Plymouth

Whilst trying to find shelter from the rain we stumbled across the most interesting and lovely coffee shop… Molly’s Coffee Shop. It was full of interesting things to look at on the walls and lovely old fashioned chairs to sit in and yummy homemade scones. Also in the coffee shop was the best bookshop ever, full from wall to wall and floor to ceiling with books… stacks and stacks and rows and rows of them. Upstairs from the coffee shop was an antique shop and out the back were two curiosity and collectors shops… just my cup of tea.
 

Jamaica Inn

On our journey back form Bodmin we drove through Bodmin Moor, stopping at the legendary Jamaica Inn immortalised in Daphne du Maurier’s novel by the same name. Built in 1750 the Inn has been a resting place for many travellers, but back in the day was mainly used by smugglers and other unsavoury characters. It has also been featured on Most Haunted, who described it as one of the spookiest programs they ever recorded. The old stables is now a museum of smuggling and Daphne du Maurier and even displays her writing desk. The original bar is still there and open for drink and if you’re brave enough you can even stay the night in the coach house.

Bodmin Jail

Today’s adventures lead us to Bodmin Jail… an amazing place full of horror stories of past prisoners and their harsh punishments carried out at the jail over centuries. There are five levels to explore including the incredibly dark and eerily cold basement. You also see the execution pit, gallows, whipping post, stocks and also a derelict wing full of rows and rows of cells… which I loved and was by far the spookiest part of the building, but maybe that because we were the only people walking around that part at the time…it was great!

Are We There Yet

I set off this morning at 6.45 and headed down to Poole to drop in on my Brother and his family. There I  also met up with my Mum and Dad and the three of us heading onto Cornwall together.

We arrived at our Tyler’s Cottage late afternoon and it’s perfect, absolutely beautiful and in a very chilled out area. After unpacking we went to explore the nearest village, which is Callington, had some fish and chips then poppped in to the local pub The Bears Head for a quick beer before heading back through the tiny Cornish country roads, back to the cottage to chill out for the evening… bliss.

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Callington