Okay, the title is slightly off, it’s not what I did at the weekend that just gone, but the one previous – but who’s counting? It was S’s birthday and since we’ve been working so hard on the house recently getting it ready for Christmas, he deserved a lovely weekend to completely relax, eat until he was sick and be showered in gifts. What are girlfriends for, huh?
I booked off Monday and Tuesday, so we had an extra long weekend and made sure to stock up on lots of blueberries, bacon and pancakes. Bliss! With Christmas fast approaching, decking out the house with new furniture and planning trips to South East Asia together, it meant money was tighter than usual and we’ve been staying in quite a lot recently, so I wanted to surprise S with something different.
Saturday we cleared our Trello lists (because we are incapable of just relaxing sometimes), and so that we could truly just switch off and relax for the rest of the weekend, whilst still feeling productive. We patted ourselves on the back with a walk the plank sharing platter at the Brigg in Falmouth – which was incredible!
We were served a Rum BBQ Beef Brisket, Rum & Raisin Ribs, Shredded Lamb Shoulder, Smoked Haddock & Cornish Crab Fritters, Sesame Battered King Prawns, Crusty Bread, Hand Cut Chips & Sweet Potato Wedges, Rosemary Buttered Corn Cobs, Mixed Leaves & dips! All washed down with an Apple Pie cocktail, which is Spiced Rum, Vanilla vodka, Cloudy Apple and Lemon Juices with Raisin and Ginger Gomme, yum!
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Sunday we lazed around the house with slightly hazy heads, we worked on some really exciting blog stuff (coming soon!) too! We went out for dinner again! With a belly full of pizza I told S he couldn’t drink anymore, because in the morning we were off for a surprise!
In the morning I whisked S off to Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, he had no idea where we were going until I got lost on the way there and he guessed! I’m not even entirely sure how I got lost, but hey ho! Once we arrived we had tapas before making our way to their spa. I could get used to these Mondays.
The spa overlooks spectacular sea views that we swooned over whilst relaxing in the deep and luxurious hydro pool after basking in the cedar and lavender caldarium saunas (yes, two saunas!). Unfortunately the eucalyptus steam room was out of service, but to be honest, we barely noticed! Completely relaxed, we made our way back from the North coast of Cornwall.
I surprised S in the morning with presents and coffee, very bitty coffee. Turns out your meant to be the coffee UNDERNEATH the filter – oops! No one teaches you these things.. Regardless, S absolutely loved his Daniel Wellington watch, peanut butter chocolate and Kraken rum. We pulled on our wellies and took the dogs for a walk at Cardinham Woods, Bodmin.
It was truly beautiful, the tall trees towering over us and the crisp air felt like we could have been anywhere in the world. Even when it started raining, the dogs started escaping from their harnesses and it was pitch black, we still managed to find the funny side of it.
Once we got home, cleaned the pups and warmed up, we made homemade sushi. We had both been wanting to make our own sushi since we met, but everywhere we tried to get a table or inquired about booking lessons were either full, too far away or not open. Turns out making sushi is HARD. I blame the instructions being vague, and not the processco, white wine or bottle of rum that impacted the outcome. We made smoked salmon & avocado, and tuna cress & spring onion sushi rolls.