Fabulous Journal
Read about our experiences as we tour the countryside and visit the most amazing holiday homes. The Fabulous Journal covers the best coffee stops, picture perfect pubs, super restaurants, farm shops, great galleries and more to give you the insider knowledge that will make your holiday extra special.
Fancy dress and fireworks on New Years eve

New Year’s Eve in Cornwall and Devon  St Ives, West Cornwall  Forget London or Edinburgh and join thousands of revellers for fancy dress and fireworks in this coastal favourite. The roads close at 6pm and the harbour front comes to life with bands, food stalls and a real party atmosphere. If you are taking children […]

Five Fabulous Christmas Events in Cornwall

Padstow Christmas Festival 1-4 December Padstow Christmas Festival combines a traditional Christmas market with top notch cooking demonstrations and live music. In 2015 the festival attracted fifty thousand visitors! As you might expect from foodie capital Padstow, there is a strong emphasis on gastronomic goodies with cookery demonstrations from some of the country’s top chefs […]

Top five spa days in Cornwall

If you are coming down to Cornwall this winter why not treat yourselves to a day of pampering at one of the fabulous spa’s in the county. It might not be the weather for swimming in the sea but bring your swimsuit and head for one of these hotels for a day of luxury. Watergate […]

Discovering Pentewan

I would bet that most people haven’t heard of Pentewan. In fact I would bet that most people who live in Cornwall don’t even know Pentewan. I am ashamed to admit I only discovered it in 2015 – up until then I just thought it was a beach on the south coast with a holiday […]

A photo shoot in Fowey – with help from the builders!

January photo shoots are always a challenge and this January has been more challenging than most! The weather forecast for Thursday has some semblance of sunshine in between down pours so I decide to make a go of it and head up to Fowey to take the photographs of Panacea – a stunning new sleep […]

Why we love Exeter

I have spent quite a bit of time in Exeter and always jump at the opportunity of a visit – living in Cornwall does mean we are somewhat limited for city life – Truro is lovely, don’t get me wrong but sometimes a girl needs more than M & S can offer! A compact city […]

A fiery photo shoot in arty St Agnes

Every time I visit St Agnes, it strikes me that it has way more than its fair share of… well everything really! Great shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries, cafés and beaches. Not only that but it is also designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site due to the stunning coastline and […]

Move over Jay Rayner… Dinner at Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

I have been waiting for the husband to take me to Ben’s Cornish Kitchen for years, yes actually years!! It has become a bit of a joke as our relatives who visit Cornwall every other year have been there more times than we have. So would the build-up be too much? I have read the […]

Padstow
Padstow in autumn

My recent trip to a sunny and balmy Padstow last week seems a lifetime away now that I am sitting at my desk looking out at the sideways rain on a miserable Monday morning. Of course, it’s half term and I guess that is when the rain usually makes an appearance. Anyway back to Padstow… […]

St Ives Cornwall
September in St Ives

The promised Indian summer has at last made an appearance and I am delighted to have an afternoon out of the office in St Ives. I think a lot of people who live in Cornwall have a bit of love /hate relationship with this coastal hot spot. I must say most of the time I […]