We’re all going on a… Summer Holiday :-)

St Buryans, Cornwall

St Buryans, Cornwall

Evening all… Not posted much for a while. I’ve been on HOLIDAY!!! Much needed time for rest and relaxation. YAY!

So I decided to do a blog about my holiday instead of my RA today.

We went to Cornwall, and what a beautiful week we had. We took our time getting down there, staying over in a terrible B&B on the way down (just some chain pub with some very scruffy rooms), to break up the journey, but it did the job.

The next day our trip continued in glorious weather, we stopped off at about 10am at Lifton Farm for some breakfast, it was beautiful! The cherries and strawberries were sooo soft and sweet. There really is nothing like English grown fruit in season! Mmmm!

We then spent the week camping at Tower Park in St Buryan. What a brilliant camp site!! The fact that it was quiet was a big help, but it was so spacious I’m sure even in the height of the holiday season it would have been lovely, plenty of camping space, with trees for shelter and shade, clean and delightfully powerful showers (free too!). A play area, and best of all, doggies welcome! There weren’t any plugs about however, so we weren’t able to charge the phones, but I found it really quite relaxing to not have to worry about the phone. A true relaxing holiday!

The week was filled with gentle walks (although some not so gentle hills and cliffs!), lots of sunshine, reading, sunbathing on beaches with the pooches, a little shopping (for some shorts as none of my ‘bottom half’ clothes fit now!), and lots of cream teas, and Cornish pasties!

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

Me and Zeus Sunning ourselves

Me and Zeus Sunning ourselves

Zeus surfing his way in with his stick

Zeus surfing his way in with his stick

Lands End

Lands End

The worst things about the holiday… the fresh sea food… Being pregnant, the ‘advice’ out there is to avoid certain sea food unless it has previously been frozen to avoid listeria. My favourite sea food include: Prawns, Clams, Scallops, Crab, Lobster, Langoustines and so on and so on… and Cornwall have these in abundance, all fresh! Never seen a freezer in their lifetime. I am often dubious about this sort of advice, I’m sure my mother wouldn’t have had this advice regarding food when she had my sisters and I, so I’m sure that the majority of time I would have been absolutely fine enjoying these beautiful fruits of the sea, but equally, is it worth the risk? So… Cornish Pasties it was!! My food was still fine, but it wasn’t what I’d have picked normally… so I guess we’ll just have to go back next year!!

Lands End

Lands End

I particularly enjoyed The Kings Arms in St Just, a lovely little place, and a great pub, it did real ales (mmmmmm….. another thing I couldn’t enjoy!), beautiful looking seafood, and some excellent options of the non-seafood variety, it kept its ‘English Pub’ feel, had a welcoming knowledgeable landlord, and was doggie friendly!!

St Ives

St Ives

And finally on the last day, a boat ride with our salty sea dogs to see the seals setting out from St Ives at midday on the Isla Bea.The first time I’ve ever been on a boat in Cornwall and actually seen seals!! I absolutely loved it!! There’s nothing like being out on the sea!

Zeus patiently waiting to set off out to sea

Zeus patiently waiting to set off out to sea

The Seals!

The Seals!

Salty Sea Dogs!

Salty Sea Dogs!

We followed this with a leisurely drive back up the country, stopping off at the White Lodge in Cheltenham for an over night stay to break up the journey… to be honest, the journey was going pretty well, and we could have been home by about 10pm if we had kept at it, but I think Andrew was keen to get on to some wifi so he could watch Wigan Vs Saints on Sky Go!! We fell on our feet with this B&B, it was beautifully clean and well presented, with stunning gardens for the pooches to stretch their legs, wifi (obviously), and a really tasty breakfast in the morning. We were the only people in that night. I hope it does better trade at other times, as it was a lovely stay and I wouldn’t like to think they were struggling (hopefully not!).

A brilliant break away, with plenty of rest. Getting off the floor every morning was a little tricky, but in general, I was feeling pretty good (regular 5mg steroids did help to make sure I enjoyed myself), and the levels of rest vs activity were just about right.

 

Chilling!!

Chilling!!

Happy Holidays everyone… how long will this feeling last??!

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