I recently wrote about Our Family Summer Holiday to Exmoor National Park. We visited Woolacombe beach and a little village near the campsite we had been staying. It was a lovely start to our summer holiday together.
We only spent two days in Exmoor National Park. Our next stop was St Just near Lands End in Cornwall. Cornwall is one of our favourite places to visit in the UK. It is a little far for us so we don’t do it often I think this trip was our first in about two years. So it was much anticipated especially because we have family in Cornwall too.
We stayed at Roseland’s Caravaning and Camping Park. Which my mum had found and we decided to meet her on our trip and do a nice family day out together.
We didn’t spend much time at all at the campsite, I don’t think you ever do when camping. For us it is always all about exploring the local area and fitting in as much as possible while we are visiting other parts of the country. Despite not spending so much time at the campsite we found the owners lovely and I loved that I could do my clothes washing on site, it made it much easier when we came home.
I love this photo of my mum, Sophia and Archie. Although we do see her most weekends we are not great at picking up the camera. I really love this one especially because we don’t have many.
On our first day we visited the stunning St Michael’s Mount and it was the most amazing day. Firstly the sun was shinning and it was so warm, and secondly we went with my mum and her partner and it was lovely to spend time together with them.
If you are ever in Cornwall we highly recommend visiting St Michael’s Mount. It is also National Trust so a great trip if you have a membership like us.
The most amazing thing about St Michael’s Mount was that it was on a little island. Which means when the tide was out we could walk on a path all the way from the castle depending on the time of day. This was amazing for the children because we caught a boat to the island and we walked back because the sea had disappeared. They couldn’t quite get their heads around it but they loved walking back and popping the seaweed!
We all just loved looking around the castle, there was also story telling and Archie was a little scared but mostly enthralled by the idea of the giants heart on the path on your way up to the castle. We did find it, turned into stone.
All round despite all the walking for the children we had the most amazing time. I wont ever forget it. It was one of our best days in Cornwall.
Me and Daniel don’t get many pictures together, so it was nice to have my mum on hand, she took this of us. When this photo was taken it was the month we became official 9 years ago. Its funny because although I knew there was something special about Daniel I had no idea I’d become his wife. But everyday I feel so lucky he found me and we did this. I look at our children and mostly when we are all together as a family and I almost cant believe that they our ours and he is mine. But they are and he is and I am so grateful to have them all to myself. My life is fuller then it ever has been and richer just for having them around with me. I really do feel like the luckiest lady alive.
How beautiful is the view from the castle? I could have starred at it all day. It was quite mesmerising. When I visit places like this I am often in awe of the beautiful places we have around us. Exploring together as a family is one of my biggest passions. I draw so much happiness from visiting places we all have never been before and taking them all in together. Its really special. Sometimes I think it is easy to forget how lucky we are to have all of this around us.
I am so glad that we visited St Michael’s Mount and that I collected all these photos. I wont ever forget it.
We also visited Sennen Cove, a hidden treasure. I had no idea beaches like this existed in the UK. When we found it I was blown away. It is so beautiful and nothing could have prepared me for the view. The beach was the bluest blue I had ever seen and although the hill on the way back up was a killer it was just so lovely to have found such a beautiful place.
We had a wonderful time swimming here at Sennen Cove, the water was lovely and the children enjoyed playing in the sand. We also had a small picnic on the beach which was lovely.
On our last day we visited Gyllyngvase Beach which was also beautiful, it was another hot summers day and we truly enjoyed a really lovely day on the beach. Lots of rock pooling, swimming and sand castle building. We even had chips on the beach as there is a cafe and bakery on the beach. Me and Daniel both had a Cornish pasty and they were delicious.
That was our trip. We had the most amazing time. Seeing our family and friends and visiting new places in Cornwall we hadn’t been before. I am so glad I have been able to bottle up some of our trip in photos and a little video that we will be able to keep forever as a memory.
Next year these two little children of mine will be a year older and a year wiser. But I will feel all the more better about it having captured a little of their summer holiday, their baby faces, Sophia’s toothy smile and changing face as she turns 7 in a months time.
Another year gone but more importantly another year ahead to enjoy.
I have linked our video below if you would like to have a watch of what I managed to capture of our time away.
Go to Part One here if you missed it.