Trip to Cornwall

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Wedding night sunset

Breezy and I were fortunate enough to receive an invitation to a skiing friend’s wedding in Cornwall.  Simon and Lucy have been coming out to the chalet in Chamonix for about 5 years now.  We managed to drop off the van in Toulouse with Alison and Peter who have a house in Salau for a week and flew into Bristol. The wedding was in St Mawes and B&Bs were really expensive so we found Quirky Campers in Bristol and rented Bella, one of their campervans.

Bella is fantastic, built n a Mercedes Sprinter, she is fully equipped and gave us complete flexibility over where we stayed. The Quirky team are also super flexible and we managed to get a Tuesday to Tuesday booking.

The trip started with a stay in Teignmouth with Nicole and Nick who visited us last summer. Then backtracking to Exeter to see an old school friend of mine, Mike and his wife Pearl. From there we headed over to Widemouth to see another skiing friend Judy who happened to be in Cornwall for a couple of days.  On the way over to St Mawes we stayed in Mevavissey in a very soulless carpark. Fi came over for supper in Bella and we met up again the next morning to walk some of the coastal path.

Last destination was St Mawes where we managed to camp at the castle where the wedding was to be held.  Merely 80m from the marquee we definitely had the shortest trip home.  Friday evening was hosted by Lucy’s parents at their house in the town and then we went for a walk before the wedding on the Saturday (and a shower at Fi’s B&B).

The wedding was fabulous. Having met some of the guests the night before at Lucy’s parents made a huge difference. The Castle was a brilliant venu and both the bride and groom looked amazing. The sun shone and they had a brilliant jazz band in the grounds for the drinks reception after the ceremony. The meal was in a marquee in the grounds and the food was scrummy – good job there was some boogying later to dance it all off. Lucy’s Father delivered one of the best speaches I have ever heard which had us laughing and crying at different times. He had obviously put a great deal of thought to it. Oh, and there was an awesome sunset too which changed with every passing minute to top it all off!

Sunday evening we headed north again to just shy of Bristol, then met up with old friends Linnit and Kate in Bristol on the Monday before flying back to Toulouse.

A fairly tiring week in all meeting loads of people and travelling (all be it slowly) around the South West. Thank you all for sparing us the time and use of your showers.



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