And so – returning from a break in the Antipodes – where staying in a hostel in Raglan NZ, quietly having my supper, when someone sits down next to me with his………he came from Falmouth and had been Life-guarding on Gylly beach this summer!!! – I find Falmouth Lodge Backpackers well into the throes of Christmastime in Cornwall

The Christmas lights are on – late night shopping and Christmas Craft Fayres in full swing – Santa’s fun run was a little – should we say – waterlogged – but nevertheless, great fun was had by all.

Crispy mornings and spectacular sunrises – well south of Pendennis Castle at this time of year – it’s easy to understand how peoples have worshipped that golden orb as it rises out of the sea in all its orange-red glory – bringing light and warmth………it never fails to astound me.



Often I struggle with the long dark evenings but as Airbnb says – it’s the ‘snuggle season’ and our log fire is stoked most evenings by guests keeping cosy – chatting and sharing – listening and laughing – more and more often our guitar gets pulled out and we enjoy our own live music here – even before heading out to discover what talent is lurking in our pubs in town.

Autumn colours – walking in wellies; winter woollies; hats ‘n’ gloves; kicking through leaves; mysterious mists rolling out of the Carrick Roads; and gentle wintery sunshine – (maybe even a chilly dip in the ocean!!) all part of Christmastime in Cornwall
Ultimately – what can be better than sitting in the sun – outside the pub – for Sunday lunch on the 11th December!!!


Just in case you wondered how we became voted the Best Coastal Community in UK!!