Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Last Day of Summer and Blood Sugar Levels


On Sunday I arranged to go down to Zennor with a friend, something we’d been wanting to do for months but never quite came about.

Planning a day out, for me, needs careful preparation as I need to eat regularly or my blood sugar level crashes. So the glove compartment of the van is stacked with cereal bars. We started with cooked breakfast at Sainsbury’s - for those of you who are interested, I had cheese and mushroom omelette with hash browns and baked beans. Then we went to a car boot where I got a whole wardrobe of very good quality stuff for £5. Very satisfying indeed. And the sun came out.

After that we headed down to Zennor and en route I realised it was time for ginger cake from Stones Bakery at the bottom of the High Street in Falmouth - deliciously light and moist.

By the time we reached Zennor the sky was a clear blue and the sun beat down like a hot summer’s day - as we sat outside the pub with a glass of wine and crisps I could feel my arms burning. (Note – Mollie thoroughly approves of outings to the pub as she loves crisps. In fact she loves anything edible.)

Having refreshed ourselves we had a quick look at the Mermaid's Chair in Zennor church, then set off to find Zennor Quoit. The lady in the pub gave us directions but we didn’t quite manage it as I’d left the OS map on my kitchen table, but we found Lanyon Quoit later (after more cake) and I managed to take some pictures – see above.

We then returned via Marazion and a scamper along the beach, and as we drove back, with the sun setting, we both felt as if we'd had a mini holiday. Which I suppose we had. Back home it was time to feed the animals and then time for me to eat again - fishcakes with chips and salad.

Cornwall is beautiful in all weathers, to my mind, but given the weather we had on Sunday it transformed it into a really magical place. We were so lucky to have that last day of summer and thanks to Pip's camera, the photos will keep me going through the cold, grey days of winter.

What will you use to keep you going through winter?

14 comments:

ADDY said...

Yes, last weekend was glorious, wasn't it? Warm, blue skies and everything looked beautiful. Today I wore gloves and a scarf for my morning walk with Snoopy. Such a contrast. I loved the photo - is that some kind off pagan statue of worship?

To keep me going through the winter? It has to be cock-a-leekie soup with dumplings and lashings of brown sauce!!!

Flowerpot said...

Not quite that cold here, Addy but a lot cooler. That is Lanyon Quoit, used for laying out the dead I believe. Cock a leekie soup sounds fab - must make some!

Debs Carr said...

What a fabulous place to visit, your weekend sounds such fun.

Last weekend I did very little, but this weekend I'm catching up with friends and can't wait.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - always good to catch up with friends isn't it? have a lovely weekend.

Chris Stovell said...

I read your lovely post yesterday but didn't leave a comment because I was thinking about what would keep me going through the winter. Right now it would be making my house a mouse-free zone and a large sum of cash to keep my oil tank topped up so I can put the heating on without being afraid!

I love the countryside around Zennor. We used to stay in Jess Val-Baker's holiday cottage (talking of mice!) and had some very happy times there.

Flowerpot said...

Oh Chris I do hope you are mouse free soon! And yes I think we will all need to keep warm this winter - take care x

Akelamalu said...

We were in Kent last weekend and the weather was glorious. We are hoping to have a week in the sun (maybe Lanzarote or Gran Canaria) at the end of November or early December so the thought of that is keeping my pecker up. x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - a week in the sun before Christmas sounds a magical idea to me. Enjoy!

Melissa Marsh said...

Actually, I quite like winter. It's summer that gives me fits. I love the chill in the air, the snow on the ground, the gray skies. (I know, I'm a bit wonky).

And you can never have too much cake... ;-)

Rena George said...

Zennor is a joy and your description of your lovely day brings back fond memories of lunches in The Tinners' Arms (their ploughmans is delicious by the way) We come to Cornwall at least once a year and stay in Marazion but we never miss an opportunity to visit Zennor.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

We even had good weather in the Highlands last weekend. Sunday was glorious in the mountains, though naturally rather chilly.

I look forward to early evenings tucked up in my cosy bed during winter, with either a good book or something worth watching on tv. That usually gets me through.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

CJ - glad you had good weather too. There's something very cosy about winter evenings isnt there?

Flowerpot said...

Hi Rena, Good to meet you and so glad you have fond memories of Zennor too!

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I agree about those aspects of winter. Its teh grey dreariness I hate!