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A day out in… Fowey

Katherine Sorrell

Top Quote: 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men to nothing'. Or else 'White, please'

Would Get Out of Bed For: 'My four-year-old peeling back my eyelids and saying "wake up, mummy"

Dirty Secret: 'Eating Maltesers - two at a time - in bed. Once met John Prescott and found him surprisingly charismatic.'

Hot Under the Collar: 'Apostrophes - I mean, how hard is it to tell the difference between it's and its? Come on.'

Quintessentially Cornish: 'Fell in love with Cornwall on holiday in 2000 - relocated from London two years later, now can't imagine living anywhere else. My husband has Cornish ancestry and my kids were born in Truro, so although technically an incomer, I guess I'm not an emmet. And I try to promote local people and businesses in my work as much as humanly possible.

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A day out in… Fowey

A charming town that’s the perfect size for a day’s wander, Fowey – as in ‘joy’ – has everything from cute clothes shops to great places to eat, as well as pretty-as-a-picture historic streets and stunning views over its...

VINTAGE FUN AT THE BEDRUTHAN STEPS HOTEL

Looking cool on the beach has never (sob) come naturally to me. But at last I have discovered a sure-fire way to sass up my style and boost my beach...

Cornish Food Festival Fun

I could describe myself as a ‘foodie’, but that’s really just a synonym for ‘greedy’. In any case, where else would I be on a September Sunday than at the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival in Truro, nibbling, munching and...

Boating on the Helford River

Our day started at 10am at Sailaway in St Anthony, where we were given life jackets, basic instructions and a nautical map of the...

A Day In ... St Ives

Consistently voted Britain’s best coastal town, St Ives has it all – miles of gorgeous beaches, great shops, finger-lickingly good places to eat and awesome cultural...

Trevarno Gardens

Trevarno is yet another one of those magical Cornish places that you might never get to without a recommendation, but trust me – it’s worth it. A historic estate that dates back to 1246, it figures high up in my list of top ten...

Trengwainton Gardens

Could you ever imagine a child clamouring to be bought a cucumber instead of a bag of sweets? I know it sounds unbelievable, but it happened to us at Trengwainton, and it’s one of the reasons why I’m so fond of this National Trust...

Stoneman Gallery

There are any number of good galleries dotted around Cornwall, especially in the art-centred towns of St Ives and Penzance. So what makes Stoneman Gallery stand out? Well, for one thing directors Linda and Georgia Stoneman are not...

The Honey Pot Cafe, Penzance

At The Honey Pot they like to call their food ‘incredible edibles’, and I for one see no reason to disagree. A great little café with a friendly atmosphere and charming service, The Honey Pot is a gem of a place which offers, quite...

Martin Sadler - Cake Paintings

A minute on the lips, a month on the hips, or so they say. But the beauty of these delicious confections – sugar-pink fondant fancies, cherry-on-top Bakewells, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate torte – is that they’re entirely...

Atlantic Blankets

Snuggly and cuddly, soft, warm and comforting, who can resist wrapping themselves in a gorgeous blanket when the weather turns chilly – or, equally, after a hard summer’s day surfing on a wild Cornish...