Friday, 7 August 2015

postcards from Cornwall

I don't know about you but I always feel a little down in the dumps after a lovely holiday. The thought of the daily grind is a bit overwhelming. I am slowly finding my balance and I am looking back at my photos, thinking about the lovely time we've had. The few stressful holiday moments quietly slip into the background to leave room for the enjoyable, exiting and beautiful memories:

the rugged shorelines around Portscatho, Cornwall

conquering a mountain

a daily walk to Portscatho for a newspaper and pastries, or for no reason at all

visiting Mevagissey and eating pasties in the outer harbour

watching Jack enjoy his first holiday

flying kites
admiring roof tops

water fun


the six of us spending time together

small beauty
 
meeting new and old friends and catching up with family

long and short walks

and finally the full moon

I hope you enjoyed this postcard story of our holiday. I think I'll be bookmarking this page for a few weeks to draw energy from the beauty I have captured. Cxx



27 comments:

  1. Looks idyllic, what a great holiday. No wonder you want to bookmark the page as a great reminder, it will keep you going for a long while to come I am sure.

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  2. Now that looks like a proper holiday! Lovely memories captured here Christina - lots to make you happy when you look back on them.

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  3. It does look like you had a wonderful vacation, love the picture of your son and the dog. Know what you mean about holiday hangover.

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  4. What wonderful photos, I'm glad you had such a good time. I know what you mean about the post-holiday thing, it's tricky isn't it. Fabulous memories to look back at though. CJ xx

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  5. Lovely lovely photos!!!! So glad you had a lovely time, I know it's weird but I always feel responsible for people having a good time when they come to Cornwall.....yes I know completely bonkers. Is that a fellow blogger I spotted?

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  6. Whoops I just read your older post and answered my own question :) You'll have to excuse my scatty brain at the moment.

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  7. I loved seeing all these pictures from your holiday, Christina! They warmed my heart. :-)

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  8. The photos are fabulous and I love the collage effect, I wish I could do that on my blog. I must investigate. glad you had a super holiday. Gotta rush, two sweet girls are actually killing each other in the bath right now!!! oooh the holidays don't you just love 'em. Jo x

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  9. Gorgeous pictures, so many happy faces and wonderful memories! Glad you had such a lovely time :) x

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  10. Christina, these are beautiful photo collages! You did a great job of arranging them. The one of little Jack made me smile. I love the large photo in your "walks" collage, following the path through the tall grasses.

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  11. Lovely collages! I love Cornwall, my aunt lived there for 5 years of my childhood so I used to visit often as a child until she moved back when I was 10. I haven't been that way at all since 1999 but I really want to holiday in Cornwall next year.

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  12. Lovely photos that bring back equally lovely memories of a holiday we had in Portscatho a couple of years ago. I'm the opposite and I'm always ready and excited to be coming home at the end of a holiday. It recharges my batteries. I'm ready to go away now though!

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  13. Ohh, what wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing xx

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  14. What an adventure! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Holidays are always more stress for Mom than anyone else, but I am glad you can look back on it with fond memories, forgetting those "unperfect" moments that often happen on little trips like these. Thanks for sharing your little piece of Cornish heaven!

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  15. Lovely holiday. I'm glad you had a good time; and keep the holiday feeling as long as possible!

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  16. Oh it looks like you had a lovely time, we have bookmarked Cornwall for a dog friendly holiday next year! x

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  17. Such a wonderful time so full of beautiful memories. I am always frantic when I return home, there is always so much to catch up on, it is overwhelming.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  18. Beautiful photos, it looks like you had lots of fun and have many happy summer memories saved away for wintry days. Jack is very cute!

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  19. It looks like a holiday to look back on for many years to come, never mind a few weeks.

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  20. Really beautiful holiday photographs Christina, looks like you all had a marvellous time. I know what you mean about feeling down in the dumps post-holiday, I felt the same. It takes a while to get back into the rhythm of everyday life. Hope you feel more 'up and at 'em' soon X

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  21. Hey Christina,
    You've captured the flavour of your holiday perfectly. And I love the six of you in a row. I spend a lot of time admiring the rooftops of Cornwall too; it's the higgledy piggledy nature of them I guess.
    Leanne xx

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  22. I really enjoyed your postcards. It's a good way to share the many holiday photos we all come back home with. You captured some of the best of Cornwall, and is that the lovely Leanne I spy in one of those pictures?

    It's always tough settling back into routines after a break and I hope you're finding your rhythm again. xx

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  23. lovely pics, thanks for sharing, looks like a fab holiday. x

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  24. A super postcard diary of what was clearly a very happy holiday. Good luck with settling everyone back into their new routines, including yourself.

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  25. gorgeous photos of a clearly wonderful time xxxxx happy memories captured forever xxx

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  26. I have really enjoyed looking at your holiday photos. You all look very happy and the places where you stayed and visited are just gorgeous. I'm glad you had a lovely time and I hope all the happy memories will cheer you on in the coming days and weeks. X

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  27. Oh this looks lovely and gorgeous pictures. I love Cornwall so much and what a drive down there for you x

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