So far this year

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…. I’ve been to Lanhydrock and St Tudy – none of which are places on my big sketching project for 2019.

Oh well, never one to stick to iron clad plans!  The reason I’ve not travelled across to the East to visit the glorious Kingsand and Cawsand is due to it being so cold and I’ve been suffering with excess shoulder aches and pain, so much so that I’m off to have a 40min massage on Thursday to try and relieve the tension.

None the less it hasn’t stopped me getting out and about to sort out commissions.  So off I traipsed to Lanhydrock, parked up and walked to the admissions hut to find it closed.  If I had put my glasses on I would have seen the notices telling me this!  So I turned around and walked back to the park cafe where it was nice and toasty warm.  I got my mini sketch book out and started sketching what I saw around me, people drinking tea, texting and serving coffee.  I then took my very inconspicuous yellow car down the drive, past the closed kiosk, down the hill and over the cattle grid round the back of the stable block – it looked very sweet sitting in the courtyard shining a little yellow spring-ness  into the grey cold day.   I got the photo’s I needed and drove home.

On Friday I popped over to see Dave at work in Wadebridge and then decided to visit St Tudy on the way home as I’d read about the St Tudy Inn in one of my magazines as being one of the best Gastro Pubs in the UK – who knew!  Well I went and had a fab coffee and some cheesy chips (their lunch menu was amazing but I just wanted a snack) and they were lovely.  It is a fabulous place and I did a take some atmospheric photos.  I walked around the village and it has some great and interesting buildings, a ‘clink’, a forge and loads of beautiful cottages.

Sally xx

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