I pull my fluffiest jumper over my head, each foot pops through my comfiest pair of leggings and over my thick socks and into my Hunter wellies, I zip up my Barbour coat before opening the door to feel the fresh air hitting my face. I call out to Frank, place his Barbour coat on him and head out to the crisp clean air.
The crunchy sound of leaves beneath your boots, the vivid orange and browns, the dew on the grass, the mysterious haze that covers the views. There is no denying the beauty of Fall in England.
Last week I visited Cornwall and the leafy, picturesque town of Little Petherick near to foodie haven – Padstow. The English countryside in my opinion is the perfect break for this season.
I stayed in Ballaminers House, a stone fronted 18th century farmhouse, which has an abundance of surrounding views and has the warm, welcoming, country style feel inside. I spend time sitting on the windows gazing out and practicing mindfulness.
Having a dog has introduced me to a whole new way of living but it isn’t just dogs that enjoy walking/running across land and being at one with nature, it is meant for humans too and there is a lot we can learn from the way dogs like to live. As humans, we just get so consumed with living our busy day to day life that we don’t make time for ourselves and our minds.
With only a pebble throw away there was seven beaches on our doorstop. Frank had not visited a beach before and my idea of beach heaven is running on the sand with wellies and looking at the stunning coastal views, I am not really a lying on a hot beach kinda girl so this was my idea of real fun.
Padstow was only a few miles down the road and being a huge foodie, this was a trip I could not miss out on. We started with fresh oysters that were literally caught a couple of hours before they were placed in front of me with a shallot vinaigrette, ready to be gobbled up whilst enjoying the harbour view.
Of course this was followed by Rick Steins Fish ‘N’ Chip restaurant! Just looking at this photo is making me want to re-live the moment of dipping my fluffy chips into the creamy mushy peas and breaking into the meaty, flesh of the fish which falls away when you cut into the crispy, buttery batter..mmmm…
You can find Ballaminers House and cottages to rent here, it is the most magical place to stay for any occasion or just to have a staycation.