Four days in Cornwall

Last week, Tom and I went to St Columb Major near Newquay in Cornwall with two friends for four nights (from Monday to Friday).  Sadly I can’t say it was the best trip I’ve ever taken, and you’ll probably notice I only have a few photos to show for my five days away due to a number of unfortunate factors.  Firstly it was rainy and overcast most of the time we were there (but hey, it’s Cornwall, what do you expect?)  Secondly, one of our friends who came with us had unfortunately just had an operation so couldn’t get out and about much… which would have been fine but the naughty boys went surfing every day! So we were stranded indoors with a stack of trashy magazines and a few DVDs for the majority of the holiday.  Suffice to say there is now nothing I don’t know about ‘Tulisa and Jack’s split’ or ‘Jen and Justin’s secret holiday photos’.  So it was a nice relaxing time but I didn’t get to use my new camera I was desperate to try out much or explore much of the surrounding area (which was a shame as I really do love Cornwall).  Here are the few photos I did take…

Newquay headland
View over Padstow
Bodhi posing on the wall in Padstow with Tom
Bodhi getting bored of posing on the wall in Padstow

One thing I was really looking forward to with the trip which did happen however was going for lunch at Fifteen at Watergate Bay.  Fifteen was founded by Jamie Oliver and takes a group of apprentice chefs every year and trains them to work in the restaurant.  They use mainly local foods and the menu changes every day, with set and a la carte menus for lunch and dinner.  We had the set lunch menu and I had mackerel and potato salad, a slice of beef with lentils and salsa verde and strawberry and yoghurt meringue for dessert.  I have to say dessert was the best bit, but then I have simple tastes!

Lindsey and I at lunch at Fifteen

My main course

The journey home yesterday was a long one as, despite leaving in good time, we got stuck in loads of traffic and it took almost six hours (usually takes about four).  I have to say, I was over the moon to finally be home last night and treated myself to a long soak in the bath and some time tucked up in bed with my Kindle with a lovely One Stop Pamper Shop candle burning away.  I am going to have a little break from Cornwall for now, or if I go again, surfboards will be firmly banned! Have you been to Cornwall recently? What are your favourite places to go?  Feel free to also share tales of being a surf/skate/band/football/xbox widow to make me feel better!

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