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Friday, 11 July 2014

Breakfast in Cornwall

I've spent the last week on holiday in beautiful North Cornwall, happily wandering through the countryside, exploring the beaches and eating far too many breakfasts.

We were staying in a luxury lodge in the Hustyns resort, just a couple of miles outside the town of Wadebridge. Set in the heart of the picturesque countryside, twenty or so lodges nestled among the trees, with a raft of ducklings swimming in the pond and owls hooting into the night. Each secluded lodge slept eight, and with its own full size kitchen, dining room and lounge. It was just the type of relaxed holiday I love, being able to rustle up a bacon sandwich and a pot of coffee in the morning still in your pajamas looking a little bit disheveled, rather than trudging along to breakfast in the restaurant with other holidaymakers at 8am.

Our beautiful home for this last week

Fish and chips?

Just so fluffy

One of the master bedrooms

Lodge living brunches

On a couple of sunny mornings, all that was needed to start the day was some buttered toast and a seat on the balcony, and there were other mornings which needed more...

Lodge living - what more do you need up in the trees?

Golden buttered toast and Tiptree jam

Experimenting with Instagram #instafood

Buckwheat pancakes with strawberry sauce

Bucks Fizz? Why not? I'm on holiday.

More of Cornwall

This holiday was really just a chance for me to eat my way around the West Country. With cider, ice cream and the freshest fish - it is a foodie's paradise. One day was spent in the little fishing harbour of Port Issac, where Doc Martin is filmed.

The fishing village of Port Issac, Cornwall

Port Issac on a beautiful summer's day

Port Issac

The Krab Pot

Crab and lobster anyone?

And I couldn't leave Cornwall without eating a Cornish Pasty, very ungracefully, right there on the beach.

Traditional Cornish pasties

Just try and take one step closer seagull...
I dare you!

Six postcards please!
More breakfasts from Cornwall coming later this week.