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
During our ten years of friendship, the girls and I have been on plenty boozy weekends away, drunken hen do’s with cheesy costumes in tow, late night subways and hung over tired shopping trips. This year we are all feeling the need to press the ‘PAUSE’ button, have a relaxing weekend together where we can actually catch up child free or not fighting to talk over the DJ, a weekend where we can laze in the hot tub, cook together and eat ourselves silly with chocolate..a proper girlie weekend (how mature of us)
Laura (often know as Dora) knew exactly the place to look… Forest Holidays! Dora had been before and always said how amazing it was, lodges complete with hot tubs in the most gorgeous setting; as you can imagine we didn’t need much persuasion to book this place up! The Deer Park site was the one for us, out of the 9 locations around the country this forest was only just over an hour from home, no stuck in traffic or wasting hours up and down the motoway!
The Golden Oak Treehouse and lodge was our little haven for the weekend, sleeping up to 8, this stunning pad was light and airy, nestled amongst the trees with a beautiful view across the lake, not to mention the luxury treehouse adjoining us via a cute little bridge! A perfect place to hide out and sip bubbles on the balcony.
I think I am safe to say the weekend was a constant sugar high mixed with copious amounts of tea, wine, cheese along with much laughter, story telling, leafy walks and general girly pyjama chat, this idyllic setting was just what the doctor ordered and I totally recommend Forest Holidays if you need a little cosy break!
Now to dream of the next one….
Love Harriet x
2 years has flown by, that amazing wedding day back in August 2014 went too quickly but the memories and the fun we had at our wedding always puts a big smile on my face!
In our 7 and a half years of being together, Ian and I have never really made a big ‘thing’ of our anniversaries, instead opting for the cliché, why celebrate just on one day, every day should be special blah blah, I was fine with that back then but now that we are married it seems important to take some time out and celebrate the milestone every year, even just a ‘date’ to get away from the day to day parenthood seems so special and rare now a days.
Our first anniversary last year, was very different; We had a week old baby and both full immersed in a blurry bubble of parenthood however, we still managed to go for a lovely afternoon tea with new human in tow. The only draw back was that we rushed the afternoon, constantly checking on our sleeping baby, worried by the restrictions of feeding/ nap time and unsure how long we could push being out with a newborn (oh if what we knew now)
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.