Cornwall roadtripping: our favourite places to explore

Both my friend and I had eyed up the beautiful scenery, cosy thatched cottages and wild beaches of the Cornish coast often enough to each have a wishlist of places to explore, so on our long weekend, we tried to fit in as many places as we could. Result? The best road trip we could have hoped for, complete with excellent tunes, copious snacks and occasionally crazy weather conditions. Full of pirates and smugglers, intriguing history,… View Post

Legging it to Land’s End, Cornwall

According to ancient Maori mythology at the northernmost tip of New Zealand – Cape Reinga – the spirits of the dead travel on their journey to the afterlife to leap off the headland, and climb the roots of the 800-year-old pohutukawa tree and descend to the underworld to return to their traditional homeland of Hawaiki, using the Te Ara Wairua, the ‘Spirits’ pathway’. In true British style, Land’s End (or in Cornish: Penn an Wlas… View Post

The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall: A sumptuous seaside spa stay

We arrived at the Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall just as the sky turned ink blue over gentle waves. Stopping the car in the middle of the deserted road we rolled down the window and simply swooned at our cliff-top view. Below us the beach stretched out, softly hugging the foam crests of the incoming tide. (And then we Instagrammed because you can take the bloggers out of London…)  Disclaimer: We were very relaxed guests of… View Post

Cornwall Roadtripping: St Michael’s Mount #travellinkup

inspiration ɪnspɪˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ Middle English (in the sense ‘divine guidance’): via Old French from late Latin inspiratio(n-), from the verb inspirare   1.The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. 2. A sudden brilliant or timely idea. 3. The drawing in of breath; inhalation. Our recent long weekend in Cornwall provided all three of these definitions of inspiration – quite literally. A small but mighty peninsula to the southwest… View Post

Staying at the Old Vicarage, a luxury guesthouse in Cornwall

When an intriguing proposition to review the Old Vicarage near Truro landed in my email inbox, I knew that it was all the excuse I needed to book in a long weekend and breathe in the fresh air of Cornwall, somewhere I’ve been meaning to explore forever. Disclaimer: We were excited guests of Jon and Marilyn at the Old Vicarage and eviivo but all of our enthusiasms are very much our own… From London we plotted… View Post