My friend's family lives in St Agnes, a gorgeous little village on the west cost of Cornwall, so this years holiday was St Agnes Carnival! (Think Rio but Cornish and on a minimal budget!!) Its such a lovely place and everyone was so friendly (not always the way in tourist towns and villages in my experience!). Carnival was amazing, lots of olympic and jubilee themed floats, snow machines, penguins, Nora Battys, beauty queens in car boots, men dressed as women and at least 3 brass bands! A-mazing!
After the excitement of Carnival on saturday we walked to Chapel Porth beach on the sunday. Its the most beautiful coastline around there, full of tin mine ruins and coves and beaches and bright purple heath land - totally gorgeous. Although walking isnt my favourite pastime (i grew up on a farm and walked a lot so i just dont see it as recreation anymore!) i'll walk for a view like this!