A lovely surprise

I got a lovely surprise in the post the other day, it was a Cornish Hamper. The hamper was addressed to our family. I have checked, it was from Aspects Holidays. Thank you very much for this lovely hamper.



The hamper was lovely, I loved the box wasn’t wrapped in plastic for a start. I opened the box as soon as it arrived because it said there were things in there to put into the fridge. The box also stated it had come all the way from glorious Cornwall.

fullsizeoutput_4970Inside the box were 4 scones, 4 shortbread biscuits, 4 Smugglers Brew teabags, and 4 pots of jam. Also a nice pot of clotted cream. MMMM. I was very excited to receive this lovely hamper. I had no idea it was coming. Putting the stuff into the fridge I wondered why we had been sent it. So, I looked at the piece of paper from inside and it said

‘We hope you had a lovely time in St Ives! Big thanks to Philippa for mentioning us on Twitter and Instagram too. Here’s a cream tea on us, ‘jam on first’, of course. We hope to see you again soon’.

This message makes me think it is from Aspects Holidays because we stay with them every year. Their houses are lovely. We have stayed in a number of them now.

For the last few years we have stayed in a property on Windsor Terrace, giving a fabulous view over the town and the bay. In previous times, we have stayed in a property called The Captains House. This is up from the Tate, overlooking the graveyard and Porth Meor Beach.

We love Cornwall. We have been there nearly every single year. Years and years ago we used to go in the height of summer, then we stopped going for a while. Later we returned during the Easter holiday and found it to be a little quieter. Then we went down in March. Every time Saint Ives and the surrounding areas have been perfect. There is always something to do. Be it sit on the beach and get sandy toes, enjoy a Cornish Cream Tea in the Pedn Olva, or a day out to one of many many great spaces the Cornish call their own.

This year my Mum found the a lovely day out in Tremenheere. Which I will blog about later. But you must go. It has stunning view across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. Which we also went to. Walking across the Causeway in the Cornish sunshine and a bit of a breeze, you can’t call it wind until you’ve truly walked across there in the stormy weather.

Thank you again to Aspects Holidays, we will see you again. We hope to come into some money so we can have our own house down there Chy an Barra.

As we say in Yorkshire, we were proper chuffed by that hamper.

Tereba nessa.

I’m on Twitter @PhilippaB
My email randomlyanxious@gmail.com

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