Little Cornish Adventures: St Ives

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A few weeks ago when I was down in Cornwall, we decided to take a little trip a bit further down South from where we live to St Ives. We stayed in a lovely hotel cottage with an amazing sea view for two nights. Even though its only forty minutes down the road from us, to me it was such a nice break/change of scenery. Due to the severity of my illness I probably won’t be able to go on a proper holiday again this year but little local weekends away will do just fine. Especially when the beach is involved.

I managed to go out for a meal in the evening for the first time since I’ve been poorly!! It felt like such a novelty to be out past 3pm munching on yummy scallops (my favourite!). It was a baby step as we only went to the hotel restaurant, early at around 6 – before anyone else arrived, and we were home within an hour, but I did it. And I am hoping it’ll give me the confidence to try something similar again! I was incredibly poorly the following day and had to spend most of it in bed despite being away but I don’t regret doing it. I knew I would have to spend a great deal of our weekend in our hotel room anyway.

The beaches down in St Ives are breathtakingly beautiful, particularly St Michael’s Mount. I would highly recommend anyone to go and visit, especially if you love cobbled streets, and nautical art! The only thing I would say is that its not overly disabled friendly – the shop doorways are very narrow and often have steps up to them.

Let me know if you do go as I can recommend a fabulous café that you can get gluten and dairy-free scones from! We got some to take away and they were delicious :)


  1. popupyogaretreats March 10, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Great photos. Where abouts did you stay in Cornwall? Love St Ives and would love to know the name of the gluten free cafe! Ella x

  2. Hayley-Eszti March 10, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Yay! I have been looking forward to seeing these photos! How beautiful! You look amazing too, I love that peachy shirt on you. So happy you got to go and enjoy some time together, you little beauts!

    • spooniesophia March 26, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you Hay :) It was so lovely! We are hoping to return again in the summer, fingers crossed.
      Hope you’re doing ok lovely girl xxx

  3. pipusmar March 10, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Hello! I have ME/CFS and followed your blog recently. I just wanted to say I’m really enjoying seeing your photos of Cornwall very much :) Clare x

    • spooniesophia March 26, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      Hi, thank you for following and for the lovely feedback :) x

  4. berrystylegirl March 10, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    By the way, do you have new background?
    But it’s just a question, what I want to say is that I’m so proud of you. Even don’t want to write that it’s a shame you’ve been poorly a lot, though you know, I’m sincerely wish you feel better and wish you it each and every day. But today I just want to focus on your trials, your new experiences – no one, even ME, can’t take away them from you. You already have your weekends, your cinema, your meal out in (hotel) restaurant…you are my wonderful brave fighter, bright star with a beautiful smile. And just know: even if I or anyone can see tiredness in your eyes and smile, we (at least me) focus on their beauty, kindness and passion.

    • spooniesophia March 26, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Yes I do Polina, so sweet of you to notice.
      Thank you for your lovely comment once again. You are such a kind and wonderful person :) I always look forward to reading your comments!
      Hope you’re ok! xxx

  5. Berta Karaim March 10, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    It looks as though you had a great time! I’m glad you were able to go for this trip and challenge yourself to dine out :)

    • spooniesophia March 26, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Despite feeling very poorly I did have a lovely time thank you Berta :)

  6. Jenny March 11, 2015 / 11:18 am

    Oh this is down by my neck of the woods (well my Grandparents really!) We used to go to St Michael’s mount every year form my birthday! :) Your right it is absolutely beautiful. My extended family are from the Penzance/Land’s end area. I’m really glad that you were able to get out and about for a bit. It’s a step in the right direction! :) It’s such a sham that these places are so inaccessible, I suppose it would be difficult for some of them to change while maintaining their authenticity. :( Hope you are recovering okay!

    • spooniesophia March 26, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      Oh wow did you?! How lovely that your family live down there, a great place to go on little holidays :)
      Yes you’re absolutely right, they are unable to modify the shops as they’ve been that way for so long and they want to keep their authenticity.
      A big shame for the disabled though.

  7. Lorna March 17, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Loving these pics Soph!

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  8. popupyogaretreats May 14, 2015 / 10:05 am

    We stayed in Porthminister. It was glorious! Only got back yesterday, sigh….!

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