Monday, 7 January 2013

I am every step I've taken.


Seeing as today is our last day in Cornwall (we're heading back up to Bath this evening), I thought it was high time I shared a few photos of the village where my family is based. We moved down from Gloucestershire in 2005, so I spent six years calling it home. Even now, despite Grant and I having our own flat and generally thinking of Bath as 'home', there is something innately comforting about returning to Cornwall.

Our first few months were spent in a thatched cottage right beside the sea, until we eventually moved up the hill to a larger house built around an abandoned train carriage. Since then my parents have put a lot of time and love into rebuilding the property, which stands in two acres of land overlooking the cove, with four cottages that we rent out to holiday makers (two being train carriages, it's a quirky little place).

Nowadays I spend the majority of my time between Bath and London, and that may well be the reason why I've become so fond of this little fishing village over recent years. When the city pace of life starts to catch up with you, it's nice to escape for a while, to go somewhere with no mobile reception or regular public transport, where you've room to breath. It feels detached from the rest of the world. It's a place that lazily plods along, minding it's own business.

I truly love the city, but I'm a country girl at heart and I will always feel most at ease on crumbling coast paths and pebbled beaches, watching the fishing boats go by. It's a beautiful place, and I've never been anywhere else quite like it. Whilst the city may be where I want to be, need the be, for the time being, I will always return to Cornwall.

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures! It looks like the prettiest, most relaxing place! xxx

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  2. I would fall in love with such a beautiful place as well! Lovely

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  3. It looks so pretty! very jealous!

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    xo

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  4. This place looks so full of magic *_* just like a movie.

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  5. Thats how I feel when I go back home to Devon. Can't beat the lovely fresh air, tiny shops and simple way of life.
    I've been in London for nearly ten years now (and married a Londoner last year!) and it's always home. I have to admit the hills are calling me back.
    x

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  6. Beautiful nautical photos!
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  7. Wow this place looks so lovely! <3

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  8. This place just looks lovely, and a bit like a place from a modern fairy tale. I'd love living that close to the sea. You're so lucky to call a place like this your home (or second home, or third).

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  9. Your home is idyllic! And yeah I completely agree with you about the country girl at heart thing, although I'm from a town my house is on the very fringes and we live right next to fields and woodland, I live in Manchester at uni now and although I love the city and my life here I will always feel more at home in the countryside than by the side of a busy bus lane in the centre of a city

    Alexandra Lauren Rose

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  10. i love your photographs, the place is sooo pretty xx

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  11. What a beautiful place! I have never seen something similar :)x

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  12. What beautiful photos! It reminds me of Whitstable, where my grandparents used to live.

    Becky
    xx

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  13. The tiny village I come from is not nearly as beautiful as yours, but I can totally relate to becoming fond of the rural place you still call home although you have been living in the city for so long.
    It's exactly the same with me.
    I could never ever live there, but I love to return home to the countryside from time to time, simply because it still is "home" :)

    Apart from that I have been dreaming about visiting Cornwall for some years now and your photos make me want to pack my bags and fly over immediately <3

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  14. Your pictures capture just what Cornwall means to me. I've only visited twice but love it as it really is just tranquil and you feel like you're completely separated from the rest of England. My best friend is lucky enough to live in Penzance for some of the year when she's not at uni so I visited her in summer and soaked up the delights of sun, sea and sand (: xx

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  15. I live in Cornwall in a village just outside of falmouth! I love it here, I moved here from Hampshire a year and a half ago to live my boyfriend. It didn't take long for me to call it home x

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  16. What a Gorgeous Place!I know I'm heading to Cornwall on some future vacation :)

    xx

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  17. This place looks so quaint and quirky - I love it!

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  18. Wonderful pictures! This looks so calm and beautiful...
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  19. Ohhh, you grew up in the prettiest place..

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