Sunday, 5 August 2012

We're Home

We had a wonderful fortnight away in Cornwall, arriving home early yesterday evening. We were very lucky with the weather, the first week was beautiful, and although it rained for parts of the second week, it didn't stop us doing anything.

We stayed in the same lodge as we did last year, and it was every bit as good. There was an indoor swimming pool and games room on site, as well as a tennis court and four fishing lakes. I don't fish but Mick, Daniel and Eleanor do.

The lodge is in a village about five miles from Bude so we visited Bude quite a lot.

We visited some places which we've been to before. Boscastle is a lovely place for a stroll, and I love looking round all the little shops there.

I'd read about Hartland Quay on Helen's blog, Helen's Home. It wasn't far from where we were staying so we visited here on our first day, sat on the cliffs and ate a picnic.

I've heard such a lot about St. Ives but never visited so we rectified that. As we walked around the harbour we saw a seal playing in the water.

Mick and Daniel fished in the lakes where we were staying every day, and Eleanor joined them quite a few times too. This is a three and a half pound carp which Daniel caught.

Archie enjoyed his holiday again this year. He loves water but isn't so keen on the waves splashing over him in the sea, he much prefers wading in to rock pools.

As I've said, after the summer we've had this year and all the rain we were very lucky with the weather. It was a different story coming home though. As we got to Somerset the heavens opened and we had torrential rain as well as thunder and lightening.

It's back to work tomorrow for Mick, but he's only got to work for three weeks before his next holiday. He thought it would be nice to have another week off during the school holidays, and although we're not planning to go away anywhere, it will be nice to have him at home.

I'm hoping that I'll find time to catch up with everyone's blogs over the next few days. I'm looking forward to reading about all your news.


  1. Cornwall is such a pretty place, looks like you had a good time. My husband would love the fishing.

  2. So glad that the weather held out for you whilst you were away. There is so much more to see and do when it doesn't rain. St. Ives is wonderful once through the crowd of tourists. Love the photo of Archie enjoying the sun, sand and sea!

  3. Welcome home! Sounds like you had a really lovely time. A bit of relaxing and a bit of adventuring too. And a bit of shopping! Sounds fab.
    Lisa x
    p.s love the photo of Archie!

  4. Nice sized fish - I bet he was jumping for joy catching that fish.

  5. I'm so glad you had a loely holiday - we left the good weather there for you - it was glorious as we were driving away. J is off for the last 2 weeks of August - we're not going anywhere either , it's just lovely not to have to set the alarm clock!

  6. Welcome home. It sounds like you had a lovely time.
    Too bad about the rain... we'd gladly take some here.
    Have a great week!
    Susan x

  7. I'm so pleased you had mostly good weather. It doesn't know what to do here. I hope you had a good rest.
    Love from Mum

  8. Good to know that you all had a good time. I like the first picture, and of course the one of Archie with his cheeky look! Flighty xx

  9. Welcome back! I'm glad you had a good time - and (mostly) good weather. :o)

  10. Welcome back! Glad that you had a lovely time. Jx

  11. Hi Jo, welcome home! Glad you have had a wonderful holiday and that the weather was a bit better than we have had most of the summer.Cornwall is wonderful isnt it but I have to say that whenever we have been there it has mostly rained!

  12. Welcome back, it sounds like you had a wonderful break. I love that part of Cornwall. My husband would be very jealous of the fishing lakes - he loves to fish. x

  13. Hi, glad to see you had a nice holiday, welcome back :]]
    Helen x

  14. Thank you for all your lovely comments. They're very much appreciated, as always.

  15. Just catching up as been away in Cornwall as well - we were near St beautiful x

  16. It was our first visit to St Ives this year, Grace. I love all the places we've been to in Cornwall, it never disappoints.