Cabin envy Christmas

A very merry Christmas to all my followers, especially the new ones who have just signed up in the last couple of months. This is a very simple blog, ‘life on a Cornish cliff’ with a smattering of travel posts when I sometimes go inland, plus pictures of cabins that make me envious. Nothing earth shattering, just the comings and goings of rural East Cornwall, a part of the UK that is called ‘the forgotten corner’.

So, Christmas… we very rarely get snow in this part of the south west, something to do with the geography but I don’t know the details. My teenage son has only seen a white Christmas once in his 16 years (when we visited his granny in Yorkshire ) and he still remembers building a snowman at the age of three. I dream that one year we will head North to find the big snow and he can make as many snowmen as he likes, to make up for the absence of this winter activity in his life.

Of course we would have to stay in a cabin like this…

tumblr_ngpmmjb7n51rfb26oo1_1280or this

tumblr_nfb4yf4BeG1rnkgcto1_500both pictures come from Cabinology on Tumblr where I spend minutes of the day dreaming of cabin life…

Whether you have a white Christmas or not, have a happy, healthy one and I hope to see you back here ready for life on a Cornish cliff in 2015.

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Plymbridge Woods

Apologies for the recent sluggish posts, a mixture of being under the weather and end of term…teenage son taking GCSE mock exams and all the support that entails. With revision finally finished we headed out to Plymbridge woods, him on his bicycle with his friend and me with mad friend and her dog.

imageI realised I hadn’t been here for some years and it was wonderful to wander through while the boys cycled out onto Dartmoor. Even though it was winter and the trees were bare there was such a lot of colour. We managed to do a circular walk before the heavens opened and we sat in the car waiting for the boys to return, dripping wet but happy to have cycled off all the stress of school exams.




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Stranded seals

There is a call out by the Marine Strandings Network as large numbers of stranded seals have been sited along the Cornish Coast. If anyone sees a dead seal they should report it to the 24hour hotline on 0345 201 2626, stranded seals should be reported to the Divers Marine Life Rescue on 01825 ¬†765546. Here’s the report Something up with our Seals





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Cabin envy by the water



How calming is this? It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, you can snuggle down with blankets and a hot chocolate and just look at the view. I don’t know why but cabins that are either au natural in their look and the more washed out the better, or, a little white cabin by water…is heaven to me.

pics came via Cabin Porn and Cabinology, see tags below for links.


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The warm sunny weather over the last few weekends has brought families down to the beach, this greeting awaited us as we arrived on the cliff.



Whitsand Bay really is one of the best beaches to send messages in the sand.


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Turf to surf

Yesterday was the first Surf and Turf Race, an eleven mile run around Rame Head and along the sand at Whitsand Bay. The start was at Maker above Kingsand, at the eastern tip of Cornwall, heading around the Rame Peninsula.




Then down onto Boiler beach at Whitsand, along the sand at low tide,imagearound the flag and back up the cliff.


You can see the blue tops going up the cliff if you look closely enough. When all runners had made it off the beach all that was left to see was the  impression of their shoes around the flag before the tide would come in and wash them away.



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late autumn sunshine

Its been pretty wet and windy recently but when the sun comes out it is still amazingly warm. A quick walk in the sun along the Whitsand cliffs and it catches our shadows at Freathy.


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