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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...
Travel

The Surprise Destination (Part II of My Birthday Post)

March 30, 2015
After a morning of munching on many cupcakes, cakes, Quest cakes and croissants my main man whisked me away to Ashford Kent, just a thirty minute train journey from London St Pancreas followed by a five minute taxi to…. Eastwell Manor is suuuper old. It was first built in 1066 and has lived through two fires, but miraculously, it’s maintained all it’s traditional charm with no obvious signs of any modern updates. The floor boards creak and croak, the exterior stone is weathered and the interior design is delightfully refined and old school – but it’s presented beautifully and nothing is crumbling or cracking – it’s all finished to a high standard.… Continue reading...
Travel

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...