Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on September 30th, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday snap not from the farm!


MADS with the lovely Sally being game for a laugh!


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Posted on September 29th, 2012 - Fiona

Fun at Padstow

Padstow or PadStein as it has become known locally is one of our favourite family towns to visit. Many are resentful of the Rick Stein take over of Padstow, he now has 4 restaurants, a fish shop and a delicatessent in the pretty harbour town. Hoewever, they have all brought in tourism, employment and made Padstow stand out on the Cornish map from its humble fishing habour past. Trendy surfing and sailing clothes stores have moved in and the quay side is brimming with activity. It is about a 25 minute drive from Coombemill, often we cycle from Wadebridge along the Camel Trail, a beautiful off road track along the esturary, but last Sunday we decided to drive down, park along the trail, walk in for an early supper at Rick Steins Fish and Chip restaurant. 

A walk is never just a walk with children

When you mention a walk to children they all huff and puff and if I am honest I know it was the lure of the fish and chips that had them all running for their shoes and into the car! Having said that once out the children, big and small, all found plenty to amuse themselves on the way in:

There are ample bicycle lock up points at the end of the Camel Trial.  Now that the August peak tourist season has passed, and the weather pretty indifferent, they stood empty.  The children soon decided they made fun climbing apparatus! 


Climbing on the bicycle lock up points in Padstow


There is always the temptation to clamber down to the sea, whereby I spend my time worrying they will be soaking wet before they reach the reastaurant and they delight in posing ever closer to the water!


Padstow close to the waters edge


Surely benches are for jumping off not sitting on and who could resist hiding in some old harbour boats or climbing the tracks of a digger?

Playing along the harbour


Dinner Feast

We had all worked up an appitite by the time we arrived and were ready to tuck in, thank fully we didn’t have to queue for very long, though seating 8 of us together is always a challenge!


Rick Stein's Fish and Chip Restaurant 

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Posted on September 24th, 2012 - Fiona

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Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday Photo of the week from the farm


Feeding the Goats at Coombe Mill

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Posted on September 22nd, 2012 - Fiona

Surf Club at Polzeath Beach

Every Tuesday from Easter to October we hit the beach after school. Come rain or shine the children adore the beach and are growing in their surfing abilities too! They are members of Boardriders which is a special club for Cornish kids run after school by the lovely Surf’s Up team at Polzeath beach. The older 2 children have now progressed to the “Elite Squad” while the younger ones have moved from “Beginners” to “Improvers” this year.

After a scramble to pull on wet suits they are off to find their friends and collect their boards


Surf Boards at the ready on Polzeath beach


1st stop is a refresher session on the beach. Here they gain all the top tips from the instructors on style and technique. They also learn about water safely, rip currents and looking after the boards.


Learning Surfing techniques on Polzeath beach


Then it is into the water for over an hour of fun and surf! They all have so much energy and surfing is a great way to use it up! I usually body board alongside them, but sometimes I will grab a long board and surf with them, or try anyway, I spend most the time falling in and pulling myself up afterwards. The children make it look so effortless and can’t understand why I find it hard but I still love trying and being in the sea with them.


Enjoying the Sea


For anyone staying on holiday with us at Coombe Mill, I can thouroughly recomend  lessons through Surf’s Up. Children from age 7 plus can try with  a one to one lesson, group lesson or a series for the week. Money well spent for the adventurous. 

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