It Wasn’t All About Work: 2015


RHS Rosemoor, Devon

Tintagel, Cornwall

Fowey, Cornwall

Charlestown, Cornwall

It pays to be the navigator on these wee trips..

Lewis Cottage, Devon

St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Glendurgan, Cornwall

Cotehele, Cornwall

And how could I forget..

Norway, The Far North



A few highlights from this year’s excursions.


For those in the UK in the path of Storm Frank, keep safe and dry. Thinking of you.


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  1. BethB from Indiana December 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Wonderful pics. Tintagel and St. Michael’s Mount remind me of a long ago (1998) trip my sister and I took to Cornwall. Thanks for the memories.

    • Jessica December 29, 2015 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks Beth. They’re both beautiful places to visit. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!

  2. snowbird December 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Lovely! I’d live off The Northern Lights forever personally!

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      It’s quite an experience!

  3. Tahoe girl December 29, 2015 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Love your photography!!! Happy New Year!!

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      A Happy and Healthier New Year to you too.

  4. Dorothy @ The Nature of Things December 29, 2015 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    What an exciting year you’ve had with so many wonderful excursions. I hope 2016 holds only good things for you and many more lovely trips. And I hope you’ll share them with us!

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks Dorothy. It does do us good to get a breath of fresh air occasionally. We’re so close to the coast and don’t make enough time to visit.

  5. Kris P December 30, 2015 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I think you did a good job of balancing your projects and excursions. Best wishes for many more fun trips in 2016!

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kris. Balance needs to shift to a few more excursions next year. But this year was better than the year before so progress in the right direction!

  6. Beth @ PlantPostings December 30, 2015 at 1:54 am - Reply

    What a great idea! You’ve had some wonderful trips this year! I hope 2016 is delightful and exciting for you, too!

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      You too Beth. Thanks!

  7. derrickjknight December 30, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Great pictures

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks Derrick.

  8. Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams December 30, 2015 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures! A year full of beauty. A very Happy New Year to you, I hope 2016 is filled with as much beauty. xx

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      And I hope you’ll soon be back on your pins! Trips aplenty for both of us in 2016.

  9. Chloris December 30, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

    All such wonderful places and lovely photos. Happy New Year Jessica.

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks Chloris. You too.

  10. ginaferrari December 30, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

    It is years since I’ve been to Fowey and seeing your photos has given me a yearning to go back. The Northern Lights look spectacular too. Best wishes for more wonderful excursions in 2016!

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      I do like Fowey. Having found a lovely place for lunch it’s a very pleasant day trip from here. Thanks Gina.

  11. Rosie December 30, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Beautiful. You have seen some wonderful sights this year. Glad it wasn’t all work and no play. Happy New Year:)

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      All work and no play is self defeating in the end. Much better to come to projects with a clear head, especially if they are challenging ones. Happy New Year Rosie.

  12. Backlane Notebook December 30, 2015 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Great images and nourishing memories to help get through the next twelve weeks. Happy New Year.

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      It sounds a long time when you say it like that! But I’m sure the winter will pass by very quickly. It always does when we have plenty to occupy us.

  13. Freda December 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Lots of joy! Here’s wishing you more in 2016.

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      You can be sure of it Freda! Thanks.

  14. pagedogs December 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Nice. Hope you have some good trips planned for the new year.

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Certainly in Spring, once the weather warms up a bit!

  15. bittster December 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Fantastic pictures, the ruins in Cornwall are something else… actually seeing them all together makes Cornwall move to the top of the list of places to visit!
    All the best for 2016 🙂

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      If you are lucky and get good weather there are few places better. Tintagel and St Michael’s Mount are definite favourites.

  16. Denise December 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Yes we’re cabinned up here! All the very best for 2016. Dx

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      I hope you’ve survived Frank Denise.. it’s been looking grim.

  17. Jennifer December 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Oh, wow. Your photos are gorgeous and I love the slideshow effect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful views and travels with us. Happy New Year to you and all the best in 2016.

    • Jessica December 30, 2015 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      You too Jennifer, look forward to catching up with you again in the New Year. Thanks.

  18. Donna@Gardens Eye View December 31, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed being along on your excursions! Happy New Year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Donna.

  19. Cathy January 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Just what we want to see in the grey winter months – thanks for reminding us of brighter days!

    • Jessica January 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      They’ll be back before we know it!

  20. steph January 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    you really did have an amazing travel year…..loved following when you went, loved the review now!!!!!

    • Jessica January 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      If it weren’t for the weather we’d have done a lot more. Perhaps this year will treat us more kindly. Perhaps.

  21. willisjw January 2, 2016 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Great fun! I’ve seen some of those Cornwall spots but it’s an inspiration to see more. And the Norway pictures — wow.

    • Jessica January 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Norway was stunning John. Thoroughly recommend it if you ever get the chance.

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