You know when you’re on holiday and time sort of stands still? I’m there right now.
The days just merge into each other, with any sense of urgency or routine melting away. You wake when the sun comes up, spend the day doing exactly what you want, when you want, and sleep the sleep of perfection during the night. No dreams about work, no never-ending to-do lists. Just calm, relaxation, laughter.
I’m currently on a review trip at a beautiful campsite called Trevella Park in Crantock, Cornwall. It’s a five star campsite, with stunning fishing lakes, play areas, a swimming pool and some of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever woken up with.
We’re enjoying time together. As a family. With nothing to worry about but just making ourselves happy.
We’ve mostly been waking up to this:
Doing lots of this:
And (once Frog is tucked up and snoring in bed) enjoying a little of this:
The (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine is well and truly over his camping phobia. Although coming from a family of camping enthusiasts who actually enjoy the hardship of sleeping on a lilo and trekking through fields for a wee in the dark, I’m not sure this holiday really counts in that category.
Glamping is the perfect compromise. For me (a camper of the extreme variety) and for the NLM (an absolute non-camper) the Safari Tents at Trevella strike a happy medium.
We still have the outside living. Frog has the freedom to roam in a safe and green space. We have the romance of sleeping under canvas. But there are proper beds, wooden floors, a sofa and even a TV. And the verandah – it’s something you’d never find in a mobile home or tiny two-man tent. I love it. We all love it.
I’m told it’s Wednesday (totally lost track of the days now) and already we’ve crammed in day trips, beach trips, barbecues and the odd bottle of wine. I’ll write more about all that when I’m back.
But for now, take it from me – glamping is THE best way to spend a sunny week and Trevella Park in Cornwall is a lovely place to do it.
Now, where’s that wine?
Disclosure: A 7 night break in a Safari Tent at Trevella Park has been provided to us for the purpose of this review.