St Mary's island might be small, but during the summer there are some great options for eating out catering for locals and holiday-makers alike. I managed to visit most of my wish-list during my long weekend visit in August so here's my summary of what's good! Juliet’s Gardenhttps://www.julietsgardenrestaurant.co.uk A stroll along the coastal path up … Continue reading Isles of Scilly: Best Food & Drink on St Mary’s
On another sunny Scilly day we took the tripper boat over to St Martin's. In a rather last-minute fashion we decided not to disembark straight away on St Martin's when we discovered that we could stay on the boat for a small extra cost to do a tour of the Eastern Isles and go seal … Continue reading Isles of Scilly: A Day Trip to St Martin’s
The beauty of the Isles of Scilly is by far best enjoyed with a walk along the coast. Whichever island you find yourself on, the contrast of rugged rocks interspersed with white, sandy beaches and stunning views over to the neighbouring islands will not disappoint and the ocean breeze is so energising. We started our … Continue reading Isles of Scilly: A Coastal Walk on St Mary’s
Tresco is the only island of the Isles of Scilly that is run privately and not by the Duchy of Cornwall. This picturesque island is now leased to the Dorrien-Smith family who are descended from Augustus Smith, once Lord Proprietor of Scilly and a hugely influential figure in the history of the Isles. Arriving on … Continue reading Isles of Scilly: A Day Trip to Tresco
If you’re following me on Instagram you might have seen that I visited the Isles of Scilly the weekend before last. An incredibly brave friend of mine took a huge leap last year and moved to this small group of islands off the coast of Cornwall with a population of about 2000 people to teach … Continue reading Isles of Scilly: Arts & Crafts on St Mary’s
Wild plums, or Mirabelle plums, can be found in hedgerows in the UK particularly in the south and the midlands - I believe they aren’t as widespread in the North. They are small compared to other varieties, more like a large grape or cherry (in fact another name for them is "cherry plum"), and they … Continue reading Foraging: Mirabelle Plums
A few weeks ago I posted about my first ever attempt at throwing pottery on the wheel. I’ve always wanted to have a go at making ceramics and I thoroughly enjoyed our workshop with Clover Lee (I’ve written a separate post about it here). This week I was able to collect mine and Mark’s pots … Continue reading The Results – My First Wheel-Thrown Pots!