Thursday, 13 June 2013

Cornish Capers: Part One

Hello There! I've finally got around to sorting out the Cornwall holiday snaps- fancy seeing a few? In this case 'a few' equates to millions...just thought I'd better warn you to the upcoming bombardment of painfully similar and large quantity of jolly holiday snaps....

I've never been on me hols to Cornwall before (we are very much a South Devon family!), so it was a whole new territory to explore! It was also an unexpected holiday, for it was only booked a few weeks before. Naturally I was rather excited and wanted a whole new wardrobe (as you do) to partner the new surroundings. This didn't happen, as it takes me forever to make even the simplest of garments, though, having said that, I did manage to run up a skirt (you can't miss it in the photos) and mammy made me a super 1 yard blouse. To be honest I hardly wore anything on hols (by this I mean I practically wore the same suit the whole week!), and so I could have taken a shopping bag full of clothes instead of the expanding suitcase!

Anyway, enough about what I did and didn't wear- I say time for the snaps!

Porthleven: our home for the week.

Reached via a visit to my beloved Totnes (and its super flea full of my kind of tat) and a cup'tea'bun break at Helston...

(oh and these are a mix of mine and P for popsie's snaps)

We arrived in glorious Sunshine...

... and I promptly got pooped on by a seagull.... yuck!

taken just outside our holiday cottage...

So clear!

Day Two: The beach and the first Pasty...
T'was so sunny and warm (don't faint) we decided to just pootle around the town (or whatever it was!) for the day. And by lunch time we made use of the bakery, bought some "award winning" pasties (fancy) and then headed for the beach....

The "award winning" pasties had to wait as I wanted to paddle. It was soooooo cold, and I mean cold- it made you do the cold - cold - cold jig!
Looks warm and inviting doesn't it!
Obviously it was the complete opposite.....
Tasting the "award winning" pasty (though I thought it was average) and having a flyaway hair moment...

Headscarf donned to keep my hair under control- this happened a lot over the week!
Day Three: The Lizard.

Ma and Pa had told me about a really old fashioned tea room on the Lizard, so I got my hopes up of having a lovely cream tea in super duper surroundings.... alas, that was 30+ years ago, and things have changed somewhat since. Let's just say it's now a crappy modern affair with no charm... bah! 

Me taking the above photos and a picture of..... well, the disappointment in the form of a tearoom!
The Lizard Peninsula... I think!

Siren or Harpy... ? Nah, Harpy... A Harpy on the rocks!
 Thankfully, we found a nice cafe to have some refreshments after our trundle down to the Lizard...
Action shot of
the making of the first (or was it the second?) cream tea of the holiday. Nom, Nom, Nom.
Think that's about all for today- just five more days to go!!!!
I shall divide it up and do another instalment of three days, then another of two days with my vintage finds bunged in... sounds like a good ideal to me. ;)
Tupps xxx

Remember this picture- it's connected to another of our holiday jaunts!


  1. Ohh that looks like a lovely holiday!
    And you look very cute, too. :)
    I am going to London this summer but maybe we'll make a trip to the coast as well.


  2. Thanks for sharing your snaps, I wondered where you had got to. Loving the holiday look, the wind did look a bit annoying for the hair but just the trick with the scarf. Looking forward to the show and tell of your finds (and all the other snaps, obviously).
    Hen x

  3. It seems such a beautiful and romantic place! Love how that yellow scarf looks on you!

  4. I've always wanted to visit Cornwall, but it's soooo far away from here! Haven't managed yet. Gorgeous looking place though, that sort of landscape is my favourite. Pity about the tea room, never seen the point of not having them all gussied up and 'proper' if you see what I mean.

  5. I love Cornwall, so much in fact that we 'eloped' and got married there. I have never been to the Lizard though and your snaps look lovely.

  6. Millions are a good indeed, especially when they're as sunny, sweet and fun as these great holiday snaps. Love your classic skirt and sweater combo partnered with a cute little shoulder strap bag - I must take a style cue from you there should I happen to find myself near the sea one day again, too.

    ♥ Jessica

  7. I'm not sure we've ever holidayed (how on Earth do you spell that?) in Cornwall either, also a Devon family! Shame about the pasty, maybe do a tour of the shops next time and hand out your own awards. Looking forward to the next installment!

  8. I think it is supposed to be good luck if a bird poops on you! Lovely pics!! : )

  9. Oooh, that looks amazing, apart from the getting pooped on by a seagull bit, but I'm sure that's supposed to be good luck, like Bettieboo999 says!

    I love Cornwall, haven't been for ages!


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Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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