Cornwall Living 2018

News & views

The budding new film stars of St Ives

Just one visit to sunny St Ives and you’ll be wishing you could be there all the time. Well the good news is: you can be… sort of! Wherever you find yourself in the world, you can sample a flavour of the popular seaside town in just a few clicks, simply by logging onto the fab new webcam set up by luxury self-catering holiday company, Aspects Holidays. Overlooking the harbour, watch the comings and goings as holidaymakers perch on benches, admiring the golden sand, tuck into pasties and ice creams, and chat merrily as the boats bob up and down gently in the background.

Already the webcam has been proving hugely popular, with over 100,000 views in August alone. Visitors are having fun joining in with the action, with many waving to their friends and family back home in a novel form of ‘live video postcard’.

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to St Ives today, why not have a look at the webcam now, to give you a bit of inspiration and see what you’re missing? And once you’re there, go find the webcam on the beach yourself and give us all a big wave!

To check out the webcam, visit:


Money well spent?

Alongside failure to adopt preventative measures, like regular exercise, many of us fail to insure ourselves against the financial impact of serious illness. The potential for physical and financial frailty is underlined by the fact that, each year, almost one million working people unexpectedly have to give up work because of injury or illness.1 However, research suggests that two fifths of consumers have never even thought about what they would do if forced to stop working by a long-term illness or injury.2

Income protection can replace lost income when an individual is forced to stop work due to illness or injury. Some employers will provide cover, but there is no such provision for the self-employed. Having income protection enables households to maintain income levels if the main earner has to
stop work.

While it is thankfully true that not everyone will experience a serious illness or injury, none of us know if it will happen to us.
To receive a complimentary guide covering wealth management, retirement planning or inheritance tax planning, produced by St. James’s Place Wealth Management, contact Thomas Sopp.
07900 826242

1 Welfare Reform for the 21st Century: The role of income protection insurance, Association of British Insurers, September 2014
2 ABI Quarterly Consumer Survey 2012 Q3, Association of British Insurers, October 2012


Capture the moment with photographer Laura Buffery

Do you have an upcoming event – perhaps your long awaited big day – that you would like photographed? Or maybe you’d like some professional family portraits to treasure forever? Then speak to Laura Buffery-Martin, who produces stunning, beautifully observed photos that will perfectly capture the moment.

“I have always loved photographing people”, explains Laura. “Never had I thought about making a living from it until an old friend’s sister asked me to document her wedding 15 years ago. I did so thinking it was a one-off, not realising at the time it was the beginning of a very exciting adventure. Weddings are amazing to photograph. To capture the day and tell its story through my cameras is such an honour to be entrusted with.”

Laura continues: “Family photo shoots are always so much fun too, having all the family together instead of one always missing taking the shots makes it very special for everyone.”

To see more of Laura’s photographs, take a look at her recently-launched new website, showcasing all her recent work from weddings, on-location family portraits, commissions and product shoots.
For galleries and more information visit


Bodmin Nursery celebrates it’s 15th birthday!

Late summer and early autumn is a lovely time to take stock of your garden. Enjoy the late colour, keep harvesting the produce and watch the hues of your garden shift and change. It’s the perfect time to renew and plant too… and Bodmin Nursery has all you need at this time of year. From late flowering perennials, glorious grasses, ornamental and fruit trees, to new season spring bulbs and fresh autumn bedding, the nursery has it all covered.

Bodmin Nursery is also celebrating its 15th birthday over the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September and, as a thank you to all its customers, is offering 15% off all nursery purchases! There is also a foodie farmers’ market on the Saturday from 10am to 2pm, plus scrumptious refreshments served in The Mill Café.

For more information visit or call 01208 72837


Make your move with Live Beside The Sea

For many people starting a new life in Cornwall is a longed for dream. All too often, however, life is too busy or demanding to find the time to look for the perfect home. This is where Live Beside the Sea comes in, a bespoke property search agency based at the heart of Cornwall.

Acquiring a property that also provides an income may be a priority for your fresh start, or perhaps a relaxing home with sea views as a pre-retirement investment. There is no limit to the possibilities that Cornwall has to offer those looking for adventure and change in their lives.

The team at Live Beside the Sea work with their clients’ wishes and lifestyle needs, using their vast knowledge of the county to achieve excellent results. Working in close collaboration with Wright House Designs, the properties found for clients can be redesigned if desired, to create the perfect Cornish retreat that feels like home from the moment you move in!

For more information, call 07882 037836, email or visit
Contact Rozzie at Wright House Designs on 0797 9503250 or email


The Anevay team plant a tree for every stove sold

Cornish company Anevay has partnered with the International Tree Foundation to plant a tree for every stove it sells. As if this wasn’t enough, the team are also getting their hands dirty closer to home, pitching in to plant 500 trees around Cornwall.

General Manager Holly says: “We love that wood is a carbon-neutral fuel, and we wanted to go one further. Not only are  we planting a tree for every stove we sell, we’re planting one for every stove we’ve ever sold or donated as aid.”

This month Anevay launches the new design of its classic small-space woodburner, the Traveller Stove. Even more compact with the same heat output, the Traveller Stove’s unique design means that you can cook on the stove as well as heating.

Visit the Anevay website for recipes, pictures and more info on its wonderful tree-planting initiative. For more information, see



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