A Jolly Weekend in Cornwall

Mousehole, Cornwall - the view from our bedroom

Do you remember yonks ago (ok, about a month ago) when I mentioned my surprise birthday weekend away in Cornwall, and how I’d post up some photos really soon? If you do then the phrase ‘better late than never’ would be applicable here.

Our poor old laptop has pretty much reached maximum capacity on the storage front, so apart from a few lomography shots, it’s taken me a while to make enough room to make space for these holiday snaps. Computer issues aside, the long weekend in Cornwall (and accompanying sunny weather) seems like a hazy memory now but is one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Mr Ship-Shape took me to Mousehole, near Newlyn, which is a tiny pocket of a village close to Land’s End and Penzance.

We stayed in an old Coastgaurd’s cottage and woke up to the sound of the sea each morning, which was blissful. It was a tranquil, foodie ‘staycation’ that I could get used to every birthday! Since this is a photo-heavy post I’ll limit the chit-chat, but the weekend included, in no particular order; walking, photography, criminal seagulls, whole crabs, ice cream, fishcakes, reading, bacon sandwiches, St Ives, lie-ins, art galleries and some of the best seafood I’ve ever eaten…

Mousehole Bird Sanctuary signBoat stranded in St Michael's Mount harbourTasty fish and chips in Mount's BayThe Rum and Crab Shack St IvesEating whole crab at The Rum and Crab Shack St IvesThe view from St Michael's MountLooking nautical and windsweptIce creams in St IvesMousehole harbourOur coastguard cottageSt Michael's Mount Cornwall



  1. May 30, 2013 / 6:02 am

    Your photos are gorgeous!!

  2. May 30, 2013 / 6:20 am

    What a beautiful weekend. I know it’s not Bristol, but that made me a little homesick. I so miss trips to Cornwall!

    • June 22, 2013 / 9:56 am

      Cornwall is such a beautiful place – very relaxing and a touch of Bristol about it – you’ll have to have lots of mini breaks around the UK when you get back! x

  3. May 30, 2013 / 7:01 am

    oh, the British beaches! *sigh* must be incredible in slightly warm weather!

    • June 22, 2013 / 9:57 am

      They are wonderful – equally enjoyable for long walks in winter but you have to wrap up warm!

  4. Rachel birch
    May 30, 2013 / 9:32 am

    Looks lovely! Looking forward to our jolly weekend in Wales too :) x

  5. May 30, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    Oh this looks lovely, I hope I have nice weather when I visit Cornwall in a couple of weeks!

    Maria xxx

    • June 22, 2013 / 9:58 am

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you (if you haven’t already been by now!) x

  6. May 30, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    I love Cornwall, I want to be there noww!

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