Cornwall LivingIssue #84
News and views April 2019
Enter the feel good lottery
Thousands of hours of nursing provided by Cornwall Hospice Care are funded by players of the charity’s lottery. Last year, they contributed £268,731 towards the charity’s front line work in the two hospices and the community.
Lottery Manager, Sarah Vincent tells us: “We offer a win-win lottery. For just £1, you get a number in the weekly draw giving you the chance to snap up one of 53 prizes. You also get the feel good factor that comes with knowing your support directly helps fund patient care.”
Each Friday, a lucky player joins the lottery smile gallery, celebrating a win of the top £1,000 prize. Martin Jeffers says: “It’s amazing to win! I’ve had two very close family members diagnosed with cancer. When you think about it, a couple of pounds each month is nothing.”
The charity’s Super Summer Raffle is also coming up, with a top prize of £2,000, so be sure to sign up online!
For more information call 01726 66868 or visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk
MEDfacials introduces novel skin tightening treatment
Tixel is a new rejuvenation treatment which can be used to tighten the skin, improve the appearance of scars and help absorption of topical products. Great for the under eye area and dark circles, it uses a heated metal plate to deliver heat energy directly to the skin’s surface.
Clinic founder, Dr Joachim Stolte, tells us: “We are the first and only clinic in Cornwall to use Tixel and the results that we can achieve are very similar to CO2 laser resurfacing, but with a lot less downtime and much more comfort for the patient during treatments.”
The Tixel device can be used in both ablative and non-ablative mode, depending on your preferences and how much time you can take off to recover. It rejuvenates all Fitzpatrick skin types on the face, neck, periorbital area, eyelids, décolleté and the backs of hands. Patients so far have reported little pain when undergoing the treatment, even when used without topical anaesthesia.
For more information call 07886 250647 or visit www.medfacials.com
Four AA Rosettes for Driftwood Hotel
Driftwood, the simply stylish boutique hotel overlooking the stunning Gerrans Bay, has maintained its Michelin Star for eight years. This family owned hotel, which was awarded its fourth AA Rosette in 2018, is now a landmark destination in the region.
Driftwood’s Executive Chef, Chris Eden, tells us: “What an honour it is to have maintained our Michelin Star for so many years! The credit is due to the entire team and we are particularly pleased to have gained our fourth AA Rosette last year.”
The award winning, family-friendly hotel is set in seven acres with a woodland path leading down to its own beach. It has 14 rooms, all of which bar one have sea views, plus a wonderfully rustic cabin.
For more information call 01872 580644 or visit www.driftwoodhotel.co.uk
The natural choice…
The natural beauty of wood makes it an attractive cladding choice for a wide range of projects – from full self-build schemes through to garages and other outbuildings. Lightweight and easy to install, it provides a quick route to finishing your scheme externally. Cornwall Cladding offer a range of species, colours and profiles to choose from to ensure you get a bespoke look that suits your tastes and your property’s setting.
Naturally-durable species are available, such as Siberian Kiln Dried Larch, Thermowood D and Canadian Western Red Cedar, which can all be left untreated to weather to a silver-grey finish, reducing the need for upkeep – or opt for a UV protection oil if you wish to retain the original hue. It’s important to bear in mind that the grade of the timber will impact on the price, however, Cornwall Cladding provides graded timber so you know what you’re getting, with no mixing of grades within your order. Knotty boards tend to be cheaper, but more contemporary schemes often require a clear, unblemished finish.
We hear from General Manager Kate Marsh who tells us: “When you check out our products online, there’s a cladding profile page indicating what the coverage is (the differences are down to the size of the boards and how they interconnect) and the recommended direction for installation. When it comes to calculating your order, the key measurement is how many square metres (m2) you’ll be covering. As a rule, you should add 10% on top of this figure to account for wastage. The Cornwall Cladding price page on the website, will help you do a quick costing of your project.”
For more information call 01872 879017 or visit www.cornwallcladding.co.uk
New play park set to open in Newquay
We’re excited to announce the development of Newquay’s first trampoline and play park! Based within Trenance Park, this new development, which will be open ready for the summer holidays, will cater for children as young as five, all the way up to adults who just want to dodge, dunk and dive into a heap of fun from the main jump area, foam pits, trick zones, obstacle courses, aeroball and so much more.
It’s not just going to be any other trampoline park either as, located next to the trampoline park, the dedicated under 8’s play area will feature a ball pit, slides, climbing frame, mini trampolines and a baby area.
If you’re looking for summer holiday ideas this year, be sure to head to the website to keep up to date with opening dates and times.
For more information visit extreme.better.org/Newquay
The sky’s the limit 50 years on
With the advent of spring, Collington and Company have embarked upon a complete refit and renovation of their showroom. This exciting development will see the inclusion of an improved range of bespoke windows and doors to enhance their already extensive range. In tandem with this the latest products on the market will be introduced to provide a more comprehensive shopping experience – a conservatory with a ‘Sky Lantern’ along with many newly arrived colours and styles.
Once you have decided whether to opt to replace that old door or add substantial value to your property with a stylish conservatory then you can rest assured that the team at Collingtons are there with a dedicated and experienced team of fitters and engineers. They can manage any project, large or small, including the design and planning process. Working with any number of materials, including uPVC, composite and aluminium, everything is made-to-measure and customisable from the style, accessories and colour. And it’s not only the visual appearance of your property that will benefit either – increased warmth, energy efficiency along with external noise reduction come as standard.
With pride and service as their watch words you are guaranteed piece of mind and the satisfaction of knowing that you have a durable product that has been expertly fitted. In fact it is this dedication and commitment to customer satisfaction that has allowed Collingtons to grow and prosper, heralding in 50 years of successful trading.
So why not investigate for yourself one of Cornwall’s exciting success stories and become part of their half-century celebration!
For more information call 01326 572599 or visit www.collingtons.com
Thinking of marketing your property this spring?
Spring is a great time to sell your house. The evenings are lighter, everyone’s feeling energised as the sun starts to shine and it’s undoubtedly one of the most popular times of year to think about selling. So, how to ‘get to it’ and breathe some life back into your house? My Place in Cornwall offer some simple ideas to kick-start your spring clean.
Firstly, have your carpets professionally cleaned. This will bring them up like new, leaving them looking fresh and inviting. Take down curtains and take off sofa and cushion covers too, and give them a good wash and condition with scented fabric conditioner.
Finally, dust, dust and dust some more! Get your duster into all those corners you may have forgotten for a while, even if it means rehoming some spiders!
For more advice and to book a free market appraisal, head to the My Place in Cornwall website!
For more information call 01208 813874 or visit www.myplaceincornwall.co.uk/spring
Local architect’s design for new park bandstand to become a reality
Falmouth Town Council and Hormann Architects are collaborating to build a new bandstand in Kimberley Park. The project is set for completion this summer and will be a place for performances and festivals and for visitors enjoying the park.
Hormann Architects, which was founded by German engineer and architect Michael Hormann last year, has a philosophy of integrity, that is, to create structures with humans in mind, ones that promise to stand the test of time and be adaptable to the needs of the future.
Living in Falmouth for over 13 years and having made his name as the founder and architect of Marraum in Penryn, Michael’s intelligent and innovative designs and collaborations, such as the Brain of Brian Barge, the Jubilee Warehouse and many residential projects, can be found in and around Falmouth and Cornwall. Michael’s new firm, Hormann Architects, offers wide experience of working on residential, community and commercial projects.
For more information call 07498 510050 or visit www.hormann-architects.com
Journey back in time with Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Relax and enjoy a leisurely 13-mile round trip in style, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age. Sit back and watch as the 1950s reveals itself during
the course of your journey, discover the excitement and charm of steam train travel and experience first-class luxury dining on the Cornish Belle.
You can also enjoy the atmosphere of a working steam railway from the 1950s platform where you can browse the gift shop or enjoy a cup of tea. There are some special trains coming up in 2019 from high teas to murder mysteries, there’s even live music, so you’re sure to find everything from the traditional to the unexpected at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
Trains operate from Bodmin General throughout the year, and daily from late May to early October. Don’t miss an unforgettable visit in 2019, and discover Cornwall’s railway heritage at its best.
For more information call 01208 73555 or visit www.bodminrailway.co.uk
A Cornish treat in Helston
Step back in time at The Museum of Cornish Life and get a flavour of life in this part of the world way back when. This lovely establishment houses items from the strangest to the most practical and is a must-see on anybody’s visit to west Cornwall. With artefacts spread over five display halls you will be treated to an extravaganza of objects ranging from a five-ton cider press to a 1950s kitchen. Come and learn about Helston’s famous inventor – Henry Trengrouse, or imagine what it was like in a Victorian classroom; the children will be amazed, and a little thankful!
Round off your visit at the children’s play area, peruse the items for sale at the gift shop and perhaps have a cuppa at the pop-up café.
For more information call 01326 564027 or visit www.museumofcornishlife.co.uk
Spring has sprung at Uneeka
Following on from the success of their Christmas outlet, and with the return of the sun once more to brighten our days, Uneeka have taken this as their cue to sweep out the old and bring in the new! Revamped and revitalized, their stores are witnessing a transformation that must be seen to be believed.
For those who wish to add a bit of luxury into their homes their furniture outlet on City Road has been re-focused, with attention being paid to a range of contemporary lighting and furniture – resplendent in deep colours, indulgent velvets with gold and green accents. In other words, everything that you need to transform your house into a very gorgeous home. And, we’re reliably informed that it’s not going to end there with the promise of the arrival of exciting outdoor furniture in time for summer.
The refurbishment didn’t stop here. Uneeka’s lifestyle store, in Boscawen Street, has also received the benefits of the seasonal upgrade. New décor and layout form the backdrop to an extensive range of accessories for you and your home. Head upstairs and you’ll be greeted by the brand new ‘eco plant wall’ incorporating planters and plants. And, with their new retail section, you can now purchase some fabulous tableware with a range of plates and mugs to add that certain understated hint of sophistication to any dinner party.
Round this off with a trip to the café, serving homemade seasonal delicacies accompanied by wonderful loose leaf teas, and we’re sure that a trip to Uneeka will put a spring in your step and into your home!
For more information call 01872 888533 or visit www.uneeka.com
Kernow Springs’ Wild Spa comes to The Cornwall Hotel!
Enchanted woodland trails, exquisite walled gardens and beautiful rolling lawns are all signature features of the grounds within the popular Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate, making them the perfect setting for a collaboration with renowned outdoor spa specialists, Kernow Springs, who will be there for the whole month of May this year!
Offering two hour spa sessions throughout the day, seven days a week, with special ‘Stargazer’ sessions running late on weekends, this is your chance to immerse yourself in a unique outdoor sensory journey through the natural elements of Fire, Water, Wood and Air. Powered entirely by wood burning stoves, indulge yourself in traditional hot tubs, a Swedish sauna, outdoor hot showers and an invigorating cold water drench bucket. There will also be private changing yurts plus a cosy Bedouin relaxation lounge complete with huge bean bags, rugs and throws.
To find out more about the exciting Wild Spa experience, click here.
For more information call 07779 374017 or visit www.kernowsprings.co.uk
That lifestyle by the sea – it’s within your reach
Ever dreamed of living in a quintessential Cornish fishing town in a fabulous, contemporary home? Thanks to Beech Grove Homes and their sympathetic take on the demands of the discerning house buyer, you can make that dream a reality in the charming harbour town of Padstow.
Hawkers Reach is a stunning new development of executive homes set in this idyllic fishing town on the north coast of Cornwall. All of the two, three and four bedroom properties are finished to the highest standards with great consideration given to room layouts, fixtures and fittings. Couple this with the carefully selected location that boasts both stunning views and easy access into Padstow, with all that it has to offer in the way of vibrant restaurants, pubs and interesting shops.It’s fair to say that this development really represents a unique opportunity to create your dream home.
With this in mind, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to the marketing suite on Polpennic Drive in Padstow, between Thursday and Monday, 10am until 5pm. Or if you can’t make it there take a peek at the website to discover more.
For more information call 0300 123 3577 or visit www.beechgrovehomes.co.uk/developments/hawkers-reach
A Cornish WW1 song uncovered at Bodmin Keep
The role of music in the military is a fascinating but overlooked subject. Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is aiming to redress the balance with the opening of its latest exhibition, titled ‘Music, Military and Morale’.
The exhibition looks at music within the military and its relationship with civilian life, morale, recruitment and Cornish identity.
An exhibition highlight will be a Cornish song from the First World War, forgotten about for decades and recently rediscovered in the museum archives! Titled ‘The DCLI Boys’, it’s an emotive and rousing song, with strong Cornish links and a nod to Trelawney.
The WW1 song has been given new life, being recently sung and recorded by a group of local singers, and it’s at the very heart of this exhibition.
Music, Military and Morale opens at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum on Saturday 13th April with entry included in the usual admission price.
For more information visit www.cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org
Realise your dream bathroom at Plumbase Wadebridge
Plumbase in Wadebridge was first established on Trenant Industrial Estate in 2002. The wider brand has grown to be one of the best plumbers merchants in the south west, with a network of 200 branches nationwide!
Plumbase Wadebridge has just had a new bathroom showroom installed, with the final touches set to be completed by mid April. So, if you’re looking for a new bathroom, Justin, Stuart, Dave, Richard or Tom will be more than happy to show you around and give you the inspiration you need to help create your dream bathroom
At Plumbase Wadebridge, the team pride themselves on their service and stock. No problem is too big or too small, and they’ll always try to help you find solutions to suit your needs. They also provide a free local delivery service for larger items that can’t be collected from the stores. So if you need anything plumbing related, be sure to pop into Plumbase or head to the website
For more information call 01208 815670 or visit www.plumbase.co.uk
Furry friends are now welcome at St Enodoc!
The team at St Enodoc Hotel are all animal lovers, welcoming your four-legged friends, big or small, with open arms. With an abundance of great walks in the region, locals and visitors alike can now enjoy a welcome pit stop for lunch, dinner or a quick drink on the terrace with their dog.
St Enodoc Hotel is incredibly passionate about its new dog-friendly status, so much so that the team also offers a delicious dedicated Dog Dinner menu, as well as cosy beds, bowls, treats and even room service for canine residents!
So, whether you’re a local or looking for a dog-friendly break, St Enodoc Hotel is the perfect spot for you and your furry friend.
For more information call 01208 863394 or visit www.enodoc-hotel.co.uk
Make the most of your outside space with Colourfence
With spring just around the corner, now is the time to get outdoors and start sprucing up our gardens. Olly Daglish from Colourfence suggests starting with the backdrop and working in from there. For many smaller gardens, the backdrop can often let the rest of the garden down, especially if the backdrop is an old, tired-looking fence that’s seen better days.
Olly points us to a small garden space he was recently asked to help with (pictured). He explains: “The Colourfence used here is a combination of Colourfence panels at the back, and ColourRail to the front. The Colourfence is used as a screen, while the ColourRail encloses the area safely without making it feel too ‘boxed in’.” As you can see, the result is fantastic! Requiring very little maintenance, Colourfence and ColourRail are superb choices for making the most of your outdoor space, designed to stand up to the worst that Cornwall’s weather can throw at them.
For more information call 01840 537547 or visit www.colourfence.co.uk
Combine modern performance with timeless appeal
Located in Penzance, Longrock Windows has gained a sterling reputation for the comprehensive range of doors and windows, all tailored to suit Cornwall’s unique environment.
With this in mind, they point us to the Consort Flush Sash range of window casings, giving the timeless appearance of old timber windows, with the style and high performance of modern windows.
These are an ideal alternative to or replacement for tired looking timber windows, with traditional mechanical joints eliminating the tell-tale sign of PVC windows. The Consort Flush Sash is ideal for those updating the windows of a period property, also bringing an excellent, clean look to modern contemporary homes. They’re available in a range of trend-setting colours too, making them perfect for any residence!
For more information call 01736 363113 or visit www.longrockwindows.co.uk
Discover Penzance’s new market
If you love to wander through a market brimming with local produce, we have a new haunt for you. Penzance has an all-new monthly market, held on the last Saturday of every month in Market Place. The first took place on 30th March this year, and it was a resounding success!
Penzance has been a market town and trading point for farmers and fishermen for centuries and, with this new monthly market, this tradition is only set to grow! There will be lots of lovely local produce on offer for you to fill your cupboards, as well as a great selection of artisanal crafts and gifts, ideal whether you’re buying for a loved one or indulging in a treat for yourself. Open every Saturday 9.30am until 1.30pm.
To apply for a stall, simply drop the Penzance BID team an email.
For more information visit email@example.com or visit www.lovepenzance.co.uk
An efficient alternative to heating your tub
Catching up with OC Heat & Electrical, sister company to hot tub and spa specialists OC Spas, we learn that having your hot tub running from your central heating is the equivalent to having an extra radiator on in your home. During the winter months, when your heating is running anyway, heating your spa this way is much more efficient. In fact, it can be up to four times more efficient than electric.
You can connect a changeover switch too, meaning in the summer, when your radiators are off, your spa can still be run via your electrical supply. It can even be connected to a solar powered heating system, making it even more environmentally friendly.
So if you’ve been considering installing a hot tub in your home but have concerns about powering it, or if you are already a hot tub owner wanting to be more energy efficient, OC Spas and OC Heat & Electrical may just have the solution for you.
For more information call 01872 575333 www.ocspas.co.uk
Victoria Sewart is ringing the changes
Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery in Plymouth, now in its 13th year, platforms some the most modern rings and jewellery in the south west. From engagement to wedding through to occasional, contemporary or groundbreaking, there is something here for the discerning buyer who requires something a little different from the norm.
The ‘Ringing the Changes’ exhibition has been a regular fixture at this wonderful gallery and this year, is set to feature ten incredible designers, producing everything including modern, contemporary, traditional and sculptural rings, as well as pieces featuring precious stones, art pieces and much, much more. Running from Easter weekend until mid July, whether you’re buying for the most special of occasions, or simply as a treat unto yourself, we highly recommend paying this exhibition a visit!
And remember, your jewellery is as unique as you are. Discover yourself at Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery.
For more information call 01752 220011 or visit www.victoriasewart.com
Transform your bathroom with a visit to Interiora
Newlyn based interior design company, Interiora, knows a thing or two when it comes to realising your dream décor. One of their latest offerings comes in the form of bathroom-suitable pendant lighting, all of which are designed for areas where water spray poses a potential hazard. This means they can be positioned above a basin, around a mirror, even above the bath.
These stunning pendants from HiB (whose motto is ‘Making Bathrooms Beautiful’) come in three styles, all of which utilise LEDs. Beautiful and contemporary, they can be used singly or as a cluster, promising to utterly transform a space. Indeed, adding a new pendant light to a room will instantly give the appearance of a designer home!
If you’re looking to introduce small changes that promise to make a big difference, be sure to pop in and speak to the team at Interiora.
For more information call 0800 038 5353 or visit www.interiora.co.uk
Organic hair and beauty by the sea
Multi award-winning hair and beauty salon, DeModa, is leading the way in Cornwall when it comes to organic products and treatments. The small salon, in the heart of Illogan near the north Cornish coast, is in the expert hands of London-trained owner Martine Rodda. Specialising in a range of advanced beauty, aesthetics, as well as all aspects of hairdressing, hair extensions, bridal hair and makeup. Martine offers a wide range of treatments, using high quality organic products by Intelligent Nutrients and Natulique, meaning that you can rest assured that your hair and skin is being nourished from the outside in. So, whether you are looking to be pampered, are preparing for a special occasion or are seeking advanced, anti-ageing treatments, you can relax and be treated in beautiful, boutique surroundings.
For more information visit www.demodasalons.com
Celebrate the work of father and son at the Jackson Foundation
The Jackson Foundation is to host the first major retrospective of the paintings and sculptures of the late British artist, Peter Jackson. Taught by celebrated artist-tutors such as Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost, Jackson very much forged his own path.
This exhibition, titled ‘A Retrospective’, aims to show the variety and diversity of this important artist with pieces representing the last 60 years of his work on canvas, paper and sculpture.
Kurt Jackson’s exhibition, ‘Crab and Lobster’, his latest project, focuses on the richness and diversity of the natural world, looking at crustaceans. In focusing on an apparently mundane group of animals, Kurt Jackson aims to celebrate their uniqueness. He claims that only by acknowledging and appreciating the ordinary as well as the extraordinary can we realistically respect and conserve this bio-diverse world.
Both exhibitions run from 30th March until 27th April at the Jackson Foundation in St Just. Open from Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am until 1pm.
For more information call 01736 787638 or visit www.jacksonfoundationgallery.com
Get your wardrobe spring ready at Essa Collection
Essa Collection on Porthleven’s Fore Street is a family-run boutique that sources, designs and commissions beautiful clothing and accessories from around the world. With literally hundreds of individual items in store, you’re bound to find something to suit you, and you can rest assured that business owner and fashionista, Vanessa, is committed to bringing the best designs from around the world to you. Indeed, her ranges are a fascinating reflection of her and husband John’s travels to far-flung places around the globe, full of colour, texture and imagination.
Essa’s new spring and summer stock is now in store, with more than 250 styles for you to try. There’s also an eclectic collection of jewellery, handbags, scarves and socks, ready to try in line with your new chosen outfit, meaning if your wardrobe is in need of
a seasonal refresh, a trip to the fabulous Essa Collection comes highly recommended.
For more information call 01326 572236 or visit www.essacollection.com
The Summerhouse Gallery – a Cornish favourite
As the year stirs with the onset of spring so too does the Summerhouse Gallery in Marazion, readying itself for the forthcoming season.
This beautiful and welcoming space showcases the very best of Cornish art, located just across the water from St Michael’s Mount.
‘Only Connect’ was the novelist E. M. Forster’s maxim, and so it is with this beautiful gallery on the south Cornish coast. Only rather than with words, they achieve this through the mediums of paint, jewellery, sculpture and glass.
Showcasing the very best work from local artists, both well-established and young and up-and-coming, it is an experience to savour at leisure.
And being dog and child friendly, it has the perfect environment to welcome just about everyone.
For more informationcall 01736 711 400 or visit www.summerhousegallery.co.uk
Cornish camping on the coast
You’ll find Pentewan Sands Holiday Park literally right on the edge of a privately owned beach, boasting half a mile of golden sand and safe, sheltered turquoise waters just a few steps from your pitch. This five star, award-winning holiday park celebrates an unbeatable location on the south Cornish coast and is ideal for a wide rage of watersports. The onsite Watersports Centre offers paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. The nearby coastal path is perfect for a stroll while soaking up the breath-taking views. Why not make a day of it and pack a picnic to have at one of the many picturesque stops along the way? The site has accommodation to cater for all budgets with a fabulous choice of facilities, including two indoor pools, an amusement arcade and indoor soft-play. With a nightly entertainment programme and three restaurants, you can’t fail to have the camping holiday of your dreams here.
If you are looking for a more rural camping retreat, then Pentewan’s sister site, Heligan Caravan and Campsite, ticks all the boxes. Also rated five star, it sits within the original Heligan Estate and is surrounded by natural beauty. This is a magical destination that can be enjoyed all year round and is perfect for canine companions. You can pitch a tent, bring a caravan or stay in one of the well-equipped holiday homes that you’ll find nestled below towering trees and lush, flowering foliage, sited on generous plots. Here you can just sit back, relax and soak
up the surroundings.
For more information visit www.heligancampsite.com or www.pentewan.co.uk
New Porthleven exhibition to inspire young Cornish artists
Based in Porthleven, the home of Cornwall Living, this exciting upcoming exhibition, AWENI, will showcase the work of four young female artists, each bringing a different skillset to the fore.
These four creatives specialise in different mediums, and visitors will get to see the work of a silversmith, an illustrator, a photographer and a print maker. Growing up in Cornwall, it can be hard for graduates to forge a career while staying in their home county. This exhibition aims to prove that it can be done, with each artist making strides towards making a professional life for themself here with an art based degree, inspiring other young women to keep pursuing their dreams in Cornwall’s creative industries.
AWENI will be open from 14th until 19th April, 10am until 5pm, at the Old Lifeboat House in Porthleven, with originals, prints and merchandise on display and for sale.
For more information call 07939221939 or visit Facebook@aweniexhibition
Announcing Slickers Doghouse’s Easter Doggy Photo Booth!
Located on Padstow’s North Quay, Slickers Doghouse offers an array of useful high-quality products with great value for money. As owner, Lisa explains: “As nature lovers, we are on a mission to provide eco-friendly sustainable products for our planet and oceans, as well as our dogs. Our toys and bowls are all made from eco-friendly materials such as rice husk, hemp and recycled bamboo chopsticks.” So if there’s anything your furry friend needs, you’ll no doubt find it in Slickers Doghouse.
But it’s not just doggy apparel, food and accessories that Lisa and the Slickers team offer. Indeed, Lisa, as we type, is on her way back from the latest canine photoshoot. That’s right! Slickers, in partnership with photographer, Kate Whis, now offer owners the chance to have their dog professionally photographed (provided they can sit still for long enough!), before having the portraits printed on a range of items. Options include simple portrait downloads, as well as superior quality, high-gloss coated ultra white ceramic mugs; cushion covers, and sets of hardboard, cork-backed coasters, complete with attractive mahogany holders. They even print t-shirts!
Over the Easter weekend, the Slickers store will play host to its very own Doggy Photo Booth, so you can have your canine’s picture taken before ordering your very own personalised gift. Taking place on 11th and 18th April, from 11am until 3pm, with Cornish photographer Kate Whis, why not bring your waggy tailed friend along? All they need to know is ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and, of course, ‘smile’!
For more information call 07917 005071 or visit www.slickersdoghouse.co.uk
Bottomless brunch comes to Falmouth!
That’s right, The Greenbank Hotel is bringing bottomless lunch to Falmouth! These two-hour sessions are available from Monday to Saturday and guests will be able to tuck into any dish from the scrumptious brunch menu, whilst enjoying endless Greenbank infused gins, perfect for making your brunch a touch boozy! Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of gin, or looking for something a little softer, then you can choose from a menu of mocktails and soft drinks instead.
What better way to celebrate the best meal of the day whilst enjoying the hotel’s panoramic views across Falmouth harbour? When you consider that all of this costs just £25 per head, it really is a no brainer, so be sure to head for brunch at The Greenbank Hotel this spring!
For more information call 01326 312440 or visit www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk