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Beach Retreat: A slow weekend in Cornwall

September 26, 2019
If you want to skip my memories of Cornwall (I can get a little carried away sometimes) and scroll straight to inspo for a nourishing and wholesome Cornish weekend please go right to paragraph 4! Above images curtesy of Visit Cornwall It can be easy to forgo Cornwall in favour of a firmer promise of sunshine from warmer climes but if you take a chance on Cornwall it will be in your heart forever. From as far back as I can remember and even before then every Summer since I was born started with the family trip to Rock – a village in North Cornwall on the north-eastern bank of the River Camel.… Continue reading...

A trip to Strattons Hotel, Norfolk

February 11, 2013
My boyfriend Charlie and I  escaped to the flat as a pancake Norfolk country for a weekend of r’n’r, crisp country fresh air, green surroundings and wholesome food. Having left the organisation to the last minute, I scoured Mr and Mrs Smith which came up trumps and I booked a room at Strattons, recommended as ‘Not just a pretty face’ but also highly commended for its ‘restaurant and  eco-policies’. We travelled 1hr 35 minutes by train from Kings Cross to Norfolk, and then 20 minutes by taxi to Strattons Hotel in Swaffam. The short narrow sand-coloured gravel drive is situated discreetly off the main high street, and you instantly see the welcoming grade II listed red brick Queen Anne Palladian villa.… Continue reading...