The SUN came out this weekend!
And it was amazing!! My best friend and her family came to visit us for the first time and the sun was a welcome visitor too. We showed them around Looe, which is our local town, and we were able to play on the beach in the sun. Isn't that what dreams are made of?!
We then also visited the beautiful Polperro. It was absolutely stunning in the sun.
We had a cream tea at the back of Polperro bakery, which was delicious.
Life isn't always easy and with all the terrible events in London, it is about appreciating the small things. The sun coming out made me feel like a different person. It really made me feel so lucky to have moved to such a beautiful area of the UK.
The sun isn't out today and it looks like there might be a thunderstorm but I am still buzzing from the weekend and long may that last!
We have only been in Cornwall for 4 weeks and everything is so new and unfamiliar. We are trying to familiarise ourselves with the local area and I am trying to find different places to walk Red. He needs a good walk once a day, as hes quite a big dog.
It wasn't until my Mum got a local walking book from the library that we realised that there is a beach nearby called Seaton. So yesterday we went to the beach and it was lovely. Its a much bigger beach than I was expecting. Its a simple beach with a river running into the sea. There is a lovely beach side cafe, where we had a tea cake and coffee.
If anyone has any recommendations of dog walks in the area of Looe, please let me know!
We have also cleared out patio so as the sun was still out, Felicity had some fun in her sandpit. It was also a lovely evening in Looe as the sun was going down.
We have made the big move to Cornwall and a big reason for this was lifestyle.
I am very proud of my 7 year career with the police, where I genuinely felt that I made an impact on peoples lives and helped to keep them safe or bring offenders to justice. However, I worked a lot. I loved it and left on such a high but I do want to spend more time with Felicity and more time doing things that I enjoy.
So when we moved in, the first big purchase we made for ourselves were kayaks. And this weekend was the first time we have used them.
We launched from the Millpool car park on Sunday morning (Joey and the team had very sore heads from the night before). And we kayaked up to the house. I bravely took my phone with me and I need to buy a waterproof case for it ASAP! I phoned my Mum and she brought Flicky down to see us from the garden. Flicky was shouting "Mama, Dada, there!" and pointing. *Heart melts*.
We paddled (is that the right word?) around the river. Our poor friends were in our inflatable kayak, and it kept going around and around in circles (pahhahaha, sorry guys!). So they switched positions by our house and then it was a lot easier. They headed back to the car park and we paddled to the harbour. It was lovely to be in the harbour on a quiet Sunday morning. However, to get out of the harbour and back to the car park, we had to paddle against the tide. OH MY DAYS. I literally can barely use my arms now!
We moved exactly 4 weeks ago today and going out on the kayaks was the first time that I really felt the change. Relocating from Bristol to Looe has been a huge change, we left all of our family and friends behind, I left my beloved career, we left our first home and everything that was familiar and safe. But kayaking and having our first set of Bristol friends down, really put everything into perspective. We have made a massive change, but change is good. "A change is as good as a rest". And I am looking forward to more kayaking and more change and more Cornwall!
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So this is my first post and I guess I should introduce myself and the reasons for this blog.
I have decided to start this blog to hopefully regularly update it with my new life in Cornwall.
We have recently made the big move from Bristol to Cornwall. I have given up my 7 year career which I started from my degree.
I was born in Cornwall and have always felt like a Cornwall girl at heart. We used to spend as much time as possible in Cornwall in our beloved old caravan.
We were on holiday in October half term 2016 and saw my dream house across the river. I fell in love with it immediately and Joey was just as impressed. And then it may have been fate what happened next, we saw it for sale in the estate agent window and it’s gone from there! We sold our first home in Bristol, the home we brought our baby girl home to. We packed all our belonging and stressed over the process of moving and organising the animals. But we are here! We have been in the house for about 3 weeks now.
We have a beautiful baby girl Felicity, she is 1 and a half years old.
We also have a few animals… Red the dog, who is a Hungarian Vizsla. We have a very cheeky grey and white cat Marilyn. We also have 5 chickens - Audrey (my chicken), Pebbles (Felicity’s chicken, who lays blue eggs), Gloria (naughest chicken), Camilla and Mrs Guidetti.
We are also soon to add to the crew and get a Tortoise from our sister in law. The Tortoise is called Alfalfa.
I want to document our life to save the memories and I am hoping I will enjoy writing this blog. Please comment or get in touch. I am an Instagram addict so please check that out - @cornwall_baby
Hello! I'm Jess.
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