Staying at Samson Hill on Bryher in the Isles of Scilly was a perfect, tranquil, idyllic retreat to celebrate my birthday. In Part One, I posted photos of our trip over to Bryher from St Martins, a spot of island hopping on the whizzy boat that I love so much, and photos of our arrival at the glorious Samson Hill and our day of meandering and pottering in the Scilly sunshine.
After a truly delicious meal at Fraggle Rock in the evening, with this for a view …
the walk back to our B and B was magical in the last of the evening sun.
We had an amazingly comfortable bed, with crisp white linen. In our room, in addition to the usual tea and coffee making facilities, was a Nespresso machine. Oh yes! Mr Daisy loves the pale mellow pods and I adore the dark strong ones so we drank our way through several cups of delicious proper coffee before retiring.
Complete silence meant a blissful nights sleep, uninterrupted by traffic or street lights, and we woke to birdsong and a glorious sunrise over the sea.
The delicious aroma of pastries baking signalled we should prepare for an eagerly anticipated breakfast. Issy and Gareth bake all their own bread and pastries and use as much locally grown food as possible including their own eggs so we knew we were in for a treat.
This must possibly be the finest view from a breakfast table -
Home made granola, espresso cups crammed with neat, tiny pieces of delicious fresh fruit and prunes soaked in Lady Grey tea, with a dollop of natural yogurt was our first course -
A warm, freshly baked pain au chocolate was to follow ….. oh my days, this was glorious, sod the diet -
Now normally, that would have been more than enough breakfast for anyone, but when offered the cooked breakfast menu, we thought it rude to refuse
Perfectly well cooked St Agnes bacon served with Samson Hill poached eggs, the yellowest yolks you ever did see, scrumptious, and a cafetiere of coffee. Heavenly.
Messing about with a Richard Pearce table mat, a mini butter dish and a napkin ring makes me happy -
Isn’t this the prettiest seat?
As we were about to leave, we were given a gift. How thoughtful and unexpected and so touching.
Fresh out of the oven, to accompany us on our travels that day, ginger cookies …..
And we ate them on the beach, back on St Martins, in the glorious sunshine.
Thank you Gareth and Issy, we will be back very soon.
Enjoy your weekend folks, we will be watching the World Pilot Gig Championships on St Mary’s, an amazing event involving over 120 gigs and their teams of rowers from all over the world.
With love, Daisy Cupcakes x