Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Cornwall

The lovely colourful houses at Mevagissey 💗

Hello! I'm back from Cornwall and very sad about it. For the second year running I've had a really fun time with Jake and his family and I'm so grateful that they invited me along because it is beauuuutiful and I do want to live there someday. We were so lucky with the weather this year and the hot days meant we could have proper beach days with swimming and kayaking in the sea! It felt so calming to wake up to the sound of seagulls and a stunning sea view from our bedroom window. 


Instead of taking a trip to the Eden Project we visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan which was filled with pretty plants and flowers as well as an Insect Hotel and honeybee observations hives. (Super sweet and great for plant/nature lovers!) Tintagel Castle was also on our list and oh my it is the MOST beautiful island ever with really amazing views. It did require a lot of walking (stupidly I was only equipped with heeled boots...) but it was worth the effort. It's quite overwhelming so if you wanted to see it all I'd say you'd need to spend a whole day there. 

I also ventured into Seasalt multiple times where Jake kindly treated me to one of their tote bags and when we visited Charlestown I loved looking through the whimsical work of Gemma Austen. Last year I took home one of her digital prints, but this year we went with an illustrated pirate magnet because we are cheesy and yes we do have a fridge magnet collection. 


The Lost Gardens of Heligan 

Tintagel Castle

Photoboothing at St. Ives 

Spot the little bee! 🐝

Cute snap at Tintagel Castle

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Gorran Haven 

Inside the cave at Tintagel Castle right before the tide came in

One of my favourite sketchbook spreads from the holiday 

Little memorials placed all around The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Right at the top of Tintagel Castle 


You've probably noticed on Instagram that I've been painting lots whilst I've been on holiday but I want to share these in a sketchbook round up because there are some I haven't posted yet. We also visited the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which I'll be blogging about later on because I love her sculptures and found it so interesting; I thought some of you might like to see it too! 

It was hard to summarise this post into a small amount of pictures and words because I have so many beautiful photos and had the most wonderful time there. Cornwall is going to be one of those places I'll be returning to time and time again... until we finally buy a cute pastel house there with a lovely sea view of course!


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