Holiday Snaps - Cornwall {2012}

We had a lovely holiday this year along the North Coast of Cornwall at the very pretty Mother Ivy's Bay. We were lucky with the weather and managed 3 lovely days on the beach visiting: Constantine Bay, Polzeath and Mother Ivy's Bay. We spent a lot of time in Padstow which was the closest town for food (can't seem to go to Cornwall without having some of Rick Steins posh fish & chips) and the days that were grey or rainy we headed inland for some sight seeing...


Lulu's picture postcard moment: Wearing a jumper, bucket and a look that says: 'Oi where's my spade'.


Beautiful Boscastle - where I was drawn to these knitted Olympians that decorated the bridge (We all LOVED the Olympics)



Trerice House - One of the gorgeous National Trust properties we visited, though K and I both noted that there was no kitchen to look around and we do love to look around old kitchens. We also visited Lanhydrock which was massive in comparison (and had a huge kitchen), I'm going to do a separate post on it as I took A LOT of photos.


Bodmin Jail - I found this large old jail (I thought the English spelling was Gaol?) quite scary, you can walk around the old cells where they have reconstructed models of the innmates and their crimes. It is full of information about the history of punishments and how the prison system evolved, including the type of work that inmates were made to do and why. It was fascinating but dark and quite gloomy (as I suppose it would be) we were all fascinated and Lulu has been telling everyone since that we've been to prison which has raised some eyebrows! 


Port Isaac - I love Port Isaac, we visited twice during our stay. It's a beautiful small fishing village, I was reading the autobiography of Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends at the time and it was full of fantastic local tales which made the village seem more alive some how. We walked up the hill to look into Port Isaac Pottery and Rob suggested K and I should walk up further and take a look at Doc Martins house. I've never watched Doc Martin but when he suggested I take a photo of the house I thought why not, it was only when I got back down the hill and saw he was shaking his head at me that he informed me I'd been taking pictures of the wrong house!


It was definitely the best place to buy locally caught fresh crab - we couldn't get enough of it.



Polzeath - for ice-creams and paddling, even when the weather turned grey and threatening the children wouldn't keep out of the sea.



Then back to the bay each evening for some rock pooling and one last run about.

It's always nice to come home after you've been away but now I'm looking back through the photos I think I'd quite like to be back there now.

Hope you are all enjoying the summer.

Bye for now. Em xx

Posted in Day's Out, Family

Comments (13)

  • madebymim


    17 August 2012 at 17:37 |
    beautiful photos,x
    • Lululoves


      18 August 2012 at 12:03 |
      Thank you - I took way too many as usual :)) Em x
  • aLittleBlonde


    24 August 2012 at 07:33 |
    It looks like you had a lovely time!
    We went to a lot of the same places a few weeks ago, but I repeatedly left my camera's battery in the caravan so have very few photos to remember it by, so it was great to see yours :)
    • Lululoves


      24 August 2012 at 07:52 |
      Thank you - I hope you had a lovely holiday, it's a gorgeous part of the country :))
  • Donna


    26 August 2012 at 20:10 |
    Beautiful photos -they capture the spirit of your holiday really well. Cornwall looks lovely :)
    • Lululoves


      27 August 2012 at 20:07 |
      Thanks Donna, we had a great time & Cornwall is very easy to photograph, you're surrounded by beauty.Em xx
  • Ana


    31 August 2012 at 10:30 |
    What a BEAUTIFUL place Emma! :) The pictures made me want to visit Cornwall, such a pretty place! I only know London (been there twice and is one of my favourite cities) but I’ve been curious about other places in UK. I think I’m going to ask you for some advice later! ;)
    And you, do you know Portugal!? :))
    • Lululoves


      31 August 2012 at 17:25 |
      Hi Ana, it truly is such a beautiful part of the country, especially to 'get away from it all'. London is great too, although a completely different kind of experience from the coastal holidays, but so much to see & do. We live close to the City of Bath which is smaller but full of beautiful, historic buildings & museums. I've not been to Portugal but I have lots of friends who've been & they all say it's beautiful - where's good for families? Em xx
      • Ana


        01 September 2012 at 21:16 |
        Let me gather some information and I email it to you :)) xx
  • Barny


    27 September 2012 at 10:10 |
    gorgeous! i love cornwall,that looks like tasty crab!

    I had some fresh cockles down in penzance last month! :)

    looks like it was warm enough to paddle though!

    • Lululoves


      28 September 2012 at 13:04 |
      Oh me too, we didn't get as far down as Penzance - maybe next time! Em xx
  • barnicles


    28 September 2012 at 13:19 |
    its all beautiful, so much to see. Same in wales each beach after each you could spend all summer exploring them all.

    Lulu's jumper is awesome in that first pic, i would like one for me!

    B :)
    • Lululoves


      01 October 2012 at 10:28 |
      Wales sounds lovely too, It's on my 'must visit' list! I'm after a jumper just like Lulu's for me too.... :)))) Em xx