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Top five spa days in Cornwall

If you are coming down to Cornwall this winter why not treat yourselves to a day of pampering at one of the fabulous spa’s in the county. It might not be the weather for swimming in the sea but bring your swimsuit and head for one of these hotels for a day of luxury. Watergate […]

Discovering Pentewan

I would bet that most people haven’t heard of Pentewan. In fact I would bet that most people who live in Cornwall don’t even know Pentewan. I am ashamed to admit I only discovered it in 2015 – up until then I just thought it was a beach on the south coast with a holiday […]

A photo shoot in Fowey – with help from the builders!

January photo shoots are always a challenge and this January has been more challenging than most! The weather forecast for Thursday has some semblance of sunshine in between down pours so I decide to make a go of it and head up to Fowey to take the photographs of Panacea – a stunning new sleep […]

Why we love Exeter

I have spent quite a bit of time in Exeter and always jump at the opportunity of a visit – living in Cornwall does mean we are somewhat limited for city life – Truro is lovely, don’t get me wrong but sometimes a girl needs more than M & S can offer! A compact city […]

A fiery photo shoot in arty St Agnes

Every time I visit St Agnes, it strikes me that it has way more than its fair share of… well everything really! Great shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries, cafés and beaches. Not only that but it is also designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site due to the stunning coastline and […]

Move over Jay Rayner… Dinner at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

I have been waiting for the husband to take me to Ben’s Cornish Kitchen for years, yes actually years!! It has become a bit of a joke as our relatives who visit Cornwall every other year have been there more times than we have. So would the build-up be too much? I have read the […]

Padstow in autumn

My recent trip to a sunny and balmy Padstow last week seems a lifetime away now that I am sitting at my desk looking out at the sideways rain on a miserable Monday morning. Of course, it’s half term and I guess that is when the rain usually makes an appearance. Anyway back to Padstow… […]

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Watergate Bay – much more than a beach

You will probably have heard of Watergate Bay, it is firmly on the map as one of Cornwall’s go –to destinations- the surf capital of Cornwall. On my first visit I had expected a coastal village with a hotel, maybe a beach café, not a great deal to interest me… how wrong I was. I […]

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For the love of local produce

I have to confess, I am a bit of a bore when it comes to local and seasonal produce – you won’t see me eating asparagus in November or clementines in July. I freely admit my hatred for Tesco and all food wrapped in plastic. It has to be artisan, organic or free range to […]

Fabulous Stays - Helford Shipwight Inn
Rollo’s first ferry trip – a day out on the Helford

This is more like it, a day off, the sun is out, ladies lunch planned! Well nearly a ladies lunch if you don’t count 6 month old baby Rollo and Percy the dog. A friend of mine has just bought a cottage in Mawnan Smith so this is a good enough excuse to head down […]

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