10 Things to Do in Mevagissey

10 Things to Do in Mevagissey

10 things to do in Mevagissey

There’s something quite special about Mevagissey. It doesn’t get the unbearable hoardes of visitors of some more famous Cornish towns. Thankfully here you will find a proper working Cornish fishing village. Still filled with locals, artisans and no chain stores or cafes, just independent businesses.

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Find Beautiful Cornish Gifts & Support Small Businesses

Find Beautiful Cornish Gifts & Support Small Businesses

Find Beautiful Cornish Gifts & Support Small Businesses

The Roberts Gallery - Mevagissey

If you're on the look out for some beautiful unique Gifts and preferably Cornish, I may have done all of your hard work for you!

Last week I met with June one of the artists who has founded The Robert's Gallery in Mevagissey, Cornwall. I always like to support small businesses while we're away and this one is quite unusual. 

The Roberts Gallery is a gallery shop on Mevagissey, High Street. It's run by a co-operative of 7 artists. They all work one day a week in the shop in-between creating their unique pieces of craftsmanship.

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Practical Spring Clothes for Kids

Practical Spring Clothes for Kids

Practical Spring Clothes for Kids 

As Spring has finally arrived most of us parents find ourselves looking for those great in between items of clothing for kids and toddlers. Things that are light and practical enough for a warm day but that can be quickly adapted for the unpredictable British weather.

You may have seen over on my Instagram feed that we have just returned from an Easter break in Cornwall. This was the perfect place to try out some Spring clothes but lets remember this season can throw anything at you from snow to sunshine so it's best to be prepared!

 

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Teacup Tearoom: Most Instagrammable Cafe in Cornwall

Teacup Tearoom: Most Instagrammable Cafe in Cornwall

Teacup Tearoom - Mevagissey

Quite possibly THE most Instagrammable cafe in cornwall!

Cornwall is full of quaint, cute cafes and tearooms. However it's hard to find one that offers everything. Bright and modern enough but with a nod to the tearooms of the past. Friendly enough but with a discerning clientele. All the usual Cornish fayre but fresh, light and delicious. 

I’m sure you will want to find that perfect cream tea. The one which has been on your mind ever since you booked your Cornish holiday! I certainly did and I think I found all of the above in a newly opened cafe in Mevagissey. 

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A Perfect Day in Italy (#DolceVitaBloggers)

A Perfect Day in Italy (#DolceVitaBloggers)

A Perfect Day in Italy (#DolceVitaBloggers)

This month at Dolce Vita Bloggers we're writing about our Perfect Day in Italy. 

It's so hard to pick just one idea or one day as so many different perfect things seem to happen when you're in Italia. What I love is the amount of spontaneous moments you tend to have here. Is it because you're on holiday. Down to the people you're with or just the nature of Italy that everything is that little bit more flexible?  

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Easter at the Eden Project

Easter at the Eden Project

Easter at the Eden Project

Are you in Cornwall this Easter and looking for something memorable to do with the children? Have they all had far too much chocolate and you want to find an activity that’s a little bit different?

This is how we’ve been feeling and as we are in Mevagissey for the school holidays we decided to try Easter at the Eden Project.

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #5 April 2018 - Perfect Italian Day

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #5 April 2018 - Perfect Italian Day

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #5 April 2018 - Perfect Italian Day

This month on #DolceVitaBloggers we want you to describe to us your perfect day in Italy. It could be something you have experienced or it could be a dream trip you’ve always wanted to do. 

As always we want you to use your imaginations and interpret this depending on where you go in Italy and what you love about the country.

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5 Tips for Teaching your Child a Language (Bilingual Week 11)

5 Tips for Teaching your Child a Language (Bilingual Week 11)

5 Tips for Teaching your Child a Language

Interview with Will Collier of Little Linguists Library

1. Do it together and set a target

When was the last time you learned something with your child rather than simply helping them to learn something you already knew? Kids love it when the grown-ups are in the same position as them. 

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Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

When you read about the time it takes for a baby to be made, it can often sound like pregnancy is a very long journey. In reality, though, while nine months sounds like a big chunk of time, the next 37 weeks are going to go by very quickly. When you find yourself staring birth in the face, you will have more work to do than ever to prepare for the little one on the way. Through bodily changes and your schedule, to getting your home ready and enjoying it while you can, this post will be taking you through the last month of pregnancy and the work you’ll have to do.

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4 Tips You'll Need For a Perfect Family Road Trip

4 Tips You'll Need For a Perfect Family Road Trip

4 Tips You'll Need For a Perfect Family Road Trip - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Organizing the whole family to go somewhere, even if it’s just a short trip, can be a real hassle, especially if the kids are still quite small. But if you are planning a road trip where you will be spending the majority of the time in your car, you need to prepare twice as much. Don’t be scared: being in your own vehicle all the time can be an advantage as well, and here’s how to make the most of it.

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3 Delicious Italian Easter Cakes

3 Delicious Italian Easter Cakes

3 Delicious Italian Easter Cakes

Easter is big in Italy both as a religious festival and as a reason to gather together with family and friends. 

As with the UK, lamb features on the menu. It's cooked in various ways depending on which region of Italy you are in. 

One year we sent my Father-in-law to buy the lamb as I was in charge of the cooking and he came back with goat!

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Little Linguists Library – Learn a Language with your Child (Bilingual Week 10)

Little Linguists Library – Learn a Language with your Child (Bilingual Week 10)

Little Linguists Library – Learn a Language with your Child

Do you have children learning languages at school? Or do you have little ones who you would like to give a head start at a second language but you don't speak one yourself? 

This week I'm interviewing Will Collier, founder of Little Linguists Library. Will is creating a series of books which help parents learn or support their child to learn another language, even if they can't speak a second one themselves. 

This is a huge stumbling block for many parents and it seems Will has found the answer! 

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Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

This week we're chatting to Jo Mackay of Italian Villa rental firm Bookings For You. Jo built her business from a love of her own family holidays in Italy to become a holiday specialist with beautiful villas available throughout the country and has now expanded into France. 

If you would like your holiday organised by someone who realises how special those precious weeks off are and considers it of upmost importance that your time is memorable, read on! 

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10 Reasons Your Baby's Not Sleeping and How to Cope With It - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

10 Reasons Your Baby's Not Sleeping and How to Cope With It - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

10 Reasons Your Baby's Not Sleeping and How to Cope With It - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

You’ve been up several times already. Your body is pushed to the edge, exhausted, and you really feel like breaking down because your baby’s upset, and you can’t calm them down, and you feel like a bad parent for just wanting some peace and quiet, for not knowing how to make them stop crying. And then it keeps happening night after night and your tired body can barely function from all the stress and the weariness. It’s probably safe to say that you’re getting a little desperate, but don’t worry. We’re here for you, and the first thing you need to know is this: it’s going to be okay. You’re a good parent, and your baby is going to be okay. Now let’s see how we can get you both a good night’s sleep.

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5 Ways Wall Art Breathes Life into Your Home

5 Ways Wall Art Breathes Life into Your Home

5 Ways Wall Art Breathes Life Into Your Home

We recently redecorated and since then I've found our minimalist walls a bit lacking! We love white or pale spaces as it brings in so much light but you do need that extra something to breathe life into your home. 

I didn't want to just buy a group of 'nice' pictures as I think for it to feel right, the wall art needs to represent a bit of you. If you choose carefully you can find things that have a meaning and make you happy each time you pass them. A trip you went on, a phrase your partner is always saying or an affirmation that you know will be helpful to look at each day.

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A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Infant Happy And Healthy

A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Infant Happy And Healthy

A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Infant Happy And Healthy

Whether you’ve got a newborn baby or a little toddler, the early years of parenthood can be difficult to navigate. You’ve read all the books on being a good parent, but nothing can really prepare you for having a child. Obviously, that’s the most stereotypical thing in the world to say, but you know that it’s true now that you’re living through it. Still, it’s a wonderful thing. Every child is an individual, so the same rules don’t always apply to different babies. However, intuition will serve you well. You can trust yourself as a parent to know your child and what’s best for them. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain universal rules that will help you to keep your infant happy and healthy in their early years of life. Here’s a simple guide to help you out with the whole “parenting” thing.

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Benefits of Blogging

Benefits of Blogging

Benefits of Blogging

Every month WordPress members produce 69.5 million new blog posts. Blogger has over 46 million unique viewers per month, and there are thought to be over 350 million blogs in the world. A small portion of these bloggers make a full-time living from their blogs, some even achieving international fame. What starts as a "hello world" post on WordPress can grow into book deals, TV shows, clothing ranges, beauty products and more. Blogging can change your life.

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Family Issues You Can Never Start to Tackle Too Early

Family Issues You Can Never Start to Tackle Too Early

Family Issues You Can Never Start to Tackle Too Early

Keeping your family together might be your ultimate goal, but it is not always up to you how relationships develop. From ongoing arguments and disagreements, money issues, addiction, and stress , there are several problems that are best tackled with a “nip in the bud” attitude. If you are dealing with a relative’s mental illness or serious health issues, you have to come to a consensus and create a detailed plan to avoid more serious problems.

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Preparing For Pregnancy: It's A Man's World Too

Preparing For Pregnancy: It's A Man's World Too

Preparing For Pregnancy: It's A Man's World Too

It’s easy to see why the emphasis is all on mum when it comes to all things preparing for pregnancy and then carrying your little heartbeat for nine months, but it takes two to tango. It takes two to make a gorgeous bundle of joy and then become amazing parents. That’s right, future fathers have a super-important role to play when it comes to wanting a baby.

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