A little bit of life lately – the half term roadtrip

It’s been a little while since I’ve written a blog post so I thought I’d do a little catch up of what I’ve been up to recently. I really enjoy reading posts like this on other blogs, and I hope you do too because I’m diving in and sharing one! We’ve been on half term and decided to make the most of the time off and go on a little road trip to Devon, Cornwall and the New Forest all within a week! We spent two days in each place and tied them in with visits to friends and family.

I managed to take a few photos while we were away, all snapped on my phone and most are full of our friends and family having fun purely because I hadn’t intended on sharing them any further then Stories or my personal Facebook. What I’ve put together from our trip to share here is a collection of snapshots of what we saw and got up to, minus the photos of lots of children – so for example I don’t have many of our Exeter stay on here at all. We had a fantastic time at River Dart Country Park so if you’re ever in that part of Devon with children then it’s a definite must, we spent all day there and had the best time.

On our way from Exeter to Truro we popped into a gorgeous store that was recommended by my husband’s cousin, called Nkuku. This lifestyle store and cafe sits just outside Totnes, and yes, we did have to do a little detour to go and visit! Just as I has suspected from browsing the catelogue, I pretty much wanted to live there as soon as we walked through the door. If I had the money I would have bought E V E R Y T H I N G.

See what I mean?

My husband managed to drag me away and we drove into Cornwall and spent a couple of hours in one of my favourite towns, Falmouth.



If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I left booking the Cornwall section of our trip completely to the last minute. Thankfully Airbnb* still had this gem of a place available and I booked in in spite of it having no reviews! After booking I learnt that it was a brand new site and this half term would be their very first holiday season as hosts. When we arrived it was exactly as it looked in the photos and I breathed a huge sigh of relief as we tumbled out of the car and went over to meet our hosts.

Primrose Farm is based just outside Truro and just minutes drive away from our friends’ house meaning it was the perfect base for our stay.


Of course we couldn’t travel to Cornwall without visiting Watergate Bay, both the beach and the hotel.

Sadly we weren’t staying over at the hotel this time but we were able to have a drink and snacks before driving to the New Forest for the last few days of our break with my in-laws.

I was worried that after all the travelling and ‘people-ing’ I’d need a holiday after the holiday! All I really felt was sad that we only got a couple of days in each place. Of course this Cornish girl was especially down about leaving Cornwall as there was so much I’d hoped to squeeze in. At least this means, we’ll have to go back down again soon.



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  • welliesontheschoolrun - June 9, 2018 reply

    Looks like a lovely break Morgana, we went to Cornwall a couple of years ago and it was fab xx

  • mumreinvented - June 9, 2018 reply

    That shop looks like heaven! And how gorgeous is that Airbnb. I haven’t been to Cornwall since I was a child, we used to stay in Fowey every year and loved it. Fingers crossed I’ll get to take my two one day. x

  • Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker - June 23, 2018 reply

    We did a mini-road trip over half term too – almost exactly the same as yours! Three destinations, visiting friends and family, with an Airbnb in the middle, staying 2 nights in each place. I was sad to move on each time too – I’m an introvert but connecting with people I love fills me with so much happiness. It looks like you had a wonderful time – I’m so glad you made it down to Cornwall.

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