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    Use your loaf!

    Use your loaf!

    Is there anyone left who didn’t have a go at making bread of some kind over lockdown?!

    Many of us have come away simply appreciating the skills of bakers more, but there are also those of us who now can’t resist the smell of a fresh loaf in the oven and the joy of knowing we have baked it ourselves.

    As the UK is gradually emerging from lockdown once more and eating outdoors is becoming the new fine dining, putting together a meal can require a bit more planning and a bit more carrying!

    Our bread wraps are perfect for keeping your freshly baked loaf safe, carrying a family load of sandwiches or wrapping round a bowl of something delicious to keep bugs and picky fingers out. With a wipeable, food safe lining and velcro fastening they are super easy to use and keep clean.

    We know the bread makers amongst you will have your favourite recipes, but we’ve found this selection which has a variety of options…

    Poppy’s bread wrap is often used to protect her sharing bowl of potato salad. The recipe is so secret we couldn’t get it out of her, but here are a few alternatives that look pretty delicious...

    #PoppyTreffryPadstow

    We recently began weekly 'blackboard fun' from our Padstow shop! Outside the shop you'll find a little blackboard and each week we'll be chalking up something different on there, sometimes a joke, sometimes perhaps something else... OK, maybe we're making this up as we go along a little bit! If you want to get involved then simply take a snap of the blackboard and share it to facebook, twitter or instagram using the #PoppyTreffryPadstow. Each week we'll choose a winner at random from those that have used the hashtag and they'll get a little PT treat in the post. poppy Treffry padstow shop blackboard outside the shop   You don't even have to come inside the shop if you don't want to, although we really think you should, but we love to see your photo's and we love to know you're there, like a virtual wave! #poppytreffrypadstow blackboard outside the padstow shopSo grab your phone or camera, take a snap and share with us using #poppytreffrypadstow and we hope to see you soon at our Padstow shop or on the world wide web! ;-)    

    Easter holidays in Cornwall

      After a pretty wet and windy February and March we're all really looking forward to the Easter holidays here in Cornwall, a time when the weather is supposed to be brighter and more spring like. (Take note weather!) We know lots of you are in Cornwall for Easter and so we asked the team at Poppy Treffry how they would be spending the Easter break, ready to share with you all. And so this is our list of things to do if you're visiting Cornwall this Easter: The National Trust at Godolphin Estate near Helston are holding a Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt throughout the holidays for the children. It’s an historic house with beautiful gardens and so well worth a visit for adults too. Find out more here. easter themed egg cosy by poppy treffry Want to take Easter to the Egg-streme?! Have a go at Coasteering with St Ives Surf School. Jumping off rocks, climbing, swimming and kayaking are definitely for the more adventurous types, but all that exercise means you'll have earned your Easter egg! Find out more here. coasteering in cornwall with st ives surf school A few members of the team suggested a wander around Levant Mine at Botallack. They made it sound very innocent but we have a feeling they mean in search of Ross Poldark himself, although can you blame them?! And ok, so he might not be filming there at Easter, but it’s still a beautiful stretch of unspoilt Cornish coastline between St Ives and Lands End to explore. levant mine at Botallack On Easter Sunday (16th April) you could have a go at Egg Rolling in Padstow? Decorate a hard boiled egg, take it to Duke Street for midday and help raise funds for the Padstow RNLI lifeboat - whilst having some fun too, yay! easter egg cosies and treat pots by poppy treffry And if you prefer bikes to eggs (?!) then in North Cornwall, the spectacular Easter Egg Run is an annual charity event organised by a group of motorcyclists and also held on Easter Sunday. Ride off is at 11am from Davidstow Airfield, near Camelford, where often in excess of 200 riders and their pillions raise money for local children’s charities across the county, quite a sight to behold. Find out more here. easter egg run davidstow on motorcycles And if none of that tickles your fancy then how about creating your own family Easter traditions? Some members of the team who we won't name (but surnames are Treffry!)  have a tradition from childhood. You hard boil some eggs and then carry them up a hill balancing them on a spoon. It's a race to the top where you can stop and enjoy the view, or have an egg hunt, and you then have to race back down the hill batting the egg with a stick. The one who makes it to the bottom first and still has some egg is the winner. Any good Cornish hill would be great for this but tried and tested favourites are Carn Brea, Bray Down and Roughtor! eggs on spoons ready for easter fun If you like the idea of something a little more active but less egg based then you could cycle along the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow. Beautiful scenery along the former railway track, it’s an easy ride of just over five miles, with many options for refreshments when you reach Padstow! Look out for Oystercatchers along the way. oyster catch beach bag by poppy treffry And speaking of refreshments... when you do get to Padstow, the team highly recommend a visit to Cherry Trees café on the Harbour to sample some of their amazing cakes. Oh and that just happens to be next door to our Padstow shop, well what a coincidence! cherry trees cafe in padstow And if all else fails then you'll always find a hundred nooks and crannies to hide eggs behind down on the Cornish coast line. Let's just hope the weather gets the memo! We hope you enjoyed our little list and we'd love to hear from you if you've got suggestions we should try out this Easter - do get in touch via the comments here or over on our facebook page and let us know.  

    We need your survey help (and there are rewards!)

    WE NEED YOUR  HELP

    Roses are red, violets are blue, please fill out our survey and help us to help you!

    Many moons ago, some of you may remember, we did a big survey where we asked you all lots of questions and we used your answers to make our plans and decisions, about how we did things, what we made and where we made them.

    We're asking you now to help us again. We've put together another survey because we understand that the world has changed a lot in the last six years. We're really hoping you won't mind taking 20 minutes out to tell us lots of things about you and what you think of us. It's big, it's nosy but it's super useful for us and hopefully quite interesting for you too.

    Poppy treffry take survey now button

    In return we have a few rewards..

    1. The first 20 respondents* will be sent a Poppy Treffry notebook.

    2. Respondents will receive a 15% off voucher valid on web sales for one month.

    3. All respondents* will be entered into a prize draw to win a brand new Poppy Treffry beach bag, not even launched yet and worth £69.

    *To be counted as a respondent you must leave an email address on the final page so we can include you. poppy treffry beach bags   Poppy treffry take survey now button   Poppy Treffry survey - textile designer in Cornwall   Thank you so much in advance for your help and your time, I really appreciate it and am excited to see what we find out this time. (And I'm sure you can fill it out quickly before you get whisked out for a Valentines day meal! Or, if you're anything like me, before you start the washing up!) Poppy x

    Our five in St Ives!

      Following on from our previous post about the top ten things to do in Cornwall we wanted to focus in a little bit more on dear St Ives, home of the Poppy Treffry shop and some of the best, most beautiful beaches in the world! So are you heading to St Ives? Planning to visit soon? Here's our top 5 things you should do in St Ives, let us know what you would have put on your list - there's no right and wrong (apart from visiting our shop, that should always be on there!) Poppy Treffry shop in St Ives

    1. Visit the Poppy Treffry St Ives shop.

    We're leading with this mainly because we can! We might be biased but other people have told us how much they love the shop. Come along and see for yourself. You'll find the entire Poppy Treffry range, pieces you won't find on our website, one offs and quirky collectables Poppy sources from time to time. And if you pop to the website you can even find a 10% voucher to use in the shop. Right here. Hepworth gallery St Ives

    2. Barbara Hepworth museum.

    Not far from the Poppy Treffry shop you'll find the Barbara Hepworth museum and we say definitely make time for a visit. The house and garden are home to the largest group of Hepworth's works and there is real inspiration to be found here. (The image above is from our 'St Ives Snaps' competition a few years ago, thanks to Catherine Parry for this beautiful image from the gardens.) More info here. Cornish cream tea in St Ives

    3. An Island walk for tea and cake.

    As you can imagine no list from Team Treffry is complete without a tea and cake stop! In St Ives we recommend a walk around 'the island' from Porthmeor beach, towards Porthgwidden for tea and cake, or you could grab a lovely take away from the allotment deli on fore street to take with you. (Another St Ives Snaps entry here, our cream teas don't hang around long enough for pics! Thanks to Nicola Kriegeleder for this one) St Ives poster

    4. Learn to draw, and much much more!

    If you want a little bit of culture on your break then there are all sorts of courses to choose from whilst you're in St Ives. Our top picks are life drawing classes at the St Ives School of Painting within Porthmeor studios, inspirational and affordable. You'll also find a creative collection of courses over at Barnoon workshops, from 'drop in and draw' to 'play your guitar'. Full details here. cornish fishing boats

    5. John Knill Celebrations.

    Finally lucky visitors to St Ives this year (2016) might happen upon the celebrations which are carried out in memory of John Knill once every five years, making them an excellent excuse for a good old Cornish knees up! Celebrations take place on July 25th and involve dancing and a procession, and perhaps a smidgen of drink! There's a bit more info here. The last image is a gratuitous beautiful shot of St Ives boats, just to transport you to this beautiful place! (Thanks to Amy Moore for this shortlisted entry from the St Ives Snaps competition.). So that's our top 5, although we could probably have come up with a top 50 as it's pretty hard to choose. You'll just have to come and see for yourself, and we hope to see you in the Poppy Treffry shop when you do.