Monday, 29 April 2013

For The Love Of Cornwall - Part 2

08 May

Helston Flora Day

What’s it all about?
The origins of this famous celebration dance are more than likely pre-Christian and connected to ancient spring festivals that take place all over Europe. Nowadays the festival’s original purpose of ushering in a prosperous harvest expresses itself in a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town. A great family day out.
What happens?
The town is decked out with bluebells, gorse and laurel leaves gathered from the surrounding countryside. Dancing begins at 7.00am with gentlemen wearing shirts and ties and the ladies in light summer dresses. Not long after the Hal-an-Tow, a boisterous mummers’ play featuring scenes of St George slaying the Dragon begins cheered on by a crowd dressed in Lincoln green and Elizabethan robes. The children of the town dance at 10.00am wearing flowers and lily of the valley and at midday the formal dance of the day begins with men wearing morning dress and the ladies decked out in magnificent ball gowns and hats that could be the envy of Ascot. To round off the day of dancing, the Evening Dance starts from the Guildhall at 5pm.
How can you take part?
You'll probably have to park outside the town and walk in as thousands of visitors pack the streets all day to watch the dances. During the day the main street and down towards the boating lake buzzes with many stalls selling local souvenirs, Cornish crafts and food and a big fairground and there's a carnival atmosphere from dawn to well into the night.
Taking part in the dancing is by invitation only by applying to the Flora Day Association. The event is held every year on May 8th unless that day falls on a Sunday or Monday, when it is held on the preceding Saturday.
Did you know?
The Flora Dance melody, played during the celebrations every year by Helston Town Band, is said to date back to a pre-Christian times. Put to words in 1911 by London born composer Katie Moss, the lyrics are allegedly based on a true incident when, whilst visiting Helston Floral Day, Moss was grabbed by a stranger who enticed her to join in the dancing.

Monday, 22 April 2013

For The Love Of Conwall - Part 1

Tate St Ives

Situated on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives opened in 1993 to celebrate the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony. The gallery offers a lively programme that embraces the best of international modern and contemporary art, presenting temporary exhibitions, special commissions and works from the Tate Collection.
Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important 20th century sculptors.
Free guided tours are given daily at 11.30 and 14.30 at Tate St Ives and 13.00 at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Visit the Gallery's own website for their programme of talks and special events.
Please note: Tate St Ives will be closed on the following dates during exhibition installations
14 January - 25 January 2013
7 May - 17 May 2013
30 September - 11 October 2013
27 January - 7 February 2014

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For instance, you might log into your bank account on the Web. You will have to enter in a user name and password, and then after that you'll see your account info. Pay attention the next time you do this, and check the address bar at the top of your browser. It should indicate that you are now in a secure session with the addition of "https" at the front of the URL. For added security, always log out of any secure session when you're done, and especially if you are on a public computer.

So when you navigate to a site such as Atlantic Coast or Garreg Goch and you go to pay for something, either through a secure shopping cart you should see the address in your browser address bar change significantly if the site you have arrived at is a https site, because the https in front of the URL indicates that you are now in a "secure session."

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Friday, 19 April 2013

Petrol price to be cut by another 3p

Coming On A Touring, Motorhome or Hiring A Holiday Home this year in the UK it just got a little less expensive.....

Motorists will get a boost this weekend as Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco will cut both unleaded and diesel prices by up to 2p a litre from tomorrow.
Prices vary locally at Sainsbury's and Tesco forecourts, but Asda says motorists will pay no more than 131.7p per litre for unleaded and no more than 135.7p per litre for diesel at its pumps from tomorrow (see our Cheap Petrol and Diesel guide to drive down costs).
Morrisons won't comment on whether or not it has any plans to do the same.
Today's move is the latest in a line of recent price drops made by the big four supermarkets. But the latest reductions won't necessarily mean any of these supermarkets will be the cheapest fuel provider. The website lists the cheapest in your area.
Earlier today, before the supermarkets announced their price drops, the AA said average unleaded prices could fall to about 134p a litre soon, thanks to wholesale fuel prices falling.
Supermarket cuts already helped push the average price of unleaded to 136.64p per litre on Wednesday, with the big four all cutting the price of unleaded at the pumps (see our Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco cutting petrol prices MSE News story). This average price is 3.27p lower than a month ago.
Average diesel prices have fallen 4.94p to 141.44p over the past month, according to the motoring group.
AA president Edmund King said: "In the past 12 months, oil and fuel price speculation has swung back and forth through the fuel market like a wrecking ball, smashing family budgets, pulverising fuel demand, and rocking the foundations of fuel retailer and other business viability.
"At least, though, the current prices are going in the right direction, giving drivers a breath of optimistic spring air."

Thursday, 18 April 2013

New Spring Deal @ Garreg Goch

Up To £50 Off Your Next Holiday At Garreg Goch Caravan Park

Need A Holiday? Finding It Difficult To Find The Founds Why Not Try An Inexpensive Holiday At Garreg Goch Caravan Park, For You And Your Friends Or Family Garreg Goch Caravan Park Is Offering Holiday Homes From The 20th April To 10th May With A £50 Discount On Full Weeks, And £30 Discount On Weekends Or Mid-Week Stays.
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Award Winning Caravan Holiday Home Now Available

Willerby Rio Gold (2013), 32 x 12, 2 Beds, D.G. & C.H.

With Spring now here, Whitby Holiday Park is pleased to announce that it has now taken delivery of its latest new Caravan Holiday Home for Sale. Available for immediate occupation on a variety of pitches, the award winning Willerby Rio Gold is a compact Holiday Home that offers very high standards of comfort, finish and practicality at an affordable price. 




Aluminium cladding
Fully galvanised chassis
‘Steel grey’ window frames
Steel pantile pitched roof
Underfloor insulation and lagged pipes
Aluminium gutters
Exterior light


‘Matt nickel’ sockets and switches to lounge, dining area and kitchen
Vaulted ceilings
Voile curtains (excludes kitchen, WC and shower room)
Energy efficient lighting


Fixed modular seating with fold-out occasional bed
Modern gas fire
TV cabinet and storage unit
Wall storage unit with display shelves


Gas oven and hob with glass splashback
Integrated cooker hood with extractor fan
‘Butcher’s block’ effect worktops
Laminate style vinyl flooring


Fixed dinette seating
Walnut style freestanding ‘slide-away’ dining table
Fully upholstered cylinder stools


Full-height wardrobes
Wall storage units


One piece fibreglass shower enclosure with thermostat controlled shower
Extractor fan
Porcelain sanitaryware
Additional separate W.C. 
Laminate style vinyl flooring


‘Silver Birch’ energy efficient PVCu double glazed windows and doors

Gas combi boiler central heating system incorporating radiators with temperature control valves
Plinth heaters to bedrooms
Panel heater to shower room
Co-ordinating curtains
‘Environmental green’ exterior and window frames

Price: £29,052 

So, if you would like to take a closer look at this Holiday Home or would like further information about owning a caravan on Whitby Holiday Park, then you can contact us either by:


or by e-mailing us at:

or calling us on 01947 602664 to arrange a time to visit the park.

Whitby Holiday Park is a 4* Holiday Park located by the sea just one mile away from Whitby in North Yorkshire. We offer Static Caravans for Sale, Holiday Caravans for Hire and Touring Caravan facilities and welcome new guests to our park.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Landscaping Improvements Now Complete!

We are very happy to report that the first of several landscaping schemes at Atlantic Coast Holiday Park has now been completed.

Taking twelve months to complete, the work has concentrated on improvements to both the main and touring field entrances, the provision of new signage, the creation of feature 'Cornish hedges' and replacement planting around the park. 

So, why don't you come down to Atlantic Coast and experience the improvements for yourself? The Spring weather is now improving and the availability for holiday caravans and touring/camping pitches remains good either side of the May Day & Spring Bank Holidays. 

Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is a quiet and friendly 4 star holiday park, lying close to the sand dunes of the glorious St. Ives Bay, near Hayle in Cornwall. Suitable for families and couples, this small David Bellamy Gold Award park is close to the sandy beach at Gwithian Towans and is within easy driving distance of St. Ives, Land's End and the Lizard.

The park offers a wide range of holiday accommodation including static caravans for sale, luxury holiday caravans for hire with double glazing and central heating. We also offer fully serviced grass touring pitches for motorhomes, tents and touring caravans with 16 amp hook ups and water.

Park facilities now include a fully stocked Shop serving freshly baked bread, papers, daily essentials, a refurbished toilet and shower block, a refurbished Launderette, free Wi-Fi, a Recycling Point, and a Nature Information Point.

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Most Spectacular Springs In Decades

Four-year-old Kadie Lane scents spring in Shiremoor, North Tyneside, on Saturday. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA
The warmer weather which is expected this week could herald one of the most spectacular springs in decades, with the arrival of migrant birdsand the mass emergence of insects, blossom and spring flowers, say naturalists.
But the prolonged winter may also have exacted a terrible toll on wildlife, with many birds, animals and plants perishing after months of bitter winds, limited food and repeated heavy snowfalls.
"The main pulse of southern migrant birds, such as swallows and housemartins, should arrive this weekend," said Matthew Oates, a naturalist with the National Trust. "The winds are at last in the right direction. There are reports of a lot of chiffchaffs in the Channel Islands. They may be stuck there."
Late springs are not unusual, but 2013 has been exceptional because of the unremitting cold.
"This is stretching my experience," said Oates. "Frogs have only just started turning up. Even in 1996 they had done their thing by the end of March. This is quite remarkable. The insects still haven't got going, but as soon as it warms up the midges and flies should be out. The bigger insects still haven't started."
Some ornithologists fear that tens of thousands of migrant birds which feed on the wing off insects and usually reach Britain by the start of April may have arrived and died.
"We're actually not sure where they all are," said Grahame Madge of the RSPB. "Possibly many have already arrived and perished. Or they may be hanging around waiting for the right conditions.
"Migrant birds like swallows, housemartins and willow warblers travel thousands of miles from sub-Saharan Africa to get here and use up all their fuel. When they arrive they are exhausted: they have probably lost half their body weight and are right on the edge of survival. If they arrive and there are no insects to feed on, they are in big trouble.
"We could be looking at a bleak picture. Swallows should be here by now to the point where the casual observer sees them in parks. But we're a long way from that. The evidence is that some of these birds have arrived but perished."
Reports of 11 stone curlews found dead in Norfolk last week, and others seen feeding on beaches, suggest that many birds are now desperate for food. The rare birds, who number only around 400 pairs in Britain, overwinter in Spain or North Africa and feed off spiders and other insects.
"If the birds have any sense they will have waited for the weather patterns to shift. They may take a cue from a few warm days. We could get a mass arrival. If this weekend coincides with a mass emergence of insects, those that have arrived could be the lucky ones," said Madge, who advised people to continue putting out bird food in their gardens.
Other wildlife is said to be on a knife-edge and desperate for warmth and food. Butterflies, struggling after one of the wettest years ever in 2012, have barely been seen. Humans have also been affected by the long winter and are close to their natural limits after many months of dull, cold, wet weather, according to Berkshire eco-psychologist Vivienne Bonnett. "This long winter has made us all feel lethargic. We find it hard to move on in our lives. People haven't even started spring-cleaning. All living creatures, including humans, need a sense of renewal, of getting rid of the old and finding the new. We have all had a terrible year, which has been bad for health. We all need to move on."
Oates of the National Trust is optimistic that this week will see the real start of spring: "Early spring often ends in tears. There is a long record of good summers following late springs. I love a late spring. It's all the sweeter after a long wait."