picture above of National Trust Beach Kynance Cove ©Emma Bradshaw 2012
I always feel quite sluggish in January, the desire to tidy, de-clutter and start afresh but with the extra winter pounds from Christmas eating, slowing me down and long dark days making me lethargic. The way I usually get round this is by booking our summer holidays, and I'm not the only one as January is peak trading time for travel agents too.
As with many other families we are feeling the pinch and will have to be careful to watch our spending this year. So we have decided to go on a sensible two week summer holiday in the school holidays (even though this is the most ridiculous time to go away as holiday companies double their prices!) We have chosen to go back to Cornwall, we love it and have the benefit of knowing our way around having been many times before.
We have chosen to stay with Forever Cornwall again as their properties are so beautifully furnished to such a high standard and have everything you need and more for your holiday, we have previously stayed in the Driftwood Beach Chalet in 2011 & Wildwood cottage in 2012 and I can't recommend them enough. I hate holiday homes which look beautiful on the outside but inside are furnished with musty smelling granny sofas!
fishing at Cornish Tipi Holidays ©Emma Bradshaw 2009
I had been entertaining the idea of the Isle of Wight with a week in a camper van as we had so much fun when we stayed in a camper van a few years back, followed by a week in a beach chalet. I've heard lovely things about the island but the cost of the ferry crossing has been putting us off. Fforest, home of the Do Lectures is in one of the most beautiful corners of Wales and I've heard great things from people that have stayed there - so really want to visit there too.
We have always had the most amazing holidays with Under The Thatch in Wales and Feather Down Farms, although expensive, are just the BEST holiday ever and is worth eating lentils for the rest of the year for! If you are the adventurous type and fancy getting back to nature, then Cornish Tipi Holidays are for you, sleeping in tipi's, catching fish for your supper, real fires under the clearest of skies; no TV, no electricity, no distractions - just proper family time together, we loved it!
Are you going anywhere nice this year?