I light candles wherever I go
Trip Start Jan 18, 2012
180Trip End Jun 27, 2012
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After eating dinner, I rushed out to pack my bag and dashed out the door after Charisssa who had gone early to buy batteries. We met at the Clifton platform and promptly got on the train, bought Charissa’s ticket, and pleasantly made our way to Temple. At temple we got off at platform 4 – part of the main building – and Charissa went out to pick up her tickets from a machine and came back to me. Turns out the train to Exeter was delayed and delayed and delayed. This started to concern me because we had a 45min break in between, but I figured that was enough. The train did eventually come after being delayed by rain and a freight train and we continued on. When we were coming into Exeter to change from a Crosscountry train to Great Western, we knew we were already quite late but hoped the train had been held for us: a cow had been on our track
When I woke up at 8:45, I had had the most outrageous dreams about How I Met Your Mother and a fantastic dance party, and Charissa had equally as weird dreams about Exeter
We drove to a lovely place called Falmouth, a beautiful part of Cornwall where we parked by the docks and walked around the streets of Cornwall. It’s a beautiful city, lots of shabby chic shops and food stalls and some bunting, people everywhere, quaint in all the right ways. There’s a beautiful jewellery gallery I absolutely loved – but the earrings I liked were way too expensive. Oh well. Onwards we walked to a pier where the seagulls are absolutely vicious. When we came to the top of the streets, we decided we ought to go get some lunch and got a proper traditional Cornish Pasty which we bought and ate out on a pier. It was probably the most delicious thing I’ve ever had – being hungry helped. We briefly stopped in a shop where I picked up some cheap paper and headphones as mine are pretty much gone. Cheap yes but it’s all I need.
From there we went out to one of the lookouts to look over the ocean to one of the deepest anchorage points in the world according to Sarah
From there we drove to a beach known as Gylly’s, but has a longer name. It’s gorgeous. Surfers were out trying to get a wave (hahaha, no), the tide was going out, kids were everywhere. The girls wandered the sand while I went into the tidal pools to prod snails, move limpets, tease jellies, and tangle seaweed. I like my biology, what about you? We went from the sunny beach into the cafe and got hot chocolates on student discount, and sat out in the sofas, watched the weather, and drank happily. Such good times among friends.
We then drove back into Truro where I guided Sarah, playfully, into a perfect parallel park, went walking through the stores. I saw that Truro has quite a sizable cathedral. I took off from the other two and went to look in. It’s beautiful, as the pictures hopefully tell, and I’m a big fan of stained glass. I light candles wherever I go. I think Kite does too, now that I say that out loud. I got back to the others later after looking through shoes and food. We bought Charissa some jeans and then headed back to Sarah’s house after a long and wonderful day out. I’ve had food and drink and happy and I’m happy
We came home and set to watching 'Singing in the Rain’, which I am thoroughly enjoying. Actors in these times have some much more skill and have to be able to do long song and dance numbers with no cuts in them whatsoever. Also the co-star male is absolutely fab and once I get his name, he’ll be top of my radar, old as he may be.
Out of curiosity, is it too late to become a Trekkie or a Who-fan (I’m sure they have a name I’m unaware of)?
We had a lovely dinner with Sarah’s parents and her friend Ama. It was delicious food and really lovely dinner conversation and just great company. It was fantastic. They are truly lovely. We hung out in the lounge afterwards and now I’m updating my blog before I go to bed. Tomorrow we’re going north and having cream tea and having another really lovely day with the girls.
I don’t think I’m going to get a proper wordcount in today but I’ll make a huge effort to get at least a thousand words pounded out before bed. You know me.
Lots of love from Truro,