Yesterday I restocked the fridge, and made it to the park for the boys to climb and run - the house still feels pretty trashed, but I have to be honest, that is just normal life! One of the things I love about being on holiday is that I'm not surrounded by piles of stuff that need sorting through, or putting somewhere (where?!) else - our house is small and none of us are very tidy, so there are always piles on pretty much every surface, making me feel guilty where ever I look!
This is where we stayed last week, and it is truly a home from home - we have been going there at least once a year for the last 12 years!
Ah, our little Cornish home - every year I mean to take a better picture of the house, and every year I forget! We are so lucky, it belongs to a very dear family member and we love it so much. It is small and basic but has everything we need, and is in a great location, about 2 miles from Lands End, and a short drive from countless little fishing coves and stunning coastal paths. Our relationship with the house has changed over the years - when we were childless and both worked full time, we would sometimes laze around all day, then maybe go for an evening clifftop walk, or out for a meal - now we're up and out early, for splashing and sandcastle fun. Just like at home, lie-ins are a distant, fondly remembered dream!
Here are a few of our favourite seaside spots that we revisited this year....
|St Michaels Mount|
|Mousehole (pronounced Mowzel)|
|rockpooling near Mousehole|
|Lamorna Cove (with our own mini St Michaels Mount in foreground)|
|Exploring old tin mines along the coast near Zennor|
We did go to a new place this year, the beautiful National Trust gardens at Trengwainton, where I became OBSESSED with taking close up photos of flowers! I'll show you some of my favourites pictures tomorrow.
I hope you've had a lovely sunny day,