Video Blog: Cornwall

This year marks 60th birthdays for both Old Ma Brombley and Papa Brom, and so, a full-scale family holiday was called for.

Booked through Perfect Stays, our home for the week was Ednovean House in Perranuthnoe, Cornwall (just outside Penzance). 

Day one marked our arrival with an evening soaking in the views across the bay, taking in St Michael's Mount and Penzance. Day two was a lazy day: exploring the house, the garden and taking a trip for ice cream at the local beach. 

Day three, I made a birthday roast dinner to celebrate the parental units' birthdays. In the evening, we sat around the fire pit, toasted marshmallows and looked at the stars.

Day four was the day we had a photographer come to the house to take pictures as a joint 60th birthday present. Quite how we all ended up playing duck duck goose, and then doing the hokey cokey I'm still not sure, but the photographs were great, so I suppose it worked. In the evening went for dinner in Penzance.

Day five the kids and Papa Brom went kayaking. We set off from Porthleven Harbour and paddled west along the coast. On our return, we ate pasties and returned home to enjoy a well earned, relaxing evening.

Day six we took a trip to St Michael's Mount. We arrived just in time to paddle across the causeway and walk up to castle. When we reached the top, we looked hard to find Ednovean House: having spent all week looking down at St Michael's Mount, it was nice to take a moment to look back up. In the evening, after a quiet meal together, my sister and her boyfriend returned to the house to announce their engagement. As prosecco was opened, my father took the opportunity to watch a Facebook video of a man driving with no arms. Needless to say, we insisted he bookmark the video so it can be played during his wedding speech. 

Day seven, and our final day together, we visited St Ives for food and an afternoon at the beach. My sister created her engagement announcement photo from stones in the sand, and the little ones enjoyed some rock pooling. Back at the house, we had just enough time to fly a kite before we say our goodnights and goodbyes.