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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside……….

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.



  • Floss says:

    Apart from the Sat Nav thing, it all sounds absolutely wonderful! I’m glad to hear you had such a good time. Holidays in Britian were obviously blessed with good weather last week!

  • Its wonderful seeing beautiful photo’s of the land we live in… I have been to some breathtaking places abroad but there is so much on my own doorstep that I haven’t seen yet.

    I am glad you had a wonderful time…


  • Lalabi-baby says:

    Sounds like you had a great time …. to my shame I have never been to Cornwall but did step into Devon briefly last year when we went to Dorset. Lucky you to be able to visit the V & H Fair too.

  • Lydia says:

    Another fellow Cornwall lover! – I think most of Blogland love Cornwall… The cabin sounded lovely & you had glorious weather too, fab! We stayed outside Bodmin, the 2004, when Boscastle flooded. I have never had such bad weatherr in Cornwall since though… I love Fowey – the shops are just fab. Did you get to see Jackie Llewellyn- Bowen’s shop in Port St Issac? It had lots of Cath Kidston when I was there….

    Hope coming home isn’t to much of a let down….

    Love Lydia xx

  • I do watch Doc Martin. How interesting that it is filmed there. Beautiful country there isn’ tit?


  • Oh my gosh, I so did not mean to type that word, I meant “it”.


  • Josie-Mary says:

    Sounds like a lovely holiday, I haven’t been to cornwall for years. When I was growing up we used to go every year in a caravan, I hated the fact all my friends went to great places & we got stuck in Cornwall!!! Now I think Cornwall is cool again!! The weather was beautiful last week.
    Shame I didn’t meet you at the fair, did you get stuck in the traffic?? 5 hours for us to get home :(

  • Glad you enjoyed it you picked a good week, I live nearby and it was so hot, raining now though. Sat Nav’s a nightmare in Cornwall far too many diddly lanes!
    Beautiful photos.
    Yvonne x

  • Jackie says:

    It sounds as though you all had a fantastic time ~ the weather was perfect last week, just right for a good old British holiday. I love all your beautiful photos too :O)

  • bex says:

    glad that you had a good time!! my dad thinks his sat nav is funny because he has this programme thingy on where the laides voice is replaced with yodas voice

  • lisa ridgeon says:

    Hey there Seaside Swap buddy! Glad to hear you had such a good holiday. I’ve had many a happy time in Cornwall and have family who live in Devon and Somerset. And you’re right, sat-nav does not work well on country lanes, we’ve got stuck doing that too!

    I’ve finished making your swap ‘thingy’. Shall i post pics on my blog so you can have a peek or would you prefer to wait for a suprise?

    Take care. X X

  • Welcome home Sarah… it’s good to see you back after your happy hols.. You are so right.. nothing beats being beside the beautiful briny sea when the sun is shining down.. Lovely photos.. makes me yearn to be down in Cornwall.. haven’t been for so long..
    It was such a pleasure to meet you at the V & H fair… thank you so much for coming to say hello and buying some C & C merchandise..

    Michele x

  • You had perfect weather for a British holiday – nowhere better when the sun is shining!

    Glad you made it to the fair too!


  • periwinkle says:

    I can’t believe how blue the sea is , just gorgeous. Glad you had a lovely holiday. I have to admit, I;d be lost without my Satnav – she is called Dafty tho, you know why !!


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