by - August 25, 2017

We finally managed to get a few days together so we could pack the car up and go away as a family. We went down to Cornwall to stay with Jay's Grandparents as they have a stunning period apartment over looking the sea in Penzance. We managed to fit in so many wonderful places and actually got some beach days. 

We left the house at 6:30 on Wednesday morning, the plan was to lift the children and let them sleep most of the way...they had other ideas Noah was up every hour from 2am asking if it was time to go and Eva was up bang on 6am. Although it was a 5 hour journey I had completely bypassed organising anything for them to do in the car and luckily they happily played and slept the whole way down. We arrived just after lunch and the weather was grey and wet. We unpacked and had some lunch and then decided to head over to St Michael's Mount for a walk on the beach and to play in a wonderful park they have there. We left just as it started to pour with rain so we ended up soggy and cold when we got back. Once we had warmed up we tucked in to some yummy fish and chips and had a quiet cosy night in.
We woke up to a beautiful sunny day on Thursday and decided we would head back to Sennen where they have an incredible beach. This was where we took Noah on his first holiday and it was still as beautiful when we returned. The weather was so unexpectedly lovely we weren't really prepared for beach days so the children ended up going in the sea in their clothes whilst me and Jay dashed to the surf shop to buy towels and some spare clothes. Being unprepared makes me feel crappy but its amazing how the children just don't care whether they have a perfectly packed beach bag and if their mum has remembered everything you could possibly need on the beach. We did some crabbing and built sandcastles and then had the most delicious Cornish ice cream with clotted cream on top.
Friday taught us a lesson, nowhere in Cornwall shares the same weather. Places less than 5 minutes away will have completely different weather making planning a bit of a guessing game. We planned to go to another beach in Lelant but just as we were walking in the heavens opened and we decided to quickly get away from there. We headed over to Mousehole which was only a few minutes away from Penzance. I'd been on Pinterest to find spots for us to visit and this once came up on every search, and now I know why. Its the most idyllic Cornish town I have ever visited. It's full of the most graceful cottages, quaint shops and heavenly cafes. The harbour is stunning and the people where so friendly. We spent a few hours there walking around eating ice cream. On our walk we found some steps away from the main town leading down to a private rocky cove, we went down and spent ages just playing in the rock pools, laughing and looking out to sea. We finished our trip there at Rock Pool Cafe where we had Cornish cream tea. Later in the evening Jay and I embraced the luxery of staying with Grandparents and went out for dinner child free. We went back to Mousehole and ate at The old coastguard. The views were exquisite and the food was dreamy. We ate too much, laughed a lot and soaked up the views.   
We had no intentions of rushing back Saturday and Jay's Grandmother had told us about a stunning beach about 20 minutes away from them which she had been wanting to visit. We packed up the car and got a bit more prepared for a beach day. We arrived at Godrevy Beach which blew us away as we arrived, the views were gorgeous. We dived straight in and went and explored the rock pools and paddled in the sea. We left around 3pm and decided to stop at the Gloucester Services, these were the best services I've stopped. 
I would recommend Cornwall to anyone, any day it's one of my favourite places in England. 
Until next time....

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