18 April 2011

A breath of fresh air.

Hello strangers : ) I'm back from what seems like an infinite holiday in Cornwall, feeling relaxed, summery and addicted to ice cream. It was a break full of contrasts really, sunshine and rain, health and glutton [a banana balances out all unhealthiness in my book] but all in all it was great to go back to one of our favourite parts of England and see that nothing's changed. It's always comforting to be able to go somewhere familiar, and whilst I'd love nothing more than to hop on board a plane to anywhere in the Med right now, spending some lazy days with the family in non other than sunny England seemed to be just what the Dr ordered.

We walked, we tootled along country lanes, watched films and read books [which for me was a rekindling of love for my childhood favourite Stargirl. I'm not even ashamed....much] and I finally got a chance to do my nails a la Gem. Basically it was one big pause, a chance to stop the ride, chill out and forget about everything before starting to climb that last hill this term. I'm so ready to let go of it all, stick on my shades and dance around to this...


...bring on the sunshine!


33 comments:

Katie Styles said...

lovely photos. i can't believe you were in cornwall, thats where i am! where abouts did you go? xx

claire eloise said...

Sounds like a lovely little get away! Your nails look fab, I definitely want to learn to polka dot my nails! xx

Katie said...

I've been hearing good stuff about cornwall this week; everyone seems to have been there or they are there! Your blog is lovely by the way, inspired me to do the marble nails! It's messy but it looks pretty weirdly awesome. I agree about the fruit to balance out the bad stuff. I had 3 chocolates the other day and then an apple! It's all good.

Summer said...

Lovely photos!xox

GRUNGE+GLAM said...

your nails look fab! making me crave chocolte though.... ;)

Fashion Junkie said...

That looks like a fabulous week, the sun, the fooood, and those nails are gorgeous. Glad you had a lovely trip away, refreshed and ready to kick off again. 45 more days until I'm done and now 55 days until my holiday. All these trips are only serving to intensify my need to count down to my own.

FromGemWithLove said...

Ah this looks amazing!! Reminds me of when I went to Devon. Love the nails xxxx

Yu said...

Your pics are always gorgeous, I love the last picture especially! (Not cuz I'm a fatass, it's a pretty picture!:P)

Emma said...

gorgeous photos, i love all the pretty flowers

Hayley said...

Looks like you were lucky with the weather! I'd love to disappear for a week or so and sit by the sea

ella belle @ bellevintage said...

oh my those pictures are gorgeous, looks like you had a lovely time. that last pic of the fish and chips is awesome and has me proper crave it right now xx

Clare said...

This looks lovely! Hope you had a great holiday

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Annalise said...

Sounds like you had a great time, I've always wanted to see Cornwall :) Lovely pictures and uber jealous of your nails, I need to get myself a dotting tool to practice doing that! xx

Sarah said...

Those photos are just stunning, so vibrant. I am so envious of what looks like a gorgeous holiday!! Glad you had a nice time!

Susie said...

These pictures are STUNNING! I love the polka dot nails too--so adorable!

Lizzy said...

such stunning photos! xx

Rick said...

Whatever is in that mug, I want it. Beautiful photos!

liza said...

Looks and sounds like a lovely little escape! Apparently my family is from Cornwall, a couple of centuries ago. Just putting it out there, haha. I loved Stargirl when I was younger as well, it's a lovely book.

xx

Anazuz said...

fantastic photos!

Pretty Things said...

looks like you had loads of fun, beautiful photos, your nails are really pretty and you make me want chips!

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xxx

Tat said...

lovely lovely pictures!

Sherin said...

Yay, sunshine!! Sounds like it wa a fun trip. It's always nice to relax.
And your nails look fab!

life in the wendy house said...

Your photos have left me jealous that this year I am not going away anywhere :( And now I also crave chips.... haha. I do love Cornwall though, I'd love to live right next to a beach in a touristy town and just be proud to be a local (:

Mo said...

Such a lovely post, your pics are amazing! Love the nails too hun. Cornwall looks lovely, I've never actually been. xxx

daisychain said...

Oh shit those chips.

Rachel said...

Aw looks like a lovely week away...I could do with on of those myself!x

Sarah said...

Such lovely pics! Looks like you had an awesome time. CHIIIPS!

PS your nails look awesome! I used to try and get the same effect using tippex pens when i was a kid. I failed.

Claire said...

Really wonderful photographs. The weather is so glorious at the moment that I cannot help but wonder when the bubble will burst! Make the most of it while it's here eh? I walked around our local botanical gardens today, burying my head in the blossom trees. One bee wasn't very happy and I got chased...

Cx

E is for Eleanor said...

This is incredible, I'm so jealous of your getaway. Cornwall is one of my favourite places! x

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Gorgeous photos, so ready for the hot weather! xoxo

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Steph0188 said...

Oh my gosh lasy, these photos are just stunning :)
Looks like you had a good time!! I am actually in love with the first photo xxx

Nats said...

oh wow I adore those pictures! And oh my god the first one makes me want to go to cornwall even more now! xx

LauraElizabeth said...

Ahh i really need to go on holiday!!

Your summary literally made me sit bolt upright in nostalgic half panic asking 'where the hell is my copy of Stargirl?!?!' I loved that book!
Alas, I cannot find it :(

I know this is a couple of months late but I hope you enjoyed your holiday :)

Laura Elizabeth xo