I’ve always been a cake fan when it comes to birthdays, but after last week, I think some of the best birthdays may be those that begin and end with pie. Such was our day last Friday when we had a breakfast of coffee and homemade Key Lime pie for John’s birthday.
Later on we split a slice for a snack and then finished off the rest of the pie after a lovely dinner at the recently revamped St Mabyn Inn which is definitely going to be one of our new go to places in Cornwall.
In between our marathon pie moments we went out for a bit of exercise and managed to visit Trerice, one of our favorite local National Trust properties for a walk and a bite of lunch, (but no pie) as well as a seaside visit in the afternoon to the beach at Bedruthan Steps.
We took loads of pictures if you want to have look through to see what a warm day in late September looks like in Cornwall.
First stop as I mentioned was Trerice, a Elizabethan manor house near Newquay. It’s always gorgeous even in bad weather and I’m never surprised to see something new.
Well, almost never.
While backing up to get a shot of the house through the gate, I captured one of those unexpected finds I sometimes experience on outings with John. ( See photo below)
Yep! That’s the birthday boy jumping into my shot. It’s good to remember that playfulness doesn’t end at a certain age.
I am not sure there is anything to say here other than oh, or maybe ah! Except that I think this was the prettiest Trerice has looked and it was a perfect place to begin our day out.
There are benches all around the grounds that call out to you as you walk past … Come on over, rest a while and think about life.
After lunch I spent some time inside the manor house while John moved quickly through it and on to a bench in the garden to soak up some sunshine. If it’s sunny and I can’t find him this always the kind of place I look. He likes to pause for sunshine break and would tell you that he prefers to get his Vitamin D the natural way.
Not long after finding him in the garden we were walking down the path at Bedruthan Steps, a place that will always have special memories for us.
Sorry this one is a bit in the shadows. I’m still learning to use my new camera and it was so bright outside I did not notice the image was too dark. It’s a cute one of John though so I wanted to post it. This was where he was standing when he took the two pictures of me above.
We stepped through an opening in the rocks as the tide was going out to find this little private beach spot. The Cornish coast has loads of lovely places like this with few people.
After swishing through the water a bit and drying our feet in the sun it was back up the long set of steps.
A last look back before heading home and dinner at the St Mabyn Inn.
The ‘ before ‘ shot of pie that was gone in a day. I can’t believe we ate the whole thing.