Sunday, 30 December 2012

A Cornish Christmas





























We returned last night from a week in Mevagissey, Cornwall.  The four of us and my lovely Mum In Law.  A wonderful friend let us stay in his beautiful home whilst he Christmassed with family elsewhere.

His house is built high up into the rocks; the view of the harbour is breathtaking.  I lost count of how many hours I sat out on the deck, swaddled in coats, just drinking it in.

D and I were so loathed to shut it out, we slept with our bedroom window wide open.  We even loved being awoken by the chorus of seagulls early every morning as the fishing boats departed.  (Brazen creatures though aren't they?!)

We didn't venture so far during the week.  We strolled around the narrow streets of Mevagissey town a few times (loveliest little independent shops) and walked along the coast to nearby Portmellon and Gorran Haven, seeking refuge in cosy pubs when the rain beat down.

We ate, drank, chatted, watched television (still reeling from the end of Downton Abbey), played new board games, squabbled a bit, and I crocheted.

Sounds wonderful doesn't it?  It was.

I do so love coming home though.  We've been feeling a bit 'in limbo' for the past few months whilst we've been contemplating our future.  For various reasons, we've been umming and ahhing about whether to up sticks and move away from Leicestershire and start afresh down south.  I'm sure you can imagine how complicated it would be.  However, we have finally decided to stay put.  We've made plans, exciting plans, and I feel a renewed optimism for the future.

2013 eh?  Bring it on!

I do hope your Christmas was merry and bright.

xxx

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures,sounds idyllic! Looking forward to hearing of your exciting plans too ...

    Have a wonderful New Year

    Claire xxx

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    1. Thank you Claire, you too flower. xx

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  2. It looks amazing - what a great friend. Happy 2013, I hope that your hopes and dreams are fulfilled. XX

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    1. Isn't he just?! I wish you a wonderful 2013 too. xx

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  3. Lovely post, gorgeous girl! I hope you're ok. I'm so happy to hear that you're more optimistic. I wish it was contagious as I could do with some myself. :-/ Big hug. Xxx

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    1. Oh no Lynda. I'll email you ... x

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  4. I'm glad it was as wonderful as it looks/sounds, because it looks and sounds bloomin' great!
    Wishing you a happy 2013...
    Victoria x
    p.s. did you make that pudding in your header - I am in awe of whoever stitched it together so neatly!

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    1. And a happy 2013 to you too Victoria, you deserve it. xx

      PS. Don't be in awe of my stitching - it's painstaking, tongue out and everything!!!

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    2. Haha! My family has a theory that things only work properly if you hold your tongue right whilst you're doing them - It's called the 'Wallis theory of face-pulling' and is our excuse for looking gormless whilst concentrating on something! We sound mad now, don't we? x

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  5. It looks wonderful, what a lovely christmas break. I have been tempted to grab a chair, wrap myself up and just sit in my back garden with a cup of tea. May well do that when the relentless rain stops :-) But it won't beat the stunning views you had. Leah x

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    1. The rain is just foul isn't it? I have to admit there's not quite the draw to brave the elements now I'm home. Is it nearly spring yet?!! ;-) xx

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  6. What a great Christmas you had. Here's to 2013 - may all your wishes and dreams come true.
    Are you sure you don't want to move down south - can I tempt you??!! Moving here to the beautiful South Hams (South Devon) was the best decision that we ever made, although I totally understand how tough it can be to make the choice and I certainly wouldn't want to go through such a huge life change again in a hurry it can be incredibly stressful.
    The decision that you have made is the right one for you and your family, so relax, enjoy life and fill us in on your exciting plans. Can't wait to hear.
    Happy New Year.
    Jane x

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    1. Squeeeeee! Jane, you're back. You are back aren't you? I loved your blog and well remember you finding your feet in your new home. Happy New Year to you too lovely. xx

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  7. Ahhh your lovely post reminds me of such happy memories in Mevagissey....
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous piccies. Glad you enjoyed a lovely festive break.

    Wishing you a happy 2013
    Tilly x

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  8. It looks beautiful, wishing you all good things for 2013! :) x

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  9. What a magical Christmas you have had! Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of it :))) So happy you had such a lovely time.
    Danette

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    1. Thanks so much Danette. A very happy 2013 to you. xx

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  10. Looks wonderful - have a happy new year.

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  11. your Christmas looks amazing love. gorgeous photos. love the Harry styles sand writing!!! (bet that was you...)
    a year ago we were in the same boat as you, only we decided to up sticks. this year has been full on, lots of ups and downs and I think 2013 will write the new chapter in our lives.
    What made you think about moving? it's such a major decision and I am glad you have made your mind up.
    big love
    x x x x x

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  12. Gorgeous photo's and such a wonderful place to spend Christmas. I've spent a Christmas or two in Cornwall. I hope all your hopes and wishes come true in 2013. I look forward to following you and all your exciting pans. Happy New Year.

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  13. How lovely to have a Cornish Christmas this year! I loved seeing all your gorgeous photos. Looking forward to reading your blog and following your new plans in 2013! Happy New Year!
    Helen x

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  14. Have just found your blog a few days ago so delighted you've posted! I'm doing some of your simple bunting to put up when the decorations come down - it's lovely and easy to follow so thanks. Lovely pics of Cornwall. Happy New Year, Heather (yes another one!) x

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  15. The photos that you have shared are fantastic. Have a wonderful New Year! Jille xx

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  16. It sounds like you had an absolutely magical Xmas hon! What bliss :-) I love the sound of seagulls...it always makes me happy. Best wishes to you for a really fabulous 2013! Becks xxx

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  17. Happy new year!
    what a beautiful Christmas you had, i just adore Cornwall
    good luck with your plans x
    love jooles x

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  18. Good luck with all you plans. We are from Devon and love living in the South West ... It does rain a lot though. Happy hooking.kindest regards linda

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  19. Love the scarf! I threw my bundle of scraggy crochet at the cat last night, after it got tangled and ripped it from me. Still trying, its one of my resolutions now for 2013. Then once I've mastered it, I am copying everything on here.... GORGEOUS blog! L xx

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