Monday, 21 May 2012

Lovely Newquay, yes really.

A lovely weekend was had spent at the home of middle daughter in pretty Newquay. It's her birthday on Wednesday and so this was a kind of birthday celebration too.

We'd planned this weekend day for ages and had no idea that the Olympic torch would be going right past her balcony within an hour of arriving there!

Not only that, the exchange of torches happened right in front of us. An unexpected start to our visit!


I've been to Newquay before and remember the crowds and the shops which didn't make this my favourite part of Cornwall BUT this weekend I discovered another side to it. 
One where the hedgerows were filled with pretty colours.
A place where the sights amaze and delight.
Evenings that belong to a dream.
Days spent walking for miles along stunning coastlines and finding a secluded spot for a delicious barbecue.
But not quite as secluded as we hoped.. 
because someone else had their beady eye on our food!

Newquay is lovely. 
It's official.

12 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What lovely fotos! Looks like you had a good weekend with family....always fun!

Carol said...

Lol at the beady eye watching you.
What a wonderful weekend, lovely photos, especially the stunning sunset.
I don't think we will see the Olympic torch because the day it comes through our hometown we are away. What a great addition to your weekend.
Carol xx

Bella Gingell said...

Lovely pictures - love Cornwall

Rita said...

beautiful pictures, the ones with the seagull are so funny!

martinealison said...

Des photos magnifiques... Je vous remercie pour ce merveilleux partage. (la mouette a-t-elle pu partager elle votre repas?!...)
Gros bisous

Amalia K said...

So nice to see you having a marvelous time with your girls (and that curious looking character behind the bushes! LOL!).

The Fluff Master said...

Beautiful view and beautiful family!!

Clare said...

Ah - what a special place. England in the summer is beautiful - the light is so delicate and sweet. It looks like you had a special time with your girls.

catkin tales said...

these are gorgeous pictures, jess
i particularly like the top one. such a pretty place with all those wild flowers. the girls are pretty as flowers too.
how lovely too that you witnessed such an historic moment.
also, that gull is so cute!:)

warmest blessings xx

catkin tales said...

p.s. happy birthday to the birthday girl! (i meant to say that first)

many magical returns xx

Always smiling said...

What lovely photos, sounds as though you had a great time..it is a beautiful place.

Chris

GreenWhisper said...

beautiful pics.. the seagull is so funny :o) xx