cheese, squash & kale frittata, which we ate with excellent bread from the St Mawes Bakery. (There are very good oven proof frying pans here, so I popped it under the grill to cook the top through, and it did the lovely browning and puffing up thing.)
and this morning I made a Plum & Orange Zest warm cake (with Hannah’s excellent help) which we had for elevenses with Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, because lovely Amanda who owns St Mawes Retreats was coming over with her delightful offspring for coffee.
It’s been raining all day in a fitful manner, but the strong winds haven’t let up, and I’m glad I hired a big, sensible car to drive, because navigating along the narrow, high-sided and twisting Cornish lanes in this horrid weather is a challenge. Here’s Mark & Rachel!
We ordered Ploughmans lunches, chips and soup at the 17th century Roseland Inn in Philleigh, during a wonderful hour or so of bright sunshine and blue skies.
(It’s dog-friendly for future reference, and has a farm shop too.)
and then took the King Harry chain ferry over the Fal river.
Lil’sis thought we were here for only three days, and I packed more books and computers than clothes, so we were making a quick dash to Truro for leggings and T shirts, and for vital house supplies (Champagne for New Year’s Eve mainly).
We spent the rest of the day sprawled across the leather sofas in the living room, reading and drinking wine. I fell asleep, and woke at 8pm to the sound of kitchen noises. Hannah & Rachel had mashed potatoes and caramelised onions to go with Mr Mumford’s finest sausages, all the way from Northamptonshire.
The full moon was yesterday, and St Mawes looks beautiful in the strong moonlight.
And tomorrow I am looking forward to working through these: