Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Absolutely amazing!..........

What more can I say? What a fantastic holiday! If you enjoy camping, like we do this is the ultimate in luxurious camping. It was a total break from normal life, no tv, computers, phones, news or distractions, just the four of us and a canvas house.

The tents were such a great place to stay, they were a child's dream. Our two slept in the cupboard bed, snuggled under Jack's new eiderdown. Every morning Ian got up first and lit the stove to warm the tent and make sure I had my cup of Yorkshire tea (knowing what a dragon I am before that first cuppa!). We ate by candlelight and oil lamp every evening with nothing but the sound of the crackling fire and owls hooting.



We were the only ones staying over the weekend, probably because it was October and nobody else was so foolhardy, but we had the best weather. The sun shone every day, we went to the beach, visited St Michael's Mount, ate crab sandwiches looking out over the ocean at the Lizard peninsula and played chess, scrabble and trivial pursuit every day.

The children whiled away the hours throwing pebbles into the sea (it always amazes me how long that occupies them!), they read, ran about in the fields and never once complained of boredom. We didn't want to come home!







It made me realise how much excess we have in our daily lives, and how little we actually need to get by, although I would draw the line at getting rid of the washing machine! It was a great "get away from it all" holiday and I would highly recommend it to anyone.............


30 comments:

Louise said...

That sounds like heaven and the pics are fab. I LOVE the cupboard bed - so cosy! It's great to get away from all the electronic stuff once in a while isn't it. Glad you had fun!!

Victoria May Plum said...

Wow, it all looks incredible!
I'm so glad to see that you all had a wonderful time.

I hope that our beach hut will be just like that (when we finally get around to building it)

Victoria x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That sounds like my perfect holiday! Glad you all had fun! Lucy x

Carol Cabbagerose said...

Brilliant holiday pic's.
That is nmy sort of holiday.
I will save that farm in my favorites for another time.
Thank you for you comments Julia.
Carolx

French Knots said...

It looks amazing! I'd love to sleep in the cupboard bed, a wonderful escape from the pressures of life.

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Oh wow!
What an amazing break, it is so strange how going back to doing basic things can be so much fun. I bet you will be doing it again :)
Glad you all had such an amazing time and thanks for letting us peak into a very special family break. I'm sure it will be one the kids remember.
xFaye

Suzie Sews said...

Sounds like heaven, I ordered the brochure, lets see how long the post man takes to deliver it. It looks amaozing
Suzie Sews
PS Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog earlier as i have been waiting on you popping over, go back and read a few post earlier!!!YOUR A WINNER!!!

mollycupcakes said...

What a wonderful time Julia,
I'm so glad you and the family enjoyed it, it looks a very beautiful place. Just what the doctor ordered before the rush of Christmas.
Thanks for sharing it with us all.

Think we'd like to try that, maybe when the little ones are bigger. Mind you that cupboard bed would come in handy if Daisy throw one of her stressy fits lol only joking, I wouldn't hehe!

Hugs.
Catherine x

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It looks brilliant-what a lovely time of year to go, when it's all deserted and quiet!! And the little cupboard beds look so snug and cosy! Very Enid Blyton-I'd love to go too!xx

Ali said...

Your pictures just make me want to go again. I can feel the de-stressing effect from here.

carolyn said...

looks like you had a truly wonderful time.

Vanessa said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend! I know what you mean about getting away from the daily necessities, we don't really need them!

The place looks like an ideal childs haven.

Vanessa x

dottycookie said...

A bed in a cupboard - I want one too!

Sew Recycled! said...

What a fantastic holiday - I need that right now, this very minute, oh..........
Fantastic pics too, that cupboard bed must have been so much fun for the children, I know my boys would love taht too.
I may be after the details off you!

Rubyred said...

The little cupboard bed is so sweet!What a wonderful break before Christmas.

jessica daisy said...

Wow, I'm glad it was as much fun as it looks, I'm going to book it for next year in the early spring rather than the summer, I think it's probably nicer when you can have the woodburner going and can get cosy inside!
Jessx
(p.s. which one did you go to?)

Mary said...

Looks like a fab time was had by all. Its great to have a break like this isn't it

vintage twist said...

It looks incredible, glad you all had such a wonderful time.

Ragged Roses said...

It looks and sounds wonderful. It is great when you can really get away from everything and enjoy quality time together! Glad you had so much fun together
Kim xx

Wild Rose said...

Hi Julia

It sounds absolutely blissful. We have just returned from a few days away and I was more than happy to leave the phone turned off and the computer at home.

Marie x

Among The Oaks said...

I adore your blog. I really liked the fireplace story. We too, just turned on our little gas stove last night. I'll post a photo of it soon on my blog. Thanks for the photos of England. They really make me smile.

Cottage by the River said...

That looks like a wonderful place to holiday!!! I enjoyed your blog, I just started blogging as well. Have a great weekend.

Bristol

Curlew Country said...

Oh I want to go there now! I've already ordered a brochure, what a great concept. Glad the weather was so great for you. Something else fantastic to day-dream about -fab!
Stephx

Joanna said...

Julia
What a fabulous life you lead! I am so excited that your friend is going to be stocking Greengate, there are no stockists near me. You sound like you so deserve your lovely weekend!
Joanna

sally's chateau said...

Looks like my sort of holiday too, did you get to paddle ?

andsewtosleep said...

This looks like a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing the link.
Mary

Suzie Sews said...

Julia, please email me your address again, you can link to my email through my blog. Package is waiting to be sent!!! Sorry the boys helped themselves to computer paper...accept it was my papers...
Suzie

driftwood said...

wow that looks like a great holiday, lovely photos.

buttercup & roses said...

Oh my, that place looks incredible.

That sounds like my perfect holiday...Lucky you!

Jennifer x

Suzie Sews said...

Thanks for the email, Little pinkie is in a new home...YER!!!She or he is up to you, difficult to sex a mouse!!! The kids say she and I say he...don't peek to much he/she might not like it He He He!!!
Come back soon
Suzie Sews