I have missed a few weeks of my Cornwall posts, since returning home from Scotland back in June we have been busy, busy with work and in all honesty until recently the weather has been pretty pants. When we do have a nice day we try and make the most of it, this Summer the nice days seem to feel few and far between.
We have kept our days out very local lately visiting Fowey, Truro, Falmouth and our local village (Charlestown). We do love a pretty harbour town and along the South Coast of Cornwall, we are quite spoilt for choice. So we tend to head out for walks along the coastal paths & end up in a harbour – wishing we lived in one of the sweet cottages that line them.
Big news (for Cornwall) a beautiful new Waitrose opened in Truro and they have a lovely separate shop dedicated to Cornish produce and its so nice, they also have a Cornish cafe serving locally sourced produce too. So we have been doing much of our shopping there and stopping for lunch too.
Cornwall is getting busy with Summer holiday visitors so every journey takes so much longer, so that is another reason we are staying closer to home. Our local beach has some cute pop-up restaurants, cafe’s and a small outdoor theatre, it feels like you are on the Mediterranean coast and we have been spending many an evening down there sipping cocktails & enjoying the sunshine. The water is still too cold for me but lots of people are getting out in the sea and I have seen people doing Yoga classes down on the beach too. I feel lucky having such a nice beach so close by & plan on spending as much time down there as possible.
I hope you’re all having a lovely Summer so far, maybe some of you are planning a visit to Cornwall this year?
Its been quite a while since I last did a Cornwall catchup, in fact I think it was way back in December, we have now been down here for 6 months and the weather is starting to warm up again. We had such a cold wet Winter, so its nice to see the sun again. Our garden is coming together nicely and we now have a shed (exciting) and have planted lots of wild flowers seeds, so we’re hoping they start to bloom soon so the garden has a little colour. I still might plant a few veggies, let me know if you grow your own & what you find grows best and takes minimum effort.
I have found just the cutest shop called Roo’s Beach , they sell homeware, makeup, stationery and fashion & I want everything they have. Its so nicely curated and has a welcoming vibe. To make it even better, just next door is a lovely independent coffee shop called Laid Back Coffee Company, they have a lovely selection of cakes and hot drinks. We go there quite often and have a walk along the beach at Porth.
We even ventured out of the county & visited Exeter and we managed to get a gorgeous sunny day. Exeter is a beautiful City and we had been craving Wagamama as Cornwall still doesn’t have one so we satisfied that craving and ate all the food. It was nice to be amongst the hustle and bustle again but its always nice to head back home to our rural hideaway.
This week has been mostly trying to find a home for all my stuff, the house itself is quite big but there are no wardrobes or airing cupboard and the under stairs cupboard is hiding all the boxes I am yet to unpack. So I have been hunting out storage solutions and pinning lots of ideas on Pinterest. I have a beauty / skincare nightmare that needs organising and my fridge freezer was delivered with a massive dent in the side. Thanks Argos! I now have to wait 2 weeks for a replacement.
The weather on the other hand has been beautiful again and we are really enjoying getting out and about, we’re going to visit Polkerris next week because I have heard its a beautiful village right on the beach. So that should be lovely. We stayed pretty close to home this past week because we had to be home for all the deliveries, so much like last week here are a few photos from our local area.
My husband & I went to Cornwall on our very first holiday together almost 14 years ago and we have been back so many times since. We even lived there for 18 months before my dad got sick. Its such a beautiful place and holds a very special place in our hearts.
Last month we really needed a relaxing break & thought what better place than Cornwall so we packed up the car and off we went. The weather was kind and surprisingly warm considering it was still only June. We went back to all our old haunts & visited some friends – we even went and had a peak in our old house (which made me really miss life on the Cornish Coast).
So I am sharing a few photos I took whilst we were there. Mostly from Charlestown & Porth.
I would say my favourite place is Charlestown, which is where we used to live. Its on the South coast of Cornwall and is a tiny fishing town with a really cute harbour. It can be busy during the Summer months but there is such a friendly atmosphere that makes it feel really special. I used to sit for hours on the bench over looking the sea and read my book listening to the waves crashing on the rocks.
Its peace and beauty make me long to move back there but it is so far from Scotland which is where my dad lives and he needs my support in his Stroke recovery so its with a sad heart that I say Cornwall can’t be my home right now. I’m just glad I can still visit and feel that connection with such a special place.
Let me know if you have visited Cornwall and tell me what you love to do there, or your favourite place to eat.