Windy Day, Cornish Cream Tea on the Cliffs and A Meal Out

19 Sep

1. Delightful walk along the beach at Perranporth, lots of windsurfers and hangliders and one little chap with his Dad flying a kite.


Hang gliders over Perranporth

2. On to Chapelporth for a cream tea. It’s P’s last day and he hasn’t had a cream tea yet so I made scones this morning and packed up a picnic of scones, strawberry freezer jam and Rodda’s Clotted Cream. We bought our teas from the cafe and took our goodies up the cliff walk.




3. P is taking us out for a special meal tonight as a thank you for his ‘brilliant’ stay with us.


Posted by on September 19, 2012 in baking, Eating out, family, Uncategorized


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18 responses to “Windy Day, Cornish Cream Tea on the Cliffs and A Meal Out

  1. Kathleen Richardson

    September 22, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Scones, real scones. Not like those sold in our neck of the U.S. woods, sprinkled liberally with sugar or frosted like a heavy snowstorm. Plain, unadorned scones,just as I love them. Will you share a recipe with us?

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I will! I took the photos ready for a page – when we get home again πŸ™‚

  2. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    September 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Us Americans are barbarians…we don’t use cream – πŸ˜€ Dare I admit this, although I do not do this, but people put butter on scones – that is it. I usually put jam but I did try the cream and I much prefer the cream, I made my own Clotted cream but it was heaven on my British Tea Cakes and scones. I will have to try it with both the next time I have some. But cream on it!! πŸ˜‰ I am going to be able to order correctly by time we get to England, thanks to you I will know what is good – which so far is just about everything I have seen on your post!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      My Mum used to make her own clotted cream too but in those days I didn’t like cream!! My choice then, and I still love them, is scone with nothing but butter.

      You may have read in the comments that I incurred wrath by putting the jam on top! I’ll put up a proper Cornish scone tonight to assuage things. πŸ™‚

      • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

        September 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

        πŸ™‚ Here in Pennsylvania they also put butter on their bagels…coming from a German mother and living in New Jersey for a few years, I know that is a sin, it has to be a “smear” of cream cheese!! LOL Just teasing…truthfully I enjoy hearing new food dishes and/or different ways to prepare old favorites. I have found some very delicious recipes that way. And I would not have known about the cream if I did not try it. Glad you will put up a proper Cornish scone tonight!! Now I am hungry for tea biscuits I may have to visit the bakery tomorrow morning!!

        • mybeautfulthings

          September 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

          We learned about bagels and cream cheese when we visited Arizona, love them like that! Even put cream cheese with croissants sometimes now! Bet that’s not right! πŸ™‚

  3. Elle

    September 20, 2012 at 9:13 am

    those scones look delightful, I have a serious craving for scones with whipped cream and jam right now!! Wonderful to see someone flying a kite. I like to think that every child flies a kite at least once in their life, but in reality I think very few these days. It’s a tradition here in Japan to fly a kite on New Year’s day. This year I brought my then 2 year old son to an open space to try it out and he loved it; although the kite nearly took off with him at one stage!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      It was delightful to see the little boy having fun with his Dad. We have flown a kite with our Grandson but you are right , they are not seen around as much these days.

      I hope you are doing okay as these last weeks go by – nearly there! πŸ™‚

  4. Kat

    September 20, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I’m loving the scones πŸ™‚

    Looks like you had a lovely day.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you! They were lovely! πŸ™‚

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 20, 2012 at 5:41 am

    nothing prettier than a kite in flight; nothing more delicious than cream tea

  6. John Roberts

    September 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Rather disappointed to see Jam on top of cream, Sally. Isn’t that the Devonian way?

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      I’ve put it right tonight! See today’s photo, for you and for Shelagh! xx

  7. Shelagh

    September 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    What is this heresy? Jam on top? No, no, no…… 😎 Shelagh.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      If we’d put my very runny freezer jam underneath, the cream would have slid right off! πŸ™‚

      • Shelagh

        September 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        Good excuse to put more cream on then, imo. LOL.

        • mybeautfulthings

          September 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          Didn’t think of that! LOL πŸ™‚


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