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we spent a few nights in st. ives with dan’s family. they stayed in an adorable little cottage in the village and dan and i shared an absolutely gorgeous b&b up the hill with a fantastic view of the sea. walking down to the harbour was an easy task, but making our way back uphill after dinner and a few drinks was always a little daunting.

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by the colour of that water you would never know you were in the uk ;)

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we hiked up a little hill with a chapel at the top for the best view of st. ives. to the left in the above image is the harbour and to the right is one of the more popular beaches. we spent one afternoon reading on the beach, but the weather was still a bit chilly for swimming. that didn’t deter everyone of course, but we spent most of the days browsing through local shops, playing putt-putt with dan’s parent’s, having delicious cream teas and iced coffees at our favourite cafe (the vintage store and cafe), eating ice cream and playing arcade games with the whole family after dinner.

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oh, i also got attacked by sea gulls one afternoon outside the tate who were determined to steal my cornish pasty. well, they succeeded and i cried.

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and here are a few pictures of our room at the willows. i highly reccommend this b&b if you find yourself in cornwall. our hosts were the nicest of people and we had incredible breakfasts of crêpes, french toast, and dan’s favourite: the full english. we had a perfect view of the sunrise over the water from our bay window.

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