I have post holiday blues! We've recently returned from a two glorious weeks in sunny Cornwall, I know, we always go to Cornwall but we love it so much! We stayed with the same company that we've stayed with before, Forever Cornwall, but this time in a lovely little barn in the hills between the north and south coast. We are creatures of habit returning to the same place, but I like to look forward to my holiday and we take great comfort in knowing where we're going and planning our adventures before we set off.
The barn was lovely, with a huge sofa that reminded me of the Driftwood beach chalet that we stayed in a few years ago. There were piles of old ladybird bird books for the boys to read and classic Penguins too that had belonged to the owner Phil as a child.
We took with us Enid Blyton's The Sea of Adventure to read at bedtime, a great series for older boys who yearn for adventure and appropriate reading for our seaside holiday.
It usually takes me a few days to get into holiday mode and unwind, so to have two weeks away was just bliss and it was so easy to unwind in such a beautiful house. Although I have a giant mound of washing that we've brought back with us.
The boys freely roamed the meadows around the barn; playing cricket in the garden, feeding carrots to the ponies and picking blackberries from the bountiful hedgerows, staining their fingers in the process!
We tried to get to the beach as much as possible to take advantage of the good weather and swim in the sea, it's amazing how children entertain themselves on a beach, making friends, searching for shore crabs in the rock pools and making sandcastles!
I have loads more holiday adventures to share and more pictures to upload to flickr too, you have been warned!