Goodbye summer, time to unearth the dog coats!

Every year when we are able to, we like to pack up the 4x4 full of dog beds, food provisions, flip flops, wellies, beach clothing, waterproofs and our two beloved whippets and embark on the epic 280 odd mile journey from our home in Tunbridge Wells in Kent to a family holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.

The journey never seems to get any quicker (M25, M4, M5 how I love/hate you) versus the scenic but sometimes slow A303 past the magnificent Stonehenge; but it is always worth it once we arrive. There is something about the sea air, the beautiful hidden coves dotted around at every turn, clotted cream, Cornish pasties, and the laid back way of life that seems to breathe new life into tired souls.

I remember the first time we every took our dogs onto the beach in Cornwall. They had never felt sand under their paws, and seeing them run around Rock beach chasing each other and experiencing such joy reminded me that it isn't just us humans that enjoy a break away from it all.

Capturing these moments on camera helps to spark joy every time I look back at our holiday photos, to be reminded of summer days that seem to last for weeks, feeling the warmth of the sun on your body, and enjoying time away from everyday life.

Holidaying late in the summer in England is a great chance to soak up the last warming rays of the sun with your four legged friends before we delve into the cold autumnal days and dark evenings that are in store for us.

But alas, we have just unearthed our whippets coats to keep our skinny fur babies warm as the temperature drops and they refuse to leave the house in the rain unless wrapped up against the elements.

But its nice to be reminded of our September break in Cornwall with our two dogs, warm and happy and with sand between our toes and paws.