Back as promised!!!! And wow...St Ives went beyond our expectations! Our house for the week had the best view ever!!! Overlooking the beautiful Portmeor beach! Staying in St Ives this time gave us a totally different experience - we barely left the whole week! We had everything we needed at our doorstep! Ahhhhh.....I love you Cornwall <3
Friday, 1 June 2012
Friday, 10 February 2012
Monday, 12 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
|Exploring the city|
Brussels is not always a first choice when wanting a weekend away but combining well-priced flights and an unmissable discount for a top hotel - it turned out to be a fabulously gastronomic trip away! Beer is well known in Belgium for its variety and altogether deliciousness - and they aren't wrong but what must not be forgotten is the food that accompanies it. Over the two days, we managed to sample Belgium's well-known beef stew known as Carbonnde flamande but also Waterzooi, a cream based chicken stew - they are both delicious! Whilst the weather was crisp, it was dry allowing us to freely explore the city on foot. One thing I noticed was their love for seafood; on street corners there were plenty of fresh seafood bars where you perched up to sip a glass of wine and enjoy a fresh oyster.
It was fascinating city and I would love to visit again soon.
|One of many bars with an |
endless selection of Belgium beers
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
A need for some sea air combined with a love for Captain Cook, we ended up in Whitby for the weekend. Whilst the summer warmth was leaving us, the weather was kind and we had sunny blue skies for the whole time. Whitby is such a lovely place to visit with its well known fish and chip shop and interesting history, you will not get bored or hungry! Whilst we were there, there was a demonstration on at the Captain Cook Musuem and much to my partners delight a chance to sample some of the wonderful delights they would have eaten at sea. The slow cooked meat was tasty but the suet pudding was just not for me!Before leaving we drove up the coast to visit Staithes, a fascinating fishing village perched beside the sea. As we walked round the village, you could have heard a pin drop but you cannot help being enchanted by the steep cobbled walkways and tucked away allotments.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Holidaying in Cornwall has been on my wish list for a few years and when we finally booked a house for 7 nights in July - I literally could not contain my excitement. In seven days, we surfed, sun bathed, walked, drank, ate delicious food, hired a boat, went fishing and caught about 100 mackerel...it was unforgettable!!! The weather was glorious and our accommodation was delightful - we couldn't have asked for more!! As a six we have made a pact - we have to come back next year! *WATCH THIS SPACE* :)
|Portmeor beach cafe...one word - 'PERFECTION'|
|An early evening fishing trip!|
|Small gallery in Falmouth|
|On the water in Falmouth (hire a boat - it is a must!!)|
Monday, 27 June 2011
|A walk around a local reservoir|
|Approaching The Hepworth, Wakefield|
|The view from our campsite in Abersoch|