Hey everyone I’ve just returned from a well earned break away with some friends down in Sunny Cornwall, England. We stayed at a place called Prussia Cove, which is located on the South Coast of Cornwall, about 8 miles north of St Ives.
This has always been one of my favourite locations in England for a short break away.
We stayed in an old 17th century cottage, (No1 Coastguard cottages) overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean. I’ve seen a lot of England and there are some breathtaking locations for sure, but for me the most beautiful parts of it is certainly located here in the South West, Cornwall in particular without a doubt… if you ever get the chance to visit do it, I feel quite privileged to be living on the Cornish border.
Anyways whilst the week was about spending time relaxing and getting some much needed time away from work, having zero access to the internet and very limited mobile phone, and GPS signal was a real kick in the teeth.
It meant updating the blog was a no go from the place we were staying at, so whilst not having access to the internet, I managed to get a lot writing done, and so the week and the location gave me enough time to inspire myself and become a lot more creative with my content creation.
As well as putting together some future posts I also managed to do a lot of work on my new information product.
On the days we took trips away from the cottage we managed to find a Starbucks with Wi-Fi internet access, woo hoo… where I was able to schedule some posts, reply to comments and read some emails.
So how has spending time away from the desk helped my blogging in any way?
First of all the break away was refreshing and taking a break was certainly in order as I’ve been feeling a little depleted before going away.
Secondly I’ve had a lot more time to think about what I’ve been writing on the blog, and to be a little more creative with my content creation.
I’ve only managed to publish 3 or 4 posts throughout the whole week, but they have been a lot more thought through than normally I think. If I were sat at the desk I’d probably be cranking out 2 posts per day minimum. So the week away was also reminder that quality comes above quantity always.
Ok, I don’t usually do this but I thought it would be cool to show off some photo’s our week away… (Photos taken with iPhone 4)
Thanks Samantha Wright (Co-Founder and Second Editor at Magnet4Marketing), Joe Bulmer (Political blogger at http://apoliticalapprentice.blogspot.com/.) and Gina Ellen (musician and professional singing teacher) for a great week…
Our good friend Seb Bailey was unfortunately missing due to a critical illness, but he’s on the mend and we’ll certainly do it all again soon, roll on summer… I had a great time, well worth taking a break, thanks guys
Fabrizio Van Marciano