Wednesday 10 April 2013

Holiday in Cornwall - Easter 2013

I've been lucky enough to have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks break away to Looe in Cornwall. I went with my husband, mum, dad, twin sister and my lovely auntie. We rented a lovely penthouse apartment with the most amazing view of the bay, and were so lucky to have some really great weather while we were there. 

I'm not sure whether its just us, but when we go on holiday it tends to revolve around food! We are all such foodies in my family and we enjoy all sorts of cuisine - from naughty fast foods, to high-end restaurant experiences - and this holiday didn't disappoint for great food! 

While away we ate loads of wonderful fresh seafood, cornish pasties, cream teas, fish & chips, a chinese takeaway, beautiful handmade cakes from a local bakery as well as lots of lovely dishes from local restaurants. (I think we've all put on about half a stone!!) 

I thought I'd share some pictures from our time in Cornwall (mostly food pics!) - I would really recommend Looe as a wonderful little holiday spot - and No.12 Rock Towers as a beautiful apartment for up to 6 people with a simply stunning view. 

 The amazing view from our apartment...

 View at The Eden Project - an awesome day out! 

A little cottage I fell in love with in Polperro - it has a stream running right outside! 

The view of the harbour in lovely Polperro

Gorgeous tulip garden at The Eden Project

The motto for our holiday!

Some of the AMAZING foods eaten by us in Cornwall...

trio of cornish sausages with creamy mash and onion gravy

fillet of sea bass with seafood rice salad, pea shoots and teriyaki sauce

 freshly baked scone, clotted cream and strawberry jam

catch of the day, with chorizo mash, and a poached duck egg

lightly battered pollack, with chunky chips, mushy peas, and homemade tartare sauce (best f&c's i've ever tasted!)

fresh Cornish pasties! 

now thats a doorstop toast slice! 

'the proper job' aptly named english breakfast baguette! 

amazing selection of hand baked cakes and tarts

the lightest tempura squid ever

scallops on hogs pudding with beetroot chutney and balsamic dressing

tempura king prawns with chilli dipping sauce

rib eye steak, tempura onion rings, with peppercorn sauce, parmentier potatoes, tarragon herbed carrots and creamed leeks

creme brûlée, berry compote and clotted cream shortbread

wild berry fool with clotted cream shortbread fingers

spicy fresh crab salad

the most amazing treacle tart with clotted cream

As you can see - we were lucky enough to find some amazing restaurants in and around Looe - I would especially recommend Squid Ink and The Old Sail Loft both of which serve amazing fresh food, at reasonable prices with amazing service thrown in! And for a great day-time eat for breakfast or lunch I would recommend the really quaint Daisy's Cafe; they are so friendly and serve yummy fresh breakfast and lunch foods such as 'the proper job' (see above). 

Me and my lovely Mumma enjoying a lovely meal out on holiday! 

I also bought a gorgeous original Cornishware mini cup and saucer for Baby Bishop while we were away....

I couldn't resist! So baby Bishop can join mummy in her love for cups & saucers - babychinos here we come! 

In other news...we had our half-way point ultrasound scan on our return from Cornwall on Monday - I'm now 21 weeks, and over halfway through my pregnancy. The scan was amazing - we got to see so much of our little one, and it was lovely to see baby wriggling around and to find out that all is well and healthy. We also found out that we are expecting a little BOY! Very exciting. 

Baby Boy Bishop

After all the excitement of the last week I'm now having a rest at home & hoping that my back begins to improve asap as my return to work is looming. I'm pretty fed up of being so limited by my back, and found it very frustrating on holiday that I couldn't walk and explore like I usually would because of the slipped disc. Its very tiring - and hopefully the epidural treatment I had done 12 days ago will begin working its magic in the next 48 hours. Here's hoping! :-)

Big hugs to all my lovely readers

Hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter break

Mrs B