Last week Team Shilts packed up everything but the kitchen sink and drove 240 odd mile down south to spend four nights in the rolling Cornish hills. It was our Easter getaway and boy, did we need it. After a turbulent six months we needed to spend some time away as a family unit to share some down time, dip our toes into the sea and have some fun.
We had booked a luxury self-catering bungalow as a bit of a treat to ourselves which turned into a bit of a nightmare (think ants and lots of them!) but nevertheless we tried to have a good week away from home and tried to relax as much as we could (throw into the mix that my poorly Dad had his quadruple heart bypass surgery on the Tuesday whilst we were away, rubbish timing and crappy signal has led to me growing an extra few grey hairs this week!)
Hubby enjoyed putting his foot down on the less than busy Cornish roads and putting the car through its paces on the winding and often ‘heart jumping out of my chest’ steep hills. We enjoyed visiting Tintagel, Westgate Bay, St Ives, Padstow, Newquay and Perranporth.
We enjoyed getting our feet wet and getting sandy toes! Although I say we, it was hubby who didn’t expect a rogue wave to crash in and cover his converse in sea water and Little Mr did protest at having his toes dipped into the cool sea.
We enjoyed other peoples cooking and one or two cornish ice creams and drooling at the delights on offer in Steins Pattiseries; most notably the enormous raspberry meringues and the beautifully colourful macaroons. Aside from all the wonderful landscapes, the beautiful food and the breath taking scenery, what we enjoyed most this week was being together. We’re a busy working family who don’t often get the time to appreciate each other enough. I for one, am guilty for taking too much on and forgetting about the small stuff at home like eating dinner as a family without my phone on the table or not spending enough time with hubby just the two of us once the little one has gone to bed.
We had a fantastic time away together and both the Shilton boys had a wonderful time enjoying each others company and making each other laugh. The moment of the holiday for me was captured in this photograph; Hubby and LIttle Mr holding hands as we walked back to the car from the beach on our final day in Cornwall.
Precious times, so simple but oh so wonderful…x