Our Cornish week away


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!)

We enjoyed days out seeing the northern coast of Cornwall. We do love a bit of seaside. It’s the whole sandy beach and staring into the distance of the sea that does it for me, I just love it.  Tintagel Tuesday2Tintagel Tuesday

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.


St Ivesperranporth

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. sandy toes

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. icecreamPadstow2Padstow1Aside 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

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  • Reply Katie @mummydaddyme 27/04/2014 at 11:46 pm

    It looks like a lovely holiday although I am sorry the accommodation wasn’t the best. I love Cornwall so much it is one of my favourite places in the whole world and I have such wonderful memories from holidays there. So glad you made some lovely memories with your little family too! X

  • Reply Donna 28/04/2014 at 11:03 am

    It looks like you had a really lovely time! Happy holidays x

  • Reply Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) 28/04/2014 at 4:29 pm

    I have this itch to travel, just drive and run away from my house and just escape and not think of anything even for just a day. I dont know why. Maybe cuz things are a bit heavy at home. Your trip is amazing! Lovely place and thanks for sharing cool photos =) #ordinarymoments

  • Reply Lauren (@laurenbigeejit) 28/04/2014 at 6:06 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and so well deserved too xxxxx

  • Reply Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One 28/04/2014 at 8:36 pm

    I’ve only been to Cornwall once but fell in love with it. Padstow and St Ives are just two of the loveliest places I have ever been to. Glad you had a good time.

  • Reply Stacey G @ Nobody Said It Was Easy 28/04/2014 at 10:06 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely time away :) And that photo is one to treasure x

  • Reply Lucy Bishop 29/04/2014 at 12:30 am

    what a fab trip! beautiful pictures and beautiful memories to treasure forever xx

  • Reply Vicky 29/04/2014 at 10:35 am

    What a wonderful week…think I’m a teeny bit jealous! Vicky x #TWTWC

  • Reply Hannah | MakeDo&Push 29/04/2014 at 10:50 pm

    What a gorgeous week you had (despite the ants!) I love Cornwall!

    Thank you so much for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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