We arrived at our clifftop barn in the late afternoon sunshine, took in the sweeping views, had a cup of tea and raced down to the beach (after all, in Cornwall in Spring, who knows when you’ll next see the sun?!)
We took a deep breath and enjoyed the last light. Perfectly peaceful, and we’d only been there two hours. Our open plan barn conversion had all one requires for a proper country retreat, including no phone reception. We took one look at the TV operating instructions and gladly decided we’d be better off without. So, without the usual time-traps, our days fell in to an easy pattern of lazy mornings, with coffee in bed looking out across the Atlantic, discussing how we should make the most of the great outdoors.
We had wind and rain, but it only added to the adventure. I could happily spend much more of my life unplugged from the everyday distractions that stop me doing my favourite thing: playing around in the fresh air.