Be my rock, a trip to Cornwall

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This is what I needed – Cornwall. I didn’t know that at the time of our departure. We had been offered this trip as part of some promotional programme, and I thought it was too good to be true. At first it seemed I was right – we were stuck in snail-paced traffic, desperate for a wee and envious of road-side kill (at least they didn’t care any more!).

Then there was the tortuous seminar, sweetened by an offering of high tea accompanied by a highly entertaining persona of a chap called Derek. The least we could do was to smile politely and listen (some of us did, others were still dying for a wee; too much high tea, you see.)

But it was all worth it! I’d gone there feeling low (for reasons of my own you don’t want to know), and re-evaluating my purpose in life; I came back feeling… alive in the very least. I found peace, fresh breeze, a horizon to drown myself in, and even a rocky companion that went exceptionally well with my t-shirt cacti.

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We’re good friends, the rock and I (and my t-shirt cacti).

Four days later, we had to be separated and it was time to face the real world, traffic, road-side kill and existential musings all inclusive. We waved goodbye to Cornwall. For those in the know I found Cornwall strikingly similar to New Zealand and French Brittany. Such a small world we live in – I fail to understand why some of us wish to slash it into yet smaller pieces and put barbwire fences between us, but I don’t want my musings to get in the way of universal beauty, so here is more of the good thing:

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gwen Pontefract
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 21:14:16

    Glad to read you are refreshed and revitalised. Cornwall is always beautiful. Which part did you go to? xx

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  2. abevanswylie
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 22:50:01

    Hi Gwen,
    A place called Tywardreath near St Austell. Really beautiful, especially Fowley and Charlestown. I’m almost ready to face work 😉 Hope you’re well. Must catch up soon!

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  3. Sarah Cobb
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 21:42:09

    Beautiful place to heel xx

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  4. action2468
    Jul 15, 2016 @ 09:14:32

    My ancestors came to NZ from Cornwall in the early 1880/s

    Reply

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