Christmas this year was wonderful! Our very first Christmas as a family. It was just the three of us on the 25th. There was no stress, no pressure to have the food ready at a certain time, no complaining – just love, bliss, baby babbles… and lots of turkey! Caspian seemed toย especially like the roasted parsnips.


The next day we followed an old family tradition of Daddy Long Legs’ and made the (rather long) journey to Falmouth in Cornwall. He used to go with his parents, and later on his own, on Boxing Day to see old family friends. They live in a magnificent house on the seafront. A house full of history, memories and love with lots of antiques carefully collected over the years.


They looked after us like you would dear family and served up delicious food. We stayed at a lovely hotel across the street from them for two nights. It was our first official family holiday and we had an amazing time. Daddy Long Legs even managed to get us upgraded on the second night, as we hadn’t been given the type of bed we’d booked. He’s good like that, always calm and polite and it yields results.


Caspian loved the huge bed in the bridal suite that we stayed in on the second night


And even more so the massive bath that was placed in the room with a sea view

On Sunday morning we met up with two of my closest friends and Caspian’s (unofficial) godmothers. They, too, had been spending Christmas in Cornwall. It was a perfect gift to see them if only for a quick coffee.


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In the afternoon we strolled around town and even though it was rather grey and cloudy it was very warm for the season. We shared a cornish pasty (okay, I ate a cornish pasty and Caspian had a bite. Daddy Long Legs didn’t stand a chance, poor man. I still breastfeed, that’s my excuse) and it was very tasty. Even the massive seagulls were eyeing it up. You should think they would be sick of them by now.


There are many adorable little shops in Falmouth. And I saw these cute puffins in a window. Unfortunately the shop was closed, so couldn’t have a proper browse.



It was my first time in Cornwall, but I hope it wont be the last. Did you go away over the Christmas holidays?

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  1. It looks like a great place for a Christmas getaway! I love that giant bath and sea view in your room, looks amazing! Seagulls love any food they can get their beaks on, I’ve seen them whip chips out of people’s hands before, little scavengers! I’ve never been to Cornwall, but it’s on my to-go to list!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. I don’t think we’ve ever been away for Christmas.Cornwall looks gorgeous though and that hotel looks really lovely!The seagull looks positively regal lol x #kcacols

  3. We’ve never been to cornwall! looks beautiful and like you had a great Christmas! we had the family over this year but hoping to go away next year ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for Linking up to #KCACOLS hope to see you back next sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  4. What a lovely Christmas. I love Cornwall but haven’t been for about 8 years. Used to go frequently when my mum lived there. Lovely post. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

  5. It sounds like you all had a lovely time. Well done on getting an upgrade – result! I agree that by being reasonable and not yelling, you are more likely to have people want to help you ๐Ÿ™‚ #KCACOLS

  6. My dad lives in Falmouth so I spent half my time there growing up (the other half in St. Ives). It’s so beautiful and in the last few years has really taken a turn for the better with all the little stunning shops that have popped up and eateries. It looks like you had a really magical Christmas and so cool that you managed to get the bridal suite! How beautiful to have such a big bath with sea views. I hope you had a lovely time catching up with family and friends. Thank you for sharing your adventure with #whatevertheweather xx

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