A couple of years ago my dad moved from Sheffield down to Cornwall, to enjoy the good life; the fresh air, the better weather, and of course the seaside. At that point I’d never been to Cornwall, but since then I do my best to pop down a few times a year. This Easter two of our friends (Lizzie and Naomi) and I decided to make the most of the bank holiday and planned a road trip to visit Cornwall and my dad.
My dad and his partner run an Air BnB in the linhay in their garden, so we had our own little house for the long weekend, and it was pretty blissed out. The weather was glorious, which always makes everything seem that little bit lovelier. We explored the local area, drank wine, and ate bread, cheese and cake! Put simply – we relaxed.
We were staying in the village of Calstock, a short train ride over an amazing the viaduct from Plymouth. On our first night we wandered along the river, and I totally channelled Gemma and took advantage of both the sunset and the view.
Our second day led us to the seaside, where we chilled on the beach, and ate a yummy lunch at a beach side cafe.
Lizzie had brought her pomchi puppy, Gremlin, on our trip; he was very much still at the point where the world was a big scary wonder – it was all very cute!
Our third day involved another walk by the river in the sunshine. I managed to pap a lovely shot of Naomi’s new tattoo, discover Spiderman hiding in a wall, find some sheep, and I also made an ugly looking duck make some very odd noises by getting just a little bit too close!
After our walk we headed into Plymouth, to Samphire Brasserie, to eat way too much vegan food. We left with very fully bellies – when you can eat everything on the menu completely cruelty free it’s remarkably hard to say no to three courses! We decided to take a slight detour on our way back and made the trip to nearby seaside town of Looe. Undeniably picturesque, especially on such a gorgeous day, Looe was the perfect end to our seaside bank holiday escape, and just touristy enough for me to pick up a suitably tacky Cornish fridge magnet for my husband Jamie!