Monday, 2 December 2013

A Wintery Week in Cornwall

Just got back from spending a week down in Cornwall with my boyfriend, our first holiday :)

I've been once before and he spent the majority of his childhood there so it's definitely a special place for both of us.


We stayed in a lovely little wooden lodge at Trewince Holiday Lodges  in Portscatho (www.trewince.com) which had everything we needed to make it a cosy break, and there was also spa facilities on site with a pool, jacuzzi and steam room. We spent every evening in the jacuzzi :)


While we were there we visited various nearby beaches (even though it was freezing!)had some lovely food, went to Mevagissey and Port Isaac (where they film Doc Martin) and went to the Eden Project, where they had real reindeer! The local pub is called the Royal Standard and its a real olde worlde pub with an old fashioned decor, a cosy log fire and a cute pub dog!


Back to reality now though :( Although I've come back and made a start on my Christmas wrapping, feeling festive!


NB. Where noted, photos by Ben Walker. All other photos are my own.




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Monday, 22 July 2013

Summer Roadtrip

Went on an amazing summery roadtrip today! Sun was shining, roof was down...food and drinks on the beach with friends. You can't ask for more! :)







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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Morocco Weekend - Marrakech

Just had the privilege of spending a few days in Morocco. I'm overwhelmed, it is such an incredibly beautiful country!

We went for 4 nights and managed to cram quite a lot in in that time. We did a camel ride (mine was called Fatima, but two of the others were Madonna and Michael Jordan - awesome!)


It was an amazing experience, we trekked for around 3 hours and they're such placid, gentle animals.




That afternoon we went to the Majorelle Garden which were made famous by Yves Saint Laurent. Everything is painted in a beautiful vivid blue which is actually known as Majorelle Blue. It was stunning!












The next day we did a city bus tour which was fascinating, the city has so much history and culture, everything has so much attention to detail. 

Other highlights included shopping (and haggling!) in the souks, drinking mint tea and sampling the DELICIOUS food, meeting new people on the tour and having lunch with them at Dar Nejjarine(where Hitchcock filmed 'The Man Who Knew Too Much') and the hotel breakfast which was served on the rooftop terrace and the omelettes were just out of this world!!


On the last night we treated ourselves to some cocktails at the La Mamounia,which is the most luxurious hotel in Marrakech and where various presidents and heads of state have stayed. It was really sumptuous and had an timeless air about it. We had an old Fashioned and a Sidecar - we couldn't afford more than one each as alcohol isn't served freely due to it being a Muslim country, so if you do want to drink you have to be prepared to pay slightly over the odds.

Well worth it though - I'm just in love with the place! On my wishlist to return for sure!!

We Flew - Thomas Cook
We Toured - through www.dosomethingdifferent.com



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