Full Stop

Last week I had a proper break. Sadly it didn’t involve a tropical island for obvious reasons but we did escape to Cornwall for a few days to stay in one of my favourite pubs on the planet. Called The Gurnard’s Head, it sits above a stunning stretch of Cornish coastline, all crashing waves, jagged rocks and hidden coves. The landscape is littered with the ruins of old tin mines and the weather can change from thick mist to the bluest sky in a matter of minutes. I’ve loved this pub for years, so much so it inspired a scene in my first fiction book. To come back having hit send on the final draft of the book just a few days before was quite something. I celebrated with a Cornish 75 (Cornish sparkling wine, gin, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar) sipped in the garden, a second at the table before dinner. The book is out on 9th February next year and as soon as I have a cover to show you, I will. In the meantime, wine.

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  1. Lesley Lewis

    I absolutely love The Gurnard s Head too!!! We came across it by chance on a family holiday many years ago & it remains an all time favourite although we don’t get to visit very often sadly- it’s a bit of a trek indeed from Mid Wales! Can’t wait to read your book!

    • Helen McGinn

      How lovely! And thank you re. book, more details to come soon x

    • Hi Lesley,
      Did you know that The Gurnard’s Head has a sister site, The Felin Fach Griffin which is much nearer being just outside Brecon? If you loved the Gurnard’s Head I’m pretty sure you will feel the same way about the Griffin…

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  3. I am glad to hear you loved the salad. The dressing is definitely the best part. Thanks for sharing!

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