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his has to be one of my favourite times of year in Cornwall. The hedgerows are full of golden yellow primroses heralding the start of summer while our woodlands are heady with the scent from carpets of azure bluebells. It’s these sensations and colours that have inspired many of Cornwall’s painters and makers over the years and so it’s fitting that May sees many of the county’s artists open the doors of their creative spaces to the public during Open Studios Cornwall 2018 – turn to page 22 to find out more. Continuing with the creative theme this month, Felix meets Matt ames, The City ardener’. A landscape designer, author and T presenter Matt has escaped city life for a home in the country (page 66). As the days get longer and the weather warms, now is the time when Cornwall gears up for some fabulous shows and events, and perhaps none more popular than the Royal Cornwall Show. We look forward to what promises to be the biggest and best show yet in our special supplement from page 95. Our Kids Love Cornwall Living section is back this month, from page 113, with ideas for keeping the whole family entertained at Trebah. Add to all that a selection of exquisite properties for sale, interiors inspiration, special places to stay and delicious places to eat and you have the ultimate guide to all that Cornwall has to offer. Until next time… enjoy!

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FINE FOOD ANIMALS GALORE WHAT’S ON

L I V E S T O C K • D I S P L AY S • S H O W J U M P I N G • S TA N D S • S H O P P I N G S T E A M FA I R • M O T O R I N G • E N T E R TA I N M E N T • F O O D A N D D R I N K

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Rolling with the changes

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Luxury property

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The best possible taste

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Competitions

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A true taste of Cornwall

Catch up with Cornwall Find your dream Cornish home Win a little piece of Cornwall A window into Cornish art

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We catch up with Trink Dairy

Discover Cornish Orchards’ new cider We review Hooked on the Rocks

All the latest Cornish foodie news Introducing Mossel & Croust

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ART

120 The colour and the shape Patrick Heron at Tate St Ives

Celebrating the ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Made History’

SUMMER EVENTS AT TREBAH | BOOK REVIEW

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The finest of furniture

Bodmin Flooring has your floor covered

129 Looking good!

Eye health is very much in vogue

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Framing Cornwall

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Under lock and key

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The age of electricity

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Beat the chill

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Catch up with Carpenter Oak Cornwall

Your home security problem solved Convert your oil or gas-fired range cooker With smart heating solutions from Rointe

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Enjoy the perks of your own holiday lodge Meet Becky Tidd from Cornish Horizons

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Advice from Harris Begley

A flying visit

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HEALTH & ADVICE

Timeless pieces from Richard Cook

From rugs to runners

Introducing Eat Art in Falmouth A new era for Whistlefish

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Join in celebrating Cornwall Hospice Care’s Make a Will Week

Cornwall Hospice Care recently launched a new community initiative thanks to money left to the Cornish charity in Wills. The first two Neighbourhood Hubs opened in Penzance and Wadebridge this year; plans are afoot to open six more across the county!

Mel Chambers

brings an ancient craft into the modern day According to Mel, the art of inlay tiles (or encaustic, as it’s technically known) dates back to pre-13th Century and has been used to decorate everything, from the most elaborate palaces to the simplest of pots, for generations, across the globe. This unique craft has been brought well into the 21st Century by local Cornish artist Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles. Meticulously handcarving each inspiring image, quote or piece of poetry is just the beginning of this extensive process, Mel tells us. “After this, they are inlaid with coloured clay, scraped back, glazed and then slowly raw fired, making each piece completely bespoke and original.”

The hubs are designed to take the charity’s expertise out of the hospices and into the communities, helping people living with terminal illnesses, as well as their families and carers. One of those supported is Rex, who tells us: “The Hub team have helped

Get the blood pumping this spring at Kernow Adventure Park!

From the smallest of tiles to the grandest kitchens and bathrooms, each of Mel’s pieces is a work of art in its own right. For more information call 07768 193848 or visit www.alchemytiles.com

make my life so much better. It’s good to know them by name and to have that personal contact.” The Hubs prove the value of legacies to the charity and feature as part of Cornwall Hospice Care’s Make a Will Week. Between 14th and 18th May, local solicitors are offering their Will writing services in exchange for donations to the charity. To find out more visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

Now the temperatures are finally starting to rise, some of you will be looking for ways to get out on the water. Unfortunately though, thanks to the recent weather, the sea is still pretty cold! Kernow Adventure Park is the perfect place for a spot of action on the water. Located in a beautiful reclaimed quarry near Falmouth and founded in 2013 as a stand-alone wake boarding park, Kernow Adventure Park now offers an impressive, fully-fledged inflatable Aqua Park. The team has also invested in stand-up paddle boards! Discussing the upcoming season, founder Alex tells us: “Being accessible to everyone and allowing them the opportunity to practice safe watersports and gain the benefits of exercising outdoors is all part of our ‘Kernow culture’.” The best part is, by quoting ‘cornwallliving10’ you can get 10% your day – bargain! For more information email info@kernowadventurepark.com or visit www.kernowadventurepark.com

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Time to relax and revive at The

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Kneehigh’s Asylum is back in a brand-new site at The Lost Gardens of Heligan this summer and plans are afoot to create the ultimate night out. This year it’s all about breaking the rules in style, with pop-up shows, surprise acts and spontaneous events invigorating a season of world-class theatre and epic live music. Cheer as daft dictators are overthrown; hear a vast Karaoke choir (you!) sing together in perfect protest; watch lovesick amphibians hop to the beat; and go quackers for the return of Cornwall’s favourite, flightless duck The Asylum will run from 2nd August until 22nd September. Tickets for UBU Karaoke!, The Dancing Frog and FUP are now on sale via Hall for Cornwall. For more information visit www.kneehigh.co.uk, or join WeAreKneehigh on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Nestled in the stunning Cornish countryside on the south coast is The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate, a luxurious four-star hotel with an emphasis on attending to every comfort. As well as fantastic food and lavish accommodation, one of its crowning glories is The Clearing Spa, complete with treatment rooms, steam room, dry sauna, fitness suite and a large infinity pool overlooking the historic walled garden. It’s the perfect location to unwind and re-energise in glorious surroundings.

So, with Lauren in place, now is surely the perfect time to give it a go and enjoy some proper pampering. The Cornwall is currently offering a one-night ‘Relax & Revive’ break for two, from only £259. Stay in one of the beautifully styled bedrooms, dine at the Elephant Brasserie, with £26 dinner allowance each, tuck into a hearty Cornish breakfast, and make the most of all the spa facilities. What’s more, you can savour your choice of a rose facial or scalp, neck and shoulder massage each. Sounds like bliss!

What’s more, The Clearing Spa has just announced the appointment of a new spa manager, Lauren Roberts, who brings a wealth of experience with her, having worked as a beauty therapist, deputy spa manager and spa manager in a range of locations including on cruise ships and some of Cornwall’s most prestigious hotels.

For more information call 01726 874051 or visit www.thecornwall.com

Lauren tells us: “I’m really excited to be joining the team at The Cornwall, bringing my enthusiasm and passion for creating a truly luxurious experience for guests.”

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STYLEHOME DELIVERS BESPOKE WINDOW STYLING at its very best As architects make more use of modern building techniques, incorporating larger, more complex shaped windows to maximise light and views, dressing them has become far more challenging. At Stylehome, the team firmly believes that because each property and client has different requirements, each curtain and blind needs to be designed individually, bespoke to the unique needs of each customer. Occasionally an off-the-shelf solution may not be available or could result in an unsatisfactory compromise. Mark Mitchell, Managing Director at this impressive Cornish business tells us: “We enjoy working with our customers to maximise the potential of each room’s interior quality of light, as well as the views outside. We have a proven track record of solving di cult window shapes and providing solutions. So if you have a challenging window or a view that deserves something special then why not pay Stylehome a visit? For more information call 01872 560500 or visit www.stylehome.co.uk

Water you waiting for? People in Porthleven are getting very serious about stopping waste plastic getting into the sea. Refresh Porthleven, a smart new initiative set up by a group of volunteers, has created reusable cups and bottles allowing people to refill rather than use and throw away single-use plastic.

Dai Lawton, spokesperson for Refresh Porthleven, says,“We’re overwhelmed by the positive response to our anti-plastic campaign and the way businesses are supporting it. Now the season’s here, there’s the opportunity for local people to get more involved.

Many cafés, restaurants and shops are now selling the freshly designed Refresh Porthleven water bottles as well as their bamboo coffee cups. By using one of these or any other refillable bottle, you can get free water refills at any café or restaurant if you see the Refill sticker on their window. What’s more, if you take your bamboo coffee cup into practically anywhere that sells coffee, they will give you a discount!

There’s now a call for more volunteers, to help them get Plastic-Free status, for their stall events such as the Porthleven Food Festival and Lifeboat Day, and also for their Surfers Against Sewage beach and harbour clean on the 15th April. For more information visit www.refreshporthleven.org.uk

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Blue Yonder – take the journey at Treasure Home to a range of inspiring gifts, crafts, vintage wares and the Cornish Craft Cavern, and showcasing more than 6 Cornwallbased makers and artists, Treasure, Penzance is truly a characterful shop.

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Treasure owner, artist and author, Susan Fowler, recently released her debut book, which can now be found on sale in Treasure at 7 Market ew Street. The autobiography titled Blue Yonder, A journey to creative heaven in Cornwall, From lawyer to artist, explores Susan’s career, which has seen her leave her ob as a successful lawyer to pursue her passion for art, and it’s truly an inspiration for anybody who dreams of exploring their

creative passion. oin Susan on her ourney, experience her highs, share her lows, and see what it really means to make a change. Who knows, it might ust be the nudge in the right direction that you’ve been looking for For more information email sjfowler@live.co.uk or visit BlueYonderSusanFowler

Paula Bolton – the artist behind the wire Having grown up in Cornwall and recently graduated from Falmouth niversity as a fine art print maker, ArtHeart founder, Paula Bolton built her portfolio of work through links with oonhilly arth Station four years ago, and she’s still an Artist in Residence, holding studio space and freedom of access to the site. My site specific prints are on permanent display in the curved corridor at oonhilly and can be viewed by invited visitors, or by prior arrangement. Paula tells us I am a ST M Ambassador with a passion for ST AM the A’ standing for art , engaging with students and the wider community about the exciting spacey’ things happening in Cornwall. Paula is currently producing a body of work called H 2, which you can follow on Twitter. This pro ect documents a year in the life of oonhilly and will culminate in a public exhibition at the iconic earth station. For more information email paula@artheart.me.uk or visit www.artheart.me.uk

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Introducing Cheese on Coast – St Ives’ premier cheesemonger! Cheese on Coast was born through a love of all things cheese, with research turning love into a profession and a true passion. The owners of this new Cornish business are the first and currently the only two in Cornwall with a qualification in cheese, accredited by the Academy of Cheese, as well as being proud members of the uild of Fine Food.

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Located in the centre of Falmouth, ebrafinch Hair really is a salon with a difference, offering extended appointment times so that your time in the chair is never rushed. Owner eb ethen also has very flexible hours, which means you can get an appointment seven days a week. He tells us It’s a one-on-one service, which allows me to take time and get to know you and your hair. I like to focus on how you manage your hair at home, so your cut fits your lifestyle and the time you spend or don’t spend on your hair. Over the summer eb will be doing styling sessions for groups and individuals. Come and relax in your own private salon, where you’ll be pampered and leave feeling much more confident in styling your own hair ou’ll learn to get more of a salon finish, learning the tricks of the trade to get the look you want, whether it’s Hollywood glamour, beachy waves or sleek and sharp. For more information call 07548 539267 or visit www. e rafinchhair.co.uk

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Founders Nick and Claire have one aim to promote delicious artisan cheeses produced on farms and in some cases matured in caves, using recipes that can date back centuries. The team currently offers a

beautiful range of cheese from Cornwall and around the south west as well as exceptional cheese from around the globe. The shop over two floors also offers fine cheese related giftware and lots of delicious accompaniments for cheese. For more information visit www.cheeseoncoast.co.uk or cheesestives

Innoscent Cleaning launches range of

natural, eco-friendly cleaning products Founded earlier this year by Rebecca arcoe, Innoscent Cleaning has quickly become popular with Cornish homeowners thanks to her exemplary service and fantastically effective homemade cleaning products. Now, Rebecca is delighted to announce that, in addition to offering our cleaning services, we will soon be launching our fantastic cleaning products for sale. All of our products are made by us and are 1 natural, biodegradable, toxin free and vegan. In line with our eco-friendly ethos, we will also be offering a fill refill service at a discounted price to encourage recycling. Innoscent Cleaning products will be available at The Newquay Community Orchard Spring Fayre on Sunday 2 th April, as well as the forthcoming Cornwall Home and ifestyle Show from Saturday th to Sunday 6th May.

For more information visit www.innoscentcleaning.com or call 07876 829426

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PORTHLEVEN PHOTOGRAPHER making waves Surf photographer Mike Lacey has been amongst the elements in Cornwall this winter, capturing some of his best images to date. Mike tells us: “It’s been the most amazing winter in Cornwall for me as a wave photographer and to have snow several times in Cornwall was so amazing to see and photograph. It was more like an Icelandic photo shoot for a few days! This icicle shot at Praa Sands was for me a standout photo from the winter and seeing it in a big HD metal print really brings it to life. I’m doing a lot of filming in the waves at the moment too, which can be seen on the big screen in the Porthleven gallery. It’s so mesmerising watching these waves break in slow motion!” For more information visit www.wavesgallery.co.uk

Introducing Cornish Wine Tours – new to Cornwall this year! This year sees the launch of Cornish Wine Tours, an exciting new day tour based in north Cornwall. Cornish Wine Tours founder Kate McBurnie will be running the tours five days a week from her hometown of Padstow and visitors can expect to explore Trevibban Mill, Camel Valley Vineyard, Knightor Winery, as well as Polgoon and Bosue Vineyard. The tours offer a fun and informative day out that is unique to the Duchy. The Cornish Wine Tour minibus can seat groups of up to 13, meaning that whether you are a couple or part of a larger group, nobody gets lumbered with the hassle of having to be designated driver, and what’s more, the full day tour comes with a three-course lunch served at one of the vineyards! Most importantly, you’ll have plenty of opportunities

to en oy Cornwall’s finest awardwinning wines. Kate tells us: “Our tours offer the chance to visit all these beautiful vineyards in one day, sample their wines, and perhaps learn a thing or two along the way about the vineyard and production. You don’t need any prior knowledge about wine – simply a love of trying new things and exploring what Cornwall has to offer. We want you to sit back, relax and enjoy a fabulous day of wine tasting.” With tours running throughout the summer and with lunch and wine tasters all included in the incredible price of £125 per person per full day, or just £75 per person per half-day, what’s not to love? To book your tour email info@cornishwinetours.com or visit www.cornishwinetours.com

KinetIQue’s incredible IQ Diamond REALLY IS FOREVER Introducing the award-winning KinetIQue Jewellery, creators of the IQ Diamond – a ground breaking, unique, lab-grown diamond that has put this ethical Cornish company on the map. Fully ethical and conflict free, the I iamond is the socially responsible stone for today’s socially responsible buyer, being the most diamond-like gem in nearly every aspect. The IQ is tougher, brighter and more affordable than natural diamond, meaning you can have a bigger, brighter stone without costing the Earth.

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Holiday home tips In the latest instalment of his series of holiday home tips, George at Cornish Traditional Cottages discusses how to buy a holiday home in Cornwall.

All ages and abilities are warmly invited to Push the Boat Out Day at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club on Saturday 12th May between 11am and 5pm. Families and children are most welcome, and anyone can ust pop along and see if the RC C floats their boat! Have a go at yacht or dinghy sailing. ife ackets and qualified instructors are all on hand and on the day you can enjoy trips around the harbour. The RNLI will be in attendance, giving anyone who needs one a free life jacket check. What’s more, visitors can discover the fabulous waterside club house and bar, chat with club members and get the lowdown on the club’s facilities, including its free launch service to get you out to your boat, the RYA courses that are on offer, exciting weekly races, free weekly social sailing, plus a fun

year-round social programme. It’s a great place to make friends and get out on the water, and the best part is there’s no need to own a boat to be a member, so why not pop along and give sailing a go? For more information call 01326 312126 or visit www.royalcornwallyachtclub.org

Finally, when you’ve settled on an area, use a property finder service. If you’re not able or inclined to source, search and visit holiday homes for sale in Cornwall, there are buying agents that specialise in doing this for you. They’ll often know of properties that are not yet on the market, but like any service, this will come at a cost.”

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Business Director Martin Dean explains: “We’re very excited to offer our new Eco Garden Pods in either barrel, box or oval design, satisfying the growing demand for more outdoor living space.” Kernow Springs’ new improved showroom at

George stresses the importance of doing your research, whether online, on foot, or talking to locals and tourists. “Get a feel for a place and its prosperity as a holiday home destination, then talk to some professionals. We at Cornish Traditional Cottages can point you in the right direction and we usually have some homes on our books that are currently for sale – a great opportunity to buy into something that’s already working and with an existing repeat client base.” eorge explains the importance of figuring out what it is that’s drawing visitors there, how long they’re typically staying for and whether they’re repeat or first time visitors.

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Introducing the all-new multi-purpose Eco Garden Pods from outdoor spa specialists, Kernow Springs. These new garden buildings can be used in a multitude of ways, from outside o ce spaces and garden rooms to saunas, and they incorporate the same eye catching design as the company’s wood fired hot tubs that have already taken the UK by storm.

It’s important to dig beneath the surface of your favourite Cornish towns to understand the property market and tourist economy, George explains. “Monitor the property market for a few months, see which properties move and which stay on the market. Talk to holiday letting agents to understand which properties appeal most in which locations. It’s also worth checking sold house prices to get a feel for market valuations versus actual sale prices.”

For more information call 01208 893980 or visit www.corncott.com Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow will be hosting its Grand Opening on the last Bank Holiday weekend in May, from Saturday to Monday, where you’ll find some great promotions on new Eco pods, and the ever-popular wood fired hot tubs. You can even book yourself into the on-site Wild Spa! For more information call 07779 374017 or visit www.kernowsprings.co.uk

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pen Studios Cornwall 2018 promises the richest mix yet as more than 320 artists, designers and makers – the county’s creative movers and shakers – invite us into curious spaces and beautiful places to experience their artistic practice. From Saturday 19th to Monday 28th May, set-designers and sculptors; milliners and magazine editors; painters, printmakers and potters will throw open their studio doors to the general public to stage one of the UK’s most alluring art trails. From Constantine and Callington to Polzeath and Portlooe, in historic harbours, verdant valleys and glorious gardens, a record-breaking number of participants will unleash their creativity in the 14th year of this popular arts initiative. “Whether working with glass or graphite, in paint or porcelain, with the lathe or the loom, the sheer variety of disciplines this year will captivate and inspire,” says Director of Creative Skills, Jane Sutherland, who leads the scheme. “Not only does Open Studios provide us with an intimate glimpse of the creative process, it also takes us on a journey to previously unseen corners, enabling us to experience Cornwall from an entirely different perspective.” What’s more, this year’s event will take in half-term and the Spring Bank Holiday so that even more people will be able to grab a guide, plot their route and marvel at the diversity of colour and pattern; line and form that is to be discovered. Through their work, artists will also reveal the inner workings of their imaginations, whether they are inspired by the dramatic

energy of the Cornish coastline; the frailty of the human condition or the profound power of the natural world. Set-designer and sculptor, Rebecca McDonald certainly takes inspiration from nature as she works with wool to create engaging creatures in her studio at The Potager Garden in Constantine. “Creating objects and installations that connect us to the landscape and the life within it is really important to me,” Rebecca explains. “It is that familiarity and sense of place that I want my work to evoke in people’s imaginations – a feeling that you are, somehow, in the company of an old friend.” Rebecca’s sculptural felted work is just part of her story. From designing installations for shop windows in High Street Kensington to conjuring up urban forests in London’s ast nd, or creating floating gardens within corporate HQs, like so many of her generation, Rebecca left Cornwall to pursue a successful career, only to return, pulled back by the heartstrings of home.

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Cornish creativity unleashed in curious spaces and beautiful places at Open Studios Cornwall 2018.

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| COVER FEATURE “Cornwall has always been a major inspiration – not only in terms of its landscape but through its culture and art scene,” says Rebecca. “Witnessing immersive outdoor theatre by Kneehigh and Miracle as a child blew my mind, and showed me an alternative to experiencing art in the formal setting of a gallery or theatre.” These early experiences inspired Rebecca to study Art and Event Production at Bournemouth Arts Institute, and to become a creative producer for arts and music festivals. “This provided lots of scope to make and design interiors for venues and stage sets, often with minimal budgets and resources, but it enabled me to get my hands dirty and create installations that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to make otherwise. This also gave me confidence and a great testing ground for my ideas as my work had an immediate and often highly exuberant audience!” From giant origami animal totems for Glastonbury to serve as entrance archways and meeting points to 3D sculptures of foxes, rabbits and bears to bring the pages of a children’s book to life, whatever idea Rebecca has in her head always leads to making something with her hands. “For me, the creative process is like a long wiggly road but it all links - much like a Cornish country lane,” adds Rebecca.

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Why not open your mind to Open Studios Cornwall and chart your own course down a Cornish country lane? Who knows what magic you might discover there… To create your very own art trail, obtain a copy of the Open Studios Cornwall 2018 guide, which is available from hundreds of locations across Cornwall or by ‘phoning Krowji on 01209 313200. Alternatively, you can bookmark www.openstudiocornwall.co.uk on your mobile phone and navigate the studios with the help of Google Maps. Each venue is clearly indicated by an orange O so watch out for them as you travel around. The guide is divided into West, Mid, North and East Cornwall. Within each section, artists are listed geographically then alphabetically. You can either plan to visit a particular location and look up artists who are exhibiting in that area or visit a particular artist and find out who else is in their neighbourhood. For more information about the participating artists and their work, follow Open Studios Cornwall on Twitter, like the facebook page or visit the o cial website.

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Artists’ profiles Just some of the many artists featured at this year’s Open Studios REBECCA MCDONALD, CONSTANTINE Rebecca creates large and small-scale installations and sets. She works in a variety of media from sculpture to drawing to bring her 3D illustrations to life. Visit her in her studio to see where it all begins... www.rebeccamcdonald.eu DEBBIE RUDOLPH, FALMOUTH Debbie produces unique textiles that are full of colour and texture. She employs traditional techniques but her approach is bold and modern. Cornwall provides an endless source of inspiration for her scarves, cushions, tapestries, hangings and throws, which are deftly hand-crafted from cotton, mohair, wool, linen, silk and chenille. www.debbierudolph.co.uk

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MAX WILLIAM BURROWS, CRACKINGTON HAVEN Drawing directly from life, sound and music, Max seeks to carry an intuitive, primal response through to a finished painting, where the still, fixed work can hold the fluid temporality of a live moment. His dawn chorus paintings find him working outside in the half-light where he is struck as much by the silence before dawn as by the burst of song that follows. www.mwbdrawing.co.uk

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SANDY HORTON, PORTLOOE/WEST LOOE Sandy’s interest in glass began with the restoration of a leaded window in her Victorian front door. Broadening her skills through an adult education course and postgraduate study, she now creates unusual art glass inspired by Cornwall. Experimenting with temperatures, techniques and chemical reactions, Sandy produces one-off pieces for the wall, the garden and jewellery to catch the light. www.sandyhortonglass.co.uk JACQUES CABIN, TRENEGLOS/LAUNCESTON Jacques Cabin’s eye-catching alternative to massproduction furniture is responsibly sourced. Each piece is designed and hand built by Rich Inight from reclaimed timber that is steeped in history and imbued with character. The resulting quirky, patchwork look has minimal impact on the environment and complements the contemporary coastal lifestyle that Cornwall offers. www.jacquescabin.co.uk

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If our feature on Cornish art has inspired you to make some discoveries of your own, turn to our competitions section (pages 62 and 65) for a chance to win some fantastic prizes, including this fabulous art print by Claire Henley, courtesy of the Harbour Gallery, Porthscatho. Good luck! Enter now at www.cornwall-living.co.uk Terms & conditions apply

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BRICKWORKS, PENRYN Brickworks is an open access ceramic studio that promotes and fosters creativity in clay for all abilities from complete beginners to experienced professionals. Located in the heart of Jubilee Wharf’s creative community, with stunning views down the Penryn River, the collective will be showcasing members’ work and offering drop-in workshops. www.brickworksceramics.co.uk

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double glazed windows with Macrocarpa wood sills and oak panelled flooring ensure that Trevibban Barton sits comfortably in its open countryside surroundings. The reverse living accommodation means that the entire first floor has a stunning high beamed and vaulted ceiling. The open-plan kitchen area is separated from the lounge by a clever split-level floor while a central staircase leads downstairs to the two double bedrooms, both of which are en-suite, and feature the same accent wooden beams as the living area. Outside, the attractive courtyard garden has both a patio area in which to relax and a pretty little lawn bordered by shrubs. There is also a private driveway with off-road parking for two cars and the added bonus of additional guest parking nearby. The nearby picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow has become something of a destination for foodies. Here you can take advantage of the extensive range of cafés, public houses and restaurants, none more so than Paul Ainsworth’s Michelin starred No.6 and Rick Stein’s esteemed Seafood Restaurant. The thriving market town of Wadebridge, on the river Camel, is also easily accessible from St Issey and had has a fine selection of shops. In St Issey you’ll find the very popular 17th Century Ring O’Bells Inn that has a fantastic reputation for good food and a welcoming atmosphere.

INFORMATION Residential barn conversion Two double en-suite bedrooms Open-plan living accommodation Characterful features throughout Peaceful and private location Enclosed courtyard garden Private parking

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t is not often that properties on Polwheveral Creek come up for sale, and we are sure this one won’t be on the market for long! Polwheveral is a tributary of the magical Helford river, home to Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel, Frenchman’s Creek. Living here would truly provide a Swallows and Amazons lifestyle. Trenant itself is a beautiful contrast of old and new – the original cottage has a spectacular oak-framed extension that offers bright and airy accommodation. The extension is also self-contained and so gives the option for lucrative holiday letting income, either separately or in combination with the cottage. Many of the traditional features have been retained in the cottage. Here you will find a spacious sitting/dining room, warmed by a log burner and the beautiful kitchen comes complete with an Aga. Upstairs there is a generous master suite and two further bedrooms, so plenty of room for a family. The extension has two mezzanines in its apex, one set out as a bedroom and the other as a reading area, a lovely place in which to relax with a good book and a coffee after a day on the water. Outside, the garden is a joy to behold with winding paths and a raised deck, perfect for an evening cocktail whilst admiring the view over the creek below. A nearby footpath gives easy reach to the foreshore – these are some of the best sailing waters in the country with the renowned Helford river leading out into Falmouth Bay, making it an ideal home for the keen sailor.

Although a hidden gem, Trenant is tranquil rather than remote. The nearby village of Constantine offers a very broad range of facilities, with a number of shops and pubs including the award-winning Trengilly Wartha Inn. The cosmopolitan town of Falmouth is only a few miles away, as are some of Cornwall’s finest beaches. Either as a home or a holiday cottage, Trenant is a property where memories are just waiting to be made.

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ituated in the historic harbour town of Penryn, this beautifully presented three-storey townhouse features three bedrooms with a master en suite, perfect for a growing family searching for a little more space. Perks of the property include views of the water plus an on-site boat park, meaning if that vista proves too tempting, you can buy that boat you’ve always dreamed of and keep it close by. There’s also off-street parking, so you can keep your pride and joy safe and away from the main road! Head inside and you’ll find a large, openplan living space on the ground floor, with patio doors opening out onto a large decked area on the harbour’s edge, with easy ladderto-water access for when you finally manage to launch your new vessel! The current owners have recently refurbished the property, a project that has seen the installation of a brand new kitchen, luxurious new bathrooms as well as new windows and door to the rear. It’s not often the market turns up a property that doesn’t need any extra work to bring it up to the modern standards we all aspire to, particularly one that comes available with vacant possession and no onward chain. For this reason, we don’t expect Fox’s Yard to remain on the market for long, so be sure to contact Harding Wakefield to book your viewing, before somebody beats you to it!

INFORMATION Three bedrooms Recently refurbished Off-street parking for two cars Rear decked garden On-site boat park No onward chain Water views Harbour village

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f you are looking for a countryside retreat that offers a combination of a stunning house, superb gardens and su cient grounds for a small holding or keeping horses then you need look no further. The main house has been extensively renovated, blending the ultimate in contemporary luxury while retaining many of the farmhouse’s original features. The traditional, tiled entrance hall leads to an expansive living room, with two feature fireplaces, sympathetically decorated in muted tones. The modern kitchen couldn’t be more well equipped and is a chef’s dream with sleek quartz work surfaces and two ‘hide and slide’ Neff ovens complete with warming drawers. The open-plan layout, which integrates the dining room, makes for easy entertaining and underfloor heating keeps everyone warm and cosy. There is an impressive, Moroccan inspired, fully tiled wetroom on the groundfloor while upstairs the four bedrooms, including the master en suite, exude calm and natural light from feature windows. A large bathroom completes the picture of what will make an excellent family home. As the farmhouse has undergone substantial renovation and decoration and has no onward chain, it is ready to move in to. Outside, level gardens provide a place for adults to relax while children play. For equine enthusiasts the additional, substantial acreage along with a range of outbuildings, including stables and a tack room, make for the perfect combination. Set on the edge of Redruth at Treleigh, the location provides easy access to the A30 for Cornwall Airport Newquay and the town of Redruth has a mainline rail station with a direct link to London Paddington. The vibrant towns of Truro and Falmouth are nearby, and for surfing and beach life Porthtowan, on the north Cornish coast, is just a short drive away.

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When did you open your shop and what kind of store is it? “I opened the store in December 2014. I always planned to open a lifestyle store, but to start with, I wanted to just play it safe by selling a few interior pieces. Once I knew our market, we began to expand our collections. Now we sell a great mix of things I love, whether it’s homeware, beauty, womenswear, gifts, even upholstered furniture. “We have some lovely customers that return to us again and again for a particular brand, such as Wanderlust Life or Neom, but in general I think people come to us for a good browse, and just for the experience of being here.” Why did you open a store? “It’s always been my dream to have a store, but I never really thought it was possible. Then, when I was six months pregnant, the opportunity came up at the Hawksfield site, and it suddenly got me thinking. Although it wasn’t the best timing, my husband said ‘Go for it’, and we’ve never looked back. I took early maternity leave from my job, and started to plan.” Jo also designed the store. She explains: “My husband Tom is a great carpenter, so between us (along with a few builders and electricians) we managed to turn an industrial building into what it is today.”

What makes Jo & Co unique? “Everything! We really are different, and we’re always evolving and changing. I think that’s why people keep coming back. There’s always something different from week to week. In terms of what inspires me, I’m loving the beach vibe at the moment, but that’s probably because it’s winter and I’m desperate for some sun!” What have you learnt in the past three years? “Oh my, a huge amount. I was so naive in the early days. I have my business head on much more now. I’ve also had to teach myself how to switch off. On Fridays I try to shut down my computer and forget about everything until the next week. It’s important that my family has my full attention without the distraction of emails.” What’s next for Jo&Co? “Well, after a very successful year of selling our furniture, we are excited to announce that we’ll be opening a furniture showroom this spring. We can’t wait for it to open!”

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hilip Whear Windows and Conservatories have always adopted an open approach to consultation over the 30 years they have been in business. By working with the client, as well as taking a sympathetic approach to the location and environment, this relationship has inspired some interesting and clever trends in conservatory design, resulting in some truly bespoke installations. One such trend has become known as a ‘reverse lean-to’ conservatory, characterised by a single pitched roof sloping up, away from the adjoining property. Company director and designer, Philip Whear recalls its inception: “Back in 2003 I visited a lady in Perranwell for a consultation. I was immediately struck by her home’s unique contemporary style – it was like walking into an art gallery. Our design had to be as unique as her taste. So, after talking through many options we ended up creating our first ever reverse lean-to conservatory the first to my knowledge in Cornwall.” Contemporary in style, the reverse lean-to design is highly functional, particularly on a bungalow where the eaves height is an issue. It provides ample room height for a light and airy feel.

Philip Whear Windows and Conservatories are equally adept at creating stunning conservatories with traditionally inspired styles and materials. A recent project for a couple in Carnon Downs was based on a request for a classically styled conservatory with as near to zero maintenance as possible. Philip Whear was able to recommend using green oak, however, untypical for this kind of construction, the roof was glazed instead of conventional slate to allow more light to flood in. Other unique conservatory installations have included double storey, asymmetric, two colour and traditionally styled orangeries, all performing to modern standards while delivering on functionality and style.

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THE FINEST OF Furnish your home with timeless pieces from Richard Cook Furnishers.

ABOVE é Designed in collaboration with Ralph Lauren’s signature fabrics, the Long Island collection from Tetrad is fine to the last detail

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omfortable, well-made furniture is at the very heart of every home, which makes buying a new sofa an important decision for any homeowner. As the old adage goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same applies to upholstery. While looks and style are important, especially when it comes to matching your home décor, comfort and performance have surely got to be the priority. According to the experts at Richard Cook, there is simply no substitute for nglish upholstery skills, using the finest materials with time honoured methods. Introducing the Tetrad upholstery collection. Craftsmanship is evident in every single Tetrad piece, and it all starts in the frame,

which is made from FSC hardwood that’s screwed, glued and dowelled, before supporting a proper coil sprung base. As usual, it’s often the things you don’t see in the finished product that are really important when it comes to maintaining your sofa’s shape and comfort, and feathers are a great example. The traditional seat filling of fine furniture, according to Richard Cook, there’s no alternative to duck feathers when it comes to achieving that delightful wrap around feeling. Tetrad’s pieces are made using the best, most traditional English upholstery skills and for this reason, they’re destined to become family heirlooms, promising to provide style and comfort for your family for years to come. Take the Long Island collection, for instance. The result of a collaboration with Ralph Lauren’s signature fabrics, this collection explores a fusion of classic British design and the epitome of the American dream, as represented by Ralph Lauren. Rich fabric finishes are hand upholstered across this classic design, signifying the essence of the collection and offering a flexible portrayal of co-ordinated fabric choices that are suitable for a variety of homes. Sophisticated, sumptuous and stylish is very much the essence of the Long Island collection. After months of design consultation, Tetrad’s creative team has selected a variety of co-ordinated and glamorous fabrics in order to truly represent Ralph Lauren, offering great value while ensuring the values of British craftsmanship are retained. Richard Cook appreciates that individuals want choice, yet the team is confident that the fantastic array of fabrics in the Ralph Lauren swatch books will satisfy even the most discerning of customers. And, given that each piece is made bespoke to order by Tetrad’s talented team of craftspeople in Lancashire, it’s worth taking time to settle on your perfect combination.

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FROM RUGS TO RUNNERS Get that flawless underfoot feeling with help from the team at Bodmin Flooring Centre.

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DISCOVER MORE Bodmin Flooring prides itself on providing very high standards. Established in 1985 the company offers a vast selection of flooring with products to suit every price range. With ten teams of fully-qualified, experienced fitters and a large showroom, customers can enjoy an informative and stress-free experience from initial enquiry to completed installation.

nterior design is becoming much more important in homes these days and the industry is seeing more and more people making smaller changes that make bigger differences, rather than completely overhauling their décor. One thing that’s often overlooked, but can arguably make more difference than anything else is what runs beneath your feet; whether it’s carpet, vinyl or hardwood flooring, flooring can be the difference between a satisfactory décor and your dream one. Over time, life can be pretty tough on all kinds of flooring, with muddy boots running up and down corridors, drinks being spilled, wine being sloshed at dinner parties, and before long your otherwise beautiful home can seem shabby with just a quick glance at the floor. If this is the case for you, why not take some time and focus on the revamp your floor needs Bodmin Flooring Centre owner Colin Woolley recommends walking through your home, spending some time considering the style you’ve cultivated in each room, and how different types of flooring can help complement it. Does your classic kitchen need a sleek floor to counterbalance the

traditional feel? Perhaps your living room needs a plush carpet to drive home that cosy, inviting feel you’ve been aiming for. With so many options available to you, it can be useful to pop into Bodmin Flooring Centre and speak to the team, who have answers to all your decorative questions. David himself has more than 30 years of experience, often providing bespoke designs for clients, and along with his team is certainly equipped to help you through your revamp process with ease. Bodmin Flooring prides itself on providing very high standards. Established in 1985, the company offers a vast selection of flooring with products to suit every price range. And, with ten teams of fully qualified, experienced fitters as well as a large showroom, customers can enjoy an informative and stress-free experience from initial enquiry to completed installation. But don’t just take our word for it!

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We catch up with Carpenter Oak Cornwall founders Tim Simpson and Tom Jubb, after three lucrative years of framing some of Cornwall’s most beautiful spaces.

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ince setting up the framing yard near St Ives in 2014, the team at Carpenter Oak Cornwall has taken on a variety of projects, from small domestic extensions and remodelling work to large commercial builds across the county. Current live pro ects for the first half of 2 1 include a function hall on the Isles of Scilly, a new house on the Roseland peninsula, an extension in Coverack and an all-timber build near Bude. The beauty and versatility of a post and beam timber frame has proved to be a winning formula across the region, along with the growing appeal of using a material that’s both natural and sustainable. Indeed, no two projects are the same, and each building is bespoke, designed individually to suit the needs of the client. Of course, each project depends on budget, but the possibilities of each site and what each building will be used for are vast, whether it’s to improve and extend an existing property, or create a completely new space, like the gallery at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, completed last year. Tim Simpson and Tom Jubb, who set up the workshop, are both originally from Cornwall. Having started their timber framing careers with the original Carpenter Oak yard in Devon, they were keen to bring their expertise back to

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Cornwall and cater for the local market. “Being local to a project has huge advantages,” Tim explains. “Each job is different, so every design and detail has to be thought through by both our Designer and Head Carpenter. Some projects require multiple site visits throughout the build, so it’s a huge benefit that we can be available for these. This helps each individual job run as smoothly as possible.” Since 2014, Carpenter Oak has supported the Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show in Wadebridge, meeting many future clients at the show. Tim tells us: “Over the last three years, several projects have blossomed from seeds sown at the Wadebridge show. Off the top of my head, this includes extensions in St Ives and Porthtowan, a studio in Padstow and a new Woodland house near Falmouth. The show is a great place to chat informally and get ideas off the ground with the next step often to then meet on site. “We have always really enjoyed putting our oak frame up at the show and seeing the reaction it gets from visitors. Seeing the wood up close and understanding the hand crafted methods and work that goes into every frame we design really gives people a tangible sense of the work we do.”

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The show takes place at the Royal Cornwall Showground on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May and includes a huge range of selfbuild companies offering a multitude of options, as well as interiors and gardens and some of the best food producers in Cornwall. Carpenter Oak Cornwall has close working relationships with many other exhibitors whose trades help piece together the jigsaw of building a project, all on the same day under one roof! Tom ubb finishes No matter what stage your project is at, it really helps us when people bring along as much information as possible. It might be site photographs, architectural drawings or examples of something you’ve seen. Even if it’s a sketch on the back of a napkin, the more we know about your project, the more advice we can give you to get you excited about the possibilities!”

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MAIN Frame your garden view with help from Carpenter Oak LEFT The stunning new gallery at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is testament to the craftsmanship of the Carpenter Oak team INSET Meet the team at the Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show

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Sleep easy with Shuttercraft! Beautiful all-in-one shutters with room darkening blind

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ongrock Windows, a family run company in Penzance offers a range of doors and windows that’s tailored to suit Cornwall’s unique environment. Crewed by a team that understands your need for style as well as unrivalled functionality, Longrock Windows appreciates the importance of security when it comes to your home. This is why they now offer bespoke doors that are fitted with ultra-secure ltion locks. Approved by locksmiths, British Standards and, indeed, the Police, these locks are the most secure on the market, with an array of functions that help make life easier while adding the multiple layers of security to your home. The supplied keys are basic, but for an additonal charge, can be upgraded in a range of colours, so you can colour code how you secure your home. You can also opt for a built-in Bluetooth speaker, which can pair up with your smartphone enabling you to ‘call’ your misplaced keys. This upgrade also allows you to press a button on the keys to help find your smartphone, so the security works both ways! Perhaps the most impressive feature, however, is ltion ey Control, which ties your unique encrypted keycode to your email address. With this feature in place, you first need access to the keycode, and then to your email address to confirm key duplication. This ensures that nobody can copy your keys without your express permission. Onto the actual locks and again, there are a number of features worth noting. First is the ltion trademarked ock Down Mode™, a hidden lock inside the ltion door lock that activates when it detects an attack. What’s more, where as it can take up to nine seconds for an intruder to break in by snapping a standard lock, when Lock Down Mode™ is activated, any intruder is forced to drill through a substance that’s 25% denser than iron – not something, according to the ltion website, that happens quickly, or quietly Indeed, ltion guarantees that, should a burglary take place within ten years of installation and entry is achieved by snapping an ltion lock, you will receive £1,000 – just be sure to register your guarantee within 28 days of installation!

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All of this, when combined with a door that’s aesthetically pleasing and tailored to suit your unique Cornish property means you can rest easy knowing that your home is well protected, while still being the envy of your friends every time they cross the threshold.

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ith a classic design and perfected ease of use, there is nothing quite like cooking on a range cooker. Unfortunately, the running costs of these kitchen staples are often quite high and can taint an otherwise wonderful appliance. The team over at Cornish Cooker Conversions pride themselves on their ability to reduce the running costs of your much-loved range cooker by up to 80% by converting it to electric. This ensures you keep the centrepiece of your kitchen without parting with copious amounts of your hard-earned money, which could be spent on other home improvements or even a lovely holiday! The expert engineers at Cornish Cooker Conversions radically re-engineer the inner construction of your range cooker on site, while greatly improving the functionality. “We know that many range cookers are very expensive to run, but to replace them is a huge investment,” says Cornish Cooker Conversions’ Elizabeth Jackson. “But with some clever engineering on our part we are able to increase operational flexibility, ensure your cooker is fume-free and reduce the burden of servicing, all in addition to the opportunity to make big savings in fuel costs.” The team can convert oil, gas, 30 amp, 13

amp and solid fuel range cookers from as far back as post-Second World War models. The conversions will mean that the hobs work independently. This means that you can fry, boil, simmer and steam, all on different hobs while cooking a roast in the oven, just as you would with an electric oven. Indeed, cooking has never been easier as the heat-up times are also vastly improved while you gain more control of the heat levels. If your range cooker heats the hot water for your home, either an immersion will be needed or the hot water cylinder should be plumbed into the central heating boiler. In either instance, the team at Cornish Cooker Conversions can advise you on the best course of action. Thanks to advances in technology you can now control your range cooker through an app on your phone, which means you can turn it on and off, even when hundreds of miles from home! It’s perfect for those who want to spend more time enjoying Cornish life by the sea and less time beholden to the kitchen.

LEFT Range conversion by one of the fully trained engineers

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Beat the chill We take a look at the fantastic range of heating available from Rointe.

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hat with the freezing conditions we’ve been experiencing recently, heating our homes properly has never seemed so important. Fortunately, even when it’s well below zero outside, the installation of an e cient heating system ensures stable and soft warmth for your home or business, giving the ambience of a warm summer’s day. Research has shown that the ideal temperature for a home should be 21°C, as this offers an ideal comfort with the added benefits of lower consumption costs. Heating expert Rointe has strived to ensure this temperature is maintained while taking careful consideration of various other parameters such as ensuring heat is delivered without hot or cold draughts, a stable temperature with minimum fluctuations and making sure moisture in the air stays at a healthy and comfortable level. With all of these aspects in mind, Rointe designed a range of radiators and towel rails that are specifically designed to maintain absolute comfort and wellbeing while also offering savings on electricity through energy e ciency. The range of products also comes with complete control, one of the reasons that Rointe is becoming one of the UK’s

favourite heating brands. You can control your heating anytime and from anywhere with Rointe’s connect app, which can be easily accessed by any smartphone, tablet or PC. Programme your heating to activate only when you need it, whether for your home, o ce or business, all controlled from one location. Why waste money heating your home when you aren’t there The app also shows you real-time statistics such as the daily, monthly, and annual usage as well as how much you’re saving. This delivers a control of your heating like never before. So, banish the wintry chill from your home and take a look at these fantastic and controllable heating systems.

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DISCOVER MORE To see the incredible Rointe range online, visit the new online store. www.buyrointe.co.uk

BELOW At the heart of the Rointe designed system, and your home; efficiency, comfort and control

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HOME | Beautiful furniture made from ethically sourced reclaimed timber

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he clue’s in the name with Sustainable Furniture… This well established furniture company has well and truly re ected the shift to flat packed furniture, and stays true to its roots using sustainably sourced and durable timber. As the blossoms and buds of spring emerge around us, the urge to step out into our gardens and enjoy the longer days relaxing in comfort starts to grow. The team at Sustainable Furniture have worked hard to produce a wide range of outdoor furniture that’s as beautiful as it is durable. One member of the team, Tamsyn Cocks, tells us “we have a wide range of garden furniture ready for the summer season including teak furniture, outdoor natural ubu wicker, picnic tables, chairs and benches. We also make a bespoke range of furniture to order and our team are always on hand to help assist in finding the perfect furniture that suits you.” Offering a service tailored to you, the team prioritise your needs in finding the perfect furniture to complement your tastes. Already, Sustainable Furniture has provided local pubs, hotels and restaurants in Cornwall with its durable and eco-friendly products. The wheelchair accessible picnic tables allow everyone to sit at the table together and en oy the outdoors in comfort, making them ideal for commercial use. The company even uses recycled plastic for some of its outdoor

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furniture, transforming disposable plastic into something beautiful that will last! It’s not just pubs and restaurants that can make the most of the quality furniture on offer bespoke garden furniture can extend to your backyard too. With over 1 years’ experience, the team are also experts in holiday home furnishings and can offer a complete service to kit out your holiday home with style and substance. Your guests are sure to be wowed by this unique furniture that’s built to last – drawing a stark contrast to generic flat packed furniture, which is usually constructed from unsustainable and less robust materials. Sustainable Furniture prides itself on the longevity of its furniture, as there’s less demand placed on forests if wooden furniture lasts longer. The company’s whole ethos is to supply ethically sourced furniture that will last a lifetime, making a big impact with your furniture and a low impact on the environment, without compromising on style.

Sustainable Furniture has provided local pubs, hotels and restaurants in Cornwall with its durable and ecofriendly products

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With an extensive collection of teak garden furniture, parasols & cushions, you’re sure to find the perfect finishing touch for your garden.

Find us online or visit the Rustic House showroom to see our selection of special offers available throughout the summer Par Moor Road, Par, Cornwall. PL24 2SQ

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Open the doors to retirement living Discover what your local Retirement Village, Roseland Parc, could offer you. Private retirement living at its very best. Call 01372 383950 for your complimentary A-Z guide. New and pre-owned properties available. Ask about part exchange.

01372 383950 | www.roselandparc.co.uk | Roseland Parc, Fore Street, Tregony, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5PD roselandparcsales@retirementvillages.co.uk

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Landscape designer, author and TV presenter Matt James, AKA The City Gardener, swaps urban life for the great Cornish countryside.

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hile he may have escaped city life, landscape designer and all-round gardening expert Matt James shows no sign of slowing down. Indeed, he seems to have about ten things going on, at any given time. By his own admission, he has lots of fingers in lots of pies”, from tending to his own half-acre to designing gardens for others, and running the Landscape Design degrees at The Eden Project. He even finds a bit of time for dad surfing’. Matt is known to millions as The City Gardener, who burst onto our screens in 2002, offering a fresh and contemporary take on gardening, bringing much needed greenery to urban spaces. We’re eager to find out how and why the former ondoner of the ear’ traded the big smoke for the countryside. Matt’s passion for gardens blossomed ABOVE shortly after school, working at a market Matt James garden in south London, “growing beans ì RIGHT and driving around on tractors.” Following LEFT a degree in horticulture he began teaching, BELOW sharing his natural warmth and passion for A selection of Matt’s plants. Things started to get interesting when recent projects, highlighting his a T producer friend suggested he’d be great technique for in front of the camera. So, he put together stripping things a showreel, kick-starting a fruitful media back and letting the career, from The City Gardener to Selling setting dictate the planting theme Houses on Channel 4, and Great British

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at least 50 Budhas on site, one of which scaling around 2 foot. Matt’s approach is to make the landscape more authentic, more sympathetic to the Cornish environment. He refers to this as “designing with a rubber, rather than a pencil” – the notion of stripping it back to create something less incongruous, embracing the natural environment and letting the landscape speak for itself. As Matt explains, particularly in coastal regions like Cornwall, you have to follow this lead in choice of planting. “In every project, you pick plants that fit the climate, working within the demands of the location and environment. Cornwall has a warmer climate compared to many parts of the UK, but a wetter one too, so the palette of plants is very different. It’s subtropical, verdant, and larger than life; full of form and structure.” Matt continues: “Any designer should embrace where they’re working, using plants that will thrive. I love coastal gardens – they demand careful thought and can be problematic. Actually, it’s easier to have a tricky site, as it naturally limits the options.” Essentially, you plant based on what is appropriate for the site itself. If you’re inspired to redesign your own garden, Matt gives us some invaluable tips. “Time spent in the garden is important, getting to grips with the space, learning about its characteristics before making wholesale change. I really believe that the landscape tells you what’s best you ust need to take some time to let it do that Work with the space, don’t impress upon it. My ob is to help you realise that potential.”

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Garden Revival on BBC2, plus stints working across America, and a string of books, several for the Royal Horticultural Society, the most recent being RHS How to Plant a Garden. But while he’ll always have the city in his heart, the draw of Cornwall proved too much to resist. Matt and his childhood sweetheart, Ellie, were looking to escape the London rat race and find a rural retreat to raise their family. With great childhood memories of Cornish holidays, and friends already in the area, it all fell into place when a post at Falmouth University came up. Cornwall is place you don’t want to leave once here,’ says Matt. I get grumpy whenever I’m asked to leave Cornwall gets its hooks into you. I can’t imagine not being here. We live in a lovely village, with great neighbours, it’s friendly and relaxed. People actually talk to each other unlike in ondon We have amazing scenery, sea and countryside right on our doorstep.” Matt and Ellie love exploring the Helford and nearby beaches with the family. “Being able to go to the beach straight after work is amazing We do lots of kayaking.” And, of course, for someone with a passion for gardens, Cornwall provides endless inspiration. I find places like Trebah arden really inspiring. I sway towards natural, relaxed and atmospheric design, adopting a plantsfirst approach, explains Matt. If a client wants to build a wall, I’ll suggest putting in a hedge I love natural materials, like oak I have a particular penchant for rusty chains, and like visiting reclamation yards, exploring that hybrid between older materials and the natural elements.” A case in point is a current five-acre pro ect near Leedstown. The previous owner created their own interpretation of a Thai garden, with

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s e g n a h c e h t Situated just outside St Ives with panoramic views of west Cornwall, Trink Dairy is leading the charge in response to modern attitudes towards healthy eating.

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ore of us are now looking for food that’s both locally and sustainably sourced, and here in Cornwall, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by a number of high-quality food and drink producers. Attitudes to healthy eating are also improving, meaning many are now seeking out natural, unprocessed foods, also realising that low-fat products aren’t necessarily healthier. One Cornish business that is responding to these shifts in attitude is Trink Dairy.

Grazing their herd of 350 Fresian and Jersey crossbreeds across 270 acres of pasture, with views towards St Ives bay and St Michael’s Mount, owners Chris and Rachel Knowles say that this is the secret to their unique product. While it is pasteurised, to ensure it’s safe for anybody to drink, Trink Dairy milk is not homogenised or standardised. When homogenised, Chris tells us: “It’s put through a mechanical process to break up the fat globules and distribute them more evenly through the milk. Here at Trink Dairy, our

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milk is simply pasteurised and then bottled, and it’s often on sale within just a few hours!” The cows at Trink Dairy are outside for most of the year and are almost entirely grass fed. The couple have developed a system of moving them around the farm, allowing them to feast on the grass when it’s at its most nutritious. Chris even measures the grass, plotting its growth on a computer programme, ensuring the cows are always grazing in the field that will yield the most energy and protein. This translates to the cows always producing their best milk. It’s also a much more environmentally friendly approach, with very little feed being transported onto the farm. The Knowles family have been members of Cornish Mutual for as long as they can remember. When Rachel began researching how she could extend the business to invite the public into the dairy and sell directly to customers, she decided to seek advice from the south west insurer. Cornish Mutual Field Force Inspector, Jackie Coutts, has advised Trink Dairy for 15 years, working closely with them to ensure their insurance covered them for the new venture. She tells us: “It’s great to see how Trink Dairy has adapted to the changing environment. Rachel and Chris are completely committed to the dairy and making the best milk they possibly can. People want to buy fresh, natural produce, and Trink airy is filling this niche in the local market.” The venture began as Rachel started selling milk from the house, but she soon found she couldn’t keep up with the growing demand. While Chris is responsible for managing the farm on which he grew up, Rachel took the reins when it came to finding new ways in which to sell directly to the public. Perhaps the most surprising way people can now buy the milk is a vending machine

inside the dairy. Also stocked with eggs and other local produce, the machine is open 24 hours a day, so anybody can pick up a couple of litres of fresh, local milk, whenever they find themselves in need Rachel is also working with another local family business, the St Ives Food Company, to distribute the milk to preschools, cafés and restaurants. It seems then that there’s an appetite for Trink’s fresh and unhomogenised whole milk. Having just dashed to local café and delicatessen Scarlet Wines for an urgent delivery to serve the breakfast crowd, Rachel tells us she’s proud to have Origin Coffee among her customers. “Apparently our milk makes the best cappuccinos and lattes. It tastes great but, unlike other milk, it keeps the latte art pristine and glossy, meaning baristas love it! “We built the new dairy parlour ten years ago when we had no idea we would one day be selling directly to customers. With the fluctuation in milk prices, people are asking where they can buy local milk, so it makes sense for us to do this, and it’s really taking off. We’re so proud of our product: it’s all about lower volume, higher quality milk from grass fed cows.” Chris finishes, saying The last generation got used to drinking homogenised semiskimmed milk, which is basically the leftovers from cream or butter. We really want to offer people milk that’s as close to the natural product as possible, and older people say our milk tastes like it used to. Younger people are often surprised to hear that it’s 95% fat free too, which is only making it more popular.”

ABOVE LEFT Trink Farm continues to adapt to modern standards INSET In discussion with Jackie from Cornish Mutual BELOW Milk from Trink Dairy is among the freshest you’re likely to find!

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Gently Pasteurised – Fresh & Non-homogenised from our Farm Shop Vending Machines Also available for Retail Delivery

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POSSIBLE TASTE A new cider will be quenching Cornish thirsts this summer.

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estnorth Manor Farm in Duloe, near Looe on the south Cornish coast, is home to a cider company that has been making a range of ciders from 100% freshly pressed apples since 1999. Founded by Andy Atkinson, awardwinning company Cornish Orchards works harmoniously with the seasons, creating a range of whole fruit ciders that are fermented from freshly pressed apples throughout the winter months by a team of expert cider makers who are highly passionate about the craftsmanship and detail that goes into making their products. This month sees an exciting new rebrand that will bring extra visual appeal to Cornish Orchards’ already eye-catching glassware and bottle designs. Alongside the new design, this month also heralds the arrival of a brand new dry cider that is full of West Country character. Made from a blend of specially selected bittersweet and dessert apples that give the cider a long dry finish, this is the perfect choice for those seeking a natural tasting, dry apple cider. ou can find the new dry cider, alongside other craft cider favourites, apple juices and pressés in the farm shop. If you’re unsure

BELOW Cool down with the refreshing taste of this crisp new dry cider

of which cider to go for, the welcoming and experienced shop team are always happy to help you choose, with free tasters available. If you live out of county and can’t wait until your next trip to Cornwall for the refreshing taste of a hand-blended cider then you can order online at the Cornish Orchards website for home delivery. Cornish Orchards has become the cider and apple juice of choice for many restaurants and bars across the Duchy and beyond so, after a hard day’s exploring, you can enjoy a cold glass of award-winning cider wherever you are. It’s obvious that the company’s ethos of quality over quantity is creating a go-to drink that is pressed and blended right here in Cornwall.

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We put Hooked on the Rocks in Swanpool under the Cornwall Living tried-and-tasted microscope.

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y personal favourite out-ofhours task – the secret food review – came on the perfect spring evening. Our destination was Hooked on the Rocks and its stunning location in Swanpool, Falmouth was the ideal place to spend the first warm evening of the year. The location of Hooked on the Rocks really is spectacular. Seemingly dug into the coastal cliffs, your entrance to the restaurant begins with stunning panoramic views across Falmouth bay and of the fantastically regal Pendennis Castle. Once in the restaurant we were quickly greeted by the friendly host and guided to our tables. After she took our order for drinks we were able to take in the impressive refurb that Hooked recently underwent. The interior is stylish and sleek and benefits from a well thought out balance of openness and a degree of privacy. Vintage style black boards informed us that the produce was sourced locally from Newlyn Fish Market – a good sign that our seafood was going to be fresh! For starters, we ordered the steamed mussels a la marinière, and roasted tiger prawns in their shells with garlic and parsley, both served with crusty bread. After not ordering mussels during a meal a few weeks previous (and immediately regretting my decision once the food came out) I had been craving them ever since. Hooked did

not disappoint. The marinière was brilliantly balanced and the crusty bread was dense enough to soak up a hearty amount. I also heard – over my slurping – that the tiger prawns, too, were extremely good. Next up were our mains – we both selected the Fisherman’s Feast – steamed mussels in garlic and parsley, roasted whole tiger prawns, breaded scampi and crispy squid. All of this came served with skinny fries, dressed baby mesclun salad and garlic aioli. Again, neither of us was disappointed; the calamari was crispy, the scampi succulent and the tiger prawns tasty. I did begin to struggle on my second portion of mussels, at least until my partner reminded me of her warning that I could not eat two portions, at which point my stomach felt miraculously emptier, allowing me to power through. For desert, the affogato – fresh espresso poured over homemade ice cream – was exactly what was needed. We ended our meal in a relaxed fashion, finishing our drinks on the outside terrace whilst listening to the sea crash against the nearby rocks, telling awful jokes about the new seafood diet we would go on.

Every so often, we dine undercover at a different restaurant, tasting the menu and putting the team through their paces in search of the finest eateries, freshest produce and best service. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! Look out for our ‘Tried and Tasted’ seal of approval.

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G OURMET We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs!

Brittany welcomes Professional Cookery students for work experience

Professional Cookery students from Truro and Penwith College recently gained valuable work experience, sampling the culinary delights of a week-long trip to Brittany. The trip, arranged by EBP Cornwall and financed by rasmus , an programme that funds opportunities for students to gain experience abroad, offered students an unforgettable week in a region of France that’s famous for its seafood, crépes and farming of fresh vegetables. isits to local fish and vegetable markets helped the students understand the importance of sourcing sustainable, local ingredients, and an unforgettable meal at Michelin Star restaurant Allium in the town of Quimper allowed them to experience cuisine of the highest quality. There was plenty of hard work to be done, however, as the students spent time working alongside top chefs in both bakery and patisserie kitchens, as well as during lunch services at a French college. TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/news

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A newly refurbished Hooked on the Rocks

OPENS ITS DOORS! A brand new kitchen combines with a warmer, richer colour palette throughout – framing the stunning views over Swanpool – to further the already delicious dining experience that Hooked on the Rocks has built a reputation for. What’s more, the reopening heralds the arrival of new Head Chef George Morgan, after his relocation back from Cornwall to London. George aims to give customers an experience influenced by the rugged Cornish coastline, using wonderfully fresh produce to create a menu that visitors and locals alike

can enjoy all year round. George’s ethos is to cook with the seasons, without manipulating the ingredients too much. So, wherever you find yourself in Cornwall, be sure to pencil in a trip to Hooked on the Rocks. It’s perfect for a delicious dinner or a spot of tapas before a gentle stroll on the beach. HOOKED ON THE ROCKS Swanpool Road Falmouth TR11 5BG 01326 311886 www.hookedontherocksfalmouth.com

A warm welcome awaits at THE CORNISH ARMS, PENDOGGETT

Open every day from 11:30am, serving real ales, great wines and over 60 gins, as well as a range of Cornish beers, lagers and ciders, The Cornish Arms, Pendoggett is a traditional 16th century Cornish pub near the north Cornish coast, the perfect place for sating a hearty sea air appetite after exploring this magical stretch of Cornwall. It even has seven en-suite rooms, perfect if you’re looking for a base for your next Cornish adventure!

2:30pm, and then from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. Dogs are welcome too, and what could be better than stopping in the beer garden, taking a load off and enjoying the Cornish sunshine over a locally baked cream tea?

The menu consists of freshly prepared home cooked pub food of the highest quality, made using delicious local ingredients wherever possible. Food is served daily from midday until

THE CORNISH ARMS Pendoggett, St Kew, Bodmin PL30 3HH 01208 880335 www.cornisharmspendoggett.co.uk

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Flora Day in Helston is arguably a bigger highlight in the local calendar than Christmas, with locals and visitors alike flooding the streets to get a view of the dancers as they make their way in traditional fashion through the streets.

also be controlling the numbers, meaning it’ll never be over crowded and giving those who get in early enough exclusive use of this bar that’s in prime position to enjoy the Flora Day festivities.

Henlys Bar and Restaurant is in prime position to en oy the view, with the top floor not only serving breakfast, but a bar menu crammed full of Cornish beers, ales, wines and spirits throughout the day. Owners Amy and Sean will

HENLYS BAR & RESTAURANT 2 Church Street, Helston TR13 8TG 01326 561141 henlysbar@live.co.uk www.henlysbarandrestaurant.co.uk

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gossip Good tea, good times, with Cornish Tea & Coffee at Lusty Glaze Over the last few years Cornish Tea & Coffee has continued to grow well beyond expectations. And this trend doesn’t seem likely to change, particularly with the recent addition of Lusty Glaze in Newquay to its ever-growing list of stockists!

Fine food and glorious vistas are

on the menu at Greens of Padstow A visit to Greens is all about eating delicious food while gazing out over the estuary, topped off with a chilled out vibe. Whether it’s a lazy Sunday breakfast, a lunch with friends or a celebration drink, this is the place to be. Why not start your day with a slice of crispy French Toast washed down with a creamy latte? Or sample the new season’s menu that includes the arrival of a selection of amazing burgers that are going down a storm! There’s a choice of succulent beef, proper fish fingers or juicy halloumi, all encased in a bakery bun, with fries on the side. What better to wash it all down than a bottle of Padstow Pride or a glass of something chilled from local vineyard Trevibban Mill? And for when the sun goes down, the cocktail menu looks too tempting to resist. GREENS OF PADSTOW North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF 01841 532002 www.greensofpadstow.co.uk

Lusty Glaze, now exclusively using Cornish Tea & Coffee’s environmentally-friendly products, is known for its calendar of live events running throughout the summer, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy beach sunsets and summer vibes. The company will be supporting Lusty Glaze with varied options from its tea and coffee menu, including the innovative

pyramid range that’s made from plastic-free silk pouches as well as delicious hand-blended coffee. If you love a good brew and never want to run out, you can now call and order directly from Cornish Tea & Coffee, who will deliver a quarterly supply straight to your door! For more information call 01503 264476 or visit www.cornish-tea.co.uk

Dinner and a show

at The Lemon Arms, Mylor Regular readers of Cornwall Living will already know about The Lemon Arms’ delicious array of fresh seafood, its hearty Sunday roasts made from local produce, the well stocked bar packed with Cornish ales, beers, wines and spirits; but did you know that The Lemon Arms is also host to regular entertainment, especially now that the weather is starting to warm? Landlord Jonny Pearce tells us: “In terms of live music we have our resident choir every Wednesday, and the next gig we have coming up is Will Keating on 4th May, with Cornish and Celtic folk singing!” So, if you fancy enjoying a brisk, creekside stroll, before retreating to a traditional Cornish pub for some hearty food, a good pint and some proper Cornish entertainment, be sure to pay a visit to The Lemon Arms, Mylor.

THE LEMON ARMS Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth TR11 5NA 01326 373666 www.lemonarms.co.uk

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For nearly 30 years we’ve been busy making jewellery right here in the heart of Cornwall. Set in 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, you can discover Cornwall’s last working tin mill, an award winning restaurant and a host of family activities. We welcome well behaved dogs throughout our entire site.

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Miners Arms If you love exploring the coast, followed by a refreshing drink or meal in a traditional pub, why not give the Miners Arms in Mithian a try? This characterful 16th Century pub is just a short distance from the north coast near St Agnes, and it’s dog friendly too Here you’ll find fresh and delicious fish dishes among the many delights on offer. As well as the extensive vegan menu, the Miners Arms now has some lovely vegan wines by the glass. Food is served from 12pm until 9pm daily, with rustic cakes, delicious cream teas and gluten-free scones available all day. You really have to give the taster trio desserts a go – perfect when you can’t make your mind up! With four restaurant rooms, including a new upstairs dining room, there’s plenty of room to bring the gang together over a great meal. THE MINERS ARMS Mithian, St Agnes TR5 0QF 01872 552375 www.miners-arms.co.uk

Having secured himself a place at the top of Cornwall’s foodie scene, Rick Stein has gained an international reputation for serving only the finest seafood, with restaurants like The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow helping cement Cornwall’s national, and indeed global reputation for good food. A meal at Rick Stein’s is enough to inspire anybody to get in the kitchen, and whether you’ve recently visited one of his establishments or are simply a fan of his speciality seafood, Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow is ideal if you want to learn how to wow your dinner guests with dishes that Rick himself would be proud of!

Take the Signature Dishes course, for instance. This one-day course, which is available throughout the year, is perfect for anyone who fancies trying their hand at creating some of Rick’s most famous dishes, and whether you want to broaden your skillset or simply make the most of Cornwall’s fresh and abundant seafood, Head Chef Lecturer, Nick Evans can help you realise your culinary goals. RICK STEIN’S COOKERY SCHOOL South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BY 01841 532700 www.rickstein.com/school

The Hidden Hut – read all about it! Having set up the Hidden Hut to great critical acclaim in 2011, Simon Stallard’s restaurant has gone from strength to strength, selling out consistently during the warmer months. Set for release on 3rd May this year, Simon’s new book, The Hidden Hut, showcases irresistible feasts to share and remember with family and friends, from the ocean, fields and clifftops of Cornwall. It’s packed full of inspiration for creating a magical and memorable feast of your own, with dishes suitable for everyone, whether you’re cooking for four or forty, at home or on the beach.

Given that The Hidden Hut was ranked Number 1 in the Telegraph’s 25 Most Charming Seaside Restaurants in 2015 and that it appeared in Vogue’s Best Restaurants in Cornwall last year, a read through this fantastic new book is highly recommended to foodies everywhere! THE HIDDEN HUT Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EW porthcurnick@gmail.com www.hiddenhut.co.uk

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DISCOVER MORE Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Liverty and the Outset Foundation, Outset Cornwall provides a flexible programme of business start-up support, helping individuals explore their business idea through information sessions, specialist workshops and one-to-one coaching.

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e all know that feeling of needing a little something to quell hunger between meals. Keen to come up with savoury alternatives to the usual sugary treats, husband and wife Richard and Julie Robinson recently launched a range of vegetable-based cracker biscuits through their new business, Mossel & Croust. Taken from the Cornish words ‘mossel’ and ‘croust’ used originally by Cornish tin miners to describe their mid-morning snack time, the Robinson’s biscuits are gluten free, suitable for vegans and suited to a raw food diet. The Robinsons came up with the idea to make a light, tasty and nutritious biscuit that could be eaten on its own or with cheese or a slice of apple while they were out walking the Cornish coast path. Following several months of research and experimentation with a variety of recipes, the couple hit upon their celery, tomato and chilli vegetable cracker biscuit, which they launched at Trevenna Cross Christmas Market last December to great success. “We were bowled over by the response we received,” said Richard. “The crackers were clearly extremely popular, selling out every weekend.”

Cornish by name and inspired by nature, a new healthy snack company is so much more than it’s cracked up to be.

It was here that Richard and Julie met Outset Cornwall business advisor, Pam Sekula who introduced them to the range of business start-up support offered by the fully funded programme. “The support we’ve received from Outset has been invaluable,” Julie shared. “We are currently developing our business plan and are extremely grateful for the support and opportunities we’ve been given.” Following their initial success, the couple are planning to invest further as full-time work commitments will allow. They are aiming to be as environmentally aware as possible. Ingredients are sourced locally (Riviera Produce), and the containers are re-useable as plant pots or food containers. With a presence at St Ives and Helston Farmers’ markets, a second flavour (cauliflower, lime and ginger) now launched and further recipes being developed, Mossel & Croust could well be the picnic provider of choice this summer.

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Budock Vean, Helford river With families living ever further apart, it’s not always easy to get everyone together for a good old catch up. Thankfully, the Budock Vean Hotel by the Helford river offers a selection of luxury holiday homes and traditional cottages (dog friendly) set within the estate grounds and fitting the bill for the perfect family holiday. There are plans for further holiday homes too, which are available to purchase. ‘Frenchman’s Creek’ is just one example of these beautiful properties, offering luxurious accommodation that one guest describes as “the best self-catering house we have ever had the privilege of staying in.” They continue: “We are seldom together as a family due to living in different parts of the world, so we booked a holiday at ‘Frenchman’s Creek’. It was fantastic – everything we expected and more. The accommodation was excellent and we’d recommend it to family and friends without hesitation.” As guests at ‘Frenchman’s Creek’, or indeed any of Budock Vean’s self-catering properties, you can enjoy full use of all of the hotel’s facilities, whether you fancy a leisurely round of golf, or a good old fashioned pampering in the Natural Health Spa, before sitting down for some sumptuous fine dining in the restaurant. There’s even a babysitting service, which is fantastic for couples looking for a few hours of quality time.

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STAY | Gwel an Baya, Carbis Bay This gorgeous three-bedroom, reverse-level house has been tastefully designed and furnished to ensure that you and your guests have the ultimate holiday to remember. The open-plan kitchen and sitting area leads out onto a balcony where you can simply gaze out at the breathtaking views of Carbis Bay. Carbis Bay Beach is ust five minutes on foot from Gwel an Baya and is great for all ages, whether you want to do a spot of sunbathing, or hire equipment and get stuck into a day of watersports. And you’re not just enviably close to the beach when staying here. There’s also a supermarket just a short drive away, which is perfect for those who want to dine at home while drinking in those stunning sea views. What’s more, you can hop on the train and spend the day in St Ives, where you’ll find a further five beaches, plus the wealth of restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries that the cobbled streets of this charming Cornish town are famed for.

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The Bakehouse, Port Isaac This beautifully furnished, cosy retreat is perfect for a couple looking to enjoy a romantic escape on this stunning stretch of the north Cornish coast. Charming throughout, The Bakehouse retains many of its original features, including its thick stone walls and beamed ceilings, yet it’s been beautifully modernised with white washed walls, soft greys and muted tones throughout. A cosy living space with an inglenook fireplace is perfect for snuggling up when the weather’s bad, while the well-fitted kitchen is ideal for those who want to self-cater with the finest Cornish produce. Port Isaac is home to some of Cornwall’s best restaurants, art galleries and independent shops, and just a 15-minute walk away is Port Gaverne, where you can enjoy outdoor pursuits like coasteering, kayaking, wild swimming and more! The Port Gaverne Hotel also comes highly recommended, offering seafood landed just 50 yards from the door! Just 20 minutes away, St Enodoc Golf Course offers coastal links with views over the Atlantic, and within the same distance you’ll find a number of beaches to choose from, with gentle bathing waters, worldrenowned surf breaks and watersports all at your fingertips. And then there’s Rock. With a wealth of restaurants each offering a unique flavour of Cornwall, as well as some of the finest sailing waters in the ,a visit to Rock is definitely worth the short drive

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hen her friend announced a flying visit to Cornwall, demanding to see the best bit’, Hannah knew exactly where to go. The decision to stay at withian Towans, with its mixture of traditional chalets and contemporary beach houses, on the western side of St Ives bay, was not a di cult one. withian is a fabulously long and very family friendly stretch of golden sand, with plentiful rock pools, great surf and lifeguards, all backed by miles of wild sand dunes. We started our mini-adventure with a fortifying breakfast at Sunset Surf Café, a laid back beach café and bar at the heart of the withian Towans, next door to our beachside bolthole. I’d heard great things about the eggs Florentine there and they didn’t disappoint. The lunch menu looked fantastic, too When we finished, Annabelle the owner recommended that we head to odrevy headland to see the seals at Mutton Cove, so off we went An easy walk took the pair along withian beach, over the locally named Red River’ and around the gorgeous odrevy headland. From here, you can see the iconic octagonal lighthouse, which was built in 1 following the tragic wreck of the steamer

Nile during a bad storm. As we made our way along the headland, with sun sparkling on the sea and no more than a brisk breeze, it was di cult to imagine such a storm. Mutton Cove, ust east of the headland, is inaccessible and thus the perfect home to scores of seals, and we weren’t disappointed Some were basking in the spring sunshine, others in the sea, and some we didn’t even know were there, at least until they moved and we realised they weren’t rocks. As you can imagine, it was quite a sight for my city dwelling companion After such a beautiful day spent on the north coast, it was clear that Hannah’s friend would be returning, and next time for more than ust a fleeting visit. We headed back to Annabelle’s café and quickly booked ourselves in for a spot of summer surfing, something we’re both looking forward to. ou can try more extreme sports here too, like stand-up paddle boarding and kitesurfing. Maybe next time

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e l y t s life We take a look at the advantages of investing in a Peter Bull holiday lodge over a more traditional holiday home.

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Firstly, although buying a holiday lodge is definitely a considered purchase, it’s much more simple and stress free than acquiring a house, and there are considerably less additional costs! The purchase is managed by the holiday park of your choice, and there’s no need to use a solicitor. You also don’t need to pay stamp fees or council tax, something local councils are keen to enforce with other second home types.

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There are also some very competitive finance packages available, enabling you to pay for your purchase through easy monthly payments that suit your income and household budget. You’ll be asked to pay a minimum 10% deposit, after which finance packages are available with a very competitive rate – at a maximum, 8.2%APR. Your chosen holiday park will be able to talk you through all of your finance options and can check your eligibility as part of a park tour. Ultimately, buying a holiday lodge is an investment in your lifestyle, and holiday lodges offer a level of comfort and finish that would be di cult to secure for a similar price in other holiday properties. What’s more, all lodges are ready to move straight into and have a beautiful level of décor and a high-quality finish, so you’ll have no need to purchase furniture or consider decorating before you can fully enjoy your new lifestyle. You can enjoy residential grade insulation and double glazing, fully integrated, top-spec appliances and desirable features including walk-in wardrobes, utility rooms, en-suite facilities, kitchen islands, larders, even Bluetooth sound systems! Being as affordable to run as they are extremely e cient, lodge owners benefit from low running costs, as well as avoiding monthly bills like council tax. It’s usually possible for you to sublet your lodge too, which can help towards on going costs. In fact, holiday lodges can attract upwards of £1,300 a week during the main season, which translates to a good additional income! Again, investing in your lifestyle means placing yourself in the best locations for maximising your time spent in the Duchy and with Peter Bull Resorts, it’s possible to secure the best postcodes in the county at a fraction

of the usual holiday home price. Peter Bull has three resorts to choose from, each situated in a beautiful rural location and within a mile of the coast, while being conveniently close to key local towns. Ownership at Peter Bull also affords you the benefit of additional on-site facilities, additions that would add considerable expense when investing in a traditional property. Enjoy an outdoor area with your very own decking, and take advantage of facilities like swimming pools, spas and on-site restaurants. This means that whatever stage you’re at, whether you’re looking to retire and want your own slice of Cornwall in which to enjoy your golden years, or have children who need keeping busy during your stay, a lodge with Peter Bull Resorts could well be the lock-up-and-leave answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to staying in Cornwall.

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eaceful and luxurious surroundings, an array of delicious local cuisine to sample and desirable accommodation options… A stay at Oyster Bay Coastal and Country Retreat is an experience for all the senses. Set in the beautiful North Cornish countryside, just a stone’s throw from the beach, Oyster Bay offers owners and guests first-class facilities combined with some of the most well-appointed holiday homes seen in Cornwall and beyond. Nestled next to the vibrant town of Newquay and just minutes from the impressive white golden sands of Perranporth, Oyster Bay offers a truly unique leisure experience and indulgent lifestyle for holiday home owners. Visitors can choose from a wide range of holiday home accommodation options, featuring sleek modern kitchens, spacious open plan living spaces and private sun terraces overlooking the stunning coastal landscapes of the park’s idyllic surroundings. Oyster Bay’s state-of-the-art facilities and exclusive owners-only amenities ensure the ultimate 5-Star staycation experience from start to finish. Those looking to relax and unwind need look no further than the park’s indoor leisure complex. Take a dip in the new stylish indoor pool or wind down on the stunning decked terrace, armed with a glass of something suitably chilled. A children’s play park will keep little ones entertained.

Adventure-seekers can truly embrace the park’s perfect coastal location by experiencing a range of water sports activities including surfing, paddleboarding and windsurfing. Oyster Bay also provides owners with a surfboard and wetsuit drying and storage facility. Additionally, our resident water sports instructor is on hand to assist, meaning there really is nothing stopping you from making a splash. For land-lovers, a putting green, complimentary electric bike hire options and full size tennis courts are a welcome addition to the park’s unrivalled facilities. As the sun sets, relax with friends in the private home-owners lounge or satisfy your taste for the finest of wines at Oyster Bay’s exclusive monthly Wine Club. The region’s most-celebrated seasonal dishes can be enjoyed at The New Inn, our charming traditional tavern situated a short stroll from the park. Offering a truly unique way of life, in the heart of North Cornwall’s stunning countryside and within easy reach of some of the UK’s most beautiful attractions, Oyster Bay really is the pearl of the coast - a luxury home-from-home and place to make amazing memories with friends and family. Oyster Bay operates a 12 month season and, because we know what an important part of the family they are, your pets are welcome too.

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ecky is part of one of Cornwall’s leading holiday home agencies. In fact, Cornish Horizons boasts nearly 700 cottages throughout the Duchy, in some of the best coastal and countryside locations. Becky and the team, with o ces in Padstow, Porthleven, Looe, Fowey and St Ives, are experts when it comes to providing the best service to both homeowners and holidaymakers. In fact, a recent homeowner survey showed that 96% of Cornish Horizons homeowners would recommend the company! Becky, who joined the team in 2010, tells us: “We have been operating as an independent family business for over 25 years. Our team, which is now more than 25 strong, all live in the local area. Each of us offers an in-depth knowledge of Cornwall, and we love nothing more than helping our customers choose the right cottage for their perfect holiday. “Living in Cornwall, I know about the beaches best loved by locals and where to go for the freshest seafood in town! For the team here at Cornish Horizons, sharing our everyday, authentic experience living in Cornwall is what draws visitors to us and keeps them coming back, year after year.” When asked if there’s anything that might surprise us about the business, Becky informs us that Cornish Horizons is actually part of a family of brands owned by The Original Cottage Company, which is the UK’s biggest independent and family-owned holiday cottage agency. Impressive, but it gets better; being part

of this group means that each property within the Cornish Horizons portfolio finds ABOVE Cornish Horizons’ its way onto both the Cornish Horizons portfolio contains and Original Cottages website, allowing some exceptional homeowners to enjoy the unbeatable Cornish properties combination of national marketing power é INSET with unrivalled local expertise. This Cornish Becky and the team of Property Managers cottage is typical of are constantly on the lookout for new the Cornish properties and welcome the opportunity Horizons stable to meet with anyone that’s thinking about LEFT letting. Experienced, knowledgeable and Cornish Horizons trusted for more than 25 years, they can Portfolio offer free advice without obligation, talking Development Manager, you through any prospective purchases. Becky Tidd They can even discuss projects ‘off-plan’, so if you’ve been thinking about letting your own little piece of Cornwall, be sure to get in touch with the experts at Cornish Horizons!

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Enjoy a farm to fork experience at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show!

An abundance of accolades for

Wadebridge Dental Wadebridge Dental was recently announced as a finalist in four separate categories in the Dental Awards 2018! The categories are Practice of the ear, entist of the ear, Website and igital Campaign of the ear and Practice esign and Interiors, and neither comes as much of a surprise, given Wadebridge ental’s state of the art practice.

At this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, as readers of this month’s supplement will know, there is plenty to get excited about, with a whole host of incredible events taking place in the main ring and the presence of some of Cornwall’s finest businesses. There will also be, as is usually the case, a fantastic array of top quality local food, with a whole spectrum of caterers serving show goers the best produce Cornwall has to offer.

There’ll also be a wealth of vendors selling locally produced beers, ales, ciders and spirits, which means that however you decide to sate that country air appetite, you can find the perfect tipple to wash it down. To find out more about this year’s show, turn to page . Royal Cornwall Show www.royalcornwallshow.org

For over years, Wadebridge ental has developed a talent for providing the finest patient care to those from all over Cornwall. Indeed, the team now offers a full range of services, from hygiene and general dentistry to teeth straightening, teeth whitening, facial aesthetics and advanced dentistry. Wadebridge Dental will be at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, so to see how the team can help put confidence back into your smile, why not swing by the stand and say hello? For more information call 01208 813816 or visit www.wadebridgedentalcare.co.uk

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BEST IN SHOW Renowned for its offering of entertainment, it’s well worth making time to visit the three-day Royal Cornwall Show.

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aking place on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, the focal point of the show, as always, is the large main ring, where you’ll find headline acts ranging from the fast and furious, to the majestic and skilful. First up this year is Cavalry of Heroes – World War 1 Horses and Heroes. To mark the 100-year anniversary of the First World War, Cavalry of Heroes will make their Royal Cornwall Show debut with a limited-edition performance commemorating the role that the valiant horses and soldiers played during The reat War. Poignant and dignified, the professional riders will combine tricks and stunts on horseback to a fantastic musical score, rousing a sing-along before a final cavalry charge. Next is the Kangaroo Kid. Direct from Australia’s Gold Coast, the fearless Matt Coulter makes a welcome return with his fast-paced, stunt-filled quad bike act. If it’s in his way, be it a car, tractor or truck, daredevil Matt will jump it, and this year, there may even be a chance for some lucky members of the crowd to take part. A typically dry Australian sense of humour ensures that Matt’s commentary is twice as hilarious, so it’s one not to be missed! The Royal Cornwall Show would not be complete without a flyover by the RAF

Falcons and a colourful aerial display from the UK’s premier parachute team. Visible from across the showground as they descend from the sky, the team creates a breathtaking spectacle which culminates in a pinpoint-accurate landing in the main ring! The Devon and Cornwall Police Dogs Display team will also be there, showing off their skills as well as how the canine and human policing partnerships protect the public. The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, based in HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, will also be present, displaying pomp and ceremony in true military fashion. Onlookers can expect rousing tunes and synchronised marching when this fine band performs on Thursday, and again on Saturday! There will also be the usual parades of prize winning livestock, edge-of-the-seat show jumping classes, hound parades, and the thrilling inter-hunt relay – a horseback team race that never fails to excite – all jam packed into the main ring’s programme. What more could you want?

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MAIN Don’t miss Cavalry of Heroes commemorating the role of cavalry during The Great War ABOVE é There’s an eclectic line up in store for show goers this year!

DISCOVER MORE For more information about this year’s show and to buy advance tickets, visit www.royalcornwall.co.uk

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s ' l l a w n r Co FINEST The Royal Cornwall Show, the eagerly anticipated event on everyone’s calendar, returns for another year.

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he Royal Cornwall Show is back – and oh what a year! From Cornish produce and livestock to beautiful flower shows and an incredible array of animals, there is so much for the thousands of visitors to see and do. Indeed, with over 1,000 trade stands, the main ring ready and waiting to delight, the colourful traditional steam fair and stages alive with music, song and dance, 2018 looks set to be another fabulous year at the show!

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YOUR FUTURE Speaking with Stephens Scown and its recent client Lucy Habberfield, we learn how farm inheritance law could help more people.

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It’s time to get an educated opinion from the experts at OC Spas and discover their top tips for buying your own luxury spa.

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aving just won Spa Retailer of the Year and Gold Standard in the National UK Pool and Spa Awards, husband and wife team Jonny and Lucy Bottrell are making waves in the world of luxury spas. Featuring at the Royal Cornwall Show this year, OC Spas will talk you through the process of buying your own luxury spa over a cold drink and help you find the perfect fit for you. Lucy tells us: “it’s hard not to be cajoled into spontaneously buying a hot tub but that may not be the best move.” Lucy explains that for OC Spas it’s essential that their customers are able to make an informed decision when buying a hot tub. For her, the importance lies in the fact that their customers are able to see and test a hot tub as part of the buying process, which means that there are no hidden costs or surprises. When talking about durability, it’s important to bear in mind that no matter what, it’s likely that your hot tub will eventually receive some wear and tear. Therefore, it’s also important to consider how it’ll be maintained. OC Spas takes the sting out of the process by offering a specialist installation and aftercare package, meaning that the team will continue to give you an amazing service even after your hot tub is installed.

Lucy continues to explain that: “our aim is to use the Royal Cornwall Show as a platform to advise new clients and encourage them to take the time to make the right choice.” It would be easy to pitch a great deal at the show and encourage customers to buy there and then, but OC Spas recognises that buying a spa is more of a long-term commitment to a product that will keep on giving, granted that it’s well looked after. That’s why the OC Spas team encourage their clients to put their tubs to the test and try them out for themselves. A visit to their chic showroom, which is fully equipped with warm changing rooms, towels and fluffy robes, gives a purchasing experience that’s a great deal more enjoyable than a snap decision at a showground!

MAIN Does this look tempting to you? ABOVE é Meet the team at the show and let them help you make an informed decision about the right spa for you

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Masons Kings is an official John Deere dealership

SHOW TIME!

The south west’s leading John Deere dealership, Masons Kings provide premium products and support, with three stores across the Westcountry.

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he team specialises in a high standard of service for sales and product support to all customers, from homeowners and commercial to agricultural clients. At this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, you’ll find that Masons ings has more to see and do than ever before, with a full line up of domestic machinery showcasing everything from walk-behind and ride-on mowers, to chainsaws and other garden maintenance products. There’ll also be a selection of commercial turf gear and agricultural machinery too! isitors will find toys, clothing and much more from the team’s Country Store, including John Deere merchandise. There’ll even be ride-on toys at the stand, great for keeping the little ones entertained while the adults take time to look around. Masons ings offers some of the best deals on machinery at the show, and what’s more, the company is even running a prize draw to win a STIHL cordless battery hedge trimmer, so be sure to head to the stand and enter! Masons ings is really moving with the times and this year, will be showcasing some of the most sophisticated outdoor technology on the market. This includes a robotic mower demonstration, which will show a fully

autonomous mower cutting the grass! These are great for those who want an easy way to maintain their lawns so they have time to get on with other things. Operating in any weather and with an intelligent charging system, these incredible new products will revolutionise the way you manage your garden! The team will also be offering the chance to experience a virtual reality drive in a John eere 6 M ator, where show goers can put on a headset and feel like they’re in the driving seat. The 360-degree virtual reality headset allows the customer to really get a feel for this new and improved utility vehicle, perfect for anyone who wants to maximise year-round productivity and comfort while working on their land. To top it all off, there will be drinks and cakes available on the stand, so you can treat yourself to something delicious while the team answers any questions you have about their impressive range of products.

ABOVE é Just some of the STIHL tools and appliances available from Masons Kings BELOW Who said the adults should have all the fun?

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Bake it

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Baker Tom’s Bread will be returning to the Royal Cornwall Show this year, bigger and better than ever before!

his year, in addition to its busy stand in the Food & Farming Pavilion, Baker Tom’s will also be hosting a lively masterclass tent at the show. This will be buzzing with baking classes with Tom and his team, as well as live music, family fun, competitions and, of course, lots of different treats to try. Tom delivered his first loaf of handcrafted bread to his local farm shop more than ten years ago, and today Baker Tom’s has four shops and cafés of its own and a successful wholesale business. True to the day he started, Tom’s ethos remains the same – to

make delicious, wholesome, artisanal bread and sweet treats that his customers love. One of Tom’s much-loved Cornish treats – which will be demonstrated at the show – is the humble scone; deliciously soft and fluffy and served with lashings of butter, or classic clotted cream and jam.

www.bakertom.co.uk

BAKER TOM’S CLASSIC SCONE METHOD 1

Preheat your oven to 150°C and line a large baking tray with non-stick baking parchment or a silicone mat

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Sift the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder into a bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. Rub the mixture together with your hands

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Lightly beat the eggs, adding in the cold milk. Pour all of the egg mixture into the flour, mixing quickly and lightly together. The trick is not to over-mix the quicker and lighter you are, the better the scones will be

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Tip the dough out into a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 2.5cm. With a 4cm cutter, cut the scones out, placing them about 5cm apart on your baking tray

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Lightly beat the egg yolk with the milk for the glaze. Brush over the top of the scones then finish with a sprinkling of caster sugar. Bake in the centre of the oven for around 20 to 25 minutes, or until risen and slightly browned, then leave to cool on a wire rack.

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On with the show! Families prepare for SCRAWW and more this summer at Trebah.

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his summer Trebah Garden and Gaggle Haus present the epic Persian tale SCRAWW, told via an immersive soundtrack written by international sound designer and composer Max Pappenheim. Audiences will don ‘silent disco’-style headphones, oin the feathered flock and be led through the garden, experiencing live performance blended with Max’s musical creations. Paths and plots twist as the flock move through this truly immersive soundscape before reaching the finale on Trebah’s picturesque private beach. This is a family friendly promenade performance that can be enjoyed by anyone aged three and above. Trebah’s amphitheatre also has lots of fun family shows this season, including Illyria’s Dr Dolittle, Quantum’s The Reluctant Dragon and The Pirates of Trebah from Gweek Players. Arbor will also be paying the garden a visit on 29th May for a one-off

walking performance aimed specifically at families. Part man, part tree, Arbor is a gigantic 18-feet tall puppet created by the brilliant Smoking Apples. Spaces are limited for this show and can be booked by calling Trebah direct on 01326 252200. The cost of the performance is included in normal garden entry and is free for Trebah members. Other daytime performances include the incredible Craig from Squashbox this year performing The Sea Show on 27th July and Myths and Monsters on 25th August. No booking necessary, just pop along to the amphitheatre on the day. It’s time to get booking your family’s summer fun at Trebah now!

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DISCOVER MORE For more details and booking visit: www.trebah-garden. co.uk/amphitheatre

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To make history you need to be brave, bold and believe in yourself, just like the women in this book KATE PANKHURST

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In celebration of 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, giving women the vote, we take a look at just some of the astounding women who have shaped the world we live in. WORDS BY

Megan Searle

FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO MADE HISTORY

By Kate Pankhurst

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly awaited follow up to Kate Pankhurst’s hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World. Taking us back even further through time, this vibrant and beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of extraordinary women from around the world who made history with their astonishing bravery, outspokenness and ideas.

We explore the stories, accomplishments and adventures of women including Harriet Tubman, conductor of the ‘Underground Railroad’, leading runaway slaves to freedom, Qiu Jin, an inspirational women, shaking off harsh Chinese traditions that held women back and Josephine Baker, a dazzling dancer using fame to make a stand against racism. You can march proudly with courageous suffragette, survivor and peacemaker Flora Drummond, who fought for fairer rights for working women, blast into space and reach for the stars with Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, create waves with Islamic queen of the pirates, Sayyida al-Hurra and make your voice heard with women’s rights champion Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter, literary talent Mary Shelley.

Flora Drummond

Harriet Tubman

These women all lived in times when women weren’t expected to have big ideas, be in charge or have exciting ambitions, but that didn’t stop them. Prepare to be inspired.

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GIVE IT A TRI! W Mike George from Triathlon Store, Hayle offers a few pointers for those thinking about entering their first triathlon.

ith the Beast from the East hopefully well behind us and the onset of lighter evenings, many people are getting off the sofa and cranking up their training for the Cornish triathlon season ahead. “Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports, with many people challenging themselves to compete in their first event, Mike George, Triathlon Store founder explains, and with three different elements to prepare for, training is far from boring. So what are the basics for kitting yourself out, ready for the starting line Mike tells us: “As the majority of triathlons in Cornwall are pool based, a swimming costume, road worthy bike and a pair of decent running shoes is enough to get you started. However, you will find that specialist equipment can make a huge difference when it comes to your personal enjoyment, not only on the day but throughout your training. He points us to a Trisuit, one of the first things a new triathlete should consider investing in. Not only is it great for swimming, it has a small pad sewn in which helps with comfort during the cycling element of an event, and which doesn’t get in the way whilst running. “A Trisuit makes the transition between the three elements quicker and will make the event itself so much more comfortable. Mike also recommends adding aero bars, transition bags, swimming wetsuits

and race belts to your locker. Fortunately, Triathlon Store, Hayle has everything you could possibly need to make your training and the event itself as enjoyable as possible. ou’ll find a fantastic range of running and cycling kit, a huge choice of open water swimming wetsuits, as well as all the leading triathlon gear from top triathlon brands including Orca, Zone3, Huub, BlueSeventy, to name but a few! The team of friendly staff is always on hand, happy to advise and spend time discussing your needs, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out; even if you’re trying to decide whether or not triathlon is for you, they can help you make an informed decision. The store is also actively involved in sponsoring Bys Vyken Events and the INTOTRI Cornish Tri and Mini Tri series with seven locations hosting events throughout Cornwall this year, giving the team first-hand experience to help point you in the right direction. So, if you’re looking for a new, exciting way to get active during the spring and summer ahead, why not pay a visit to Triathlon Store and see if this exciting sport is for you

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colour The AND THE SHAPE Tate St Ives celebrates the life and work of abstract artist Patrick Heron in a new landmark exhibition.

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Colour is both the subject and the means; the form and the content; the image and the meaning, in my painting today PATRICK HERON, 1962

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ate St Ives will be celebrating the acclaimed British artist Patrick Heron (1920 to 1999) this summer. This retrospective will be the first major show of his work for 20 years. One of the most significant and innovative figures in 20th Century British art, Heron played a major role in the development of post-war abstract art.

It runs from 19th May to 30th September 2018. This exhibition – spanning over 50 years of work from 1943 to 1996 – brings together 45 colour-saturated paintings, including rarely seen works from public and private collections around the world. It is a rare opportunity to experience the scope and ambitious scale of Heron’s painting.

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ì MIDDLE Patrick Heron in his studio at Eagles Nest c.1969 Photo by Mark Trompeteler ì ABOVE RIGHT

Square Green with Orange, Violet and Lemon : 1969 Private collection

RIGHT Green and Mauve Horizontals : January 1958 Collection of Katharine Heron and Susanna Heron

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by Patrick Heron but made by you. The Tate’s Super Sunday on 1st July is aimed at families to join in and take over the galleries with a host of activities. Experiment in the ‘Colour Lab’ and mix up your own crazy colourful creations. Play with projections, explore the galleries with your own puppet person and then join the team on the beach for some outdoor art. There is also the opportunity to find out more behind the artwork in the series St Ives Stories. In July take a closer look at the life and work of artist Patrick Heron with his former personal assistant Janet Axten. You can explore the history of modern art in St Ives in the dedicated rooms, giving key artists a permanent presence in the town where they lived and worked. The display follows those artists across the 20th Century, revealing their relationships to international art histories. From the unique perspective of St Ives, visitors will be able to bridge geographical and chronological boundaries and discover new connections through familiar artists.

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR2 6 1 TG 0 1 7 3 6 7 9 6 2 2 6 www. tate. org. uk/ stives

© Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

ì TOP RIGHT Interior with Garden Window : 1955 Private collection

Heron’s abstraction is a direct response to the light, colour and shape that he encountered every day. An art of pure visual sensation, his paintings are the result of his experience of looking acutely at the world and though they do not represent the garden and landscape surrounding his home and studio in Cornwall, those forms resonate in his painting in fundamental ways. The exhibition in the new top-lit gallery at Tate St Ives is the first opportunity to bring together a group of these large-scale expansive works to Cornwall, and reveal the full evolution of his vibrant abstract language. It will unlock new insights into his art and encourage all visitors to enjoy the simple and joyous act of looking. Rather than a conventional retrospective, with a chronological display, this show is a succession of spaces and juxtapositions across the full breadth of his career to encourage a new understanding of his achievement as an artist and the creative processes he followed. Born in Leeds, Heron spent his early childhood in Cornwall. The family left after five years, but Heron returned, first in 1 to 1945 when he came to work for Bernard Leach at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. Whilst he was there, he met many leading of the modernist artists associated with St Ives, including Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. He then spent each summer there until 1956, when he moved permanently to Zennor, west Cornwall. He was foremost a painter, however during his career, he worked in a variety of media, from the silk scarves he designed from the age of 14, for his father’s company Cresta, to the beautiful stained-glass window at the entrance of Tate St Ives. To accompany this major exhibition, a fantastic range of events and activities will be running over the summer. For families, Tate Create returns during the school holidays. In the summer it will be the Big Paint Challenge and it’s all about colour. Get your paintbrushes ready and help us to transform our Foyle Studio into an exhibition of artworks, inspired

© Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

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DISCOVER MORE Don’t forget, if you are a resident in Cornwall, you can pick up a Tate St Ives Locals’ Pass for the introductory price of £5 for a year of free entry to the gallery. Please go to the website for more information www.tate.org.uk

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On Display Showcasing local artists and art galleries 2. ALCHEMY TILES

Live Every Moment by Mel Chambers “Bew pub mynysen. Hwarth pub dydh. Kar dres geryow.” (Live every moment. Laugh every day. Love beyond words.) Introducing the new ‘Cornish Range’ of Alchemy Tiles, using ancient 13th Century inlay techniques, hand carved rather than painted. Inspiring images, quotes and poetry carved in Cornish, all held eternally in earth and time. Commissions welcome.

www.alchemytiles.com

GOLDMARTIN GARAGE, SAMPYS HILL, MAWNAN SMITH, FALMOUTH TR11 5EW 07768 193848

1. THE COWHOUSE GALLERY Watercolour by Lorna Hirst Johnson

In the picturesque coastal village of Perranuthnoe, The Cowhouse Gallery is run by a group of local artists and craftspeople, offering a wide range of original work at very affordable prices. Open daily, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodturning and leatherwork are all beautifully displayed in this bright light art space. LYNFIELD CRAFT CENTRE, PERRANUTHNOE TR20 9NE

01736 710538 www.cowhousegallery.co.uk

3. STEVE SLIMM

Meadow of Light by Steve Slimm Renowned for their quality of light, Steve’s mystical landscape paintings can be seen in various Cornish galleries, including the wonderful Wave 7, near Port Isaac. This delightful original oil painting is currently being shown (£475), along with a dozen similar pieces that breathe the ancient Celtic spirit of Cornwall. WAVE 7 GALLERY, PORT ISAAC PL27 6RD 01208 880605 www.wave7gallery.co.uk www.steveslimm.com

4. WAVE 7 GALLERY

Odyssey-Rings by Sharon Webb Wave 7 Gallery exhibits contemporary art and crafts across two buildings; the main gallery and the granary. The next solo exhibition is by Sharon Webb, from 4th to 18th May. It’s also the working studio of Victoria Mead. Art courses and craft afternoons run throughout the season. The gallery is open 10:30am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. PLAIN STREETS, TRELIGHTS, NEAR PORT ISAAC PL29 3TW 01208 880605 www.wave7gallery.co.uk

5. CAITLIN MCLINTOCK Porthleven Boats by Caitlin McLintock Born and bred in Cornwall, Caitlin has always used its rich landscape and wonderful culture to inspire her collection of work. Graduating from Falmouth University with a degree in illustration, she uses inks, watercolours and pens to create works in a crosshatching style. To see more of Caitlin’s beautiful pieces, head to the website. cjmclintockillustration@gmail.com www.cjmclintock.co.uk

6. TREASURE PENZANCE Fox Creative Ceramics

Treasure Penzance is home to inspiring art, gifts, crafts, vintage wares and the Cornish Craft Cavern, which showcases more than 60 Cornwall-based artists and makers, offering a truly different view into Cornwall’s creative scene. Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. 73 MARKET JEW STREET, PENZANCE TR18 2LJ 07799160638 TreasurePenzance

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| ART 7. DREYA GLASS

Sea Anemones by Dreya “The sea and its moods have always been in my life”, says Dreya. “The sea is all encompassing from colour, sound, smell, and its reflective quality. lass has such similar qualities to water and is the perfect medium to express it – you can look at it, or through it.” Visits available by appointment. SEAWALK, TREGOSS ROAD, NEWQUAY TR7 2NR 07977 532933 dreyabennett@me.com www.dreya.co.uk

9. QUAY ART

Baby Orangutan by Matt Buckley Matt Buckley of Edge Sculptures has created a striking collection of emotionally evocative and contemporary figures of animals and mythical creatures, produced in ceramic polystone resin with hand finishing. This adorable baby Orangutan (21cm high) complements the previously released adult Orangutan. See the amazing range at Quay Art. QUAY ART, NORTH QUAY, PADSTOW PL28 8AF 01841 533534 www.quay-art.co.uk

8. CSCAPE ART

Crosswind Sailing by Sarah Blakey The Craft Kiln (Cornish crafts), Sail Loft Emporium (antiques and collectables) and Cscape Art are part of The Old Workshop, next to the main Charlestown car park. Many originals, prints and cards by artist Sarah Blakey, and photographer Mick Blakey, are available at the gallery. Open daily during the season, 10.30am to 5.30pm. THE OLD WORKSHOP, CHARLESTOWN, PL25 3NJ 01726 66639

www.theoldworkshopcharlestown.co.uk

10. MOG & CRUSOE GALLERY

Drenched In The Warmth Of The Sun by Jo Crusoe-Williams

11. EAT ART

Bespoke framing service Eat Art is a collaboration of artists, designers and craftsmen with many years experience in the art of picture framing. The team collaborate with some of the best artists working in Cornwall today and clients from all over the UK to supply art and frames to the trade and public. With simple solutions from just a few pounds to unique handcrafted designs, Eat Art offers a complete bespoke framing service.

Situated in Foundry Court in the picturesque town of Wadebridge, this beautiful, fresh, artist-led gallery showcases a collection of original paintings, ceramics, ewellery, textiles, fine art, limited edition prints and handmade cards, mostly made here in Cornwall. Owned by Mark and o and now in its fifth year, the gallery continues to blossom and evolve. Open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4pm. 3 FOUNDRY COURT, WADEBRIDGE PL27 7QN 01208 368120 www.mogandcrusoe.com

EMPIRE WAY, TREGONIGGIE ESTATE, FALMOUTH TR11 4RX 01326 375917 www.eatart.co.uk

12. PENLEE HOUSE GALLERY & MUSEUM

Tucking a School of Pilchards by Percy Craft One of the Newlyn School’s best-loved works, this large oil painting features in the current exhibition, Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn from 1880-1940. Percy Craft

was inspired by the Newlyn fish riots of 1896 and painted this celebratory work a year later. It shows the camaraderie of the Newlyn fishermen who famously fought the east coast boats for fishing on Sundays. MORRAB ROAD, PENZANCE TR18 4HE 01736 363625 www.penleehouse.org.uk

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We meet Emma Allen and Mark Opie, founders of Falmouth based framing service Eat Art.

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collaboration of artists, designers and craftsmen with many years of experience in the art of picture framing, Eat Art offers art collectors everything from simple solutions costing just a few pounds, to unique handcrafted designs. Owner Emma Allen tells us: “We offer a completely bespoke framing service and stock a comprehensive range of mouldings, as well as both standard and conservation grade glass, mounting card and backing materials.�

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The team at Eat Art have turned framing itself into an artform, and recognise how the right frame can really enhance an artwork, helping to bring it to life and preserve it

From mirrors and prints, through to works on paper and canvas; even for trinkets and ephemera, Emma and the team can guide you through the choices available to best preserve and display your art. We ask Emma how Eat Art was founded. “Mark Opie and I founded Eat Art in 2000, with the help of The Prince’s Trust. I first became aware of picture framing as an art form in itself whilst studying art in school and college, and was particularly inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt and Hans Peller. “Mark’s background is in woodworking and his interest in picture framing was sparked by the level of craftsmanship involved.” Since starting the company, the two have been joined by other likeminded individuals with similar creative and practical backgrounds. Now they enjoy a reputation as one of the best picture framers in the south west, working with clients throughout the UK, including many leading local artists and galleries. “We have access to all of the major framing suppliers and facilities to mill some profiles in-house. In this way, we can offer an extensive range of mouldings in pre-finished, raw wood and metal profiles, plus customised mouldings in timber or acrylic.” There is, however, no need to confine your choices to pre-finished frames. mma continues: “We can apply our imagination and skill to create unique finishes that include hand-painted designs, gesso work and gilding.” So, it seems, there isn’t a lot the Eat Art team can’t do to suit your framing needs. For us, the most impressive part is how the team aims to actively preserve your artwork, championing conservation in much of what they do. Mark tells us: “A successful frame should show an item to its best, but framing can

also protect and help to actively preserve. This consideration is crucial if the item to be framed is of worth, be that in terms of money or sentiment. At Eat Art we can advise on the most appropriate materials and best methods to conserve your work.” So, whether you’ve inherited an heirloom that’s been in your family for generations, or you recently came across a piece that you saw and simply had to purchase, be sure to get in touch with the team at Eat Art, who can help ensure it lasts for generations to come, fitting a frame that suits both you and the work itself, as well as protecting it from unnecessary damage. If you’d like to pay Emma and Mark a visit, the studio is open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, and on other days by appointment.

EAT ART

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s g n i t ee r g d n a s t f i G The namesake of a three-bearded rockpool fish in its hometown of St Ives, the artistic reach of Whistlefish has extended well into the south west.

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ounded by artist Lyn Thompson, Whistlefish designs and prints stunning greeting cards, art and stationery, as well as providing the discerning shopper with a range of beautiful gifts, perfect if you’re buying for somebody who holds Cornwall close to their heart. The company has galleries in St Ives, Falmouth, Truro, Padstow, Looe, Dartmouth, Newquay, Plymouth and now in Fowey, so wherever you are in the south west, Whistlefish’s range of artisanal wares is never out of reach. In fact, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Cornwall, ublin or ubai, as the Whistlefish international outlook and shipping options allow you to enjoy the best it has to offer, wherever in the world you may be. Founder yn is keen to support artists both locally and nationally and from them, her team handpicks a selection of their favourites in traditional, contemporary and modern artistic styles, which inspire the delightful range of products on the shelves of each Whistlefish gallery. yn tells us We produce artwork which doesn’t compromise on quality while still being affordable. From sourcing fine Italian paper, to hand-finishing your print in our custom frame workshop, we make sure your artwork always looks great, now, and for years to come. Over the past six months, yn tells us We’ve embarked on a ma or refurbishment of our galleries. Starting with refits in St Ives and Falmouth, we then moved our location in Truro from Cathedral ane to a larger space in River Street. We’ve also given facelifts to our galleries in Padstow, ooe and Plymouth Barbican, as well as opening a brand new gallery in Fowey and securing plans to open another in Mevagissey in time for the summer This pro ect has seen the layouts of the galleries change considerably, yn tells us, from the freshly laid wooden flooring to the newly installed ceiling lights. ach is now fitted with sleek card shelving that offers a muchimproved customer browsing experience when

searching for the perfect card design, as well as a central gift table, which enables the team to stock more gifting products, giving customers much more choice when it comes to pairing their card with the perfect little something’. Of course, you’ll still find the usual staple of fabulous art within these new layouts it’s simply more accessible than ever before, so if you already love the Whistlefish brand, or are looking for one that lives up to your love for art-inspired wares, there’s never been a better time to pay a visit to Whistlefish, wherever you are in the south west.

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Keep your eyes healthy and in vogue with a visit to Alexander Miller Opticians in Falmouth.

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stablished more than a decade ago as Falmouth’s only independent optician, Alexander Miller always guarantees that all-important personal touch. Owners Mark and Andrew regularly attend trade fairs in London, Paris and Milan, allowing them to obtain an oversight of what’s happening in the optical market. This also gives them direct access to a range of companies whose products are often not otherwise seen in Cornwall! Indeed, a large proportion of existing Alexander Miller customers come back time and time again because they appreciate the eclectic and ever-evolving selection of spectacles that are always available, often finding quite a selection of frames that suit them – several of which they would never before have considered. Mark Alexander, co-founder of the practice, tells us: “As independent opticians we are not restricted to what products we can offer. This is particularly useful when recommending lenses as we can offer the most appropriate solution for you, from whichever manufacturer that might be. We do, however, have a strong a liation with Nikon, with whom we’ve been doing business since day one.”

All this leads to the practice’s ethos: that whilst ocular health is crucial and technical specifications important, they needn’t come at the expense of design. Some of the exciting brands you’ll find available are Tom Ford, Tom Davies, ic!berlin, MODO and WOOW. You can choose with the environment in mind, thanks to the ECO brand – frames made from recycled material. ECO start at a complete price single vision of £150 and they’ll plant a tree for every frame sold! So, if it’s about time you checked on your eyesight, what better place to do it than here? Sit down to enjoy a fresh coffee as you prepare for your appointment by enjoying the beautiful views of the river Fal. A comprehensive 30-minute eye examination awaits you followed by an opportunity to discuss your visual needs. Throughout your visit you’ll be given time to make the whole journey an enjoyable one. There really is no excuse not to look after your eyes!

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MENOPAUSE: DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE Despite the fact that 51% of the population will go through it at some point in their lives, any mention of menopause can often be met with embarrassment and silence.

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enopause can be a miserable time, but this needn’t be the case, says private GP and women’s health specialist at Duchy Hospital, Sarah Gray. “Part of the confusion may be because symptoms can creep up very slowly, when you are still having periods. For some, the transition period lasts just a few years, but for others it can last a decade. Every woman’s experience is different and there is no definitive test to predict precisely where you’re at, or how long you’re going to be there.” Technically, Dr Gray explains: “Menopause is the time of the very last period. In the months or years leading up to this point, women’s hormones often swing between extremes, which can lead to a variety of fluctuating symptoms. When bleeding stops it means that the female hormones are lower. What makes each woman’s experience different is how her body responds.” Symptoms of menopause can include sleep disturbance, mood changes, di culty concentrating and making decisions, vaginal dryness and sexual di culty, bladder symptoms, joint pains and changes in the skin. Of course, the symptom usually associated with it is hot flushes. Around three out of four women experience these, so they don’t affect everyone. If flushing is not a big issue, women may not even realise what is happening. “All women will experience changes in their skin, bladder, bones and blood vessels. If menopause is early, then the changes start early. In relation to bones, this leads to an increased risk of fracture during elderly

years, so younger women are encouraged to consider hormone replacement at least until the average age of menopause, to reduce risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and dementia, even if symptoms aren’t greatly troublesome.” r Sarah ray has worked in the field for more than 30 years. During a consultation, she can explain why this happens and how you can make it easier to live with, as well as what you can buy from the pharmacy and how well it works, and what your GP can prescribe. Most importantly, she can explain some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding Hormone Replacement Treatment. “Hormone replacement is a term that covers a multitude of options. A woman deserves accurate and up to date information in order to decide whether it’s appropriate for her. Many women can manage without HRT, particularly if they understand what is happening to their bodies. “If a woman wants to try HRT, details of her health profile, previous exposure to hormones and preferences should be considered. Ultimately, her decision to use or continue to use treatment should be informed and agreed upon, benefitting quality of life without adding unnecessary risk, and it should be reviewed annually.”

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PROTECTING

e r u t u f r you A staggering one in ten of us will face a period of sickness absence of more than six months during our working lives. We talk to Harris Begley Financial about what you can do to plan for such an event.

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hilst you may have life cover in place, the question arises of how would you, or your the family, cope if a wage earner was off work for a long period of time? Source emos survey, April 2 1 . One route is to take out an Income Protection policy. This product is designed to pay out a tax-free* monthly sum in the event that you are unable to work due to illness or in ury. In general, it will pay out until you are either well enough to return to work, have retired, the policy ends, or upon your death whichever happens first. nder current legislation, tax year 2 17 1 ach policy will have different conditions, such as cover choices against not being able to work in your own occupation, or any occupation, and you would obviously need to disclose any pre-existing medical issues. Initially its useful to establish if you would only receive the Statutory Sick Pay of . a week in the 2 17 1 tax year paid for up to 2 weeks, if you qualify , or if there are additional benefits from your employer or the state. Once you’ve got an idea of this income stream, you can then decide when you’d like your income

protection cover to kick-in (called the deferred period). The longer you wait the cheaper the premium will be. It pays to be sensible about how much you require until you’re able to return to work (or have retired). In the same way you wouldn’t need a pay out commensurate with buying a new house if the kitchen floods, your potential pay out via an income protection policy should be calculated in a similar way (up to a maximum amount . And again, the less you need, the lower the premium. The sobering fact is that each year, a million people in the UK suffer a prolonged absence from work due to sickness, and up to half of those would find their savings have run out after ust a few weeks So, it makes sense to plan accordingly by contacting Harris Begley now for a free initial financial health check. Source The Chartered Insurance Institute, 2016 report).

HARRIS BEGLEY FINANCIAL PLANNING Penzance office The Regent, Chapel Street, Penzance TR1 8 4 AE 0 1 7 3 6 3 6 6 5 5 0 Truro office Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Treliske, Truro TR1 3 F F 0 1 8 7 2 8 8 8 4 0 0 enquiries@ harrisbegley. co. uk www. harrisbegley. co. uk

You may also require advice on the legal and tax issues. HM Revenue & Customs practice and the law relating to taxation are complex and subject to individual circumstances and changes which cannot be foreseen. The value of pensions and investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested. Income Protection is a complex product, with a vast array of options, so it is essential that you take advice. As with all insurance policies, terms, conditions and exclusions will apply.

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Properties to call home

Beautiful Elizabethan manor | Week St Mary, North Cornwall Grade II* Listed farmhouse, detached 4 bedroom cottage, 2 large barns, Listed cider house, further assorted outbuildings, secluded rural setting, 2,306 sq ft, EPC Rating = F

Guide ÂŁ1.25 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Ben Davies Head of Department 01872 243 204 bmdavies@savills.com

David Jenkin Associate 01872 243 210 david.jenkin@savills.com

Anna Sharp Negotiator 01872 243 209 asharp@savills.com

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Savills Cornwall

01872 243 200

One of Falmouth's prime properties | Falmouth, South Cornwall Superbly positioned near Gyllyngvase and Swanpool beaches, extensively refurbished & completed in late 2017, up to 5 bedrooms, gym/playroom, cellar, double garage, 3,856 sq ft, EPC Rating = D

Guide ÂŁ1.5 million | Freehold

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Boscastle

£275,000

This immaculately presented 2 double bedroom reverse living co age is superbly positioned above the historic harbour of Boscastle. The co age possesses a great deal of character coupled with spaciousness and modern convenience. This cleverly designed detached property is divided over two oors, with a double bedroom and shower room on the lower ground oor and the remainder of the living accommodation, as well as a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, on the upper ground oor. There is also the huge advantage of private o road parking. The co age, built approximately 1 years ago, is currently a successful holiday let with an excellent income and occupancy. E C C

St Ervan, Nr Padstow

£675,000

Situated in a secluded rural parish where properties are rare to change hands, ackie Stanley are delighted to bring to the market this substantial residence, cleverly and though ully enlarged and extended by the current owners to create a family home of generous proportions and stylish design. Deligh ully situated within its own private tree lined grounds and slighted elevated, the property sits ad acent to the church of St Ervan with rural views beyond ust a few miles from the picturesque harbour town of adstow. E C C

St Teath

£350,000

This handsome three bedroom period property has undergone a complete top down renovation in recent years to create a home of style and panache, sympathetically retaining features of the period combined with a contemporary edge. The property benefits from an enclosed rear garden and o road parking, situated in a quiet location close to the centre of the pre y sought after village of St Teath. E C D

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St Teath

£650,000

Converted ust a few years ago and situated within approximately . acres of equestrian paddocks, sand school, stables, Dutch barn, y Shire Houses od and a ractively landscaped gardens and grounds, this property is an exquisitely presented former agricultural barn of exacting standards and deceptive si e found in a deligh ul rural location on the very edge of the sought after village of St Teath. E CC

Talskiddy

OIRO £500,000

Transformed by a sensitive and comprehensive refurbishment programme, this 3 4 bedroom detached is new to the market and we anticipate lots of interest! Set in a small village ust two miles north of St Columb, it’s rural se ng allows for peaceful living yet is within easy reach of main transport links. Stylishly presented throughout, this appealing home makes the most of natural light, has exible accommodation and outside spaces for all seasons, including lawned and gravelled areas and a conservatory leading to a deligh ul paved patio in a walled garden style. the front facing rooms and a large private enclosed rear garden with summerhouse. E C E

Treyarnon Bay

£375,000

deligh ul 2 bed holiday home on the popular cean Blue complex at Treyarnon Bay. The location is superb - allowing access to Treyarnon Bay in minutes and Constantine Bay in an easy and at to 10 minute walk across the headland. The development benefits from secure gated entry, allocated parking, landscaped grounds and, being on the smaller rear terrace of ust five properties, this property backs on to the surrounding open countryside. E C C

Padstow

01841 532555

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COASTAL | COUNTRY | TOWN | MODERN | PERIOD

01872 306360

APARTMENT 2 | PORTHGWIDDEN | FEOCK | GUIDE PRICE £485,000 | EPC F

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COASTAL | COUNTRY | TOWN | MODERN | PERIOD

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MYLOR | NR FALMOUTH | SOUTH CORNWALL | GUIDE PRICE £1. 45M | EPC C

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St Just In Roseland DETACHED BARN CONVERSION IN STUNNING LOCATION Churchtown Mill is situated in a stunning position on the Roseland Peninsula. Overlooking the picturesque St Just In Roseland Church this detached converted barn sits in an acre of beautiful subtropical gardens which have been creatively landscaped around the property to provide a wonderful space in which to live and entertain offering complete privacy and seclusion. The four bedroom reverse level accommodation takes advantage of the superb outlook whilst there is detached double garaging, ample parking and a detached utility building. EPC – F

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16 High Street Falmouth TR11 2AB The Gazebo, Contantine - £700,000

Chenhalls, Maenporth - OIEO £1,000,000

2 Kersey Road, Flushing - £450,000

4 Kimberley Croft, Falmouth - £410,000

6 Penvean Close, Mabe - £345,000

23 Polmennor Road, Falmouth - £280,000

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01326 565016 www.thematherpartnership.co.uk TREWENNACK, SOUTH CORNWALL - GUIDE PRICE £400,000 Enjoying an exclusive semi-rural location on the outskirts of Helston this three bedroom property boasts stunning panoramic rural views and a very generous level lawned garden. The property itself is a sympathetic barn conversion which offers spacious, light and airy accommodation. This property is a real lifestyle choice offering the benefits of country living whilst still being conveniently located for access to Helston, Truro, Falmouth and local amenities. This would be a superb family home and we strongly recommend your earliest attention to view. EPC - C 76

COVERACK, LIZARD PENINSULA - OIRO £475,000 This very large detached four bedroom bungalow enjoys sea views, offers spacious and well proportioned accommodation and is set in a private plot size of approximately one third of an acre. Situated on the edge of the quintessential fishing village of Coverack which itself has a picturesque harbour, sandy beach, primary school, church, choice of restaurants and a popular public house. Being offered for sale with no onward chain, your earliest appointment to view is highly recommended - don’t miss this one. EPC - E 47

PROSPIDNICK, SOUTH CORNWALL - £450,000 This former Piggery is a delightful four bedroom, detached single storey, tastefully renovated conversion. It is located in the pretty hamlet of Prospidnick, which nestles within an idyllic rural valley backing onto the Trevarno country estate. This former piggery was purchased from Trevarno and converted in the early 1990s. The property is deceptive from the front and offers spacious and well-proportioned accommodation yet with a light and airy feel unlike many older Cornish properties. EPC - G 13

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PERRANWELL STATION, NR. TRURO

Asking Price £595,000

A superb and spacious family home with free flowing living space which works as open plan or can be defined into three separate reception rooms as required. Three double bedrooms with impressive master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite shower room. Large sunny gardens, driveway parking and double garage. EPC rating C.

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CHARITY |

BEATING THE

ODDS

We learn about Skylar, a programme that’s doing exceptional work to help parents with infants born into complex and often chaotic home environments.

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ack in issue 70, we met the team at Trelya, an award-winning charity helping Cornwall’s most disadvantaged families and children. Trelya’s mission is simple: to break the generational cycle of social and economic deprivation, allowing children, young people and families to develop skills, knowledge, awareness, motivation and aspirations necessary to build safe, positive and fulfilling futures. We were recently introduced to Skylar, a ground-breaking programme from Trelya that’s aimed at supporting babies and young children up to four years old who are born into complex, chaotic family environments. Around 26% of babies in the UK are estimated to be living within complex family situations, exposed to substance abuse, mental illness, or domestic violence. Skylar’s programme assists young parents and their babies in overcoming the negative impacts of such circumstances. Studies have shown that the earliest experiences shape a baby’s brain development, having a lifelong impact on their mental and emotional health. They’ve also proven that the crucial time for a baby’s healthy development is the 1001 days from pregnancy to the age of two years. What’s more, when a baby’s development falls behind the norm during the first year of life, they’re much more likely to continue falling behind in subsequent years. Trelya’s family team has built a high level of trust in the community over the past 15 years, enabling them to reach out and help mums who are often unable to access, or are intimidated by mainstream support services. Skylar delivers a solid framework in a flexible and innovative way that responds to children as individuals. It nurtures them through the critical early years, giving them the care and support they need to develop and thrive.

A part of this is providing a programme of musical experiences, partially supported by the National Foundation for Youth Music. Evidence has shown a positive impact of early years music programmes on children’s cognitive and physical development, language and communication, as well as social and emotional skills. Cat Keene, Director of Programmes and Operations at Trelya tells us: “Having been here for 15 years, we understand the complexities that the children and their families are facing. We’re a generation in now. The girls are now having their own babies and we feel like having access to those children is a real chance to fracture that cycle of deprivation.” Treasurer Antony Penhaul adds to this, saying: “Our programmes, including Skylar, are free to the end user, but we can only continue to do that with the support of the local community.”

TRELYA

The L escudj ack Centre, Penmere Close, Penzance TR1 8 3 PE 0 1 7 3 6 3 3 9 6 1 6 info@ trelya. com www. trelya. com

ABOVE é The safe and stimulating environment that has been created at Trelya for very young children

GET INVOLVED You can help To learn more about Trelya or to donate, email info@trelya.com or call 01736 339616

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