My perfect Cornwall day

Standing on the beach together,
Sand between our toes,
Watching the Cornish sun slip below the horizon,
Glass of champagne in hand,



As part of a work project we were asked to think about where we’ve had the most perfect time ever, anywhere in the UK.

We had to select the perfect place, hotel and restaurant. I chose Cornwall as we’ve enjoyed so many amazing experiences there.

What would be your favourite place, hotel and restaurant?


The Place: Porthtowan Beach at sunset

The Hotel: The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth

The Restaurant: Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

Epic sandwich

On a recent trip to London I was lucky enough to be heading back to Kings Cross via Borough Market. I know from experience that the food on East Coast mainline is not very good, so I was keen to find something good to grab on the way. Borough market is home to some pretty exciting foodie treats, but it always seems mostly closed when I visit.

On this occasion there was a good choice on offer. There’s a very good restaurant in Borough market called Toast (which I’ve reviewed on Globe Troffers some time ago) and they happen to have a rather splendid take away sandwich service which on this day was serving roast pork belly with apple sauce. Mmm. At £6 a pop, it was at the top end of the takeaway sandwich market, but I was feeling both hungry and ostentatious so why not?

I grabbed one and greedily ate it sat in the sun dappled gardens of Southwark Cathedral.

Bliss and worth every single penny.