On Sunday, four of us took up the £15.95 offer at The Cornwall Hotel in St Austell, where you can use the Spa facility - infinity pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi and have a two course lunch. If you want to add a third course it's an extra £4. While the sun shone we took advantage of it and sat outside.
It was excellent. The food was good as was the service and we all enjoyed the pool, except for my oldest son who couldn't swim as he had cut his thumb badly the previous day and had a large dressing on it.
There was a large sculpture in the grounds which I thought was good fun.
I took advantage of being in Guingamp to go shopping in Le Clerc and Lidl. I bought ten tiny artichokes which were banded in bunches of five and described on the label as a "bouqet of artichokes", rather poetic I thought, and I cooked and enjoyed them as soon as I got home. I also bought a couple of notebooks which are feint squared on the pages. I looked at similar things in England last week, but they were all ruled with very dark print and it seemed intrusive.
When I went up to the field to put the hens, ducks and goats to bed, there was a little black chick under my broody Lavender Pekin hen. She had nine eggs under her. On Sunday, while I was in England she hatched a blue Cream Legbar egg but the chick died. This is the first survivor and she/he was still fine this morning so that's good news. I think it unlikely now that the other seven eggs are viable, but you never know.
Three things I like:
1. My new tiny weeny black chick.
2. Gathering an armful of broad beans this morning.
3. Buying more paperbacks in the charity shop back in Cornwall.