Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Cornwall

I've been taking in the Cornish sunshine over the past few days. Celebrating my birthday and a friend's wedding, the weather could not have been better, I don't think we actually saw a cloud... The journey started with birthday macaroons from Gaga, Pierre Herme macaroons no less, highly recommended to improve a seven hour drive to the south coast. The sweet pea and mint one was a high light...





We stayed in a beautiful little manor house called Erth Barton, and arrived to chickens and dogs running around, ponies poking their noses through the gate to see who we were, and gin and tonics in the garden. I've never been so well looked after, our hosts Nick and Jenny were always there with another refreshment, a story about the surrounding area or a beautifully poached egg for breakfast...




The wedding was a hazy day in the sunshine with a beautiful bride, bunting and a hog roast, all set against a Cornish backdrop of rolling fields, orchards and grazing cows... A lovely way to spend your birthday. We also managed to fit in a bbq on the beach, lazing around in the gardens at Erth Barton, and quite a few trips to different local pubs. The highlight of which was our final night at the Rod and Line in Tideford, we arrived to the whole pub singing Que Sera Sera and feasted on local crab, king prawns, salads and homemade chips. We brought our time in Cornwall to a close with a large local cheese board and an apple crumble with a large dollop of Cornish clotted cream...




3 comments:

  1. That looks perfect. Fab photos as always

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  2. thank you very much! it was a lovely weekend.

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  3. I'm green with envy at your weekend. Sounds amazing! Boozer x

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