After renovation
18 Mar 2017

Hello from stunning Meva!

No, don’t expect to read that we have finished the refurb as we haven’t but there is a big chance that most of the things will be done by Sunday. Almost there! ALMOST THERE!!! Light at the end of the tunnel as people like to say.

Before we started even thinking about a refurbishment last year I made in my head a very long list of things I wanted to do during the “quiet winter months’’, like walk some of the costal path, visit places in Cornwall I have never been before, try to find out a bit more about the history of The Old Parsonage. But as you know my quiet months turned into the biggest challenge of my life, so far, filled with dust, plaster board, naked walls and paint.

The thought of exploring came back to me recently. I love our home, I love Mevagissey but there is so much to do in Cornwall.  So I made up my mind and I want to make some time in the next 9 months to do a few things just for me and then share it with you and our guests. Cornwall has lots to offer and I will probably spend the rest of my life finding new places and things to do. Also I know we will be busy with the B&B and of course let’s not forget that we are parents, but I think it’s very important to have some time just for yourself, important for your sanity. Tim used to scuba dive a lot and since we moved here he has fallen in love with spearfishing and goes in the water at every opportunity he has, and this is his plan for this year – catch lots of fish. I made my bucket list too for this year and it has 7 points, some of them will take a day to do some a bit longer but what’s the point of existing if you don’t have a goals in your life.

My first two points involve exploring The South West Coast Path which stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. One day I will walk it all but for now:

  1. Walk to St. Mawes probably with overnight stay in Portloe and explore this lovely village on the Roseland Peninsula
  1. Take a ferry to Fowey and walk back on the costal path (From April until September there is a Mevagissey to Fowey ferry and if you are lucky you might spot some dolphins)
  1. Go for a wander on Bodmin Moor which has some beautiful walks but also it is also a land of legends and history, I found a couple of old books with spooky legends so I’m going to take some steps back in time.
  1. And while in Bodmin I would love to spend a night in Bodmin Jail. This experience actually exists. For £80 per person you get a 3 course meal, history lesson and footprints of the past. The workshop runs throughout the night and you are freed at 5 am. Bodmin Jail is the most haunted venue in UK – would you dare spend a night in there? Here is a link to their website. I cannot wait!!
  1. The next thing on my list involves pure relaxation – overnight camping on the beach. Say no more
  1. Go sea fishing on one of the charter fishing boats from Mevagissey!
  1. Learn how to surfin Watergate Bay. This is something I wanted to learn for a very long time but never had the chance to do. Watergate Bay is one of my favourite spots in north Cornwall and now when the north coast is only 40 minutes away I don’t have any excuse to not do it!

So this is it! My bucket list for 2017 and now as I write my plan down it sounds like I will have lots of fun this year!!!

Let me know about your bucket lists, maybe you could help me create my bucket list for 2018.

Big love!

Izzi, Tim and the “Monsters”

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