My little family and I went on a mini adventure to St Mawes, in Cornwall recently. It’s a pretty little village on the Roseland Peninsula and is the perfect vision of Cornwall; pastel painted cottages looking out over a beautiful estuary, where fishing boats bob on the waves.
It was so nice to get out and about and explore, after being cooped up over the long winter months. The fresh sea air was perfect for blowing away the cobwebs and putting the roses back in our cheeks.
I always find that this time of year can be a little tricky when it comes to getting wardrobe choices right. One minute the skies cloud over and the temperatures drop, the next, the sun comes out and it fees more like summer than early spring.
With coastal winds we layered up with cosy knits and sturdy boots.
I wore my favourite striped jumper and poncho with Chelsea boots, with low heels, to stand up to all the walking.
My little twins and their daddy wore matching padded lumberjack shirts; the boys in bright wellies.
The perfect outdoor wear, for changeable days.
We took the little ferry over to Falmouth one morning. The sea was like a millpond and our journey was smooth and only took around 20 minutes. I was so grateful for the calm conditions; boats and I have a tricky relationship (another story).
The captain had a little dog, who was the perfect antidote to my sea-sickness. I cuddled her all the way to Falmouth — and back again.
We ended our seafaring adventure back in St Mawes and rewarded ourselves with a drink in the village pub. So nice to peel off the layers and cosy up by the fire.
The perfect end to a perfect day.