Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Home Again

Well we're back in the Moorlands but our shoes are still full of Cornish sand and our hearts and minds are still wandering the cliff top paths and the perfect beaches we discovered last week. We had the best, best week full of everything we'd been hoping for and we only got rained on once!

Now I really could ramble on forever about our week of pottering around Lostwithiel and popping down the charming Fowey, Polruan, Mevagissey, Polperro, Charlestown and Looe on the south coast and up to Rock, Padstow and our very favourite place in the entire world, Port Isaac, on the north, but instead I'll let the pictures do the talking I think. But be warned, there are oodles of them!
So there were:

:: Windy cliff tops, breathtaking views and blue, blue seas and sky on some days.


:: Plenty of staring out to sea, messing about in rockpools and discovering creatures of the deep (well a deep rockpool at least - a cushion starfish)


:: Lots of lovely, lovely cottages; I could just imagine myself curled up inside with a book by a fire, listening to the sea crashing in. (This first one has been in lots of magazines, I think its the holiday home of the designer Jan Constantine). And isn't this row of little houses in Fowey beautiful, just the colour of Neapolitan ice-cream!





:: Some very seasidey door-knockers



:: The wildflowers were astounding; thrift, red campion, bluebells, dead nettle, cow parsley, Valerian and gorse just everywhere. I loved this little nautical garden and the colours and textures of the pebbly beach next door to it.





:: Fishing boats galore, bringing in the prawns and crabs for the delicious sandwiches we treated ourselves to for lunch on Friday. And I've wanted to go mackerel fishing since I was a little girl but we didn't get around to it - oh well, just have to go back again soon!







:: And we got a bit creative on the beach too.


It was the very best of holidays, just like the ones Woody and I had when we were small and our boys had so much fun. Its lovely to be home but even better to be back with special memories to last for ever.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone soon. Xxx

40 comments:

Nelly said...

That is my favourite place in the world, you was fortunate with the weather too. love the fish!

Brenda said...

What pretty scenery! So glad you had a good break and now are back!
Brenda

claire said...

pleased you had a fantastic holiday. We loved Cornbwall when we went last year. Your photies are fab!
I feel all nostalgic looking at your sandcastles with the patriotic flags in - we always had those flags for sandcastles at children but they seem to be elusive to me...and I live at the seaside!! Think I'll badger the beachy tat shops - they can surely order them?
x

Rachel said...

What a great post. Your blog is one of my favorites now. I put a link to it from my own blog. Hope you don't mind. I don't get that many readers anyhow but yours is so nice. Great vacation you had. It's so nice to see how it touched your family and brought you all together for making great memories. I love those sand castle art forms. Inspiring for me to share beach days with my own kids this summer. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

Mandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us! It looks breath taking no matter what the weather did!
Oh the boys look in their element and you managed to capture the little star creature! Fantastic xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

A perfect family holiday... I am glad you had good weather to go with the good company...

x Alex

Pipany said...

It is just gorgeous here isn't it Steph. So glad you had a good time and your pictures are just fab. I love Fowey, etc too. Wish we had been asble to meet up - next time maybe? xx

Sal said...

What fabulous photos! Glad you had such a wonderful time and that the sun shone for you ;-)

This Vintage Life... said...

Lovely seaside-y pics. Looks like you had a fab time.
Deb x

Melanie said...

I'm pleased you had a good holiday, it looks wonderful.xxx

Fluitenkruid said...

What a beautiful place to be, once I will pack my stuff and go to the UK.

Devon Dumpling said...

It looks like you had a super time! We are going down to Cornwall for two weeks in August in our campervan - I can't wait! x

Tatty Mum said...

Oh wow some gorgeous photo's, looks like you had a great time and the weather was good for you to.

Cornwall is a very special place I lived there for a couple of years.
I dream of moving there with my family.

Joanne x

willywagtail said...

Living in a country where almost all new houses have to be brick with tile rooves it is almost impossible to accept that people live in such pictureque homes. I love the little village in the cove.Thankyou for sharing. Cherrie

Julie said...

sounds like a perfect holiday - photos are wonderful. Love Mevagissy - it's been a few years since I was there, but I definitely want to go back again.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Thank you for sharing your photographs. It looks like you had a terrific time and lovely weather.

I have started a new blog, no more posts on my old one - here is the linky
http://thefurtheradventuresofathriftymrs.blogspot.com/

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What fantastic holiday photos. Cornwall and Devon are my absolute favourite places. Their beauty is outstanding. The quality of your photos is superb. You so make me want to go there again soon. I used to go to Polperro quite a lot as a child but unfortunately I don't find it as nice since it has become so commercial. It was more of a fishing village then. Glad that you had a good holiday. Ooh, I am itching to go back there again!
Take care
Isabelle x

Anonymous said...

merci pour ces belles photos de l angleterre que j aime tant
j ai eu la chance de visiter les cornouailles et j ai vraiment aime
alors encore mercirt merci aussi pour tout votre blog que je suis avec palisir

marie claude

marie.sulpice@wanadoo.fr

LissyLou said...

What a beautiful post! I'm so excited about my trip to Cornwall in the summer. Even though i've been many times before, i get so excited about visiting new areas, and revisiting the ones i love. x

Serenata said...

Oh,looking at your lovely photos is making me more excited about our trip to Cornwall in a few weeks time - I can't wait!

Mary Poppins said...

What beautiful photographs,I adore each and every one of them, I love the flags, one especially ;)

Thanks for sharing

X

Carol said...

What a lovely time you must have shared. The pictures are just wonderful, oh I would love to be there now.
I love Cornwall too.
Cx

Vanessa said...

The piccies are great. How lucky were you with the weather.

Is'nt it great thinking that you are creating the same memories you had as a child with your own children. We think that each time we go upto the lakes.

Vanessa x

dottydotty said...

stunning photos never been to cornwall thanks for sharing

funkymonkey said...

Thank you for all the gorgeous pictures Steph. It might just keep me going until August when we make our usual trip to the Lizard area. If Jan Constantine gets bored with her cottage and I win the lottery.....I'm deluding myself again!

Tracey

Rubys mamma x said...

Ah steph that looks like a wonderful, we're off to bridport in dorset for a week soon, im sooo excited! I dont understand why people want to travel abroad,not one tiny part of me feels the urge to....i still remember my holidays to devon and cornwall when i was little and hope, like you, to recreate that for my girls over the next few years...
k XXX

Felicity said...

your holiday sounds lovely, i love the cottages, we are taking our little boy to st ives in june for the same sort of holiday.
felicity xx

The Curious Cat said...

Wonderful photos - thanks for sharing! What am I doing in London hey?!

claire smith said...

Cooee from Downunder Steph, I have been waiting patiently for you to return from your holiday and share it with us, thankyou. The photos are wonderful and the descriptions have me searching frantically for my passport. Just as well I can't find it as I can't afford a trip to the Uk. Fortunately, I had one 2 years ago and visited Port Isaac and they were filming an episode of Doc Martin at the time, bonus. Wonderful to have such fun making great memories for the boys to look back on. Love reading your blog and had to finally delurk.
Regards
Claire

Tabiboo said...

Such beautiful pictures Steph all Cornish and holiday'ish'

I love those door knockers so charming and those views - absolutely breathtaking!

take care,

Nina x

Jacoline (Lien) said...

looks like a great holiday and a wonderful place. happy to see you back.

Karen said...

So glad you had a wonderful time and the weather was good. The photos are lovely and give me a little Cornish treat before we go ourselves later in the year. I expect you are all ready to make a start on that allotment now! Karen

Professor Yaffle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful photographs. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the West Country and managed to return home safely.

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

Stunning pictures!!! Who wouldnt want to live there :) Ah... sounds like you had a great time!

Home For Tea and Cake said...

Beautiful photographs. You have really captured the loveliness of holidaying in this country.

LittleGem said...

Hi Steph,
Thanks for the lovely comment on my illustrations. I am so surprised at everyones great feedback!
XX Gem

Clover Yard said...

Gosh Steph, these are wonderful photos. I am now even more in love with Cornwall and will be badgering hubby for a holiday there very soon! Lovely to see your cute wee boys so happy on the beach. Carolx

twiggypeasticks said...

Beautiful photos, glad you had fun.
Twiggy x

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Sara said...

I loved reading this and looking at all your beautiful photos! It reminded me a lot of our Cornish holiday this year too. It looks like you had amazing weather for so early in the year, too! x