Once again Hallmark lived up to their name and produced another first class outing to Cornwall and the Eden Project. We were sorry to hear that Sheila was unwell, but found that we were in the capable hands of her stand-in, Guy.
With Sheila’s planning and briefing he soon proved himself, making hot drinks, passing around sweets and putting everyone’s mind at rest.
Backed up by Woodcock’s luxury coach and their confident and cheerful driver, Bob, we soon arrived in Newquay for the start of our long weekend. Our hotel, the Bristol, was an excellent base, with comfortable rooms and surroundings, plus a high standard of hot meals with quick service. There was even dancing in the evening. What more could one ask?
The visit to the Eden Project on Saturday would be a day to remember. The weather was kind to us and when we arrived and looked down on the biomes glittering in the sun like jewels, it was very exciting. What forethought and imagination had gone into the creating of this wonderful project out of a clay pit.
One was transported to different parts of the world to see how fruit, spices, coffee, rice, rubber and timber grew in their natural surroundings. A must to come back again in a few years time to see how the plants had matured.
On Sunday we went off to explore! We drove to Falmouth, where some of us had cream teas and listened to the band. On the way we stopped so that the wives could spend some of their husbands’ money on gold, silver or ear jewellery and the husbands could taste and buy bottles of scrumpy cider.
Finally on the way home, on Monday, we stopped at the lovely town of Looe to spend an hour in its charm. Then back home with much to think and talk about after four happy days.
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