Rockpool Cafe

A few of my favourite things #97

Looks like storms are coming today (hopefully not the metaphorical kind) so I'm extra grateful for the last few days I've had with Jenson. I'm trying not to count down the weeks and days until he starts school but I can't help but be aware that there are less than six weeks left of our… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #97

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

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

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

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

Blogger mail
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #55

This summer is flying by - can you believe Jenson starts pre-school in less than two weeks? And my oldest nephew is starting big school. These last few days really are to be savoured. Here's a look at what we've been up to in the last week. Date night Luke and I went out for… Continue reading Friday Favourites #55

Jubilee Pool, Penzance
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #53

I'm writing this post on Wednesday night because, as you read this, I'll be working in London for the day, having just spent the day in Brighton at a conference. Go me! So, as you can imagine, I wanted to get in some quality time with Jenson before spending two days out of the county.… Continue reading Friday Favourites #53

Friday Favourites #52
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #52

I feel incredibly fortunate that I've been able to have two particularly good weeks on the trot, with what seems to have become Jenson Fun Days on Thursdays while we're not swimming and an evening out. Lucky me! Mums' night out Last week I briefly mentioned that I'd gone out for some cocktails and food… Continue reading Friday Favourites #52

Hidden Stories by Esther Connon at Circa 21, Penzance
Cornwall, feminism

Awesome female artists currently exhibiting in Penzance

I used to think I wasn't that into art. Then I started to meet local designer-makers at Fairs and went along to a female-centric exhibition at a gallery last summer and realised that I am very much interested in the way that women tell stories through their art. I recently got in touch with Newlyn… Continue reading Awesome female artists currently exhibiting in Penzance