Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!!!

We've been out and about a lot over the last few weeks. Lots of quotes and schemes and meeting with clients. We did manage to squeeze in a trip to Cornwall in the camper with a bunch of great friends.  Dotty our camper van is rather fetchingly decked out in our polka dot fabric!


Because we are West Country based Cornwall isn't such an ordeal travel wise - like it was when we lived in Lancashire. So we were there in time for lunch at Nathan outlaws fish kitchen in a very wet and windy port Isaac - which was delicious and highly recommended. The food is a short and seasonal changing menu of interesting small plates.  We had baked Porthilly oysters with smoked bacon and cheese crumbs, pickled herrings with fennel and orange, sole with purple sprouting and brown shrimps, and the kids had fabulous sole fillet sandwiches on sourdough with shoestring fries , YUM!!

When the weather is good the British seaside is hard to beat and Cornwall has so much for offer

 from  rocky coves (Port Isaac)

to picturesque fishing harbours (Mousehole) ,

the wonderful sandy surfing beach at Polzeath

and the achingly beautiful light in St Ives.

Added to that the attraction of a chance meeting with Captain Poldark (…sigh……. !!!) its a great place for a break by the sea!! Cornwall particularly has really stepped it up a notch on the food front too (as we know food plays a huge part in the life of our family!) here are a few of my favourite locations for fab food in Cornwall.

The Gurnards Head

The Porthminster beach cafe

The Coastguard

Rick Steins chippy (try the deep fried oysters with a pot of homemade aoili)

all this talk of the seaside is making me feel distinctly nautical!  for details out our stars, semaphores, sparkle and anchors fabrics click on the links.