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Cornwall.

Currently reading: Outlander by Diana Galbaldon

Currently listening to: Ingrid Michaelson

I recently returned from the magical (seriously) land of Cornwall, so I thought that I would do a blogpost on what I did and what I read. Cornwall is a county in the south-west of England, and it is seriously beautiful. There are beautiful beaches, and cool museums and bookshops, so basically it’s my happy place. Here is a snapshot of my time there.

11855787_10153572445089697_5690066504157355927_nThis was Boscastle, a beautiful little town. They have a Museum of Witchcraft (!!!!) and loads of the shops were witch themed. I thought this was the coolest thing ever. (And yes I did visit the witch museum and now I feel much more like my ultimate heroine, Hermione Granger.

11846743_10153572445119697_4012355532175319044_n This is my brother, who is a philosophy student, looking very philosophical. ūüėČ

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These pictures are from an Otter Sanctuary we visited. The otters were VERY cute (and apparently had very pointy teeth), but there were also lots of other animals. A herd (is that the correct term?) of wallaby were there (I got to stroke a baby one and then died of happiness), and then I held a bird (I’m grimacing because I have zero upper body strength and that bird was heavy) and some BEAUTIFUL deer.

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This is a beach in England. Can you believe that? Because I still kind of can’t! We had great weather on our first day and I spent the day going red and reading at the beach.

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As you can see mum and I were EXTREMELY excited about our holiday! I also did a LOT of reading on holiday. Here are some short but sweet reviews:

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Overall I really enjoyed the conclusion of this time-travelling trilogy. I thought Gwen was a fantastic (and funny) main character, and although I wasn’t that surprised by the ending, I thought it was written really well!

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I ADORED this book. Sophie Kinsella is an amazing writer, and she dealt with mental health in such a realistic way. This book made me cry. On multiple occasions. GO READ IT!

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A gorgeously written, beautifully executed MG tale that was so original. Brilliant, brilliant book – I can’t believe it sat on my TBR shelve for as long as it did. VERY excited for the sequel.

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Engrossing thriller that is impossible to (A) predict and (B) put down.

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If this book could be summed up in two words it would be: WHIMSY & PIRATES. Oh, and AWESOME – completely and utterly awesome.

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BETTER NATE THAN EVER has stolen my heart away and I’m not sure I want it back.

So, in summary, Cornwall was amazing. I laughed a lot, ate WAY too much food and read loads of great books. I came back feeling refreshed and optimistic and excited about continuing with my WIP. Basically, it was the best holiday ever!

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2 thoughts on “Cornwall.

  1. It looks like you had an amazing time, Laura! I’ve never visited Cornwall but your photographs are giving me serious seaside envy – I really must take a trip there soon ūüôā You read some really fantastic books while you were away too, Hook’s Revenge sounds ever so cute and I have heard some amazing things about Better Nate Than Never. Also, how adorable are you photos of the wallaby and deer?! Awwww!
    Hope that you’re having a lovely week ūüôā xx

    1. Completely missed this comment but THANK YOU! Cornwall was wonderful – it’s one of my favourite places! I nearly had to be dragged away from the deer and wallaby they were that cute! ūüôā

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