Today is Flora Day in Helston. It is, for me, a beautiful day. I give you this in the hope that one day, you shall go along and share the enjoyment that, for one day in May, fills the entire town. Helston’s Flora Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It may…Continue Reading “Helston Flora Day: the basics”

I decided to go down the beach the other night and, living in Falmouth, the most obvious choice was Gyllyngvase, otherwise known as Gylly. For those who don’t know it, it’s a long stretch of beach with a restaurant and toilet block at one end and a large amount of rocks (but not cliffs) at…Continue Reading “Modernism down Gyllyngvase”

For 2 years, I went to university in Oxford. Home to 175,000 people, it’s overflowing with students, home to three universities and dozens of shops. There are tourists galore lining up to buy their “University of Oxford” hoodies, Oxford snow globes, and Oxford magnets. I’m used to tourists, but, as a girl who has spent…Continue Reading “Stars and bluebells”