24 February 2016

THE PLACE I HOPE TO CALL HOME SOME DAY

If you follow me on Instagram you won't have missed the fact that Joe and I were in Cornwall last week (I may have spammed that particular social media with pictures of the week!). Since starting this blog I don't think that I have featured any other holiday location, other than Cornwall. That is partially because we cannot afford to go anywhere else, as I have to take school holidays off, but mostly because we both are head over heels in love with the place and hope to call it home some day in the not too distant future.

The very first time I visited Cornwall it felt strange because I felt like I had been there before. I instantly felt a huge weight lift from my shoulders (and still get that every time) and feel utterly at ease there. As a nature lover through and through I feel drawn to it for many obvious reasons, but as an artist and fitness nut, there is even more on offer (I realise I sound a little like this is a sponsored post for a holiday company but, I assure you, it is not!). The other amazing bonus for me is seeing how much better my mental health is when I am surrounded by nature, open spaces and a slightly more laid back environment - the difference in my head can be overwhelming good.

I thought that, in today's post, I would share some of my favourite pictures from the week and tell you more about the place in the picture and why I/we love it so much :-)

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^^ Ever since our friends L and A introduced us to this cafe in Godrevy it has become a 'first day in Cornwall' tradition. We rock up there at opening time (it's always busy) to get a ruddy wonderful full Cornish breakfast and then wonder off to see the seals over the hill. It is a must-do if you are in the area for sure!

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^^ These pictures above are taken from Godrevy, pointing out to the lighthouse. It is one of my favourite places to visit and we usually go back more than once. It is so beautiful and you are guaranteed to see a whole lot of nature. This time we had the seals to ourselves for 15 minutes or so, which is unheard of. Listening to them chatting away to each other and watching them all move in and out of the sea reminds you how vulnerable these creatures are. You can see right over to Carbis Bay and St Ives from there and the view is pretty awesome!
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^^ A Carbis Bay beach selfie in my staple uniform of my bobble hat and bright red snood!

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^^ The Eden Project is simply beautiful. I rave about it every single time we visit it because I adore it. The only thing I will say is that, if you want to avoid the crowds, get there early - really early. As we were leaving, the line to get tickets was right the way up the path as you come in. Once you buy a ticket at Eden it is valid for one whole year. As we went there on our honeymoon holiday we got in without having to buy another one this time! If you are lucky to get in first thing in the morning on a day like this ^ then you will be blown away. Just stand still and listen to the birds and the breeze and walk silently around for a while, it is heaven. 

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^^ Ah Sennen... just look at it! This photo was taken heading over the coast path to Lands End which, other than the views, is super commercial, and not really for me. Sennen Cove though, what a beautiful place. I always fine the colours there are super vibrant. The grass is a more olive-green and the water is gorgeous shades of turquoise and blue all year round. It does suffer when a storm comes in though, check this picture out from the most recent storm to hit the West.

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^^ I have always loved Marazion (the photo above is taken from the top of St Michaels Mount) but it became so much more special when Joe asked me to marry him on the beach there. We always climb up the mount and look down onto the beach with super-fond memories.

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^^ Another view from St Michaels Mount. What a place guys, seriously. When you look over the edge of the walls, over to the garden, you can't help but be in awe of what you see. The gardens are perfectly kept and the open ocean before you reminds you how small we all are.

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^^ One of the many things I love about being by the coast is how quickly the weather can change, and with it you get a whole variety of colours and interesting clouds and shadows. Watching the weather come in from the sea is hypnotic.

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^^ The hubby and I on the beach by our apartment in Carbis Bay. We walked on the beach every single evening as the sun was coming down. It is such a wonderful, calming way to end the day. I can't wait to do this every day when we live near the sea.

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^^ A slightly grainy sunset picture of two paddle boarders in Carbis Bay - I was highly jealous of them as I am desperate to have a go at this. On our last morning, as we got ready to leave, I watched three people paddle board from Carbis Bay round to St Ives and remember thinking that the view must be amazing from there.

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^^ The view over to Godrevy from Carbis Bay. See what I mean about watching the weather come in? 
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  1. Awesome Images you posted with your trip experience.. well, there are so many tourist attractions that you find on paris for paris short breaks. i would really love to travel a lot”

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