A Cornish Catch Up

Well my friends, it’s been a while. I left you dangling at the end of last Summer as we departed delicious Devonia to embark on a new adventure in Cornwall. Things have changed a fair bit for us since then. We had a fabulous little holiday to celebrate Mark’s birthday in one of our favourite corners of the globe. Readymoney Cove in Fowey. One of Kernow’s finest hidden treasures. We rented a dear little cottage on the beach, the kids came to stay. We swam every morning, ate lots of fresh fish and spent evenings gazing at the sunset over the sea. Does it get any better? A dreamy week as my crazy soulmate and bestie turned 60. Life is moving fast. Wherever did the years go. Surely we were twenty something when I last blinked.

It was great spending the week touristing. There were not many folk around as it was the end of the season. The weather was amazing for October. Fowey was always our go to romantic holiday destination and it still never disappoints. The restaurants are a little more swanky but I can cope with that. Sams on the beach at Polkerris is still the best. Do book if you want a window seat though. We took the little Boddinick car ferry over the river estuary to Polperro and visited the harbour at Charlestown to see the famous tall ships. There are still traces of the Poldark film set scattered around. Not really an area for exploring in a Motorhome unless you want a nervous breakdown!!

After a wonderful week it was time to crack on and get down to our new jobs. We had been invited to join Matt at The Point in Polzeath just covering a bit of everything over Winter while they were short staffed. It’s a Golf Complex with upmarket holiday rentals, a health club, pool, padel tennis, bar and restaurant so plenty to choose from. I helped out with a mixture of office, bar and restaurant. I finally learned how to pull a pint!! Mark jumped on the maintenance team so plenty to keep him out of mischief. Christmas was vibrant and busy, we stayed in one of the luxury apartments with a sea view as a treat. Matt and his team put on a fabulous banquet for New Year. We all had a great time. It was lovely to be in the same Country as the family for a change!! Nice to mix it up with a more traditional Christmas in UK and to don a bit of bling and join in a few parties! I finally got to see the Mousehole Christmas lights!! Yes, they were worth the 57 year wait!! That all seems like a very long time ago. We have quickly become part of the furniture here. I am now on the holiday rentals side so permanently office based although I do get out and about to visit lots of fabulous properties. Mark is a Greenkeeper on the Golf Course and loving life. Matty has moved into fine dining and is working at the nearby St Enodoc Hotel down in Rock. We are settled in Cornwall for the time being. We see more of our mates from back home than when we are in Derbyshire!! We’ve been so blessed with lovely visitors so far this season. Thank you all, it’s always wonderful to see you!

North Cornwall has an incredible coastline, the coastal path boasts some of the most spectacular scenery. Again, this area was our favourite holiday haunt when Matt was growing up. It was where he first learned to surf, we’ve enjoyed some amazing holidays here. It is far busier now and much more pretentious than the days of old. Some of the quaintness has gone out of the window as was bound to happen with boxy holiday homes springing up and squeezing into every nook and cranny. There is still plenty of Cornish charm to be found though if you know where to look. Best enjoyed out of school holidays!! Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac, all still delightful when the hordes have gone home. For my Motorhoming friends, you need a good sat nav and strong nerves. some of the squeezy lanes are your worst nightmare. Do your homework before you visit. It is not a particularly Motorhome friendly County!! That said, there’s a great overnight pub stop in Tintagel and from there you can hop on a bus that takes you right along the coast. The walk to King Arthur’s Castle is the bomb! The Tristram campsite at Polzeath is right on the beach. You can literally dip your toe in the sea! It’s a bit tight coming in and I wouldn’t attempt it in a big van like ours but a fab spot otherwise. Do book ahead, it’s very popular. Polzeath has a wonderful surf beach. Daymer Bay is a short walk away. Sunsets from the Atlantic Bar are best enjoyed over one of their huge wood fired pizzas and Baby Bay is a delicious little cove, ideal for an after work dip. Another sunset favourite. If you want to partake in some serious touristing, jump on the Rock Ferry over to Padstow!! Wear elbow pads and knee pads if attempted during Bank Holidays!!

You can do some serious celeb spotting around here too! We’ve had the Doc Martin guys up here filming on the course. Jamie’s golf clubs made a guest appearance. Martin Clunes is a very serious chap and the light fingered chuffs still haven’t returned my scissors!! I often bump into Gordon Ramsey walking his dog through the dunes off Rock Beach. He landed here at The Point in his chopper a few nights ago. I saw Richard E Grant on the beach the other day. They all love a bit of Cornwall!

So, that’s where we’re at chums. So far so good. I won’t lie, I have missed our travels terribly but this is a pretty good substitute. Who knows what comes next. Watch this space. Anyhoo, hope all is good with you and yours. I shall sign off and bid you all a jolly good day. As they say in Cornwall, cheers and gone. Much love to all 💕


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