Travel | A winter Cornish adventure with Beachspoke…

The weekend before Christmas we travelled southwards to St Ives, Cornwall… for some fresh air and enjoy St Ives in winter.  I personally prefer Cornwall in winter, the beaches are empty, windswept and wild. Walks across the headland followed by good food in a local pub by the fire, makes Cornwall the best place to escape the mayhem of the Christmas season.

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Travel // Penzance and the Penwith Peninsular..

During our stay at the Chapel House we were determined to make the most of our short weekend. Heading out early we walked south to Newlyn, in search of the art galleries, and some sea air.  The walk from Penzance to Newlyn along the promenade is a short 20 mins walk, or longer if you are like me and want to take a million photographs of the ocean.

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Travel // The Chapel House, Penzance…

The Chapel House in Penzance, Cornwall is a world away from the tired old B&B’s that line the seafront. No, quite the opposite – it is so beautiful, decorated in cool soothing colours and art work displayed from the Newlyn School of Art. It is a perfect place to get away from the bustle of everyday life, to relax in a beautiful surroundings and discover the ‘hidden’ Penzance.

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Travel // The Pearl, Fistral Beach, Cornwall…

Our first little break of 2016, saw us visit one of my favourite places in the UK, Cornwall.  For years I’ve had a long love affair with this county, holidaying there as a child with my family.  It was always sunny  – sign of a happy childhood. Fistral Beach is located on the north coast of Cornwall, wild, rugged and famously known for it’s world class surf.  With wave riders flocking from all over the world to surf there. Dan and

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Travel // St Ives – Barbara Hepworth museum…

One of my most favourite places in the world, is the Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives.  A glorious museum / workshop / gallery come garden in the heart of St Ives.  Just a few steps away from the main shopping street, you will discover the quiet wonder of this amazing space. I went alone, my first time alone, my third time there.  This time I spent a quiet, peaceful hour to myself wandering this pretty place.  I breathed out,

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Travel // Enys Garden, Cornwall…

Whilst on holiday I always love to visit a garden, or three!  A chance to surround ourselves in beautiful nature and a welcome break from the beach (for me anyway).  We usually pour over the National Trust handbook before leaving, looking for interesting properties close to where are staying.  As we’ve been holidaying Cornwall for a couple of years now, we’ve visited most of NT Gardens, so I searched for something a little different, and discovered Enys.

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Wildwood – our holiday cottage in Cornwall…

There is not a day gone by since our weekend in Cornwall, that one of us hasn’t said in so many words ‘I wish we lived at Wildwood’.  Even the youngest of our group, our friends 2 year old daughter talks about it constantly.  Wanting to play in the woods and on the epic rope swing.

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Kynance Cove…

You might remember last year when I said we had found our beach.  Well I am going to say it again.  We have found our beach!   Kynance Cove is stuff of childhood dreams.  Rocky, wild and raw.  The trek down from the beach gives glimpse of the clear turquoise seas crashing below.  Scrambling over rocks at low tide, to finally land on white sands and soaring cliffs covered in barnacles. At very low tide the sea allows you to

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