A trip for twenty-seven

Paddington Bear statue at Paddington train station, London

Today I turned 27 and the boy and I were at Paddington station around dawn to catch the train to Newquay.

London→Cornwall is a long journey but I find the railway classically romantic and reminiscent of great adventures, which I suppose a new year of my life is.  It’s extra fun to travel first class (thanks a million First Great Western!); luxurious leather seats, endless tea and fruit juice, the discovery of a new favourite magazine, and hour-after-hour of gorgeous scenery encourage you to settle down, switch off, and make the most of the time.

We arrived at our hotel at 1.30pm (it’s incredible, more later) and after a perfect afternoon on the beach I’m now killing time before our cliff-top hot tub (told you it’s an incredible hotel).  Sitting here on our balcony listening to the sea and brushing sand from my feet, I realise I couldn’t have asked for a better start to 27.

Early morning light in Paddington train stationLondon to Cornwall train ticketsEarly morning countryside view from the train

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  • http://islandgirlinsights.blogspot.com Rachael C

    Happy birthday! and Happy Holidays x

  • http://www.faiiint.com Stephanie / FAIIINT

    Happy Birthday! The hotel sounds blissful, hope you have a lovely time & that your boy spoils you rotten! :)

    PS: Really love the updated layout!

  • http://www.sarastrauss.blogspot.com Sara Strauss

    Happy birthday! I hope you have fun on your trip!

  • http://www.thestylebox.com The Style Box

    That picture of the station is amazing! It’s empty!
    Happy birthday!

  • http://www.behindmydesk.com Mariana

    Looks great!

    HAPPY HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!

  • http://www.chiaweb.it Chiara [chiaweb]

    wow!! happy birthday! travelling is always a great way to spend your birthday!

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel

    Happy 27th!!! x