A lovely weekend was had spent at the home of middle daughter in pretty Newquay. It's her birthday on Wednesday and so this was a kind of birthday celebration too.
We'd planned this weekend day for ages and had no idea that the Olympic torch would be going right past her balcony within an hour of arriving there!
Not only that, the exchange of torches happened right in front of us. An unexpected start to our visit!
I've been to Newquay before and remember the crowds and the shops which didn't make this my favourite part of Cornwall BUT this weekend I discovered another side to it.
One where the hedgerows were filled with pretty colours.A place where the sights amaze and delight.
Evenings that belong to a dream.
Days spent walking for miles along stunning coastlines and finding a secluded spot for a delicious barbecue.
But not quite as secluded as we hoped..
because someone else had their beady eye on our food!
Newquay is lovely.