The forecast said sun this morning and rain this afternoon. That can only mean one thing – camera in the bag and off we go! Gwithian Towans car park, onto the beach and down to Godrevy, a quick coffee at Godrevy Cafe (, and back to the car before the rain appears. Perfect.

And then, an unexpected surprise – on our way back through Carbis Bay we spotted a field of daffodils just coming in to bloom. It’s January! Other than the Scillies, these must be some of the earliest in the UK, and while most of the country is just beginning the big thaw. Welcome to St Ives.