Mum on the Run – A few outfits from Cornwall, a very sunny corner of the UK!

You know how sometimes in life you have those moments when you wonder to yourself what on earth you are doing? Well I had one of those last night.


It was 7pm and I was standing on the beach in Cornwall underneath Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, wearing a wetsuit (complete with cracking VPL), looking upwards whilst fastening a strap on the helmet I was wearing before going for a “stand up” paddle surfing lesson.


Not only had I foregone my meal in the restaurant at the hotel to engage in this activity but the chandeliers from Fifteen were twinkling at me and I just wondered what had possessed me.


I have  fear of being eaten alive – by anything – and having just read about a girl who had been eaten by a shark in the Indian Ocean, and having recently watched a film where three people were eaten by sharks, I probably wasn’t in the best frame of mind to go out to sea on a 12 ft board with only a paddle to use as a weapon against the 30ft great white which I was convinced was going to attack me. I feared that I was about to take the lead role in my own movie.


Clearly my fears were mis-placed as I lived to tell the tale. All that I encountered were a few jelly fish and a sore bottom where I fell off the paddle board and hit the sand. Blimey that stuff can be hard.  




Being on holiday and with the weather so warm, I have spent more time in the water than out of it over the last few days. Here are one or two outfits I have worn though.


Above (slightly grainy I know but it’s the best of a bad bunch) I’m wearing a Jigsaw silk dress, with the one necklace that I bought with me and the same three bracelets that I have been wearing for days. I hadn’t worn this dress for several years but have found it really useful whilst away. It could be dressed up but I always tend to dress it down with converse or flip flops.  


The Boden tunic has again made an appearance together with flip flops, habitat beach bag, Boden sunglasses and a hat from Asda which I bought on the way down. You know how you get a few miles from home and think “OK, so what have we forgotten?” Well that would be a toothbrush for the youngest then, extra sun tan cream, flip flops for the eldest and before you know it you’ve spent £50 on essential items like fruit pastels and Barbie dvds too, just because you’re going on holiday.

I wore this on the one evening that I got changed for dinner. These are the whale coloured cuff/zip trousers from Hush, Carvela snake print wedges, Marc Jacobs clutch and a White Stuff top.




But this is largely what I’ve been wearing for the past few days, together with attractive surf shoes. Helpfully my husband placed himself at the furthest end of the bar/restaurant last night so that after my lesson finished at 9pm I had to walk all of the way through it to find him to get the card for the room. Thankfully though it’s fairly relaxed here though. I even spotted a little boy “Bertie” relieving himself under a table. He would have got away with it had his Dad not shouted at him for being naughty. It’s always so great when you find children naughtier than your own.








  1. kathynewlyn
    July 18, 2013 / 7:26 am

    Lovely outfits and welcome to Cornwall! You've picked a great week to be in Cornwall; the weather is fabulous! Have a great time, Watergate Bay is lovely. Although it's only up the road from us, well 40-odd miles, we've stayed there a couple of times.

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Hi Kathy – you're right, for one we did pick a great week. We're hoping to go back next year. My husband freaks out at the purple carpet on the stairs though – all that sand. He'd be there all day with his hoover! x

  2. Anne
    July 18, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Lovely photos Beth….looks like you are having a fab time!~Anne

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:12 pm

      Hi Anne – it was lovely thanks. Also enjoying being at home with the children now too – feeling fully rejuvenated. The warm weather always helps!

  3. Applebypie
    July 18, 2013 / 8:29 am

    Oh Beth for the last three years we have stayed in that exact same room at Watergate bay ! We cancelled this year because all our funds are going to our building work 🙁 Sad face, but glad you got to enjoy it – it is such a lovely place – more of an apartment really! I always come back so relaxed – you look so happy! XXX

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:11 pm

      Hi Applebypie – what a shame that you couldn't get there this year. Hope that you manage to get there next year. I'm sure that missing a year will be worth it when the work is finished. Hope that it's all going to plan! x

  4. Anna
    July 18, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    Such a lovely hotel, isn't it? And loving the new wetsuit shower room thingie. And you got perfect weather. Insanely jealous!

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:10 pm

      Hi Anna – for once the weather came together for us so we were really, really lucky. You're right, it is a lovely hotel – the thought of being there keeps me going through the winter! Hope you get to visit soon.x

  5. Doris Eleanor
    July 19, 2013 / 9:04 am

    It's so lovely there in the sunshine – we were in Padstow last week but were a bit less active than you. Great view from the balcony of your hotel room. Your outfits fab – I'm really struggling as I just don't have enough hot weather clothes!

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:07 pm

      Hello! Hope that you had a great time in Padstow. We didn't even make it that far! I don't have masses of summer clothes either – most are fairly old but generally it just doesn't seem to be worth spending on them. I am sure that you look lovely!

  6. The Flaky Fashionista
    July 19, 2013 / 11:22 am

    That sounds like the most perfect holiday! My daughter is currently doing a sailing camp in Dun Laoghaire and loving every minute of it – helps that the weather is so magnificent. Enjoy the rest of the hols. Looking as chic as ever … even in a wetsuit damn you!

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:06 pm

      Hi Helen – ah, hope that your daughter had a great time. Our holiday was lovely – it was short but lovely! x

  7. Cathy Dakin
    July 19, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Been looking for a hat for ages to replace my bashed up Fat Face one and after reading this, rushed to the Asda in Bromsgrove and found just what I was looking for – my children approve and are very grateful to you, as am I!!

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:04 pm

      Hi Cathy – that's brilliant to hear! Glad that the children approve too. It's 100% paper – which I find slightly odd but it hasn't gone soggy yet. Hope the sun stays with us for a while longer!

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