Oh what a glorious summer this was. Lots of sunshine, victory and laughter!
Not having had a holiday in what seemed like forever, our last intended holiday over a year ago, turned into an emergency health debacle. We were past due for a getaway. Problem was, my passport was still with the UK Home Office, hence we had to stay local. Hubby decided on Cornwall; Favoured Family Holiday destination of his childhood. So, to Cornwall we went. One caveat from me though, I wanted a proper hotel, with a lovely bar that makes awesome cocktails and it must have a fantastic restaurant. A girl’s gotta have some creature comforts. Isn’t that what a holiday is about? 💁🏽♀️
After much research, we picked The Green Bank Hotel, Falmouth. It gave off all the holiday vibes I wanted (a harbour full of boats, a lovely bar and an awesome restaurant, and rooms with fab views!) and best of all, the rates weren’t going to ruin our bank account.
I sincerely had no idea what to expect, not with England being England especially with the weather, but it was glorious!
I had more than my fill of exotic cocktails (the bar staff were very accommodating and happy to have a guinea pig to experiment on. Lol).
The restaurant, oh my goodness, the food was AMAZING! (Take me back!) And even our Lil Genius learnt how to place his order for his usual “Bean & Toast & Eggy pwiz”.
They also have an amazing spa which I visited for an emergency manicure, thanks to the Nail Bar which I had visited the day before going off on holiday doing such a horrible job. The Spa Lady, Lindsay (a real jewel. I travelled 6 hours plus by road to meet a fellow Earth sister 💃🏽).
Our room was really lovely (it had a view of the harbour, which thrilled our Little Genius no end! We woke and slept to excited screams of ‘BOAT!’) and had a cot bed put in for our Lil Genius. And then, there were crabbing buckets and lines. Sad and pleased to report, the boys didn’t hook any crabs.
Then we had a lovely time exploring most of Cornwall. We visited Sennen Cove, Porthcurno ,Porth Levan, and best of all, St. Ives where I got all the quirky souvenirs I love to get.
And then, we went kite flying to round up our lovely holiday! We all had a blast and sought to extend our stay, but the hotel was fully booked and we sadly decided to leave, and return to reality.
Have you been to Cornwall? What do you think of it? I think it is a great artsy place easily misleading one to believe you are no more in England. But then, they do literally have Land’s End there (the official end of English Land where it gives way to water).
What did you do this summer?