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Jollies

If you’re wondering why I’ve been a bit quiet lately, it’s because I’ve been on my jollidays! I like my holidays to be exhausting* and this one has been no exception. I’ve never seen the point of going somewhere just to sit around on your arse doing nothing – I could more easily, comfortably and cheaply do that by staying at home – so we’ve had an action-packed week in lovely Cornwall 😀

*well, not really exhausting, but active enough to make the trip worthwhile

I won’t bore you with a blow by blow account, so here are just some of the highlights (with pics, naturally). It’s taken some time to sort through the pics because I took a couple of thousand. (No, I’m not exaggerating).

Day 1 – Travel, an impressive erection, a big up-and-downy bound, strained calves, a small train and superlative fish and chips (cooked in beef dripping) at our gorgeous Cornish cottage.

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an impressive erection

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A resting place for my tricorn

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The scene of fish & chip debauchery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – large trains, a Victorian Gothic cathedral, pasties and ice cream by the sea.

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Truro

 

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Fisheye fun

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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Castle ruins, giants, a jungle, greenhouses, exotic chickens and purple ducks.

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Restormel

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The Knights of Restormel (and their dog king)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peek-a-boo!

 

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It’s a jungle out there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello, Ducky!

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Wotcha, Chuck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 –  Dawn sunshine followed by fog, yarn-bombing in Eden, Dionysian shenanigans and a superb 3-course meal in a local pub, including local smoked prawns and mackerel.

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Worship the sun in regal fashion

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…and smell the coffee in new pressie mug

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Ode to a Tree Fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 – a 6 mile hike from and back to a pub, a secluded beach, brilliant and well-deserved chips, an afternoon nap.

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‘Nuff said

Day 6 – Poldarkian tin mines in the fog wearing a tricorn, a theatre cut into the cliff and messing about on the beach.

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Ro-oooossss! Where are yooooou?

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Sun trap theatre

 

 

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Maidens

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Behind you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 – Horse riding (both living and iron), savage donkeys, a moustachioed horse, another visit to the beach, more pasties and ice-cream by the sea.

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Curly horse ‘tache

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8 – Heading home via wild woodland and waterfalls.

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Messing about near the water

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and the Devil’s Cauldron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 April 2015

5 Comments to “Jollies”

  1. Great photos Ania 🙂

    • Thanks, Spike. I’m really enjoying taking up photography seriously again. These are just the holiday snaps – watch this space for the first cards in my photographic Tarot deck project 😀

  2. Now, I do like to go somewhere else and do nothing – if I’m at home, I keep seeing all those things that I ought to fix/do and feel compelled to do them 🙂

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