Cornwall 2013

Back from a restorative week on The Lizard in Cornwall. Beautiful as always.

We arrived two adults and three children and returned three adults and two children. Now I am the mother of a grown up person.

The highlight of the week apart from George's birthday was an all too short morning spent eating ice cream and talking with some dear blog friends .

My Not Camping week is due to begin tomorrow. This year I will not be enjoying unmitigated peace and quiet as Tom has decided to join me Not Camping. Tom is good and undemanding company though, and although things won't be quite as self-indulgent as in previous years we will certainly be enjoying some treats and I shall enjoy cooking for two rather than five.

Meanwhile I am washing everything they wore in Cornwall and endeavouring to get it all dry by tonight.







The gorgeous Walter, honorary blog friend.





Above and below are pictures of Kynance Cove. I haven't done anything to the photos, it really was that blue and sparkly.







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July's Sampler and what a lovely July it has been.


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  1. Cornwall, love it, you can always rely on it, rain or shine to produce wonderful views and great memories.
    Take care
    Jude

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  2. So very beautiful!!! Those pots of blue flowers are so stunning!

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  3. It looks wonderful, all of it. I love Cornwall and spent many happy childhood holidays there but sadly it's a bit far from Leeds. Kynance Cove looks really special and I'm glad to see that heavenly photo of the sparkly beaded dish cover in your sampler. Lovely to have you back here Sue! x

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  4. Your photos are beautiful and so expressive of Cornwall. I especially like the box of shells (scallop?) and the pile of rusty chain. Somehow they really remind me of Cornwall. No idea why!

    Hope you had a great time and have a good time "not camping".

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  5. What beautiful colours, Sue.
    I love Cornwall. Would you recommend the place you stayed? (I'm always looking for new places to stay).
    Enjoy your non-camping week.

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  6. We're off to the Lizard next month Sue - I hope we get as good weather as you did!!

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  7. What a lovely reminder of one of my favourite beaches - Kynance. Lucky you. I have been visiting it since childhood (a fair way behind me now) and it is still such a special place. I bet you have nearly been caught out by the tides or have chuckled at others wading through the sea to get back round to safety!! Thanks for the reminder, and for your gentle blog.

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  8. Ah the beautiful colours of the Cornish coast.
    Enjoy not camping. I hope the weather improves for them though, it is absolutely hurling it down here ..

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  9. Lovely set of photos Sue, and you've captured my boy beautifully! Thank you! Enjoy Not Camping, and make sure there are plently of treats of the slightly sinful and decadent variety! x

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  10. Am in love with Walter :D

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  11. Beautiful photos. Such gorgeous scenery. I can sympathize about trying to get all that laundry done in one day. My daughter is working at a summer camp and only gets home one day each week, during which she tries to recover and I madly get all her laundry done. Have a great no camping week. Oh, and happy belated birthday to George.

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  12. Wonderful photos - I can almost smell those roses. Is that red flower freesia in the first picture? Love the red flower against the blue sky. Just beautiful! Enjoy your week with Tom.
    Mary

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    1. It's crocosmia Mary, it seems to flourish in Cornish gardens.

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  13. Lovely photos full of so much colour.

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  14. Oh how I love Cornwall. Your photos are wonderful, they made me wish I was there. Happy birthday to George for last week. I am always so incredibly envious of your Not Camping week. Every mother should get one of these weeks once a year I think. The chance of me ever getting one is absolutely nil though! Hope you have a really good week Sue.

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  15. Glad you like my home county! Love living here.

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  16. happy birthday George. Did you have a cream tea with candles on it? Love your sampler as always Sue. x

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    1. Damn, an opportunity missed.

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  17. Looks like you had the best holiday weather. We finally got the summer we deserve after that long, long winter didn't we.

    Mother to an adult eh ... scarily I'm now mother to four adults, but I'm loving every minute! A belated Happy Birthday to George :)

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  18. Cornwall is so beautiful but even better in such lovely weather. Such lovely vibrant colours - it looks like an amazing break! Have a great week of quiet and calm! x

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  19. Aaaaah, the quality of the light, the glorious colours, the calm dog, Walter, and that glorious cove. We are in the middle of a very busy harvest (rained off today) and the appeal of sitting beside the sea is magnetic. It looks like a wonderful place to visit one of these days!

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  20. Kynance Cove looks stunning. We celebrated an 18th in Cornwall too at Easter. He keeps reminding me he's an adult now... it takes some adjusting too. Claire

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  21. Oh how utterly wonderful - the blues! I admit to being envious that you met Walter.

    And now for Cranford. Miss Pole is my heroine.

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    1. Cranford must wait until we have found out who the new Doctor is.

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  22. Absolutely beautiful. The people of Cornwall clearly know instinctively how to live as though they would be blogged about.

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    1. They are very obliging aren't they?

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  23. Welcome home! And congrats to George. Looks like you had a picture perfect trip to Cornwall - just lovely.

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  24. Sue, I think that your Cornwall reporting will surely encourage many folks to begin planning their own visit to that beautiful area. It certainly looks as is fabulous weather welcomed your family.

    Now, I look forward to hearing about your upcoming non-camping activities! xo

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  25. My husband and I went to Cornwall in May 2012. It absolutely stole my heart. Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful pictures Sue. What a fabulous week you had for it too. We went last year and the weather was dreadful. Except the day where we went to Kynance Cove, where I have a very similar picture to yours. Postcard perfect isn't it?

    S x

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  27. It looks like you had amazing weather down at The Lizard. We were in Bodmin and it was mostly grey and wet--still had a fabulous time, though! Beautiful pictures as always.

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