Back again and what a great time we had too! The weather was glorious for the entire week - back to back sunshine from the moment we arrived until the moment we left when it started raining and I mean raining! How lucky were we?
The holiday started with a visit to the wonderful Vintage and Handmade fair in Chipping Sodbury, and it was great to put names to faces in the blogging world. I did feel very restrained in my purchases due to restricted space in the car! but did manage to get some wonderful items which I will share with you on another post.
Our accommodation was great - just outside Bodmin in a hamlet called Tregullan. A farmer had built log style cabins on his land and ours was called Cedar. The views from our cabin stretched for miles - unadulterated countryside. Inside the cabin, the owners had left us a cream tea, and some Cornish fudge. Not only that but there were fresh flowers, and all the usual necessities you might need. It was a real welcome after such a yucky journey.
I'll do a quick summary as I don't want to bore you with holiday detail! We went to The Eden Project which was brilliant. It was so inspiring in terms of gardening, growing your own veg and just generally being a bit more eco friendly. I loved the pink garden shed with the bunting so that's another project added to the list - groan groan said hubby!
Days on the beach, the beautiful National Trust gardens, Padstow, Looe, Polperro, Charlestown, Morwellham Quay, Fowey to name but a few.
We also visited Port Isaac which was lovely. I've never watched Doc Martin, but knew it was filmed there - and lo and behold we saw some filming with a couple of the actors - their names escape me but I did recognise them - it wasn't Martin Clunes!
There's nothing quite like the British seaside, providing the weather is good - a bit of rock pooling, shell and interesting stone hunting, sandcastles and everything else that goes with a traditional seaside holiday.
I might do a separate post about SAT NAV - no not really but it is a love or loath item. It did help us an awful lot, but on the flip side it took us down some very precarious 'roads' which ended up to be quite stressful and caused arguments! I'm a good old fashioned map kind of girl - hubby loves the sat nav and even takes it when we go walking somewhere 'just in case' - so embarrassing. On one occasion we ended up going down a no through road, dead end - but because the sat nav said 'yes' we just had to go down it........................you can guess what happened - we couldn't get through so had to reverse down a narrow lane, three point turn blah blah blah - then crunch....'what's that' I said 'don't worry, it's mud' said hubby 'it can't be, mud doesn't make that noise' I said. To cut a long story short hubby had reversed into some rock and damaged my bumper. I don't think I need to say anything else, do you?
Besides that, it was a truly refreshing break from the routine, and it felt so much longer than just a week - roll on the next one!
Will share some great buys with you all on my next post.