November Happenings: Sennen, Award Ceremonies and Brunch at Fifteen

It's officially December! November was a ridiculously busy month, full of exciting days out, trips up country, blog development and collaborations. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to write about each ordeal in major detail, so here's a little taster of what I've been up to.

Porthcurno, Cornwall

Eden Project: Shadow and Light Experience

Last week we were invited to the preview of the all new after-dark experience at the Eden Project and it was actually really impressive! The rainforest biome has been transformed into tropical zones of colour and light, shifting and changing in reaction to topical weather patterns. In the Mediterranean biome, find live music and an Antarctic Garden covered in ice. Tom and I also had a crack at ice skating, and I am not ashamed to say that I will NEVER attempt ice-skating again. I think I spent more time sat on the floor than actually moving.

When: Selected dates across 24th November - 30th December 2018 (5PM-8PM)

Price: Free with Eden Admission - click here for more.

Eden Project, Cornwall

World Travel Market: London

At the beginning of November I attended the annual World Travel Market at the Excel in London. It was incredible to wonder around the exhibition and find out what other countries were up to in terms of marketing. I also went to a few interesting talks about how the influencer market was evolving and how marketers can work with digital influencers to promote a business or product. If you are a tourism business or an influencer, then I'd definitely recommend attending in 2019!

When: Next WTM will be in November 2019.

Price: Free for trade/media - read more here.

World Travel Market

Fifteen, Watergate Bay: Winter Weekend Breakfast

Watergate Bay is one of my favourite beaches in Cornwall, so I was very much looking forward to trying out Fifteen's latest breakfast menu whilst watching the waves roll into Watergate. I tucked into potato rosti and egg to start - now it might sound mad, but I had never tried egg up until this point. I have absolutely no idea why? But, I like it! For our second course, we were offered ricotta hot cakes and fruit - so much food!

The new winter breakfast menu is really delicious, well priced, and of course the views from the restaurant are breathtaking!

When: Monday - Sunday - 8.30PM - 10PM

Price: Breakfast dishes fro £3 - £11.50 - click here for more.

Fifteen, Cornwall

Family Traveller Awards: Picking up gold for Cornwall

At the end of November I travelled to London to attend the Family Traveller Awards at the Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge. This involved a HELL lot of wine, interesting conversations with other DMO's and to top it all off, a cuddle with Ronan Keating (LOL). Only kidding. The best part of the evening was being able to pick up to award on behalf of Visit Cornwall for the Best Short Haul Destination. I've done a lot of work with Family Traveller, so it was a real honour to be named at the top spot. I'm super excited to read the 6 page feature on Cornwall in the March 2019 issue!

Where: Unicorn Theatre, London. Read the full winner list here.

Family Traveller Awards, London

This is Marketing, by Seth Godin: Turn me into a pro!

I recently picked up the 'This is Marketing' book by Seth Godin after seeing a number of people talking about it on Instagram. I love reading about marketing and PR but I always find it difficult to find a book that is up-to date. Blogs are the alternative because of course, they can be updated whenever they need to be. HOWEVER, Seth Godin's book is definitely one to pick up if you are in the world of marketing, sales or advertising - it's inspiring, easy to understand, and has most certainly helped me emerge from a demotivated pit!

Price: £10.49, Amazon - shop here.

Adventures to Sennen and Porthcuno: Plus a new tripod!

My sister and I decided to have a little adventure day to the south of Cornwall! Our plan was to go and find some sea glass in the sands at Porthcurno but we soon realised that the tide was in - not ideal conditions!

We then decided to drive further south to Sennen - an area of Cornwall that I had never visited. There is a shipwreck between Sennen and Lands End but unfortunately the waves were too vicious so we thought that it would be safer to stay away from the cliff edge. Sennen is definitely an area of Cornwall that I would like to explore more - it's so gorgeous!

Sennen, Cornwall

Did you get up to anything exciting over November?

Frankie Thomas