Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The New Baby's First Holiday In The Countryside (Part II)



Very near Bodmin Moor in Cornwall are the picturesque coastal villages of Rock and Padstow. Whereas Bodmin Moor where Jamaica Inn is located, can be dark, mysterious, and even foreboding, both Rock and Padstow are very homely and inviting, we found ourselves thinking again about how we can afford to pack our bags, work only when we want to, and live a stress-free life in the country. 


We made Jamaica Inn our base while we drove around the charming surrounding villages. I took more photos to test my new Canon EOS 100D DSLR, of course, which was a present from Mr Tittle-Tattles.


My camera was a day old around the time I took these photos, so I had no idea yet which settings to use in certain conditions. Needless to say, manual focusing and zooming were totally alien to me. I aim to give you better visuals in the future so I can properly take you with me in my travels. 


In the meantime, enjoy these photos, and if you missed the previous post, please click HERE



































As some of you may know, Cornwall is home to the traditional cream tea: a form of afternoon tea meal consisting of scones, clotted (not whipped) cream, and strawberry jam, and served with tea and milk. From Rock, where it was sunny yet freezing on Boxing Day, we drove to the fishing port of Padstow in search of some freshly baked scones. 


Mr Tittle-Tattles and I have a bucket list of places to visit, and we were so chuffed to have finally ticked having cream tea right in Cornwall, just when the year was about to end and travelling out of London wasn't planned at all. I must say, I credit him for my newfound spontaneity. As a diary-abiding citizen, last-minute plans are not in my nature that they throw me off-kilter. But I learnt to just jump in the car and look forward to listening to his iTunes where I got acquainted with The Sisters of Mercy's 'More' and Massive Attack's 'Teardrop'.

But I digress.


Cream tea at Cherry Trees


























If you fancy a trip to Cornwall, visit http://www.cornwalls.co.uk for information, accommodation, attractions, and photos. 


More practice shooting next time!








12 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to visit Cornwall! Unfortunately I need to travel via London to get there as I don't think there are any direct flights from my place...

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    1. I think you'll have to come to London first, or I'm sure there's an airport closer to Cornwall.

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  2. You forget sometimes that places like this exist in the UK although it's encouraging to hear that people are doing more staycations. One thing that puts me off Cornwall is the travel - I'd have to drive or train it and I hate both modes of transport if they last longer than 2 hours. I should look at flights - it would be stunning in the summer. Last time I was in Cornwall I was probably about 8 and we stayed in a caravan. Have a lovely week xx

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    1. Summer will be very busy, but I've seen photos and Cornwall is marvelous! Yes, staycations for now. It's not good to be travelling out all the time when there are beautiful places to see here :) x

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  3. These photos are gorgeous doll, love the ones on the beach with the light coming through, amazing!! Never been to Cornwall, will have to see it one day :)) Have a marvellous start to the week :) Xxx

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  4. Well done Mr. Tittle-Tattles! <3 And, a beautiful set of photos Marj. Sounds like you chose wisely for Jamaica Inn as your homebase. I like Cornwall as well, but it's been quite a while.
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    1. Hah! Sometimes we have to teach the men on gift-giving :) Thank you for liking my photos :)

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Not bad for having had the camera for just a day.

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    1. Thank you! I'm always so happy when such comments come from a pro. It helped that the scenery was just picture-perfect x

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  6. Some of them are downright postcard-material, especially the ones by the water! You have a great eye, nurture it!

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