Monday, 19 April 2010

As I was going to ....

Yesterday, a spur of the moment decision took us down to... Cornwall!
St Ives!
With its glorious beaches and little winding streets, I think I was in heaven for a while.
And the train journey from St Erth to St Ives..well the views are absolutely stunning!
On the train I said to dear Mr S...
'It's ok, it's Sunday and IT won't be open...but it doesn't matter.'
But imagine my (our!!!) hoots of delight when we found that the door was open!
I must have struck lucky as not only was the door well and truly open but I had the whole shop to myself!
The tide was out and so the streets were quiet!
Which is just as well because, if you haven't visited, it's a tiny CK!
But quaint... and charming!
Just as the whole town is!

I loved it; it's my kind of place!

Yes...Cornwall is growing on me!
I'll be back!
Hope your weekend was lovely too!


Shirl said...

Thanks for the trip around St Ives, lovely little spot.

Shirl x

summerfete said...

Hooray I'm so glad!!

And totally jealous.

The Hobbler inn does fantastic food.


galant said...

Wowzer, what a glorious day for your trip to St Ives! And if you want more of this, but in fiction, then read Rosamunde Pilcher's stories, many of which feature St Ives (but by another name, which for the moment escapes me ... another senior moment!) And to find that little CK shop, my goodness, your cup runneth over ... did you buy anything, though?
Margaret P

Linda Gilbert said...

My brother Derek spends half his retirement life in St Ives and it has so many happy memories for us
Lovely Post

Vintage from the Village said...

Hi You lucky thing ! We went to StIves for the day last summer and the the CK shop was so packed you couldn't look at anything !
I will go out of season next time like you
Sue x

KC'sCourt! said...

Thank you for the virtual trip round St.Ives.

Isobel said...

Hi Sal,

Thank you for the little stroll around St Ives. It is a place in my list of places to visit. ;)

Pixiedust said...

What stunning pics. I haven't been to st Ives in years, its such a pretty little place. that CK shop looks so cute. xx

Anonymous said... favourite place in Cornwall! The Tate Gallery and Porthmeor Beach below...and out of season...heaven!!!
Loved the tablecloths header pic yesterday too!
Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Guenievre said...

St Ives semble être une petite ville sympathique ! La plage est très belle !
Bonne semaine.

Rosie said...

What a wonderful trip - I've really enjoyed it thanks for taking us with you:)

Pooh's Abode said...

I'm so jealous - I love Cornwall but not the tourists. You seem to have visited on a perfect day

landcuckoo said...

It does look lovely Sal, thanks for the trip out! I would have said I had visited St Ives before, but really am not sure now, must come down and have a look to make sure!
Take care

Red Riding said...

i have never been there but it looks stunning,makes me want to take a trip there...
and cath k too!what a treat


Josie-Mary said...

Looks lovely, I was only talking to someone about St Ives yesterday. I haven't been for years, OH said it was too hard to get to on the train....I think he lied so he didn't have to wait outside you know where!!!
Tell Nich I'm soooo sorry he had to wait so long to be served yesterday, it was a crazy, mad busy day.
Speak soon x

frayedattheedge said...

Another place to put on my list to visit. Thanks for showing me all the gorgeous places down your way!!

Lyn said...

Wow you did strike it lucky St Ives all to yourselves!
I love the place, and you had sunshine too!

Kelly said...

What a lovely trip! I love St Ives, so pretty! We went to Windsor on Sunday, the weather was just too gorgeous to stay inside!

winnibriggs said...

That all looks so scrummy, I want to go Now!!. Never been to Cornwall at all. What have I done with my life. On my list now.

Ellouise88 said...

Oh you lucky lucky thing! That CK shop is tiny, isn't it? I was there this time last year and it was glorious. My daughters did moan that I was doing my crochet on the beach though!

Ragged Roses said...

I am desperate to visit St Ives, thanks for sharing the photos with us. x

Julie said...

oh, oh oh! We're going to St Ives this weekend - I've never been and I was already pretty excited about it, now I'm absolutely beside myself and jumping up and down with excitement looking forward to it. Sounds like you had a lovely time there, and the weather looks perfect, I hope we are half so lucky.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Sal

I have been stuck at home since last Monday with yet another cold/stomach virus. Your virtual trip to St Ives is a wonderful pick me up. I like the views from my house but after being stuck indoors it's getting a bit samey. Your pictures of the blue sea, beach and delightful little shops and streets were a real treat to look at!
I haven't been to St Ives for years. I long to go back to Cornwall again for a holiday, maybe this summer...

Take care
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Serenata said...

So lucky! I'm jealous! Glad you had a lovely time.

Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Sal :) x

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Oh I could live there! Thanks for sharing your photos, I've always had the idea of travelling to Cornwall from Newcastle and this has sold it to me! The CK shop looks darling too!

Country Style Living said...

Thanks for those lovely photo's. St Ives is somewhere I have always wanted to visit, and now even more so... looks wonderful

maria said...

Bumbles tea room. I had a lovely cream tea there last summer! I tried to take a picture of the Cath Kidston shop but being during the summer it was imposible to get a shot without loads of people walking past.