Winning Readers’ Choice

Posted on July 2nd, 2016

I have a week of highs and lows that has flown by and left me chasing my tail.

The High: Readers’ Choice

The highlight of last weekend was Brit Mums Live which I will follow up with in detail next week. However my personal high point has to be winning in the Readers’ Choice category at the Brilliance in Blogging awards (BiBs). To say overwhelmed, flabbergasted and thrilled just begins to express how I felt. I was as proud as punch up on the stage receiving my lovely bottle of English Sparkling wine and much coveted Readers’ Choice award.


Readers' Choice Award for Coombe Mill in the BiBs


The Rather ironic side of this is that it was Darren, whose photo link up I’m joining in with, who actually took the photo below for me; thank you Darren for just grabbing my camera and capturing the moment.


Readers' Choice Awards at the BIBs for Coombe Mill


I also have to thank Liska who videoed all the awards. This is just my little section, but if you check out her You Tube channel you can see all the winners collecting their awards.



The Low: A Phone Call

My rejoicing was curtailed for no sooner had I left Brit Mums Live than I had a phone call from my husband, Farmer Nick, back at Coombe Mill. There had been a horrible accident with a little boy falling from our train flag waving platform. This has preoccupied the rest of my week and made more personal by the family concerned being regular guests and a blogging friend of mine. I can now say the little boy concerned is making remarkable progress in hospital and I feel closer than ever to the family. The train platform has been taken down while Nick works on a low level replacement. 


Amazing skies over Bodmin Moor tonight #bodminmoor #sunset #sky #cornwall #sheep #moor #moorland

A photo posted by Coombe Mill (@coombemill) on


The photo I am sharing reminds me why I love Cornwall and feel thankful everyday for our life here. It was taken driving over Bodmin Moor bringing two of my boy’s home from a Scout hike. The colours in the sky after the sun had set and far reaching views out towards the sea made me stop the car, take in the beauty and feel thankful for our everyday health and strength.