Feminist books
Books, Cornwall, feminism, Jenson, Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #86

How flippin' lovely has it been the last few days? I've been so grateful for the opportunity to take Jenson on a few adventures while we've been off work and nursery. Plus the weather has been gorgeous. Although I must remember to reapply the factor 50 regularly. Here's a look back at a few favourites.… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #86

Anna Mansell
Books, Cornwall

Interview with writer Anna Mansell

Yesterday I wrote about a writing workshop I recently attended, led by writer Anna Mansell. It was an inspiring and empowering session, which encouraged me to really think about the kind of writer I want to be. I thought Anna was so ballsy for walking away from her job (marketing for a theatre company) and… Continue reading Interview with writer Anna Mansell

Writing workshop
blogging, Books, Cornwall, Lifestyle

Thoughts on feeling the fear and writing anyway

At the start of the year I set myself a few goals, some personal, some professional. I wanted to feel creative and challenged. I wanted to start making more time for myself. Actually, it was more than that. I wanted to learn to be ok with putting myself first sometimes. It's easy to feel like… Continue reading Thoughts on feeling the fear and writing anyway

Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool
Cornwall, Jenson, Parenthood

Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

This is already my favourite Christmas ever and the big day is still 11 sleeps away. Jenson is three and a half, so it's the first Christmas we've really been able to talk about what's going on and he's so excited. Last week my mum and I took him to see Father Christmas at the… Continue reading Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2018
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas

If you go down to the Guildhall in St Ives this weekend, you're in for a festive treat. Etsy Made Local St Ives* kicked off tonight and will play host to a range of Cornish creatives until the end of the week. If you're not in Cornwall this weekend, never fear. I've linked up all… Continue reading Reasons to shop Cornish this Christmas

St Moritz Hotel - spa break review
Cornwall, Mental Health

A blissful birthday break at St Moritz Hotel

First of all, I'm totally not sorry for the alliterative title of this post. Second of all, I'm not sorry (much) that I left Jenson for 24 hours after he spent a night being a sick. You know why? Because I was reminded that other people are more than capable of stepping in (thanks, Dad!)… Continue reading A blissful birthday break at St Moritz Hotel

Tremenheere Kitchen, Penzance
Cornwall

Exploring Cornwall: Tremenheere Kitchen

A few weeks ago I headed over to the Tremenheere Kitchen for the first time. Yes, I've lived in Penzance for nearly all of my 30 years on this planet and had never been to the Sculpture Gardens or this incredible restaurant. Well, that certainly won't be the last time I visit. I'll be honest,… Continue reading Exploring Cornwall: Tremenheere Kitchen

Trevaskis Farm pumpkin patch 2018
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Happy Halloween

I'm a sucker for seasonal traditions. We first took Jenson to the Trevaskis Farm pumpkin patch in 2016, then again last year, so of course we had to pop back before Halloween rolled around. I panicked at the start of last week because the farm had sold out of pumpkins and I really wanted to… Continue reading Happy Halloween

Book swap September 2018
Cornwall, Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #59

I've decided to mix things up a bit on the blog this week. I've done away with my weekly Saturday Share, in favour of a Follow Friday shout out on Twitter and Instagram, plus a top five in my monthly newsletter. Now that my hours have changed at work I've also decided to change my… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #59

Bound by Rachel Hazell, The Travelling Bookbinder
Books, Cornwall, stationery

An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder

Last week I popped along to No. 56 in Penzance for the launch of an exciting new book: Bound by Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder. Released today, Bound is a stunning book featuring 15 different bookbinding projects, suitable for all experience levels, including beginners. Writer, bookbinder and teacher, Rachel Hazell, was on hand to… Continue reading An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder