Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Aaah, that's better!

Wouldn't it be a good thing to get a week in Cornwall prescribed by your GP? It's made a world of difference to my little family let me tell you. We're a simple bunch. Nothing more complicated than sea, sand, pasties and ice cream required for the perfect week of r&r.

We spent many early hours and late evenings, taking in this lovely view from the sitting room window of our flat, just a stone's throw from the beach. We saw the fishmongers open up the fish cellars each morning and watched the daily clear up after the seagulls. Port Isaac is the perfect place to watch the world go by.
On sunny days the beach called. We rockpooled, fished for crabs and swam in the cold, cold sea.Watching my two chaps and their daddy have their first ever sea swims were special, magical moments. Its a long while since I swam in the sea and easing myself into the chilly waters at Readymoney Cove brought back fond, fond memories.

Back in the village, fish and chips eaten on the beach most nights was the perfect tea as the sun shone.
The rain did come. But not too often and the seaside has its own special charms on a dreary day.
But as soon as the sun peeped out again we were back to the beach and into the waves this time at Trebarwith Strand with its amazing rollers and giant sea caves.
And we ventured up to the cliff tops too, looking for sea birds and back to our most favourite hideaway.
And at the end of our days, (after following the silver band up the hill) we were back snuggled in our cosy bolthole, watching the world go by. Joyful days. We'll be back again, very soon.

40 comments:

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Perfick!

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Oh Steph, hat a delightful time, you have all had. Had a brief visit to Pt. Isaac in 2007, it was absolutely gorgeous and se stood in the shadows and watched an episode of Doc Martin being filmed. So sorry we couldn't stay for a few days but so many places to visit and so little time!
Beautiful photos, special memories and fish and chips on the beach too boot.

Hen said...

Oooh Steph, it looks heavenly. There's nowhere like Blighty when the sun shines...
Hen x

Rose H (UK) said...

So glad you've all enjoyed your holiday. Port Isaac is such a beautiful place - even if the though of driving up and down those narrow, narrow roads scares me to death!

Sue said...

My lot camped near Readymoney last year. Best swimming beach ever according to C.

We're all off to the Lizard in the last week of the hols. There's nothing like a Cornish seaside holiday is there? Glad you enjoyed your.

Karen said...

Very glad you had a lovely time Steph. I think your flat was above the pasty shop - they were very tasty eaten on the hill overlooking the little town. Lovely pics. Karen X

Anne said...

What beautiful photos, thank you so much for sharing. I feel like I've been on a holiday too just looking at them.

Anne

Dancing Beastie said...

Just been checking in on your last few entries - what a pleasure. You posts are the quintessence of what England should be, really. It's fascinating comparing it to our (Scottish) version: term finished more than a month ago; we had a lovely holiday by the beach too, but in Orkney; and now we're having to think about getting ready for school starting again in a couple of weeks!

Razmataz said...

It looks lovely. My family comes from Cornwall and my great uncles art is housed in a gallery there.

You have a very good eye with the lens. Your photos are gorgeous.

Katy Noelle said...

Welcome back! I thought of you. I was wishing that I could send you a postcard saying just that - that I was thinking of you and hoping that you were having a wonderful, wonderful time - and, you did! =]

Love, Katy

Frances said...

Oh, what a beautiful place you and your family have visited! What a marvelous holiday location.

This city person from NYC is yearning to see the sights in your photographs for myself .... Maybe someday.

Madelief said...

Hi Steph,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am glad you found me, because now I found you too! I see we have a lot in common indeed. Our love for enamelware and beautiful bouquets, old books, china, cottages and gardens......

Hope you don't mind me following you too? I will link you to my blog!

Your pictures from Cornwall look great. We have been there several years ago, but still have some fond memories. The view from your holiday cottage is great!!

Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

KC'sCourt! said...

Now that is my idea of a lovely holiday
Julie xxxxxx

Bobo Bun said...

Thanks for showing so many images of a wonderful place Steph. Haven't been down there for years, but it looks just the same. Glad you had a great time.

Lisa x

Jackie said...

My husband and I are holidaying in Cornwall in September for a week. We are staying in Hayles,near St Ives in an apartment right on the beach. Have booked a day trip to the Isle of Scilly. I hope we have such good weather as you !! Looks like you are having a great time.Jackie in Surrey

LissyLou said...

sooo jealous....looks like you had a wonderful time xx

bellaboo said...

Your lovely photos sum it up beautifully.
My family holidayed in Trebarwith for many years..it's such a special place.
We're off to stay in a cottage near Padstow in September and I can't wait to visit all the old haunts.

Bellaboo ;O)

lottie said...

Such lovely photos! Looks as if everyone had a great time..

If/when I ever make it to England, this is one of the places that are at the top of my list to see. :)

Cheers!
lottie

The domestic novice said...

What beautiful photos! And what a view from your flat. Wow! Cornwall is next on our list.

Thank you so much for your comment a little while ago - blogger wouldn't let me respond :(

devonaz said...

what a beautiful place...I am another one that loves the sea,,and since our move to Florida last sept,,I have been in heaven..thanks for sharing with us..

Justine said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Fab photos. Glad to hear you were able to recharge your batteries in such a wonderful spot.

Helsie said...

Glad you had a lovely time in a very beautiful part of the world. Looks like the weather was great too.
Cheers
Helen

madebymum said...

looks fab

topchelseagirl said...

A perfect seaside holiday.

heidi said...

O my beloved cornwall & dear sweet little port issac,i know & love them so well!! Glad you had such a fab time!

Felicity said...

i think i might pop along to my gp tomorrow just incase! fliss xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

The "KISS" rule works for everything in life...

what a superb family break... I will have to book one for next year right now... that way I will have something to look forward to all winter! lol

x Alex

VINTAGE HEART said...

Ha beautiful cornwall , i have withdrawl symptons as i was there over a week ago so your lovely post gave me a cornwall fix i badly needed, love your blog, if you get time drop by too mine, we share many interests! bestest wishes,Linda.

loveandlilac said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday with us - some times in our high tech fast paced world we miss out on the simple things that bring so much pleasure. What lovely memories your children will have!
Louise x

Mia said...

Hi Steph! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. They really made my day! And I am so pleased to have found your wonderful blog. I love England, and all things English, and I love Cornwall. Unfortunately it has been far too long since I last visited both your lovely country and Cornwall. But your inspiring post has made me want to come back again... soon. Just as I am sure I will return to your blog soon too.

pebbledash said...

Hello Steph,
Thanks for paying me a visit. Here's to autumn crumbles!! Glad you had a lovely cornish holiday. At least you had some decent weather on the north coast - summer has, on the whole, disappeared down here!
Diana x

winnibriggs said...

Absolutly wonderful. Have never been to Cornwall and keep promising I will one day and you sure have persuaded me. Stunning photos and a brilliant post.
Thank You

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Yay Cornish bliss! looks like a proper Cornish hols was had by all!

Love Sarah x

Lyn said...

Oh i love Cornwall, thank you for sharing your holiday with us.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Edith Hope said...

Dear Steph, I have just come across your weblog via Madelief and am so pleased to have found you.

Your holiday in Cornwall sounds to have been idyllic. I do so agree that the simple pleasures in life are by far and away the best. It is, as you say, spending time together as a family rather than doing anything terribly sophisticated that is so rewardig and satisfying.

I shall sign up as a 'Follower' in order not to mss any future postings.

silverpebble said...

Cornish bliss. How I love those steep, narrow little streets and that azure sea.

The Curious Cat said...

I love British seaside holidays...hope to have lots with my own little family one day...Lovely to share with you though xxx

ragsandrosessue said...

Lovely Holiday memories made, your photos took me away to the coast, thank you xx

Barbara said...

Such wonderful photos ... thank you for sharing. Perhaps you've already seen the Liberty fabric with the little houses on the cliff so like your images?

Ian said...

Just found these pictures, thank you for posting them. My familiy and I also love Port Isaac and Trebarwith Strand and we can't wait to go again soon.