Are We There Yet

I set off this morning at 6.45 and headed down to Poole to drop in on my Brother and his family. There I  also met up with my Mum and Dad and the three of us heading onto Cornwall together.

We arrived at our Tyler’s Cottage late afternoon and it’s perfect, absolutely beautiful and in a very chilled out area. After unpacking we went to explore the nearest village, which is Callington, had some fish and chips then poppped in to the local pub The Bears Head for a quick beer before heading back through the tiny Cornish country roads, back to the cottage to chill out for the evening… bliss.

Our Place

 Our View

Holidays Are Coming

I’m off on holiday tomorrow, one week in Cornwall with the folks and I’ve just finished my packing. We are staying in a little cottage in Callington and I’m hoping to find time to surf at Polzeath beach, pony trek over Bodmin Moor, go on the Bodmin Steam Train, visit the Museum of Witchcraft and look around the old Bodmin Jail. I’m very excited and really looking forward to chilling out but I will miss the lovely James and my cats Ellie and Tommy so very much.

 Trying to sort out what outfits to take.
 I love travel size.
 My reading material for the week.
And that’s me all packed.


A few of my latest purchases including this cute little deer from the recently discovered curiosity shop Gdads in Old Wolverton, two cute little lambs with crowns from a charity shop 50p for the pair and  my gorgeous new 1950s mint green Scandi phone which arrived this morning.


Chalet Girl

After recently watching the movie Chalet Girl and actually really enjoying it, I felt the urge to take up snowboarding, in the same way that after I watched the movie Whip It I joined my local Roller Derby team, Rebellion Roller Derby

Then when an offer from Groupon came along for snowboarding lessons, it believed it was a sign and  that was it,  I was sold! Yesterday was my first ever lesson, which was great and I loved it so much that I booked my second lesson for three weeks time and I even dreamt last night that I was competing  snowboarding competition!

The Ashwell Show

Bank holiday Monday was spent at the fun filled Ashwell Show in North Hertfordshire. It was a very English day out complete with drizzle and bunting. We watched dog shows, sheep dog demonstrations, chainsaw carvings and stunt clowns. The show also has classic cars on display, birds of prey and was filled with craft stalls, a funfair and burger vans.  It was the perfect end to a perfect bank holiday weekend.

The Garden



Usually Sunday afternoons are all about roller derby, but since it’s a summer bank holiday we were given the day off, so I thought I’d use my time wisely and get to work in my garden. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been gathering a few pieces to add a little character to my garden. The pots are a mix of charity shops purchases, hand-me-downs and a couple of sale pots from garden centres where I also picked and the crate. The little bird house/feeder I found in a sale for only a pound as was the trellis… bargain garden make over!