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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall Part 2

Bosinver Farm Cottages

Last month we had the chance to spend a few amazing days down in Cornwall at the luxury self catering Bosinver Farm Cottages near St Austell, in my first post I focused on the accommodation and outdoor activities on offer, in this my second post I want to share what there is to do indoors, wether it be a rainy day or you fancy a dip in their heated pool, there is plenty to do.

No stone has been left unturned at Bosinver when it comes to family friendly facilities and what's best is everything is included in the price, from the wifi to gym equipment, wellies, umbrellas and a film library, it's all free to use. What was a real hit with both of the boys was the designated Play bar which had something for everyone including treadmills and a cross-trainer should you feel the need to get fit while the kids have fun.

Soft play Bosinver

Bosinver playbarn

The play barn was particularly useful when we had a very wet day and after a mid-morning adventure we headed back to the farm and I had a chance to read a magazine in the warm while both of them enjoyed the climbing farm, soft play and different ride-on vehicles as well as a variety of toys and crafts. All located in a beautiful light barn conversion with views over the adjacent field which we spied many rabbits running across.

Bosinver Cornwall

Another highlight was the stunning indoor pool which is not only luxurious but also eco-friendly and is heated by solar-power. We visited the pool three times during out stay and my eldest absolutely loved it, it was just the right temperature and he made some real leaps and bounds with his swimming, especially as there are pool noodles and kickboards on hand and as soon as you jump out you can jump under the wall of warm showers.

Indoor pool Bosinver

Bosinver pool

For the older kids and teens there is also a games room with table football, pool and ping pong, giving them some space to socialise and have fun. If you rather spend sometime in your cottage you can pick up Nanny Pat's baking box from the reception and get creative with your little ones in the kitchen and once that's done why not cosy up on the couch and watch a film together?

Bosinver Cornwall

There is a really goo reason why these cottages have been awarded 4 and 5 star self-catering ratings and that comes down to not only the high end accommodation but also the excellent family friendly facilities and during our stay we met a lot of families who were returning customers on their second or third stay at Bosinver and I am pretty sure we will be visiting again soon in the future.

Thanks so Bosinver for inviting us to stay 


Perfecting your Spring Style

Spring trends

My one favourite things about the changing of the seasons is putting together a go-to capsule wardrobe that allows me to mix and match a few different key items to create simple but stylish outfits. This time last year I could be excused for not being on top of things as my main priority was trying to get some sleep in-between feeding and changing a 2month old baby but a year on and I attempting to be more organised as when I dress well I feel good.

I have also realised that I am in real need of some new clothes - I went on a spending ban when I found out I was pregnant with my second child so it's been a good two years since I have done a proper overhaul and I am loving all the soft a delicate castle tones in store at the moment and Coast capture that light and carefree style perfectly.

So what are the key things you need this season to nail your spring summer look?

1. Keep your essentials neutral and build on top of that, don't clash prints and keep things subtle while adding pops of colour in the form of accessories

2. Soft floral prints, gold, pink and copper are all in and adding a few key pieces into your wardrobe will make sure your on trend this season.

3. Accessorise but don't go overboard - Spring is all about simplicity so invest in a few practical but stylish items that work well with many different looks, such as sunglasses, clutch bag and statement necklace.

4. Quality over quantity - if your thinking off adding a few new pieces to your wardrobe this spring always go in with the mindset of less is more as investing in well made quality pieces will see you through the whole season and hopefully more. Try and pick up pieces that work with a variety of outfits and can be taken through into summer.

5. Be comfortable be confident - the real key to looking good is feeling confident and happy with what you are wearing - it really does make a huge difference so make sure to dress for yourself and not others and you will be sure to rock it this spring.

So I have put together a little moodboard capsule collection that I think sums up this seasons trends, lots of light pastel tones with a touch of gold and pink. My favourite piece has to be the Ciarra dress from Coast and the Quay Marble sunglasses.

Spring trends

1. Berlin Print Ciarra Dress from Coast - £159
2. Chevron necklace in Brass from People Tree - £35
3. Levitt Lace Trousers from Coast - £79
4. Puma Carson trainers from - £47
5. Malva Knot front top from Coast - £49
6. Gigi Clutch bag from Coast - £35
7. Quay Australia Sugar and Spice sunglasses - £45

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Big Beauty Giveaway worth over £100

Luxury skincare hamper

Spring is the perfect time to put your skincare routine in check and start getting ready for the summer time. I have to say I am pretty low maintenance kind of girl but with each year I get a little bit older and now try and stick to a doable daily routine to help me keep some of those lines at bay and also having clear skin certainly makes me feel better.

skincare hamper

Around this time every year I do a big beauty giveaway for one of my lucky readers and this year is no difference and there are some amazing products in this hamper including some Dr Organic,  Balance me and Neals Yard - three natural based brands that I love as well as a Burts Bee's essential kit. 

It's super easy to enter via the rafflecopter form below and the giveaway ends on the 7th May 2016.

Here is what is up for grabs - Essential Burt's Bees Kit, Balance Me Rose Otto Body Wash, Neal Yards Nurturing Rose Shampoo, Joules Blossom Body Lotion, No7 Radiant Spheres Highlighter, Dr Organic Rose Otto Face Mask, Dr Organic Rose Otto Body Scrub, Bandzee pack, OPI Nail Varnish, Crabtree and Evelyn Nail Varnish, Bellapierre eye shadow, Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Scrub, Laura Ashley Luxury soap dish set and two Montagne Jeunesse face masks all in a wicker basket. 

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