Wanderlust…

January always has me thinking of the year ahead, I am sure it does that for most of us. Making plans, new adventures, places to explore. As a family we LOVE an adventure, be it climbing the nearest hill or wading up stream through reeds and marshes.

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The Potager…

I had heard good things about the Falmouth Pop Up before we had left for Cornwall.  Locally sourced food, cooked by the wonderful Annie who used to co-run the Runcible Spoon here in Bristol.  In just a short time the Falmouth Pop Up has developed a large cult following, serving delicious food in unusual locations.  Recently Annie has converted her garage into an intimate dining room, serving breakfasts and suppers. Annie has also recently taken over the running of the cafe at

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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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Helford…

Staying on the Lizard is new to me. I’ve been to other places in Cornwall, and over the years I have discovered great beaches and the perfect cafe for romantic meals or quick bites for kids. Landing somewhere new is always a little tricky, fun, but tricky.  Days can be spent finding the perfect village, cafe or beach.  On the first day of our holiday we walked out of the barn and across the field, following the small stream down

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Avallen Barn…

Last week we spent on holiday in glorious Cornwall (have I mentioned it before? ahem). Anyway, I suppose I should start from the beginning.  To me a good holiday starts with a great place to stay.  A home from home, somewhere after a days adventuring you come back to and it’s comfortable, beautiful and loved.

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the lizard is awash with blue (bells)…

This evening I am sadly packing my bags to return home.  We have loved Cornwall so much! Hedgerows, woodlands and even sand dunes are covered with bluebells, cowparsley and red campion. Everywhere I look, these beautiful spring flowers are nodding their pretty heads.   Whilst the Helford river, the beaches and shores have delighted our need for the sea.  Boat rides, crabbing, sand castles and paddling. The Lizard has weaved a magical spell over us.  Cornwall you have excelled yourself. 

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