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In this blog we aim to bring you information on our holiday cottage, the Cellars in Church Cove, plus information and events on the Lizard and South Cornwall.

Holly at Christmas

Holly can be found throughout the Lizard and interestingly in Cornwall, holly was once traditionally used instead of a Christmas tree. It is such a symbol of Christmas and today, it remains probably the most popular plant for Christmas decorations. Holly was adopted...

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Lizard in the war years

I have been re-reading The Lizard in Landewednack, a great little book which we keep at the Cellars. It is very informative and was produced by the Lizard History Society. One of our neighbours was very involved with it. There was some interesting...

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Lizard Tales

This time whilst at the Cellars I bought two booklets Lizard Tales 1 and 11 which contains tales from elderly Lizard villagers. It was produced in 1997 and some are no longer with us so it is great they were encouraged to put pen to paper. Several...

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Declines in cornish insects

Some shocking news came out this week on the decline of insects in Cornwall since 1980. The study looked at 23 species of bees and estimated that as a group their distribution across Cornwall has declined by 44%. The distribution of wasps has...

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Choughs in Botallack

I had heard there were more Choughs – the famous Cornwall black birds with red legs and red beaks -  around Botallack compared to the Lizard where there is only one pair, but we did not expect to see any.  However we were on the inland part of our circular...

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The Tin Coast

Another thing we did when we were at the Cellars recently was a lovely circular walk north of St Just starting at the famous Botallack tin mine engine houses you may have well seen in photos as they are so impressive given their location on the rock so...

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Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

We finally visited Tremenhere sculpture gardens near Penzance last week whilst staying at the Cellars. I have been meaning to go there for ages. Other than a huge minotaur sculpture, huge hassan marble eucalyptus seed pods (see picture above) and a...

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The Flying Scotsman comes to Cornwall

We saw on the local SW news programme Spotlight which we watch even when we are not in Cornwall, that the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive was doing a trip through Devon and Cornwall  the weekend just gone. It has never been to Cornwall before so this was...

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Retirement for the Sea King Helicopter

For those of you who have stayed at the Cellars or elsewhere in the Lizard, you will be familiar with Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose as you have to pass it to get to the Lizard. It is a very large site. It is in fact one of the largest helicopter...

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Great British Beach Clean

This weekend just gone has been part of the 25th annual Great British Beach Clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society lasting four days. It has become the largest and most longstanding beach litter survey in the UK and all the items collected are...

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Cornish Choughs – 2018 Was a Great Year

I spoke to one of our neighbours near the Cellars recently who is a keen bird watcher and takes part in the Chough watch for the Lizard pair of Choughs and she told me the four young Lizard choughs left home in July. Choughs are part of the crow family but...

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Fruits of the land and sea

Wondering round the paths around Church Cove last week I found lots of ripe blackberries and some big sloe berries on the blackthorn bushes. I picked some of the blackberries and had them with some stewed apple and yoghurt for my breakfast for a few days....

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Vintage cars in the Lizard village

We are down at the Cellars this week doing a few jobs. We had heard about a vintage car rally on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend on the Lizard green so we thought we would go and have a look. The cars started in Helston at 11am and drove down...

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Plastic Free Helford River

Lizard Lives is a monthly booklet that is delivered to Lizard Households and it is very informative and interesting booklet. Not only does it say what is going on in the village and the lifeboat station etc but it also has contributions from villagers...

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Update from the Lizard

We were down at the Cellars for a few days last week gardening and doing a few DIY jobs. It was a lovely few days: hot and sunny but most of the time we had a cooling sea breeze. I even ventured for a quick swim in the cove on two of the days but I was not...

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Church Cove
The Lizard
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