The Gallery: A favourite place

 

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For me, there is no competition. Ask me what my favourite place is and I will always give the same answer without hesitation – Padstow.

Padstow, the little Cornish harbour town, made famous by Rick Stein. It used to be quite quiet, but everyone loves it now and over summer it’s heaving and almost impossible to move. But I love it. I love the little backstreets, the reflections in the harbour, the quirky little buildings, the tide that goes out until it’s almost not there at all… I love every bit of it.

As the weather starts to warm up at this time of year, I always get to thinking about Padstow. And then I realise we still have a long wait until we can go again.

We first went in 1994 with my parents and sister, who wasn’t much older than my younger son is now. In 1997 my husband (still my boyfriend) and I went back to Padstow on our own. In 2001 we had our baby boy and went to Padstow a few weeks later with this little scrap of a baby. And we’ve been back every single year since. With bumps and babies and toddlers and tweens, sometimes on our own, sometimes with my parents or brother or sister. We’ve stayed in different houses. Sometimes we’ve hardly been able to afford a holiday. But we have gone to Padstow every year without fail.

Because we love it. It’s our favourite place.

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. It looks a really lovely place and I can see why you keep going back. We’ve never made it as far south as Cornwall yet!

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    • It’s a long way for you to go! We never went to Cornwall until I was 20 – my mum and dad thought it was too far when we were growing up – and we were in Gloucestershire!

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    • Well worth a visit, Rachel! Definitely easier for you know you’re back in Britain.

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    • Of course we are! It’s not even a decision to take. We just go every year without question.

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    • It certainly is, Susan! A very long way away for you. x

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  2. I adore Padstow too, I haven’t been there for about 12 years but we used to visit regularly, hubbie and I even went during our honeymoon and I have a painting of the harbour on my office wall here in Canada, it’s such a beautiful spot

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    • How lovely! We have a painting of it at home too, but it’s a lot more local to us! It’s certainly got more busy in the last 12 years!

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  3. It looks like a really beautiful place to visit and with all the boats and little side streets, you really could be somewhere abroad!

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    • It’s amazing, Laura! Well worth a visit 🙂

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  4. I love this photo Sarah, Padstow looks wonderful. Sounds like you’ve had some really great times there too. Happy Easter 🙂

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    • Thank you, Charly. You can’t take a bad photo in Padstow, it’s all so beautiful. Happy Easter to you too!

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    • It certainly is, Mummy Glitzer! It’s fabulous.

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  5. What is it about that part of the country? It has such a draw to it. It has such a personality of it’s own and you feel like you’ve come home, even when you’ve not been there in years and years!

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    • It certainly feels unique, Tara. We go every year and it feels like coming home every time. I just can’t get enough of it even after all these years.

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  6. It must be so nice to have a place you visit so often. We used to go to Cornwall when I was little but it’s so far away from us now!

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  7. I can see why you have chosen Padstow it looks great. I haven’t been there, but I have been to Cornwall and loved it.

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    • It really is beautiful. I haven’t been to other parts of Cornwall, I just love Padstow so much!

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  8. I love Cornwall but never been to Padstow. Looks lovely

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    • It’s amazing, Kizzy!

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  9. I’ve been to Padstow a few times and yes, it is lovely.

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  10. It looks like a lovely place filled with lots of memories for you.

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    • It certainly is lovely, Mumma G, and we make new memories there every year 🙂

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  11. It looks beautiful, definitely on my list to visit 🙂 #thegallery

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    • Definitely worth a visit, Mama Owl! Even after all these years, we never tire of it!

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  12. It is a lovely place indeed – a chidhood fave this was when me and my sis were little. Dad loves this part of Blighty.

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