Jam & Cream Scone with Parkdean


There’s an age old debate and it is of the utmost importance. Jam first or cream first on your scone?

I vote jam then cream on my scone which is known as the Cornish way to eat it and that is A-OK with me as it’s a part of the country I love.

The lovely folks at Parkdean Holidays sent me an afternoon tea hamper to celebrate all things staycation and Cornish.  The Parkdean chain have 24 holiday parks across the UK with 8 in Cornwall. The company’s head office is in Newcastle too which is just another nice part of the country – not that I’m biased or anything!


Hubs and I both have family and friends in the whole Somerset / Devon / Cornwall area so it is our favourite place to visit in the UK as it is so rich with sights to see in such a compact area.

Parkdean Padstow

I have very fond memories of our first UK staycation together when we first got together, we didn’t have much money as he was still at Uni but we managed plenty of weekend jaunts and I got to meet his family.

Spending warm summer days paddling in the sea at Padstow and trying to hunt out Rick Stein. Watching surfers and eating endless fresh seafood on Truro’s beautiful beach stretch. Ah bliss. The weather was warm and the whole trip was relaxed and laid back.

Parkdean Truro Beach

You can also visit the famous Tintagel Castle – the birth place of King Arthur or if you are a TV fan, Port Isaac where they film Doc Martin with Martin Clunes. The options are endless in the area!



Have you ever visited Corwnall? It is roughly a 6hr drive from the North East  or you can even fly to Exeter and travel south from there.


If you are still unsure if Cornwall or Devon is for you, you can take a handy quiz HERE to help you decide!


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  1. Daniella
    25th August 2015 / 7:45 am

    People put cream on first?

    I’m a butter, jam, cream girl and any other way is just wrong.

    • Katie
      27th August 2015 / 6:39 pm

      Cream first is a Devonshire tea – but the jam must have to be really runny to get it on top of the cream!

      No, not a fan!

  2. Mags
    25th August 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Has to be butter, jam then cream except at miserly M&S where you dont get butter with their cream tea … sob!

    • Katie
      27th August 2015 / 6:40 pm

      And if you want butter they’ll charge you 50p per measly piece which you need at least 2 for a big scone!

      Scam eh, you have to have butter!

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