at home with country kids

for the last few years, we have been enjoying a christmas winter break. now i love the sun, i really do, but a winter break in the english countryside is very nearly high up there on my favourite holidays. school is out. childcare is scarce, so holiday time it is. we’ve been to cornwall, we’ve been to yorkshire and then fell in love with the north norfolk coast and went for  couple of years back to back. this year we thought we would start back at the beginning. cornwall. so here we are on the home turf of the country kids, coombe mill!

here we are on our first day, exploring our new digs.

just outside our cottage ronnie discovers a little railway track, more of that tomorrow at 4pm!

outside our cottage

ronnie is really coming on leaps and bounds with his camera and insists in taking it everywhere we go. love him.

lining his shot upwe take a stroll along the other side to the bridge where we cross the river camel watching the river camelthe river camelrunning down by the streamonce on the other side we are greeted by the stinky pigs! oink oinkstinky pigsarghhhhhhhhhhh there’s a croc in the pond!there's a croc in the pond! goats having a munchgoatssome coy deer keeping a very watchful eye on usdeerhello horseyhorsechook close upchooksand that’s full circle right back to the start, to the sheep outside our front doorsheep

oh hang on, wait a moment, there’s a pirate ship to explore too! aye aye captain ronnie

pirate ronnie so there we have it, our first day at coombe mill.



  1. December 29, 2013 / 00:41

    I love to see our farm as discovered a fresh with new eyes. Loving your tour round and the great picture quality. I shall be out comparing cameras with you in the morning!

    • December 30, 2013 / 11:39

      there’s so much to see, i will be posting as the week goes on 😉 x

  2. December 29, 2013 / 15:38

    This looks heavenly. Great photos and a happy little boy 🙂

    • December 30, 2013 / 11:41

      it’s a beautiful beautiful place, and to have a pirate ship literally on your doorstep would make any little chap happy!

  3. December 29, 2013 / 17:15

    I have always admired Coombemill but through your fresh photos it is even more amazing. Hope you’ve had an amazing time – and who knew there was a crocodile lol.

    • December 30, 2013 / 11:42

      i might be slightly jealous of fiona having such a wonderful place to live! i wonder if she would swop for my home in london?? er nope!

  4. December 29, 2013 / 21:45

    yey for Cornwall (ok i live here) i didnt know coombe mill is down here although i knew of it…nevermind, your pictures are lovely! have a great holiday 🙂

  5. December 30, 2013 / 19:15

    I want to go here so much – everyone who goes comes away with such great pthings to say about it x

  6. December 30, 2013 / 20:24

    Gorgeous photo, Coombe Mill really looks like such a beautiful and peaceful place x

    • December 30, 2013 / 21:16

      a great place to leave the city behind and clear your mind x

  7. December 31, 2013 / 23:33

    It looks like Ronnie is having such a brilliant time! I’d love to visit as the boys had their first farm holiday this year and got so much out of it. Thanks for linking up to our Parenting Pin-it Party.

    • January 2, 2014 / 19:15

      It’s as good as we thought it would be. Out exploring each and everyday. Such a great way to see out the old and see in the new year x

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