Roll On Springtime in Cornwall


The first signs of spring are already appearing in Cornwall this year!


Flowers at the Lost Gardens of Heligan


After my last doom and gloom post, this one is a bit more lighthearted! We went for a walk at The Lost Gardens of Heligan on Monday and it was exactly what I needed to lift my mood after a few rubbish months.


Love Nature walk at Lost Gardens of Heligan


Not only did the sun shine, but it was also warm enough not to have to wear a coat too. As much as I love the hibernation aspect of winter which I fully embrace with lots of snuggly duvet days at home in the warm, I am definitely ready for spring now.


It’s one of my favourite times of year when there is colour popping up everywhere, baby animals all over the place and some actual warm sunshine – or at least slightly less cold rain than winter ha!


Beautiful Heligan


There were definitely some signs that spring is on its way – possibly a bit early yay – at Heligan, even their huge magnolia tree was blooming.


Magnolia tree


Magnolia tree blooms Heligan


Not to mention lots of other beautiful flowers around the place. Not everything was in bloom, as it is still slightly early, but the plants there were made me smile. We visited Heligan partly to go and see the big red nose (I haven’t been asked to or compensated for writing this blog post, but for clarity sake please be aware that I was paid to mention the big red nose on my Instagram as you can see below) which we didn’t realise would be on the giant. I reckon he looks pretty snazzy.


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This one turned thirteen today crazily, {#AD Paid Partnership with @sainsburys} since he's my youngest that feels pretty huge! Thankfully he's not too embarrassed to be seen with me as of yet and we had fun at the Lost Gardens of Heligan yesterday acting a bit silly in red noses. Even the giant at Heligan got in on the act ha! He's wearing a giant red nose provided by Sainsburys to celebrate 20 years of them supporting @comicrelief , there are other giant red noses around the country at Covent Garden London, Blackpool Tower and on Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh! Why not grab a red nose from Sainsbury (at least 65p from each one goes towards charity!) and go get a selfie with one of the big red noses?! If you do then tag @Sainsburys and @Comicrelief and use the hashhtag #rednoseday to help encourage others to get their own red noses and join in for charity! Stevie x #Cornwall #rednose #comicrelief #rednoseday2019 #loveCornwall #lostgardens #lostgardensofheligan #heligan #visitcornwall #lovewhereyoulive #outsideandalive #outsideeveryday #ukparentbloggers #parentbloggersuk #instacornwall #igerscornwall #daysout #daysoutuk #ukexplore #charity #walkingcornwall #explorecornwall #swisbest #southwest #huaweiphotography #huaweip20pro

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The giant at Heligan in a red nose


As well as the signs of spring at Heligan, there are daffodils blooming all over the place at the moment and it’s actually been warm enough (just about) to drive around with the windows open in the car. All the fresh air after weeks of pretty much being stuck in the house for one reason or another including illness, is actually so refreshing.


Maybe 2019 isn’t going to be quite as rubbish as it’s been seeming!


Stevie x

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  1. 20 February 2019 / 3:18 pm

    I’m pleased to see spring arriving too, love it when the daffodils start to pop up. The red nose is fab, it suits the giant! I love seeing your beautiful photos of Heligan, I would really like to visit sometime, it looks stunning whatever time of year you go.