An amazing week.

The sun shone from dawn to dusk, how could anyone resisit having fun outdoors? Our children have played out till late with friends at the farm and we have seized every opportunity for a trip to Polzeath beach. The waves were perfect for body boarding so we took full advantage. With rock pools, rocks to climb, acres of golden sand, good parking and facilities it is a great family beach. Despite the gorgeous weather the beach remained largely deserted. I love the feel of the sand and sea salt against my body and the joy of the children laughing and playing. Weeks like this remind me just how beautiful Cornwall is and how lucky I am.  

Polzeath BeachRock pools at Polzeath beachGymnastics practice on the beach

Beach Rock climbingKings of the cliffsJed From the rocks

Chilling out on a surf board A deserted beachParking at the beach

I love this video clip of Jed in the rock pool for the sheer excitement busting from his whole demeanour

An impromptu BBQ was just a delightful way to round off a hard day at the beach. My chance to pass the cooking baton to Nick, for the children to catch up with friends and the grown-ups chill out with Pimm’s and marvel on the wonders of the British weather! 

BBQ at Coombe MillFarmer Nick's giant homemade table!Guy and a ketchup over load!

Just for the record, Guy has not cut himself in this photo, just an overload on the tomato ketchup! 

I can only imagine you have all had a wonderful week too and look forward to seeing your pictures. Please grab the badge and link up your outdoor fun below


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Independence Day

Thanks to a great linky from over at I have a great prompt each month to shout about some great small businesses I come across on the Web. 

On My Blog for You:

I have an open invitation to any small business aligned to Coombe Mill to advertise free of charge on my blog. There are 3 categories:

1. Local Cornish businesses helpful to our holiday makers

2. Products or services for parents and young children

3. Parenting blogs offering friendly helpful information.

I choose I each week to promote on the front of my blog and tweet, please come and join up with me here: 

Tomorrow is Special

Tomorrow is the first #SBS meet up from Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den and as a proud winner back in October last year I am braving the fuel crises and making the Journey from Cornwall to Birmingham with fellow winner to meet some lovely business people I interact with here on the blog and on Twitter. 


So here are some of the people and Businesses I am hoping to meet tomorrow:

with their lovely looking site offering great outdoor sports wear and equipment for Kids, perfect kit for a holiday at Coombe Mill


 Anne has a great concept in portable black out blinds. We support her Business here at Coombe Mill offering her lovely blinds for parents on holiday with us. You can buy the blinds from her site directly: 

Lights Out Blinds



They offer great outdoor play equipment and more for Kids. A lovely site and lovely people I am looking forward to meeting. Another great match with Coombe Mill 

Kidz Outdoors


♥ Martina ♥ at She can do the most creative things with Candles for the home or as gifts and is coming from the #SBS event tomorrow to Coombe Mill on holiday!

me and max


A Special Mention

 who has the gorgeous Playwrap designed from birth for babies. A wonderful 3 in 1 devise perfect for Mums and Dads to take anywhere to keep babies happy. We are proud to have one to borrow at Coombe Mill, just ask when you arrive. You can see more about the Play wrap on their site here I hope they will be at the next #SBS gathering as I would love to meet them.

Bondie Bird

Do have a look at all the above who are all working hard with their small businesses.


New on the Farm Today

These beautiful little ducklings are hatching in my laundry room as I type. The Gallery theme of extreme close up is perfect today so nipped into the laundry room, brifely lifting the lid on the incubator to bring you this:  


Apricot Runner Duck just hatched


If you hop over to the Gallery on Sticky Fingers you can see what other bloggers have photographed close up too.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill

What was Top of the charts when your child was born?

I am not a music person at all and dread a meme heading my way on the subject as I know it will involve research on my behalf! This one from the lovely Donna and Elisabeth at  and Kelly  is no exception! I have to confess to not having a clue what was even in the charts let alone at the top when any of my 6 children were born. Anyway I have duly some digging and these are the results:

My eldest son born in the last century  06.05.98  Ally at work at Coombe Mill

Boyzone was number 1 with “All that I need”. They had made it big time with 10 consecutive top 4 singles. Thanks to the internet, I am sounding knowledgeable now!  


 My Millennium boy 07.07.00

Felix Loves the farm Quad

 Kylie Minogue was top of the charts with “Spinning Around”. Apparently it had been 10 years since she was last number 1. 

My Animal lover 21.3.02, who has just celebrated his 10th Birthday!Theo bottle feeding the lambs

Will Young had just won pop idol and  “Evergreen” was at number one and became the biggest seller of the year with over a million sales in the first week alone. 

Triplets on the Farm

My triple trouble 21.04.04. 

McFly held the top slot with 5 colours in her hair. Not my favourite of their tracks but I think there is a tune hiding in there somewhere! 

OK I now pass the baton onto 

a lovely new blogger and great tweeter

New mummy to Leo who is always friendly and chatty

 Great guest post writter and tweeter who now has her own amazing blog up and running