Besides the Cornish Sea….

Why is it that being by the sea really does make everything better? Blowing out the cobwebs, the lapping waves creating some sort of inner calm, everything seems better with some sort of  beachy filter.

Normally we are wondering the coastline of Devon, bumbling around Budleigh or strolling through Sidmouth; Come summer or winter its one of my favourite places to be….perfect for a super tight husband too as it free!

This week we explored another of our favourite places (as you will know if you read the blog) Cornwall, in particular Porth, Padstow and surfer paradise Watergate bay, all nestled along the coastline or nearby to Newquay.

Taking time for a change of scene, a couple days strolling on the sand with windswept hair is exactly what I needed to recharge plus the toddler only bit me about 5 times…inset roll eye emoji..  a million ice creams later and some lovely time with a set of parents and we are ready to face the world!

Check out my other Cornwall posts if you fancy some destination inspo

Love Harriet x

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Stumbling across Polperro….(Treehouse break part 2)

Whilst it was super cosy in our Treehouse hide away (See my previous post) you should know by now that I love a little wonder and to discover somewhere new! The sun was out, the air crisp, so the girls and I hopped into the car and set off following signs which lead to Polperro, we decided to just go with it and see what we could discover there!

Once parked up, we followed the stream through the valley amongst the gorgeous array of cottages,  quaint pubs, cafes and holiday lets…even a Christmas shop which received excited squeals from this gaggle of girls!

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The path eventually takes you out onto a small harbour and sandy beach decorated with colourful fisherman houses and  a beautiful landscape which stretches miles out to sea.  History notes that Polperro was a hot spot for smugglers and with its secluded coves and caves you can see why!

Polperro has a lovely heritage and  charming feel about it , close to Looe and Pelynt there is plenty to fill a couple hours, enjoy a coffe on the harbour wall and breath in some fresh Cornish air!

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Check out my other Cornish posts here  I seem to have a little love affair with Cornwall at the mo!

Love Harriet x

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Mini Holiday…St Ives and its neighbours…

St Ives you never disappoint, you little gem of beautiful blue sea, creamy sandy beach and hub of of local delights..by this I mean fudge, ice cream you know the situ! .

Back in gloomy February my dad suggested booking a summer mini break to Cornwall and in particular Hayle near St Ives, I think I probably squealed with excitement, July couldn’t come soon enough and already I was planning in my head all the lovely places we would be visiting!

Dad, along with the rest of the family arrived a couple days beforehand, tested out the BBQ (tough job!) and sent pictures of some truly tropical looking beaches whilst I was sat at my work desk (thanks dad!) So when Wednesday arrived we were packed and on the road by 8am ready to meet the family and start our mini break.

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Packing for our Mini Holiday….

Packing is hard…even harder when you are holidaying in the UK! We need double the amount of stuff because in typical British fashion, it can be sunny one second and full blown rain the next (#preyforsun)

For me the packing process starts about 2 weeks beforehand because I am a list maker…a fully obsessed list maker, I make a list, I rip it up, make another, write it up neater..yep sad I know but it pleases me and I know to some of my friends reading this, creating a list pleases you too (Dora, Laura, amongst many others!)

I also have the mammoth task of packing for an 11 month old, stair gate and all… but that post is for another time!

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