Gyllyngdune Tea Festival
The Gyllyngdune Tea Festival is an event for all ages celebrating art, music, the gardens, fun and of course … tea! The festival celebrates the gardens’ historic links to the nation’s favourite beverage. There were arts and crafts stalls, tea tastings, tea talks, tea dances, music, food and tea based activities & trails for little visitors. It’s basically tea, more tea and everything tea-like.
Since opening as a public winter garden in 1911, Gyllyngdune Gardens has hosted thousands of tea dances over the decades and was even once owned by the son of the fournder of the Horniman Tea Company. My boyfriend and I attended a tea dance once but it turns out that dancing is far harder than it looks! I bought the cutest little craft pack to make my own little Christmas tree decoration and tasted some lovely lemon and ginger goodness 🙂
Cherry red smooth Dr Martens from Cloggs, Clubmaster sunglasses from Freyrs, Levi’s ID: Bold Curve, Skinny jeans available at SurfDome, gold triangle bib necklace from Adorn accessories, Bobbi Brown nail polish from John Lewis
FIVE Degrees West Beer and Cider FestivalAfter the tea festival we carried on to the four-day beer and cider festival in Falmouth. There was an impressive 25 beers, 20 ciders (even a Heli-Berry crushed berries cider, which was gorgeous!), and some pulled pork barbecue burgers. There was live music, a Meet The Brewer talk and a magician.