Cornwall with kids: Blooms and Babes

Cornwall with kids: Blooms and Babes

Anyone that follows my Instagram will know that I’m pretty obsessed with flowers – and also with meeting other parents, which I’ve been on rather a mission to do since we arrived in Cornwall.

I was delighted to discover a new group run by the amazing and talented Emily & Lucy of 3Acre Blooms which allowed me to mess around with some gorgeous cut flowers and create my own little table decoration whilst someone looked after my kids!

And not only looked after them, but made paper flowers, decorated biscuits and fed me coffee and cake. Seriously, I was in heaven.

Cornwall has been wet and miserable for the past few days (weeks? it certainly feels like it) and Wednesday morning saw very heavy rain, such that we were all in wellies and rain coats. The 3Acre blooms farmhouse was a warm and welcome retreat and respite full of gorgeous flowers, divine candles and hot coffee. As you can see from the photos it was so dark it was pretty hard to take anything good, sadly, as the cutting garden flowers were in fine form and crying out to be photographed.

Emily and Lucy are both fellow mums who have relocated to the area so it was great to finally meet them both in person and catch up – being a parent can be an oddly lonely time but not everyone will admit that, so it was refreshing to be in company of people who do. I have written time and time again about the feeling of feeling so lonely I could scream, yet can’t actually do anything about it as the children obviously cannot be left. It has been a strange couple of weeks with no adult company other than my husband, but neither being on holiday properly (unpacking, he is still working) nor yet in the depths of the work/school routine. I am enjoying this brief hiatus but it was very very nice to speak to some other women, other mothers, other flower loving photograph taking people!

Blooms and Babes – Not a sponsored post! More details below if you’re Cornwall based and would like to attend. Blooms and Babes is suitable for pre-school children. Lucy and Emily say:

Blooms and Babes is our regular meetup for parents/carers to get together and create a little flowery treat to take home, whilst their babes play and have a little floral activity of their own. All fuelled by lots of tea, coffee, and cake. Our next one will take place in September near Mitchell (TR8). If you’d like to hear about future events and dates, please sign up to our newsletter.

Bottom image credit 3Acre Blooms



  1. Sarah Ebner August 13, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Despite the gloom that you mention, the pictures are gorgeous and I love this idea – of bringing some floral happiness into the world, and it’s great that you could do something creative and get adult company at the same time. I hope the weather’s picked up now too, as that can definitely get a person down.

    • thelittlepip
      August 14, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks! Such a good idea, isn’t it.

  2. Nell (Pigeon Pair and Me) August 16, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I take my hat off to you for being brave and taking the plunge into a new place like this! It must be so tough. I love the idea of a floral get-together though – and I bet you’ll find it so much easier when school starts.

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