And just like that Cornwall went back to normal and it was like it never happened! But for a few days over the weekend things got very surreal around here with cavalcades of giant black cars and security driving through Penzance, exotic helicopters circling in the sky and our beautiful beaches flashing out on news reports across the globe – Boris even revealed himself to be a keen sea swimmer, diving in for a morning dip!
When it was announced that the G7 was coming to Cornwall my first thought (once I had confirmed it wasn’t April fool’s day!) was that it would be amazing for business. In the end, however, St. Ives was very quiet; all the visitors were hanging out within the ‘ring of steel’ that said I don’t think I’m alone in feeling incredibly proud of Cornwall; our landscape, people and food. We managed to host a peaceful, positive global event in the midst of a pandemic. It’s a weekend we won’t forget in a hurry!
Although we did see our little shop sneak into shot on the G7 Devon and Cornwall police website...
Lots of you might remember the competition we ran during the Summer of 2016 to win £150 to spend with us as well as a weekend break at the lovely Spring Park.
Today we had an email from Natalie who was the lucky winner of the competition, chosen at random from the thousands of entries we received. And the good news, she had a great time, yay! Natalie chose a selection of goodies from our website and also enjoyed a weekend in Cornwall staying in the beautiful Duchess, courtesy of Spring Park.
She told us;
"We had a truly wonderful break at Spring Park - I am so glad that I won this prize draw (Poppy Treffry included) - it was made for me. The interior of The Duchess is fabulous, so beautifully restored and with gorgeous objects everywhere. We shall definitely go back.
The Tamar Valley is a lovely area - and before we have just driven through further into Cornwall. I am so pleased we were given the chance to stay and explore.
Thanks to all at Poppy Treffry and Spring Park xx"
The pictures are all from Natalie's stay. Thank you Natalie for sharing and so pleased you had a lovely time.
And thank you to everyone who entered, next time, who knows, it could be you! (And I know, I never win anything either!!)
Fancy getting away from it all and escaping to a mini paradise hidden away in the Cornish countryside? We could make that dream a reality for you if you're the lucky winner of our summer competition.
We've teamed up with the lovely folk who run Spring Park (they're actually old friends of ours) to offer you this lovely prize and we're pretty jealous because it's such a nice place to stay, tucked away in a beautiful, quiet, rural spot close to the Cornwall and Devon border.
One lucky winner will get 2 nights in the Duchess, a beautiful converted showman's wagon refurbished by the team at Spring Park and only recently available. She comes with a wood fired hot tub so you can sit back and watch the night sky, as well as a fire pit and a wood burning stove. As well as this the winner will also get £150 to spend with us, either in the shop in St Ives or on the website, lovely!
You can enter the competition here and you can check Spring Park out in more detail here, even if you don't win we thoroughly recommend a visit, we sure will be soon!