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!
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.
Bank holiday Monday was spent at the fun filled Ashwell Show in North Hertfordshire. It was a very English day out complete with drizzle and bunting. We watched dog shows, sheep dog demonstrations, chainsaw carvings and stunt clowns. The show also has classic cars on display, birds of prey and was filled with craft stalls, a funfair and burger vans. It was the perfect end to a perfect bank holiday weekend.
I really do enjoy shooting self portraits, previously they’ve all been a bit more snappy and less thought through than this one. In fact this wasn’t meant to be the final shot, this was me setting up the test shot, I had planned to get dressed and put my make up on, however when I looked back at this shot I really love it.