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Me and two of mine (husband and 16-year-old son) are flying over to England to join our daughter (19) for a short break from her studies in early March. She is only free for the weekend, and we do not have much longer.

We'll fly overnight on Tuesday, arriving in London on Wednesday.

We'll spend Wednesday and Thursday in London. We love London, and will be glad to wander her streets with no particular agenda other than getting over jet lag.

On Thursday night, my daughter will join us in London and we will take the Riviera Sleeper from Paddington down to Cornwall -- I know, lots of people hate night trains, but it is an adventure! And one unaccompanied by the same frisson we felt on the night train from Venice to Naples...

We'll be staying at a self-catering apartment (Hawkes Point) in Carbis Bay, a 5-minute train ride or 20-minute walk along the coastal path from St-Ives.

We'll have all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday to explore. So far the plan is to spend time in St-Ives and Penzance, adapting our activities to the weather, and hopefully doing some more walking along the coastal trail, maybe Sennec Cove to Land's End. Perhaps take in Mousehole and St-Michael's Mount -- castle and gardens will be closed though.

About us: We like to explore, hope to do a lot of walking, and we enjoy cultural activities (although my husband invokes a 'no more than two churches/galleries/museums a day' rule). We are more the live to eat than the eat to live type of family.

What are the must see and do's of southwest Cornwall in March? I know that it will still be very early Spring, but we are hardy Canadians. Any suggestions on places to eat?

Monday we have to get our daughter back to school in Herstmonceux, East Sussex. It is about a 5.5 hour drive along the south coast and we'll likely rent a car and drive ourselves. We have to have her back by 3:30 in the afternoon for class, but we will want to break our trip for lunch somewhere nice along the way? Any suggestions?

We'll spend a couple of days in Herstmonceux, staying at a 17th century b&b called Cleavers Lyng and exploring the surrounding area: Brighton, Eastborne, the Downs. Then, we kiss our daughter goodbye, drive up to Heathrow, return the car, and fly back home.

We are looking forward to this trip, even though it is a quick one. We really appreciate your feedback.

Thank you!

A

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