Falmouth Gets Festive

Want to know what I was up to last Thursday? Well conventionally my sister vlogged our trip to town to see the Christmas lights switch on!

The lights really do look lovely, I might make it out into town some time next week and take some photos to share with you. If you enjoyed Jenny’s video then please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to her channel, she makes some great videos and sometimes I feature making them even better!

Toodles.

 

 

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Introducing Falmouth- Phoenix Cinema

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For a long time Falmouth didn’t have a cinema. I have many fond memories of hopping on the train to catch a film in Truro. One day we just stayed in there all day because the weather was foul. It was a bit of a pain though and all those train fares added up. Luckily in April 2009 the old drill hall, which had been empty for years, became our new cinema we were ecstatic. It’s given the beautiful old building a new lease of life which is lovely to see.

The Phoenix Cinema houses 5 screens ranging in size. 3 of these are luxury screens with armchair and sofa seating, more leg room, a waited snack option and is fully licensed if you fancy a pint of the good stuff. Adult tickets cost £7.95 and children and senior citizens tickets cost £5.95 however there are many other deals to choose from. These include Movie Magic cards, which give you cheaper tickets and food for a small annual fee, bargain shows and movie meal deals.

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When I go with Oli we tend to make the experience into a date and go for the movie meal deal. The cafe makes a really nice addition to the cinema, and as a bonus you can use it without even watching a movie. We have been to the cinema twice lately- once to see Guardians of the Galaxy (yeah, we took a while to get around to watching that…) and more recently to see The Book of Life. Both were great movies and were followed by equally great food. For £12.95 you get your cinema ticket and any main meal of your choosing, including the delicious daily specials. To make things extra special, if you book in advance they reserve your seat for you with one of those cute little table signs.

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I love our little local cinema and really need to get myself a Movie Magic card so I can go even more. I really feel it has brought a lot to the town and it’s so nice to not have to travel to catch the latest blockbuster.

Here’s a link to the Phoenix Cinema website if you want any more information.

I hope you enjoyed this little snippet of Falmouth. Watch this space for next weeks post, although even I’m not sure where I’m going to be reviewing yet!

Toodles.

Introducing Falmouth- Swanpool Beach & Cafe

 

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And so it begins! I have decided to start this series with a place very near my house. Swanpool is my favourite place to go when I just need to get away from it all. Swanpool itself is a beautiful lake full of ducks and swans. Right next to the lake is a mini golf course which is always fun. Across the road from that is Swanpool Beach. It’s not massive and is a bit pebbly meaning it tends to be quiet, especially on a grey day like today.

At the top of the beach sits Swanpool Beach Cafe. During the day they serve lots of yummy things to nibble on including delirious ciabattas, filled jacket potatoes and home made cakes. I love having a cheesy garlic ciabatta and a Belgium hot chocolate followed by one of their amazing quirky ice creams. They are so massive and so good! You get two scoops of Cornish ice cream topped with clotted cream and the topping of your choice from the list. I love “Monkey Business” and “Caribbean Kiss”, on nom nom! You can choose to eat your food up on the decking under a huge parasol or out in the open on one of the many benches on the sand.

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Toodles!

Introducing Falmouth

I feel a new blog feature coming on! After being inspired by Emily Fisher over at Mermaid Gossip I have decided to start a series of posts about the awesomeness of Falmouth! I will be including my favourite shops, restaurants, bars, places to go, things to do… well anything I love about Falmouth really.

For any of you who don’t know, Falmouth is a town in Cornwall, England. The town has a rich history, Pendennis Castle has been protecting the River Fal since 1545, it still stands today and is amazing to look around. It was not only used in Tudor times but was also a barracks during both world wars.  Falmouth was a packet station from 1688- 1851 meaning mail from around the world came into England though here, so it was pretty important! It is also home to the worlds third largest natural harbour and the UK’s largest ship repairers! Falmouth University helps inject a youthful, artistic vibe to the town. It’s also a godsend for locals like me who don’t want to move far away for University.

I have lived here my whole life and am very proud of my town. It is a truly beautiful place with lots to offer but not enough people know about it. I’m going to try to bring you guys a new post about Falmouth every week, including photos and maybe even mini interviews with shop owners!

I thought I would kick it off with some photos I have taken over the years around the town.

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Now this last shot is a bit of a throw back. I had to include this because it is of my absolute favourite place in Falmouth- Swanpool. I like to come and stand in this spot when I am stressed or upset because something about the calmness of the water just makes everything feel much better. I love hanging out with the ducks too, they make me super happy! You can’t really tell but this was way back when my hair was super short and I lived in my combat boots. DSCF0101

 

I hope you like my photos and are excited for my upcoming Falmouth series! I’m not sure what day of the week they will be going up yet but hopefully I will be able to keep it regular.

Toodles!