Shit are we missing anything? I’m taking a baby away for a few days. I need to pack EVERYTHING! Why am I worried, it’s just a few days. I’m packing like we’re travelling to a remote island or flipping mars. I’m sure there will be a Tesco near by, its Cornwall! But no let’s pack a box of wet wipes and 1,000 nappies just incase he shits himself every hour. Even after my exceptional packing skills, I still failed to pack everything. I got his travel bed, clothes for the day and night, steriliser, bottles, formula, food, even toys/bath toys etc. I did however forget the high chair to feed him in. Roman let loose on the floor while trying to feed him, well that’s a challenge I can put on my resume!
After the dramatic packing which I left to do the day before, clever me! It decided to snow like Elsa was in town. Cornwall was on shut down, people were leaving their cars in the roads. Children even had to sleep in the schools as they couldn’t get home. I thought we wouldn’t make it but luckily the following day, blue skies appeared and we was on our way!
waterside Cornwall 01/02/19
This was our home for the weekend. I loved the look of it just from the photo’s i seen when i booked it up. It even looked better in person. I have to admit, it look’s a lot smaller from the outside, but when you step in… secret Narnia i’m sure. It was very spacious, with a fully fitted kitchenette, living and dining room. Downstair’s there was a twin room with a ensuite bathroom and shower, then upstairs a double bed with a bath,shower and his and hers sinks in the bathroom. It was all modern and clean. I would definitely recommend!
Charlestown- St Austell 02/02/19
So first day adventuring out of our little Narnia, we decided to go rogue and just drive and see where it takes us. I mean not so wild we ended up in the lost gardens, it was more like a 25 minute drive down to St Austell, and stopped off at Charlestown. I couldn’t believe how cheap parking was, £1 for 3 hours! We took a walk round the harbour and the shipwreck and heritage centre, then stopped for a bite to eat. Now I do always bring snacks for Roman but when we stop off somewhere we usually end up getting him something out but so much gets wasted, I feel terrible when they take half the plate away. I should buy something we both can eat, so food and money’s not being wasted.
After our first day out sight seeing, we decided to relax back in our Narnia. We took advantage of the jacuzzi bath and the netflix they had available on the tv. (caught up on the Ted Bundy tapes)
In the Narnia, there was a leaflet with all the amenities around the area so after a quick read it was between Newquay zoo and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. We chose to visit the zoo as Roman is very fasinated with all the animals at the moment. Though If i do ever go back to Cornwall, I would like to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan. From the photos on trip advisor and instagram it does look beautiful. Newquay zoo wasn’t as big as i imagined. Even so they did have a variety of animal’s to see and we did have a little pep talk about some meerkats. (Fact: a group of meerkats is called a mob and can be extremely dangerous) Not that interesting but that’s all I could remember from the talk.
After seeing the cheeky monkeys and beastly lions, we stopped off for a bite to eat then headed to the gift shop. Picked up a toy for Roman and then was on our way to Fistral beach. I wanted to visit at least one beach while we was down in Cornwall. Even in the cold Februaury temperature, the scenery was incredible. We took a stroll around the beach then headed back to the car.
So after a few days away, it was home time The snow had completely cleared, it actually rained, after all weekend of perfect blue skies. I was ready to get back to having a highchair for Roman. (How sad is that) Before we took the drive home, I insisted we drive another 20 minute out of our way to buy some Cornish pasty’s. I’m not a huge pasty fan but I know everyone else is and because it’s the traditional dish in Cornwall.. well why not! So we headed to Padstow. Grabbed 10 pasty’s from the Cornish bakery and stopped off for a quick coffee in one of the best little cafe I’ve been to so far. It was a little cafe run by a New Zealand women and the cafe was called Cherry tree Coffee house I believe, I found the link of the shop http://www.cherrytreescornwall.co.uk best scones ever!
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