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October half term …. Pumpkin picking and Halloween…

October half term has always been really special to me,  I just love the autumnal colours, chunky jumpers, bobble hats, scarfs and warm hot chocolates after a crisp walk on the beach. THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING!  So as soon as the kids were out of school we headed down to Cornwall to see the in-laws and stay in our favourite place called Hayle, (which you may of read a previous post ) this place truly has the  most stunning beaches and breath taking views.


After our usual first night of fish and chips (nothing like steaming hot, local fish and chips to get you in the holiday spirit), it was time to plan what kind of things we would do for the week. We usually take a few days to unwind and breathe in the fresh Cornish air and then we venture out. However, after seeing loads of pictures on instagram we decided to jump on the ‘Pumpkin picking’ bandwagon and give it a try. So after a search on google we discovered an amazing little farm called  Trevaskis farm’  What a little gem!


Trevaskis farm- Cornwall

It was a great find for families and didn’t break my husband into a cold sweat financially. Unless of course like me you were pulled like a magnet to the gorgeous little gift shop that supplied the most amazing fresh local produce and stunning, dreamy gifts!


This pig really didn’t want to show his face!


Beautiful, locally sourced handmade creams.


Newquay Beach

Taking any opportunity to get my Nikon camera out we also made a trip over to Newquay to see the cousins and explore the gorgeous beaches….



I have to say I am definitely not a pro when it comes to taking pictures, but I just adore it as a hobby. I love capturing such, happy, organic moments.

Eliza my niece has always adored the sea.. She has been known to go in whatever the weather conditions. Even as a baby she would head straight towards the sea with my sister running after her. She still has such a love for the ocean…


My teenage son Tristan

It’s so hard to pull kids away from Xbox’s and computers, but once you do they just love it. Pure, natural fun..


April with her cousin Shikia

April had not seen her cousin Shikia in along time. They had so much fun catching up and truly embracing Newquay beach. It’s so lovely to see cousins connecting and picking up where they left off after a considerable amount of time apart.


Elliott and Eliza

Elliott my middle child makes me smile everyday. His relationship with Eliza has been inseparable over the years. As there is only two months between them they have been more like brother and sister rather than cousins. Times are changing and they are growing up and separating now due to living in different places, but the family holiday and being in the sea always brings their love for each other flowing back.


My sister and Lee

It was great to catch up with my husbands family and just relax. I appreciate every moment we spend with family and try to make the most of it. I am so aware of how time races by and you have to grab every opportunity you can to really embrace it.


Chris(hubby) and sister


My niece Amara and boyfriend

A moment captured of pure teenage innocence. We love to catch up with all the nieces and nephews when we holiday in Cornwall. Amara is the same age as my son Tristan. It really scares me to think how quickly they grow up. I remember being 14 like it was yesterday and having those tingly butterflies deep in your stomach, its the purest form of innocent love.  It’s just magical!

St Ives


My sister and I twinning now we are both blonde.

We never get bored of St Ives. Although it is a tiny harbour and never changes from year to year the shops are great and the atmosphere is just buzzzzzing!! We generally have our little routine of grabbing a pasty and sitting on a bench with a hot flask of tea and generally people watching, whilst the kids go off and explore the beach. Pure bliss!


Such mouth watering ice creams.




I always hate saying goodbye to Cornwall as it leaves me with a bit of a lump in my throat. It truly is my ‘happy place‘ where I feel at home..

After we arrived home it was a quick dash to get my daughter ready for her Halloween school fashion parade. I must admit being a make-up artist does have its advantages for being able to knock something out quick!!


I would love to know what you got up to in half term and how you spent Halloween.

Drop me a line!

Much love

Gemma x




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