207 weeks and 2 days | Me and Mine {February} featuring Joules

February. A very short and very memorable month for me and mine.

We’ve done some decorating.

Been  planning and getting very excited for our upcoming ski trip with Mark Warner.

And, of course, we celebrated our wedding anniversary down in Cornwall; at lovely Dreamcatchers; courtesy of St Mawes Retreats.

It is definitely one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever had the privilege to stay in; but bricks and mortar aside, Cornwall was breathtakingly beautiful. Even in early February.

The sun shines differently on that little corner of the British Isles and even on the darkest, stormiest day, the little fishing village of St Mawes was bathed in a magical, clear light.

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Such clear light, even on the greyest day
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My boys — all matching!
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St Mawes Passenger Ferry Ticket Office
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My beautiful boy in his fave new shirt
me and mine — fish and chip sign
Seaside fayre
me and mine — the boys wearing Joules
‘Check’ them out — Bertie and daddy :)
Me and mine in St Mawes
Pastel houses
me and mine in Joules
Cosmo and his daddy
Westbourne chelsea boots from Joules | Me and Mine
She sells sea shells on the sea shore; silver shells and silver heeled boots

Inside, outside and exploring…

We took some family with us; my sister-in-law, her husband and our niece — who is the Twinkles big cousin — and her husband.

Spending time with our nearest and dearest is always something I treasure; our annual family BBQs are something I really look forward to and it was lovely hanging out with them for a few days.

Really freeing not to have a fixed agenda for a change; to not have to be at a particular place; at a particular time.

To have leisurely lunches, bimble around the little towns; browsing shops and sitting in pubs.

It was lovely to get out of hibernation and explore the great outdoors; gulping in huge lungfuls of fresh sea air and getting the roses back in our cheeks.

St Mawes harbour | Me and mine
St Mawes harbour
Joules check shirts | me and mine Feb 2017
My babies — matchy/not matchy
Joules poncho | me and mine Feb 2017
Aye aye Captain — snug as a bug in my poncho
Joules wellies | Me and mine Feb 2017
Tiny feet, ready for action
Falmouth wall | Me and mine Feb 2017
Be proud of who you are… such a good mantra to teach my littles

…and relax.

It was literally the most relaxing few days I’ve had in a long time. Even more so than our holiday to Sardinia last summer.

The boys are a little older now and they played nicely together (for most of the time). Potty training seems like a dim and distant memory and they don’t have naps these days, so losing those binds allowed us more freedom too.

One afternoon we ended up in the cosy bar of St Mawes Hotel. We sat by the fire, chatting and reading the papers and they played happily around us — as quiet as little mice. Clearly contented to see their mama and daddy so happy and relaxed.

In the pub | Me and mine Feb 2017
… and relax
Me and mine Feb 2017

Looking a bit bedraggled* (beach hair)

All aboard!

Another day we headed out to Falmouth on the little passenger ferry.

For me this was quite a big deal; particularly as I didn’t have any travel calm tablets!! Boats and I generally do not get on at all (I had to get off a punt in Cambridge once — no word of a lie — because it was making me nauseous).

The skipper had his little dog on board. A six month old ‘jug’ (Jack Russell/Pug cross) and I spent the journey both there — and back — cuddling her and burying my head in her soft little neck whenever I began to feel a bit queasy.

She made the best alternative to travel calm tablets!! I’ve never managed a sea crossing so well in all my life before.

Little Kida was the best medicine I could have wished for.

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On the boat | Me and Mine {February 2017}
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Me and Mine {February 2017} | With my faves
All in all, February was a blissful month.

Celebrating our anniversary in such style was a real treat. And spending it with family made it even more special.

Let’s see if March will be as memorable.

Thank you so much to our lovely friends at Joules for kitting us out for our little trip down to Cornwall. Their clothes are perfect for exploring, seaside adventures or just staying indoors and relaxing. PLUS they’ve got a mid-season sale on at the moment, so hurry!! You can bag a gorgeous poncho like mine for less than fifty quid!

This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.

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About The Twinkle Diaries

Big eyes & a happy heart. Festival goer, gin lover. Lives in a haphazard state of chaotic bliss with a lovely husband, twin toddler boys, three cats & four chickens.

14 thoughts on “207 weeks and 2 days | Me and Mine {February} featuring Joules

  1. Looks like you had a pretty special month! St. Mawes looks amazing!! I really want to go. I love that you and your family have made the most of what is usually a bit of a nothing month. Imagine how good your summer will be at this rate? xxx
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  2. A belated happy anniversary to you guys!! Ah your holiday snaps look gorgeous, I’seeing so many Cornwall shots on my IG at the moment and it’s making me want to go too. Ah we LOVE Joules, they do the best clothes. I know that March is birthday month for you so I’m sure it’ll be another fun one for you all.

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