We have recently returned form a lovely holiday visiting friends and family in Cornwall. We came back just over a week ago and have been really busy on our return. I’m just finally now catching up on our blog.
It is a summer bank holiday weekend here in the UK, although not for Scotland! Having said that, we are working today and have been the entire weekend. So Scotland are not alone!
Since returning from holiday I was determined to catch up with my work for the London Art College. I spent most of last week doing the long overdue updates I have promised to do for them on their website. I also prepared lots of blog posts for the coming months. I used to work a lot more for them, I tutored and wrote courses, designed and maintained their website and more. However our business has become so busy there just wasn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. So last year I handed over the running of the website and technical support and reduced my workload. I help out when needed and look after their blog and social media. I love conversing with the students, thats my favourite part. I really enjoy seeing their artwork, all of the different genres and styles and watching them develop. So it has been a lovely few days working for them.
Im now back on our own work and am starting with updates to the blog and I will continue to finish my list of jobs that I was doing prior to our holiday. I have been updating our websites, I am three quarters of the way through, so it will be lovely to have everything finished soon.
The photos below are just a few snaps from our travels. I have written about each one underneath so that our readers and clients know where each one was taken.
This is Nicholas sitting on the rocks on Looe beach with lily, although you can only just see her in the water. The Island behind is called Looe Island and apparently one of Nicholas’ smuggling ancestors called Amram Hooper lived on the Island on the 1800’s.
A lovely view looking across to Looe, where you can experience some of the best Cornish pasties in Cornwall!
Our friends took us down to a beautiful place called Golitha Falls pictured above, and we followed on to the famous Jamaica Inn for lunch. Some of our readers may have read Daphne Du Maurier’s novel Jamaica Inn which was based there.
Then we spent a day out and about and visited the village of Minions. Yes, there is a real place called Minions and the village even have Minions on their sign coming into the village. I of course had to have a photo – I love the Minions!
A quick snap of Lily, taking her long walks in Minions all in her stride!
Just outside the village of Minions you will find the Cheeswrings. They are absolutely incredible, a natural geological formation that has formed naturally as the result of erosion, weathered granite stone in the oddest but most beautiful shapes.
The photo above shows Nicholas and Lily climbing up to the Cheesewring and the photo below is of me and Lily looking up at it! You can see the size of them, it almost looks as though its a face looking down at me in profile!
I hope you have enjoyed the photos, we certainly enjoyed our break and are all refreshed ready for the next set of work leading up to Christmas!