Falmouth and Flushing, Cornwall

I’ve been in Cornwall since yesterday, down for a family wedding and I am already in love with the place. We’ve been unbelievably lucky with the weather, which helps, but part of me can’t quite believe that I haven’t had to get my passport out to go anywhere. The water is so blue, the weather is so warm and everyone is so cheerful I feel as though I’m worlds away from London (particularly the Northern Line during rush hour!)

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We’ve been staying in Flushing, a coastal village south of Truro, the only city in the county of Cornwall.

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From Flushing, we took the foot ferry to Falmouth, which is the largest port in Cornwall. I only managed to spend an hour in the town today, before we had to pop back for dinner but there seem to be so many amazing independent cafes, restaurants and shops in Falmouth that I’m really looking forward to exploring in the next few days. Particularly the charity shops – I’m really looking forward to seeing what local treasures I might find! The festive bunting throughout the town is also such a nice touch, and it all looked so beautiful in the sun.

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And of course, I wouldn’t be able to do a post without mentioning the food here! I’ve already had about three cream teas with Cornish clotted cream, although the jury’s still out on the old Devon vs Cornwall cream tea assembling debate. In Devon, they prefer the scones to be topped with cream first, followed by jam, and in Cornwall they prefer it the other way round. Too hard to tell yet! Back in Flushing, we ate at a wonderful restaurant in the quay called Waterside.

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They had an amazing selection of tapas – I went for the tiger prawns and salt and pepper squid, which were both absolutely divine, and a great selection of seafood dishes. I, of course, went for the paella which was amazing. All the seafood was so fresh and it was absolutely delicious.

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Tomorrow, it’s off to the beach – and to find some Cornishware!