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A Weekend Unwind

Londoners In Cornwall

As the rest of country dances on tables, this weekend begins with a shameless slumber.

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And continues the next day with a guilt-free snooze to the sound of waves.

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Some scrambled eggs later, Sarah, the Beachspoke Massage Therapist arrives for a reflexology treatment.

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Before the rest of the morning is relinquished to the nooks and crannies of St.Ives.

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And a date with Cornish clotted cream.

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Before the remaining sun tempts an early-evening meander along the harbour. 

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And a cozy cottage nightcap.

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060316-_PERSONAL_-_043026Then Sunday starts as it should, in bed with caffeine and a batch of hefty papers.

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And some more exploring…

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…to the studio of professional stained glass worker Deborah working away to watch of beady eyed observers.

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An early dinner at 57 Fore street proves tapas with a Cornish twist is nothing other than a genius idea.

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And a chat with Sarah, the owner, who used to live in Qatar, inspires pipe-dream aspirations of escaping abroad and doing something crazy and different.

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The next day is spent in a new cottage, with fish, chips and champagne, and a private snug with an ocean view.

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080316-_PERSONAL_-_012743With a final gulp of sea air, two rested souls head back to the city with neglected phones and not a care in the world.

All photos by Nick Isden.

Featured cottages, Moon Shadow and Black Moon.