Monday, 22 August 2011


We are back from Cornwall. T has spent two weeks with my parents and family who are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. Beloved and I joined T last weekend. Its been a relaxing week with a few days going out and about as well as spending lots of time with the family. I am really pleased with this holiday as for the first time ever that we had saved for over several months and we still have money in the saving account! That is a first for me. Anyway, we spent time on the beach. We visited Talland Bay beach, which is out of the way and secluded.
As you can see lots of rockpools.
A bit of an overcast day, but this does not stop us!
We also went to Falmouth and visited the Maritime museum - well worth a visit.
A trip to Boscastle, we really love this place, even more so with the museum of witchcraft, one of my favourite places to go to.
Also Tintagel, we have already been to the castle, this photo (above) is on the top of the cliffs nearby, there have been settlements there long before the castle was built, fascinating place, albeit a long climb both up and down the steps!!
There was a trip to the Barbican in Plymouth
and a tour of the dockyards with a number of warships in dock for repairs and re-fits. This was a popular excursion for the men of the family.
Lastly a trip to Mevagissey - this place has grown on me and it is very picturesque.
The harbour was bustling, plenty of tourists, but also still a working fishing village.
In all another great holiday, we always have a wonderful time in Cornwall, I feel that my heart is there, partly as my family are all there. I do dream of living in Cornwall, beloved and I have talked about it many times, unlikely in the current economic climate, both our jobs are a bit fragile at the moment, there is talk of my job potentially being privatised - I work in the Probation Service and we still owe too much on the mortgage to make much if anything of a profit, if we sold the house. Oh well, keep dreaming!


  1. You'll get there one day I'm sure. I love Cornwall too, we did talk a bit about whether to move there at one time. Thats one of the things we were looking forward to, moving to Somerset, being nearer to Cornwall. We have a trip to Port Isaac coming up. I have never been there before but a neighbour lent me some Doc Martin DVDs LOL

    Looks like you had a great time, it helps to keep the dream alive doesnt it.

    Soon be back to school for T and it'll be all bonfires, soup and frosty mornings. Where has this summer gone?

  2. Looks like you had a fab holiday.
    I like the idea of a secluded bay, sounds like my kind of spot.
    also love the metal fish.

  3. Looks like you had a fantastic time :o)
    And good news that you still have some of your hard saved money left too!

    We fell in love with Cornwall this year too. It's a fantastic place, and you're so lucky to have family there to visit with as well :o)

    have a great week.

  4. I remember my trip to Cornwall, a lovely place. Glad you had a nice time.

  5. Glad you had a lovely holiday. Even better returning with money in your account, well done.

  6. Oh lucky you! How I would love to visit Cornwall, it just looks amazing! Your pictures are beautiful. it looks like you fitted in so much while you were there! Maybe you will be able to move there one day, its good to have dreams. I could quite fancy it too, though I can't imagine we would be able to either, apart from anything, I don't imagine there's much work there for hubbie. So pleased you had a lovely break, hope you are having a good week now your back at home too. Liz x

  7. I have a yearning for Cornwall and I've never visited. Maybe it's watching Doc Martin too much!
    Love from Mum
    PS Have you commented on Meanqueen's blog today? She's going for a world record in comments I think!

  8. That's a beautiful part of the country and one I miss visiting. I'm planning to hoilday there next year, all being well. Glad you had a lovely time x