Friday, 20 April 2012

A week of rainbows

A sailing ship on Mounts Bay from the Ednovean Farm courtyard

It has been a week for rainbows this week with the weather swinging from mood to mood at seemingly a whim and now I'll say the required "of-course-we-needed-the-rain" Now is that better? -no not really but we have had days with stunning blue seas beyond in Mounts Bay and days when showers raced towards us blocking out St Micheal's Mount with the skis suddenly clearing in our season of rainbows.

The view from the Apricot room courtyard across Mounts
Bay to Newlyn

I popped out on to the Apricot room courtyard/patio/terrace to take this view down over the little formal sundial garden and out across the bay on Sunday and on Monday set off on an adventure with Danni to the horses hospital in Gloc for an MRI scan at the b&W Equine Clinic leaving Charles with our guests and horses and cats ........they all survived well, but you should have seen the heap of washing beside the machine when I eventually got home. Still we had a successful outcome as the found that he had a slight strain to his  Lateral Collateral Ligament of the Coffin Joint. Danni had a stable full of soft shavings to sleep for the night and Charles had booked my into a pub on the Canal Towpath for the night - The Tudor Arms -very very comfy atmospheric bar, amazingly quiet, modern style designer bedrooms with super soft beds, powerful showers in the chic little bathrooms and great bar food on tap from lunchtime until late! Once Danni was tucked up after his first day of tests, we checked in ( I travelled with a girl friend) and spent a happy few hours getting lost on the canal path with a loop back across farm land. We found a place in the conservatory for Breakfast overlooking the lock gates  but alas nothing happened but it was so nice to have Breakfast cooked especially for me!! Danni was a good boy for his scans and we were on the way back to Cornwall by 3.30. How welcoming our car park and stable yard looked that night, with all of the lights on and Dani's stable door flung open for him that night. It was just the huge heap of washing the next few days really.........!

Ollie found a sunny place beside the Greek pots in
the courtyard

So there you slightly truant but with good cause and a nice place to stay to recomend! And don't forget the Porthleven Food Festival tomorrow around their historic harbour