Last week, rather sneakily, we took off for two nights for a quick get away before
the madness that is the run up to Christmas descends upon Nursery and home.
Not in the caravan this time but to a Castle - as you do !!
A castle perched right on the edge of the cliffs in Tintagel, Cornwall.
We haven't been there before but the location looked amazing and as
we had heard that it was a very dog friendly hotel Otto came along for the ride too.
And yes, to say the location was amazing was probably a bit of an understatement,
it was quite breath taking, and as we were there during one of the wettest and windiest days of November I can tell you it literally did take our breath away.
It was all we could do to stand up straight when we were outside.
Otto was not sure he liked it at all and just stood there forlornly with his ears
blowing in all directions.
Starting the day with breakfast looking out at this view was quite something,
with the view from our room being just as spectacular.
The weather didn't stop one mad Englishman and his dog from enjoying the beach
and a drive across a very wet and windy Bodmin Moor delivered everything you would expect in terms of atmospheric bleakness and true Cornish beauty.
We certainly weren't going to mess with this chap who didn't look that impressed with us passing by
( in the car I hasten to add ! )
But after the rain came the sun, a double rainbow and a
bright late afternoon.
It was a really lovely little break and I still believe that Cornwall is just as beautiful
in the Winter as in the Summer, if not better.
And did the hotel live up to our expectations .... um, tricky one.
It was different, very different.
Perfect for the dog in that our room was very basic and fixtures and fittings were,
lets say, adequate but the two words that would sum it up would be quirky and peculiar.
I couldn't help but lie in bed imagining all the things I would do to it if it were my hotel.
Rather foolishly we also delved a little deeper in to Trip Advisor reviews on our first night there,
on hindsight probably not the best of ideas.
But we had lots of fun,
rest and relaxation was achieved
and the sea air certainly blew the cobwebs away.
Most importantly there was time for some serious crocheting
and I'm pretty much there with this one now.
I have one more handful of bobbles to make
and hopefully this big old blanket will be on the sofa just in time for the arrival
of the colder evenings.
Oh and yes, I just may have the next little project all lined up and ready to go.
Always best to be prepared, don't you think ?