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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020 | ISSUE 35

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Welcome...

ow are your Christmas preparations going? Chances are, they could be looking very different from usual. Never has the phrase ‘we’ll just be having a quiet one at home’ seemed so appropriate!

Christmas cancelled? Of course not, especially in ever-optimistic St Ives. The tourism season has extended into November, so the town’s still busy, the Christmas lights are on, and there’s now the attraction of Christmas shopping, with late-night opening on Thursdays in the run-up to the big day. For the youngest members of our community, Christmas is always an exciting time, no matter what’s going on in the wider world. Perhaps your child could be the winner of our competition to win a magical book about the twelve days of Christmas? The details are on page 12. The book has been kindly donated by Heather Wright, from new children’s bookshop, Stories by the Sea, and she’ll also present the winner with hot chocolate and cake! John Chard provides our photo cover again, and he’s been a busy fella lately, sending out Christmas gifts or his prints and other present ideas, all listed on his website, john-chard-images.co.uk – he may even have stocks of his ever-popular calendar left! Watch our website, stiveslocal.uk, and social media for the latest news on our publications. And if you’d like to submit news, events, or stories of local interest, email hello@stiveslocal.uk. And may we take the opportunity to wish all of you, readers and advertisers alike, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Local News Major award for St Ives Skatepark Project A community-led project to deliver the design, build and finish of a new state-of-the-art skatepark in St Ives has been awarded £450,000 as part of wider investment to the town. Under the government’s Accelerated Towns Fund, St Ives is being offered up to £500,000 for projects contributing to economic regeneration. St Ives Town Deal is looking to pick up a total of £25m. Sarah Stevens, chair of the St Ives Town Deal Board, said: “The skatepark was chosen because it was already a well-developed project. The Skatepark Group have already raised a considerable amount of money, which will be used to match the government grant and make the new skatepark even more fabulous. It will bring real and significant benefits to this residential area of town, where further projects are being planned.” The Town Deal is working hard to engage the community and gather ideas that will enhance and improve St Ives, and ideas have been pouring in. The skatepark was quick to recognise the potential of the new funding and was an early applicant.

community, and we are stoked that the Town Fund has recognised what a brilliant project this is. We have seen a huge amount of local support and engagement around the idea of building a world-class skatepark in St Ives, and that is reflected in the money we raised as a community. This is about coming together to support our young people and showing that we are prioritising their health and wellbeing. It is a change that will affect not just this generation, but those to come.”

Senara Wilson Hodges, from the skatepark project, said: “This is a total game-changer for our whole

For more information, visit www.stivestowndeal.org and https://www.facebook.com/stivesskateparkproject/

Update: Food and Drink Festival St Ives Food and Drink Festival, which had to be cancelled in 2020, is set to go ahead next year after benefiting from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund. The organisers of the event said: “The funding will allow our operating company, ILOW, to guarantee the employment of the team that runs the festival through the winter months, enabling them to research, programme, and promote how we can produce the most exciting, but safe event, for 2021 and beyond.” The 2020 festival is scheduled for 14th-16th May.

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Local News Railway line to close for five weeks The St Ives Bay railway line will be closed from 4th January to 7th February as part of a renewal project, says GWR. The line is one of the nation’s favourite railway journeys, as it weaves its way along four miles of coastline from St Erth to St Ives. In May 2019, GWR completed a major upgrade of St Erth station, with more car parking spaces, a wider platform, and improved train/bus interchange facilities to improve the travel experience to St Ives. To help provide a more comfortable journey and reliable service, Network Rail will be carrying out the five-week-long track renewal project on the branch line. Replacement buses, every 30 minutes, will run between St Erth and St Ives, with all services calling at Carbis Bay. Services will also call hourly at Lelant.

New Year: No late-night celebrations This year’s New Year’s Eve will be very different in St Ives, says mayor, Cllr Tony Harris, and we all need to follow government guidance. In a statement to local residents and business owners, he said: “Due to the impact of the Covid pandemic, we all know that celebrations and events cannot be the same this year. In light of the current restrictions, the town council has been working with important local partners – Cornwall Council, St Ives BID and Devon and Cornwall Police – to consider how St Ives might effectively and safely prepare for New Year’s Eve. “Sadly, all partners have agreed unanimously that there will be no normal St Ives New Year’s Eve celebration in the town this year. BID has already decided that the fireworks display will not go ahead. It is also expected that restaurants will be taking bookings only; this will allow for the safe use of track and trace, and the Rule of Six. Pubs will close at 10pm. “Accommodation providers are being urged to make their guests aware of this prior to arrival, so that they may make reservations in advance or make plans to celebrate in their accommodation. Crowding on the streets cannot be encouraged, as this will be against

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government guidance. This would also apply to the beaches. The roads will be open to traffic as normal; no road closures will be made. “Local police will be on hand to enforce measures as necessary, in order to help ensure public safety. Local rail and bus providers will publish their New Year’s Eve travel timetables during early December, and only limited public toilets will be open on the night. “We have all seen how the narrow streets of St Ives are jam-packed with revellers on New Year’s Eve; to encourage normal levels of celebrations would be socially irresponsible and add to the risk of infection. “We strongly encourage local residents and winter visitors to see the new year in safely at home and only come into town if they have pre-booked into restaurants and bars. We all hope, of course, that New Year’s Eve 2021 will see a return to celebrations in the true St Ives spirit.”

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Welcome to St Ives LIbrary and Information Service. Our opening times will remain Monday-Saturday, 9.30am-4.00pm. We are working hard to keep you safe during your visit to the library. Please wear a mask and thoroughly sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided before touching any books. We’re sorry that there will be no places to sit. We are operating a track and trace system for browsing. In line with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines, only one family at a time in the junior library and a limit of two people in the adult fiction area, will be permitted. Returned books are put into quarantine for 72 hours before they can be borrowed. We have four computers for public use in the computer room and two workstations for WiFi. We advise you to book at netloan.cornwall.gov.uk or contact us. Please only book number 6 if you require the scanner or it is the only available machine. Sessions will be limited to one hour. However, if a machine is free you are welcome to book it on arrival. We are happy to do photocopying for you. You may still reserve books on the Cornwall Council online reservation page www.cornwall.gov.uk/library, or phone us on 01736 796297, or email stives.library@LIScornwall.org.uk. We offer a home delivery service for those who are self-isolating or housebound. If you, or anyone you know, would appreciate a delivery of books, please let us know. We appreciate your support and continued patience during this time. We have come a long way and we want everybody to stay safe.

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Local News St Ives Tennis Club: Blazing a trail The new red courts look like Roland Garros following the completion of St Ives Tennis Club’s £100,000 regeneration. But while the French Open is played on real clay, St Ives has become the first club in Cornwall to introduce the synthetic version – easier to maintain and playable all year round. The courts, jointly funded by the club and Sport England’s Community Asset Fund – and featured in the last issue of St Ives Local – were finished a couple of weeks after the September/October magazine popped through your letterbox. The president of the Lawn Tennis Association, and officials from the county association Tennis Cornwall, were among the first to visit and give their seal of approval. “It’s great that you have got a really good new surface,” said LTA president David Rawlinson – who took the opportunity to enjoy a few days in St Ives with a stay at Tregenna Castle. “Synthetic clay is the future, and the LTA encourages it, because it’s a really good surface for coaching and player development.”

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There has been an upsurge in interest in the club, despite the onset of winter – not First match on the new court – St Ives Tennis Club(left) v Penz usually the best time ance Tennis Club for attracting new members. To mark the unveiling of the upgraded facilities, which will very soon include a portable floodlighting system, the club has introduced free membership for youngsters aged 10 and under, as it bids to build up the junior section and establish links with local schools and the wider community. With its wonderful location overlooking Porthminster Beach, the club has long claimed to have the best tennis views in Britain, and recently asked online if there is a better outlook from courts anywhere. The only contender nominated was Monte Carlo – but it’s easier to get a game in St Ives! Membership, coaching details and court booking at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/StIvesTennisClub

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Book Review

by Alice Harandon, manager of St Ives Bookseller The Puffin Keeper – Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Benji Davies £12.99 It was Benjamin Postlethwaite’s job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship… This truly beautiful tale is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist, and will enchant readers of all ages. It’s the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. Away with the Penguins – Hazel Prior £7.99 A curmudgeonly but charming 84-year-old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins prove it’s never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heart-warming story. A charming and uplifting book for fans of Eleanor Oliphant. A Lockdown Sketchbook: March-June 2020 – Sue Lewington £10 At the beginning of lockdown, Sue discovered a network of hidden paths, hedgerows and meadows,

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and we follow her as she charts the changes from early spring to full summer in West Cornwall. Full of Sue’s trademark descriptive watercolours, this is a brilliant gift. A Life on Our Planet – David Attenborough £20 “I am 94. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary… A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake – and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will to do so.” That Christmas – Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb £12.99 A heart-warming tale of a magical, unconventional Christmas. Christmas is the same every year, isn’t it? Same food, same routine, same visiting the neighbours and going for a walk. Except for the year of That Christmas. Find out what happens when traditions are upturned, chaos reigns, and what’s really important when people come together… You can purchase all these books, and many more, at St Ives Bookseller either in the shop or online at stivesbookseller@mabecronbooks.co.uk

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Win a children’s Christmas book! Stories by the Sea is a lovely new children’s bookshop in Tregenna Place, St Ives and The Twelve Days of Christmas is a lovely new children’s book. To celebrate the opening of the shop, owner Heather Wright is offering children the chance to win a copy of the book. Its full title is The Twelve Days of Christmas or Grandma is Overly Generous – but is there such a thing as a grandma who is overly generous? You’ll have to read the book to find out! If you’d like to enter the competition, start by thinking of all the things that remind you of Christmas. Then put them together to create a Kennings poem, a special sort of poem in which every line is just two words. You can make your poem about all things Christmassy or just one thing. So, if it’s all about Santa, a line could be ‘present giver’. If it’s about a Christmas tree, it could be ‘star wearer’. There are some suggestions here for you, but you don’t have to use them – just go for any Christmassy words you like. Once you’ve chosen your words, put one line inside each bauble. When you’ve finished your poem, add your name in the space provided on the tree picture facing this page, tear out the page of photocopy it, and drop it into Stories by the Sea at 6 Tregenna Place. Don’t forget to add your phone number. The closing date for entries in Friday, 10th December. The winner will not only receive a copy of The Twelve Days of Christmas, but also a cup of hot chocolate and a cake! Some of the other entries will go on display on the gallery wall at Stories by the Sea, and all the young poets whose work is featured there will be offered 5% per cent discount on any book bought in the shop.

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Children’s books for Advent by Heather Wright of Stories by the Sea Countdown to Christmas – Adam and Charlotte Guillain £6.99 This beautiful picture book comes with an Advent calendar, so little ones can count down to Christmas along with the book characters. With odd presents from Bear, the characters wonder what he is thinking. But all is revealed in a lovely festive finale! Suitable for readers aged 3 to 7. How Winston Delivered Christmas – Alex T Smith £9.99 This delightful book has a chapter for every day of Advent, each with a festive activity, from baking to crafting, writing to decorating. The whole family will enjoy following Winston’s mission to get a wayward letter to Father Christmas in time. Suitable for a family bedtime story, especially for readers aged 6 to 8.

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Liz’s Quizzes

“I’ve been overwhelmed by how busy the quizzes have been now that we’re back in the pubs,” says Liz Angus, of St Ives Liz’s Quizzes. “I’ve been very fortunate that both of the establishments have followed the procedures to the letter and I think that’s why the Quizzers have felt safe and enjoyed being back in a ‘normal’ social setting. “I’ll be starting a new quiz at the Copperhouse, Hayle, in November – check out my quiz page on Facebook for details, and also for my Saturday night online quiz, which has now raised well over £5,000 for a number of local and national charities.” Something Silly 1. What hair tidying tool is proverbially daft? 2. Which Roman god was called stupid in the title of a 1958 song by Connie Francis? 3. What are the first names of the two main characters in the Dumb and Dumber film? 4. What is the name of a lift used in a restaurant to deliver food? 5. What nationality are the musical duo Daft Punk? 6. The town of Dumbarton lies north west of which Scottish city? 7. According to the saying, there’s no fool like a what? 8. What is the name of the mineral that’s also known as fool’s gold? 9. What word precedes crazy in the term for restlessness from being confined to one place? 10. Who wrote the play Absurd Person Singular? Animals 1. Which Asian mammal is the heaviest living tree-dwelling creature? 2. The Guinea pig-like cavy is native to which continent? 3. Apart from spines, what is another name for a hedgehog’s prickles? 4. Which dog is the largest breed of terrier? 5. In which century did the dodo become extinct? 6. The word leporine means relating to or resembling which animal? 7. What type of animal appears in the title of a 1983 hit by The Cure? 8. The roadrunner is a member of which bird family? 9. In which Mountain range would you find the snow leopard? 10. Which animal, living mainly in trees, is apparently the slowest animal on the planet and can take up to two weeks to digest its food? Pot Luck 1. Including jokers, how many cards are there in a standard pack of playing cards? 2. The oil of which spice is traditionally used as a cure for toothache? 3. What is the more common name for ascorbic acid? 4. Which stage musical and film is based on the music of ABBA? 5. What was the boxer Muhammed Ali’s original name? 6. In which year did Hitler become the Chancellor of Germany? 7. In Greek mythology, who flew too close to the sun and fell to his death when his wings melted? 8. In church, what would you do with a hassock? 9. What was the name of the character played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the TV series The Darling Buds of May? 10. In which decade of the 19th century was the book The Origin of the Species published, and who wrote it?

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A good read:

New children’s books with local connections Kerra the Kingfisher Martin Yelland’s first book, Choughs & Chums, was published in 2018, and his second, Kerra the Kingfisher, is out now. Both books feature illustrations by Martin’s wife Zoe. How did the book come about? I’m a postman in St Ives, and three years ago, when I had three weeks’ annual leave, I took my camera out on the coast path to see what I could find. I saw a chough – and after that, I went back every day. It was April going into May, so the light was getting better for photography each morning. I thought I could write a book about choughs for our baby son Noah, so I wrote a few rhymes. Zoe is a graphic designer, and she used my photos as a basis for her illustrations. We created our company Chough Rock to publish it, and we got the word out about the book through Facebook and Instagram. We did a talk at Marazion School, and I approached Paradise Park and Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, who both agreed to stock it.

How did you become interested in wildlife photography? When I was on holiday in Ireland, I took some photos of a heron, and I was hooked. It’s so

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satisfying to get a good wide-angle shot showing a creature in its habitat – I never thought I’d spend four hours waiting for a bird to land on a stick! Taking photos is something I can do by myself, but we can also do as family. We often go out with Noah, who is now three, and Ruan, who is one, looking for wildlife to observe and document. There’s loads around if you know where to look. Near where we live in St Erth, we’ve seen otters and polecats, and one day I got a picture of a roe deer. I’m hoping our boys will have a passion for wildlife. Why did you choose a kingfisher as the subject for your second book? We couldn’t find any children’s books about kingfishers. I’ve now started to write a book about a badger – I’ve got so many images, and I’m trying to fit them into a good story. We want to help children to enjoy the wildlife around them. Some of these creatures may not be around in years to come. Chough & Chums and Kerra the Kingfisher are available from http://www.choughrock.co.uk/

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spent my honeymoon there. When I was on holiday in St Ives with my husband and my daughter in 2018, we saw some seals out at sea, and we won a toy unicorn in the arcade near the harbour. The story just came to me – Scarlett is named after my daughter. I’m a beauty therapist, and I’d never thought about writing a children’s book until then. It took six months to write, and then I sent the manuscript off to different publishers, and gave them an idea about I thought Scarlett and Shabbee would look like, for the illustrations. I would say to anyone who wants to write a book: “Just do it, and don’t give up”.

Scarlett and Shabbee First-time author Carly Dutton’s new book is set in St Ives. Can you describe the story of Scarlett and Shabbee? Scarlett is a little girl on holiday in St Ives who makes friends with a unicorn. They are magically transported to Seal Island, where they find a seal in danger – he has plastic wrapped round his head, and Scarlett and Shabbee set him free. The book is aimed at children aged from 3 to 6. The message of the book is: “Clean up your litter, and help animals in distress.”

Will there be another book? After their first adventure, Shabbee becomes Scarlett’s friend for life, and I’m thinking about other adventures they could go on. I had a baby in April, and I think I’ll have to feature him in my next book – or when he’s older, he’ll ask why Scarlett has a story and he doesn’t! Scarlett and Shabbee is available from Waterstones, Amazon, eBay, and the publisher Austin Macaulay at https://www.austinmacauley.com/ Where did the idea for your book come from? We live in Stoke-on-Trent, but I love St Ives – I Please mention St. Ives Local when contacting advertisers

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Scrumptious: Recipes from St Ives Farmers Market We often print recipes from Dr Deborah Phillips, a regular at St Ives Farmers Market with her partner, Paul Connor, and their organic fruit and veg. Now Deborah has published a collection of her recipes – one for every week of the year – in a clever ring-bound and kitchen-friendly volume created by The St Ives Printing and Publishing Company. It was officially launched at the market on 29th October and features great recipes for all year round, divided into season sections. The book is beautifully illustrated and is available on the stall, and a donation from sales will be made to the Sepsis Trust.

Proper Job Cornish Vegan Winter Stew This recipe cooks the stew slowly in the oven, but you can also cook quicker on the top ring or hob of an oven. Whichever way, use a heavy-based pan! Ingredients 2 large onions, peeled and chopped 1 large or two small leeks, washed and chopped 4 carrots, scrubbed and chopped 1 large or 2 medium parsnips, scrubbed and chopped ½ medium-sized turnip, peeled and chopped ½ large cauliflower, washed and cut into smaller segments 3 artichokes, scrubbed and chopped – you can also use other vegetables in season Stock: ¾ litre vegetables stock, eg cubes, or boiling water with 2 tbsp marmite/vecon, 2 large glasses red wine 1 clove garlic 1 lemon, grated and juiced Fresh herbs: whatever’s available, 2 sprigs rosemary or fennel, 2 bay leaves 1 400g tin chickpeas or haricot beans 1 400g tin tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika Seasoning: seasalt and ground black pepper

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Method Heat oven to 150 degrees C, gas mark 2. In the pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil, then add the garlic, ginger, onions, leeks, fresh herbs, lemon zest and juice, paprika, and seasoning. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add the chopped vegetables. Stir fry for a further 5 minutes. Add the stock, 1 glass of wine, tinned tomatoes, and beans/chickpeas. Put in the oven for 1 hour with the lid on. Check and add the remaining wine and more stock, if necessary. Remove lid and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Served with bread.

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The Cornish Chef: An exclusive recipe In quite a foodie edition of St Ives Local, we welcome The Cornish Chef, Daniel Rouncefield, who has had a very busy 2020, preparing, cooking, and serving meals in customers’ own homes. And he clears up as well!

We were delighted he got in touch to offer us this super Cornish cider mussels recipe. Do try it at your home! Visit the Cornish chef website – thecornishchef.co.uk – to find out more about Daniel’s business, his services (including a new Sunday roast delivery), and his 2021 charity calendar, with half of all proceeds going to Kidz R Us. Follow him on Instagram (@the.cornishchef) for more recipes.

Cornish cider mussels with smoked bacon, chilli, and coriander Daniel says: “This is a beautifully simple dish, but I don’t think there is anything better than a warm bowl of mussels with a beautiful broth for dipping crusty bread in on a cold evening.” Ingredients 500g mussels 2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, diced 1 red onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 bottle of Cornish cider 1 red chilli, sliced

Fresh chopped coriander Half a lemon and half a lime Pepper 25g salted butter 2tsp crème fraiche olive oil to fry Method Clean the mussels, removing the ‘hair’ trapped between the shells. Wash under cold water and allow to drain dry. In a thick-bottomed pan, with the butter and a little olive oil, start to fry the bacon, coriander, onion, garlic, and chilli, until just going soft. This is not to cook but to release the flavours. Add the mussels and the cider, cover with a lid, tin foil, or larger pan to allow the mussels to steam. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until all mussels have fully opened up. Discard any mussels that have not opened. Finish with the crème fraiche, lemon and lime juice, and pepper, and serve with a large slice of crusty white bread.

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St Ives Farmers Market:

A chat with Daniel Bentlett of Chorrito Sauce Co How did a scuba diver become a maker of chilli sauces? I trained as a scuba diving instructor in Australia, and that took me all over the world: Europe, Africa, and central and south America. I’ve also worked in hospitality and, to me, Mexico is the culinary capital of the world – I loved the flavours of the different chillies. For about five years, I spent summers in Cornwall, and winters in Barcelona, where there’s a big Mexican community. I’ve run a few restaurants around Cornwall, but I realised that what I really enjoyed was making chilli sauces. Now I’m making them full time. What was your vision for Chorrito Sauce? I wanted to create sauces with both flavour and heat, which were sugar-free and organic. I came up with the design for the branding and the website in one night. The labels are plastic free and in Mexican folk art style, but I didn’t want them to look too Mexican, as the chillies are grown at the amazing Cornish Chillies farm. We want people to recognise that this is a Cornish product.

instructor. During lockdown, I created a ketchup, which blends tomatoes with milder chillis – morita and ancho – which bring sweetness and earthy flavours. Both the ketchup and the yellow sauce can be used with burgers and hot dogs. What are your plans for the immediate future? We aim to keep on expanding and pushing forward, but no matter how big the business gets, I want to retain the small batch approach. It was good that we had a strong online presence before lockdown, when people were spending more time cooking at home. We sell worldwide now, particularly to France and the US. But local sales are also important, and we’re planning to do Christmas markets in November and December. Find out more at https://www.chorritosauce.com/

How do you create the perfect chilli sauce? The sauces are all made in small batches. I start with an onion and garlic base, and then add the chillies and the other flavours. I roast tomatoes and peppers before adding them. I build the sauces up slowly, and double strain them so they don’t have any bits in them – it’s quite a long process. The sauces are all very versatile: you can use them as salad dressings or in a pasta sauce. It’s all about creating something you can pair with your food, but which doesn’t take over your food. Can you describe some of your sauces? Our hottest sauce is a blend of red habanero chillies with orange and coffee. We also do a jalapeno-based sauce with apple and tequila, another with chipotle with pineapple and garlic, and a fruity sauce which combines yellow habanero with mangoes, turmeric and root ginger. This sauce was inspired by the beach barbecues I loved when I was a scuba diving

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What’s On MONDAYS

THURSDAYS

Iyengar Yoga Drop-in class, 9.15am-10.45am, at St Ives Library, Gabriel Street. All welcome. Please bring a mat and blanket. Adults £7. For more information, phone Ann Nicol on 01736 793849.

St Ives Farmers Market At St Ives Guildhall, 9.30am to 2pm.

St Ives Camera Club Meeting fortnightly from 2nd November. St Anta Church Hall, 7pm.

TUESDAYS St Ives Community Foodshare Group Redistributing perfectly good food which would otherwise be thrown away. The group is part of the Co-Op’s Food Share programme. Food is available to pick up 12.30pm at the Palemon Best car park. Deliveries are also available for those who can’t collect. To find out more, search for St Ives Community Foodshare Group on Facebook. St Ives Community Orchard volunteer work party Help to look after the trees. 2pm-4pm. If you are coming for the first time, contact the organisers — text or call 07585 777110. Social distancing and Covid-19 measures apply. More details on the St Ives Community Orchard Facebook page. St Ives Jazz Club The club is currently welcoming guest artists once a month, on the second Tuesday, with a full programme hopefully re-commencing in March. On the other Tuesdays, Tom Quirke is leading a varied programme with local musicians – see Facebook for details and updates.

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St Ives Breathers’ Group Meeting fortnightly from Wednesday, 4th November. St Anta Church Hall, 2pm-3pm, for actual face-to-face meeting. No exercises at the moment.

St Ives Community Foodshare Group Redistributing perfectly good food which would otherwise be thrown away. The group is part of the Co-Op’s Food Share programme. Food is available to pick up at noon at St Ives Rugby Club. Deliveries are also available for those who can’t collect. To find out more, search for St Ives Community Foodshare Group on Facebook.

FRIDAYS St Ives Community Foodshare Group Redistributing perfectly good food which would otherwise be thrown away. The group is part of the Co-Op’s Food Share programme. Food is available to pick up 5.30pm at the Palemon Best car park. Deliveries are also available for those who can’t collect. To find out more, search for St Ives Community Foodshare Group on Facebook.

SATURDAYS St Ives Community Foodshare Group Redistributing perfectly good food which would otherwise be thrown away. The group is part of the Co-Op’s Food Share programme. Food is available to pick up at 8pm at St Ives Rugby Club. Deliveries are also available for those who can’t collect. To find out more, search for St Ives Community Foodshare Group on Facebook.

SUNDAYS

Iyengar Yoga Drop-in class, 9.15am-10.45am, at St Ives Library, Gabriel Street. All welcome. Please bring a mat and blanket. Adults £7. For more information, phone Ann Nicol on 01736 793849.

St Ives Community Orchard volunteer work party Help to look after the trees. 11am-1pm. If you are coming for the first time, contact the organisers — text or call 07585 777110. Social distancing and Covid-19 measures apply. More details on the St Ives Community Orchard Facebook page.

Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve Work Party Improve your fitness and help the local environment by spending a couple of hours helping to maintain your local nature reserve. Meet at the wooden gate on Steeple Lane every Wednesday, at 9.30am, for a bit of light work and chat with like-minded people. Tools and gloves are provided. Search Facebook for ‘Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve’.

Sunday Sessions Music sessions at the Kettle and Wink, Royal Square, St Ives, from 7.30pm. All welcome, whether bringing an instrument or just to listen. All styles of music welcome! Share a song or tune, or just sit back and enjoy. Loads of scope for playing along with others, too. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Free entry.

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EXHIBITIONS Anima Mundi Street-an-Pol, St Ives | animamundigallery.com Thought Barefoot – Phoebe Cummings. Until 14th November. The exhibition draws together different elements of Cummings’ practice, from ephemeral sculptures and objects, to works on paper and text. Through these different manipulations of material and time, attention is brought to the solace of gentle observation. Running consecutively is Poem, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Joy Wolfenden Brown. The collection is imbued with the artist’s renowned sensitivity to absorb the physical and metaphysical world that surrounds and precedes the present moment. Barnoon Workshop Barnoon car park, St Ives www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk/gallery.html 20/20 Vision – Ann Kelley. 14th-28th December. Open 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm or by appointment – phone 07976 515550. Life during the Covid-19 pandemic has given novelist, poet, photographer and now painter Ann Kelley the time to observe and record the St Ives seaside garden where she is shielding. peopled with its colourful flowers, wildlife, birds, insects and cats. Joy shines through the gloom of this strange year. Belgrave St Ives Now operating as an online store after 22 years in St Ives. Winter Exhibition. 30th November-9th January. A mixed exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and ceramics by selected modern British and contemporary artists. Leach Pottery Higher Stennack, St Ives | www.leachpottery.com Annabelle Smith: An Apprenticeship. 6th November-18th December. Preview Day, 6th November, 10am-4pm (pre-booked time slots) and 4pm-6pm (drop-in). Meet the Potter Day, 7 November, 10am-4pm (pre-booked time slots) Celebrating the completion of Annabelle’s Leach-Seasalt apprenticeship. Throughout the last three years, Annabelle has been immersed in all

aspects of the Leach Pottery Studio, learning and refining the skills of a production potter, whilst also developing her own professional practice. New Craftsman Gallery 26 Fore Street, St Ives | newcraftsmanstives.com Stories from St Ives and Beyond. Until 28th November. Paintings by Trevor Bell and Liz Hough, two very different artists who share an essential link to British Modernism and the history of painting in St Ives. Penwith Gallery Back Road West, St Ives | penwithgallery.com Members’ Winter Exhibition. 7th November-9th January. Bruce Timson (Studio Gallery). 7th November-5th December. Abstract landscape painting (2019 and 2020) inspired by the coastal geography and former industry of West Penwith. Associates’ Winter Exhibition (New Gallery). 7th November-9th January. Richard Holliday, Sue Davis, and Sean Hewitt (Studio Gallery). 12th December-9th January. Porthminster Gallery 22 Fore Street, St Ives | porthminstergallery.co.uk The gallery has moved to Fore Street, in premises previously occupied by Belgrave St Ives. There’s a new exhibition of work by Trevor Bell, a key figure in the British abstract art movement from the 1950s. Tate St Ives Porthmeor Beach, St Ives tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives Strange Attractors – Haegue Yang. Until 3rd May. New and existing work spanning installation, sculpture, drawing, collage, and painting from the South Korean.

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Christmas in St Ives: Different for 2020 – but still lots to see and do! It’s Christmas! Well, okay, not yet, but the lights have gone on early in St Ives this year! This will help our great local independent traders make the most of the lead-up to festivities, and, of course, add some early Christmas cheer into our lives in what has been, for many, a cruel and challenging year. Unfortunately, that great tradition of Santa coming in on the lifeboat won’t be able to take place this year, but he will be taking up residence in a Royal Square shop during Christmas shopping. He’s isolating, but he’ll be able to wave to children through the window. The town treasure hunt will be returning, and there will be a food trail as well. In each case, there will be clues to be found in shops, with some great prizes available. Businesses, too, will be taking place in their own window dressing competition, on the theme of The Twelve Days of Christmas. More details about all this will be coming on the St Ives in December website, https://www.stivesindecember.co.uk/ Late-night shopping will begin on 26th November and will continue each Thursday in the run-up to Christmas. Support your local businesses, all of which will be keeping Covid-safe, and you’ll find some great individual gift ideas. At Sarah Hocking’s Fabulous shop, in St Andrew’s Street (pictured below centre), there’s a free gift

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from a lucky dip for adults and children when anyone spends over £25, plus 10% off everything (excluding sale stock). At Atlantic Knitwear, in Fore Street, is offering a scarf with every spend over £10. Gallery 38 is offering gift vouchers and gift wrapping. Other stores joining in late-night opening include Academy, Allotment Deli, Beachcombers Hairdressers, Balancing Eel, Brocante, Café Art, Calico, Cornish Candy Shoppe, Cornish Cream, Craft Tree, Cream Cornwall, Emjems, Gullz R Loud, John’s Cornish Produce, I Should Coco, John’s Off-Licence, Joules, Lilac and Lime, Little Goat Gruff, No 8, OSKA, Painted Bird, Pure Silver Design, Quba, St Ives Bookseller, St Ives Co, St Ives Jewellery Studio, Sweet Lime, Trespass, Ula and Uncle J’s Sweets.

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Let’s take a look back to last year’s celebrations of St Ives in December – the Christmas markets, the lantern parade, choirs singing at the Tate and the parish church, and of course, the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Seasalt, pottery and painting: Cornish clothing company supports St Ives art _ past, present and future Potter Annabelle Smith is preparing to host the first solo show of her career – the culmination of a three-year apprenticeship at the iconic Leach Pottery, financed by hugely-successful clothing brand Seasalt Cornwall. Her exhibition, Annabelle Smith: An Apprenticeship, can be seen in the Leach Pottery’s shop gallery from 6th November to 18th December. Annabelle’s work draws inspiration from nature, using found materials to create tactile, carved surfaces and warm glazes. The exhibition features an innovative range of domestic tableware, along with more unexpected thrown and joined forms, showcasing the skills that she has developed and refined over the course of her traineeship. All work will be for sale. The Leach Pottery, now in its centenary year, was founded by two key figures of 20th century studio pottery – Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada – and remains at the forefront of artistic innovation. In 2013, Seasalt founder Neil Chadwick came up with the idea of the Seasalt Bursary, to support a new trainee at the pottery each year. Annabelle is the third potter to complete the Leach-Seasalt programme. During her apprenticeship, she had the opportunity to work in the same workshop space as the first ever Leach apprenticeship, Bill Marshall. Annabelle said: “This studio environment has totally changed my life. I feel myself transforming into a competent, confident artist, and it’s all thanks to the Leach studio team. Watching how the lead potter Roelof Uys

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and other people work has shaped the potter I am becoming, but some core aspects of my work will always be a recurring theme. “Mostly I use natural found objects, and aim to never copy nature, but try to hint and suggest it by creating patterns. My hope is that the bright colours of my work show the fun side of what you can do with production pottery. I really enjoy making pots with two pieces to become a whole – for example, lidded jars and corked bottles – and sticking thrown pieces together to create something the pottery wheel couldn’t do in one go.” Sonya Corrigan, director of brand at Seasalt, said: “Seasalt and the Leach Pottery have a long-standing relationship, and seeing Annabelle graduate is testament to the work the pottery puts in to progress its students and ensure Cornwall continues to foster a thriving

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arts scene. We have watched Annabelle’s progression from novice to professional, and it has been such a joy to see, as has reading her blogs and videos she’s created for us.” Leach Pottery director Libby Buckley added: “Since the 1920s, the Leach Pottery has championed the creative development of potters, and the apprenticeship scheme is a crucial element of this. Annabelle is a very talented potter, and we are pleased to have supported her on her journey, whilst continuing the legacies of Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. I would very much like to thank Seasalt, who provide the opportunity for apprentices to train and study at the Leach Pottery.” For its autumn designs, Seasalt drew inspiration from other aspects of the artistic tradition of St Ives. The Cornish Modernism collection celebrates the naïve art of Alfred Wallis and Bryan Pearce, with simple, joyful shapes, statement checks and modern stripes.

colourful glazes, geometric shapes and highly-textured patterns. Alongside the Texture collection is Nature, which echoes the response of Cornish modernist artists to their rugged surroundings, and features clothes offering comfort, style and warmth – perfect, says Seasalt, for exploring the crisp outdoors and embracing the freeing peace of nature. “The quiet autumn scenery brings Wilhelmina BarnsGraham’s serene abstract landscapes to mind, and we looked at her work for inspiration. Her drawings of contours and movement evoke the natural elements, bringing us warm teals, sea greens and a sense of calm.” Elsewhere in the knitwear collection, the Carbis jumper echoes the shapes of the gigantic rock formations around the Cornish coast, and there are prints featuring simple florals, hand-drawn leaves, and wave patterns. The “coast path palette” used throughout the Nature collection includes marshland gold, earthy browns and stormy sea tones. Seasalt is grateful to the Wilhelmina BarnsGraham Trust for permission to use images on the company’s website and in its catalogue. The trust exists to enhance the reputation and understanding of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as one of Britain’s most significant 20th century artists, and through her legacy, supports young people and other individuals to fulfil their potential in the visual arts. For details, visit www.barns-grahamtrust.org.uk For more information about the Leach Pottery exhibition Annabelle Smith: An Apprenticeship, see What’s On on page 23.

The paintings of Wallis and Pearce, inspired by their walks around St Ives, had a childlike simplicity, and earned them international recognition. In the spirit of naïve art, Seasalt’s designers have taken an experimental approach to colour combinations. They have also used a spectrum of indigo blues to reflect the shades Wallis used to paint the sea. It is well-known that Wallis, a fisherman, painted on old cardboard, and the colour and texture of this humble canvas was integral to his work. His approach inspired the tactile yarns of the Cornish Modernism collection, from soft, boiled wool coats and rippled corduroy, to warm yet lightweight merino wool knits. Seasalt was also influenced by the Troika Pottery, founded in St Ives in 1963. The pottery’s unique designs were characterised by Please mention St. Ives Local when contacting advertisers

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St Ives Archive: A forgotten china clay works Some St Ives folk know exactly what the dilapidated structures shown in the photograph (right) were once used for. We’re all aware that tin, copper, and arsenic were mined locally until well into the 20th century – but china clay? That was a surprise to me, and maybe it will be to you too. Sadly, what must have started out as an exciting discovery only lasted around 10 years. The buildings are about three miles west of St Ives, at Penderleath, and it was there that, in 1920, a Mr Stevens was searching for tin. What he actually found was some brown fireclay, and although china clay had never been found locally, he felt sure that it must be there somewhere. He made his own boring equipment and after three or four months finally struck gold – well, china clay – and at a depth of only eight feet. Tests were undertaken at the site and the quality of the china clay was found to be excellent – soft as silk and pure white. There followed a thorough geological exploration of the area, and a substantial deposit of china clay was discovered not only at Penderleath but also at nearby Beagletodn and Breja. The Porthia China Clays Limited was established, the owners being Mr Stevens, Lady Hain (wife of Sir Edward Hain), their daughter Mrs Shipwright, and her husband, Captain Dennis Shipwright MP. The company hastily got to work, and by April 1923 settling and storage tanks had been built, along with a mica run and a ‘dry’ chimney. It was agreed that the china clay would be either shipped from Hayle or taken by rail from St Erth, but transporting it caused problems with the local council, and there were complaints that the heavy lorries – old Foden steam waggons – were lining the road along the route from Bowl Rock to Lelant Downs. So an earthenware pipeline was laid from the Penderleath site all the way to St Erth, to carry the china clay in liquid form along by gravity! The china clay was then ‘dried’ in tanks at St Erth.

It was originally imagined that the three deposits would eventually provide employment for some 300 people, but there were only ever about 30 employees there. An ingenious sideline enterprise was started in 1928, turning the waste product from the china clay workings into concrete blocks, by the addition of cement. This, presumably, accounts for the lack of ‘spoil’ heaps from the china clay workings, unlike St Austell where, for many years, the skyline looked like the surface of the moon! Sadly, the company was broken up following the death of Lady Hain in 1927, and although mining carried on for a few more years, the economic depression of the early 1930s brought an end to the business. A sale of the equipment took place in March 1931. So what started out as a promising venture never really got off the ground, and most of the china clay deposits are, presumably, still underground at Penderleath, with only the ruins of the chimney and tanks to show that quiet spot was once a hive of activity. Jan Harris

St Ives Archive’s Research Centre is based at Wesley Methodist Church, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives, TR26 2SF. For information about current opening hours, phone 01736 796408, email admin@stivesarchive.org, or visit www.stivesarchive.org. The Archive opened in 1996 and is staffed by volunteers. We are always looking for people to join our enthusiastic team – there are opportunities to learn new skills, carry out research, assist visitors and take part in fundraising events. We offer a valuable service for anyone wishing to obtain historic information about the town, free of charge. The Archive holds over 20,000 photographs and numerous documents covering fascinating subjects such as art, maritime heritage, tourism and traditional customs, and we also have extensive resources relating to the history of St Ives families. Why not come and visit us?

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Trevena Cross Nurseries: Christmas cheer at the end of a difficult year Well, what a year it’s been! As we near the end of 2020, the Trevena Cross would like to thank everyone who has supported them during such challenging times – especially back in April when they were forced to close. Trevena Cross owner, Graham Jeffery, says: “From messages of support to online orders, you have done your bit to help this independent business when it needed it most. A thank-you has to go to our staff, who were there to take endless phone orders. Special thanks also to our customers, who volunteered their time to help with the huge watering task across our 35-acre site, and go out and do deliveries, just to help keep the business going. The community spirit shown was astonishing, and certainly put a lump in my throat at times. Thank you all!

“Since we re-opened in May, the support of our loyal customers has not relented, and we have welcomed them safely back through the gates, to help them fulfil their planting dreams. We’re lucky to be growers of more than 90% of our plants, so we didn’t have problems replenishing stock when demand was at its highest.” The team are now looking forward to Christmas. Sadly, the Christmas markets have been cancelled, and there will be no Santa’s Grotto – safety must come first – but every effort is being made to ensure that December 2021 is the best yet!

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Trevena Cross isn’t giving up on Christmas altogether, though. As usual, there will be a wide selection of Christmas trees available from the end of November – and even better quality this year – with the hugely popular £25 Nordmann Firs back again, in all shapes and sizes to suit every home and taste. There will also be a wide array of Christmas decorations and gifts in the shop, a dazzling light tunnel, and some festive photo opportunities in the undercover area, with a big snow globe, giant polar bear and talking owl taking the limelight alongside other festive displays. Don’t forget to take a seat in the outdoor undercover area of the Garden Kitchen Café, to enjoy coffee and cake or a spot of lunch. Trevena Cross is delighted that this extended seating area has proved so popular during the coronavirus crisis, and it will retained over the festive period to ensure that even the most nervous customers can feel safe when they visit the café. Trevena Cross hopes to see plenty of visitors over the Christmas season, and the team are really looking forward to a positive start to 2021. They certainly have lots of exciting plans in place to make it a year to remember – and for all the right reasons this time! Trevena Cross, Breage, Helston, TR13 9PY 01736 763880 . trevenacross.co.uk

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Home and Garden

Garden Stories A year in Steeple Woods

Every year, the work of the volunteers who look after the Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve follows a similar pattern. In spring, the main task is to clear the paths through the woods; in summer, it’s clearing bracken to prevent it from stunting the growth of the trees. At the start of autumn, members of the Wednesday Workgroup cut back gorse, and in winter, they clear invasive rhododendron. But 2020 has been a bit different. In March, work parties at the reserve were suspended, in line with government Covid-19 safety guidelines. When they returned six weeks later, the bracken was rampant and needed urgent attention, and group members had to keep two metres away from each other. More recently, they have had to separate into bubbles working on different areas of the woods, to fit in with the Rule of Six. But group chair A J Jones says: “It’s been brilliant to meet up again. Most of the group have been involved for at least six years, and everyone appreciates the companionship. And out in the fresh air is a good place to be.” He adds that during the weeks of lockdown, more and more people came to appreciate the attraction of spending time outdoors. Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve is owned by Cornwall Council, and was among the designated spaces where people could take their daily exercise. “People were saying to us: ‘Do you need any help?’ It’s amazing the number we’ve had coming out with us for the

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first time. Some of them hadn’t even know the woods were here!” For A J, caring for trees and plants has been a passion for more than 40 years. He was once a gardener at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and has the honour of being the first person to be employed by the Eden Project. After moving to the St Ives area – he lives near Zennor – he became interested in Steeple Woods, an historic site in which traces of Tudor mining activity can still be found. “We have 20 acres of ancient woodland, which is 300 years old, and 20 acres of new woodland,” he says. “In 20 years, we’ve planted nearly 5,000 trees. We’ve got 300 oak trees ready to plant, which were going to be dumped by a garden centre, and we’ve got another 300 coming to us next year. We don’t plant any trees that aren’t native to the site.” The Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve 2021 calendar, featuring images taken by local photographers, is available from the St Ives Times & Echo shop, and St Ives Farmers’ Market at the Guildhall on Thursdays between 10am and 2pm. For details about Wednesday Workgroups, see our What’s On listings on page 20, or visit the Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve Facebook page.

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Plastic Free St Ives: What happens next? by Emma Fashokun of Cornish Gems

In September, St Ives received Plastic Free accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage. This was the result of hard work from volunteers and support from local businesses, as well as the enthusiasm of our locals, showing up for beach cleans in all sorts of inclement weather. For the Plastic Free committee, this is just the first step in our journey to reduce our dependence on single-use plastics. We believe that everyone can make a difference and help to protect our coastlines, waterways, wildlife and indeed our planet. As a committee, we will continue to work within the local community to encourage and educate about the many sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic. We ask you all to participate and contribute to this ongoing and vital journey. To help you make these lifestyle changes, we return to the four R’s. Refuse: Decline to purchase items that utilise single-use plastic. Don’t take that plastic bag to put your vegetables in at the supermarket. Do you really need a drink in a plastic bottle? Could you purchase a can instead? Use your consumer power to support businesses that offer an alternative to single-use plastic or polystyrene containers for your take-away. Reduce: Avoiding single-use plastic completely in our modern world is very difficult. We ask that you consciously reduce the amount that you contribute to the plastic plague that is so detrimental to our planet. Every time you avoid single-use plastic, it makes a difference.

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Reuse: An easy way to refuse and reduce is to have your own reusable water bottle, packed lunch box and shopping bags. This not only makes a significant impact on the amount of single-use plastic that you are responsible for, it can also save you money! Recycle: Recycling is a last resort, as it does still have an impact on our carbon footprint. However, if you do have to use single-use plastic, it is much better to recycle it than allow it to end up in landfill, where it can degrade into microplastics that infiltrate our water table and affect our marine life. We know it’s not easy, but as a town we’ve shown we’re willing to try. Imagine the pile of bottles on a beach if you purchase just five disposable water bottles a week. That adds up to 260 plastic bottles in a year which can be replaced by just one reusable water bottle – and saves you over £300 in that year! We hope to continue to inform and change people’s minds, one single-use plastic item at a time. Thank you, St Ives!

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Travel: Planning a dream trip by Jo and Paul Mooney of Stunning Escapes

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been planning holidays for our clients for next year and even 2022. Many people are keen to book the dream trip they’ve had in mind for some time – it helps to lift their spirits to have something to look forward to. We get great joy from being involved in planning incredible trips, so thank you to all those we’ve been working with. I promised in our last article that we would tell you about our family’s bucket list trip! Our twin boys, who turned nine recently, are absolutely obsessed with the sea and wildlife.

During lockdown, they spent lots of time watching the great Sir David Attenborough in action, especially his series about the Galapagos Islands – so it was an absolute no-brainer that this would become our big family trip. We have sent many clients to the Galapagos Islands, and the feedback is incredible, so we can’t wait to experience it ourselves. If we’re honest, we had hoped to do this trip in style, aboard a beautiful expedition ship – but we quickly realised that our boys would enjoy the company of other children, so a more family-based trip would be a better option! The earliest we can fit this adventure in is 2022. It begins with a flight to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where we plan to visit the old town and museums, and take a day trip to Mindo, in Ecuador’s cloud forest. On day five, we’ll start our eight-day Galapagos tour, along with three other families – there will be no more than 16 of us in total. We’ll be based in hotels on land, but most days will be spent catching boats to various parts of the Galapagos.

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On the first day, after leaving Quito, we’ll travel to the famous Mitad Del Mundo, the impressive 30-metre tall structure which marks where the Equator is thought to lie. Day two will see us take a short flight to one of the main hubs of Galapagos, Isla Santa Cruz. The beautiful Tortuga Bay will be a big part of this day: we’ll spend the evening visiting the fish market and watching the cheeky pelicans trying to steal the fish! On day three, we’ll visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is located on Isla Santa Cruz: this will be a great place to meet giant tortoises. There is a breeding programme to re-introduce these creatures back to their natural habitat. Days five and six will see us exploring Isla de Cristobal, including climbing Cerro Tijeratas (Frigatebird Hill) for incredible views over the sea and a chance to see the 140-metre-tall Kicker Rock, its twin volcanic slabs looming large in the ocean. The highlights include swimming alongside sea lions – from a safe distance, of course – and snorkelling with an incredible array of sea life in crystal clear waters. There are also more than 24 species of whales and dolphins in the Galapagos Islands, so we will be excited to see how many we can spot! This trip is all about wildlife – but also visiting somewhere different to anywhere else in the world. The Galapagos Islands are a fantastic destination, and we’re enjoying the planning for our trip immensely. If you want to hear more, feel free to get in touch! Sending you best wishes, Paul and Jo x

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Cornwall Hospice Care is searching for Silly Santas! Cornwall Hospice Care is calling on adults and children to do something silly in a Santa suit and help raise funds for its vital work. In a normal year, the charity would be planning its Santa Fun Runs around Cornwall – but as we all know, 2020 is not a normal year! So although coronavirus restrictions mean that the popular December runs cannot go ahead, the fundraising team have come up with an alternative way to have some festive fun, and at the same time embrace the spirit of the giving season. “It’s really easy to take part,” they say. “Come up with an idea like cycling 5km in your Santa suit, a TikTok dance off or even a festive bake off – whatever you want to do. Then, sign up on our website, wait for your outfit and sponsor form to arrive in the post, pull on the red hat, fasten the black belt and be a Silly Santa!”

There is also a package for schools who want to get involved in their class or year group bubbles. All money raised will help keep beds open at St Julia’s Hospice, Hayle, and Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, St Austell. October 6th marked 40 years of hospice care in Cornwall – Mount Edgcumbe opened its doors in 1980 – and it is also 21 years since the building of St Julia’s. Cornwall Hospice Care is proud to be part of the family of more than 200 hospices across the UK which work with and within local communities to support individuals and families with end of life care. Visit https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/ to find out more.

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Remembrance: Every poppy counts Remembrance Sunday events which normally take place in towns and villages across the country cannot happen in their usual form this year because of Covid-19, but the Royal British Legion is calling on the public to support the annual Poppy Appeal. With some people unable to leave their homes as they normally would to find a poppy, and with many of the RBL’s collectors unable to carry out face-to- face collections, the charity Is urging people to show their support remotely, perhaps by displaying a poppy in their window or donating to the appeal online. All the profits from the sale of poppies go towards funding the Legion’s work supporting those who have served in the armed forces. Every year the RBL creates a theme for Remembrance, and this year it is focusing on the millions of British and Commonwealth men and women whose service and sacrifice secured peace and freedom 75 years ago, and also the service

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and sacrifice of those who are working to protect the nation from Covid-19 in 2020. The Legion points out that there are similarities in the feelings, emotions and experiences of then and now – for example, family separation, a fear of the unknown, and a desire to come together to support each other. For more information, visit https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

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