I’ve called this blog laughter because I have had the most amazing weekend spent with my cousin Eileen her husband Roger, sister Aileen and friends Dinka and Marlindy from Arnhem in Holland.
The week end started with a constellation workshop on Friday evening which was so different but truly amazing – thank you Dinka Marlindy and Aileen.
Within 15 minutes of being at the workshop I felt no pain at all and the energy was spellbinding. My drive home was just beginning to get dark but the moon and stars just seemed to be the perfect end to a beautiful day.
Saturday morning we were off to Cornwall the four of us (Aileen, Dinka, Marlindy and I) heading towards my cousin’s house for a two night stay. Laughter filled the car most of the way and when we stopped for coffee and tea another thing happened to me, the laughter that carried on from the drive had me, yes me, cry real tears I could not believe it my eyes had been dry from the start of my illness so I kept wiping my face saying look it’s wet which as you can imagine made us laugh more and we looked like the Martians in the Smash advert.
Five hours later we arrived at our destination St Day near Redruth. What a house and garden Eileen and Rodger have, the only way to describe it was magic, the energy, location and the house, it was welcoming, tranquil, peaceful,
After tea and homemade clotted cream biscuits (well we were in Cornwall!) and dumping our bags we went down to the beach called Portreath. Walking on the sand, listening to the waves, the breeze and the company was a delight.
Back home (well my cousins house made you feel at home) to interesting stories of Devon/Cornwall and a meal, pudding and for some of us wine lol, again so much laughter it made us all ache not quite an early night but what a start.
Next morning up nice and early and away to visit a stone circle at Saint Buryan, Penzance
Then off for a Sunday roast in the Kings Arms St Just.
We visited Bottalack, St Just where Poldark was filmed and we also went to Cape Cornwall which has amazing views.
We visited St Senara’s Church in Zennor which has a Burma Star Window dedicated to the armed forces who fought in the Second World War, and also the Mermaid Chair which is the only remaining Mediaeval bench carved over 500 years ago
All in all a beautiful day out. Returning back to my cousin’s for a quick bite to eat then off to the Golden Lion on Stithians Lake, Stithians,
What a night – we didn’t win but we did not lose (second to last)! Dinka and Marlindy provided much needed Dutch spelling for one of the questions again we laughed and I can quite honestly say we raised the atmosphere with our banter with the locals and bar staff,I don’t think they knew what had hit them but they did ask us to come back next week. If only we could.
Then home to bed for an early start the next day home. I can honestly say I felt great, no pain all weekend but I know I needed to be there and Cornwall worked its magic on me.