Does anyone else on this forum live in Cornwall.I`m feeling isolated!!
Flip me I wish I did, I’ve travelled the world and nowhere is as special to me as Cornwall.
James,you little darling.I LOVE Cornwall. Jen x
No, but I wish I did. A friend of mine lives there & we have an open invitation but it's too hilly for Kevin
Yr such a copycat, I said I loved Cornwall first 🙄🤣
I've never been Cornwall 😝 So I have no idea if Iove it or not, now I may have to go see my friend to see if I do. She's surrounded by beaches so fairly sure I'll love it more than you!! Sciliy Isles are on bucket list though!
You can’t go because they don’t let strange people in who don’t like cheese 🧀
Don`t believe him,Halloumi was banned from Cornwall years ago.Cornish parliament didn`t want the Cornish getting weird ideas.
😂 yikes, glad you told me that. I’ll hav to remember to bring my own Haloumi and griddle next time I visit.
Hide it well,they search your baggage now before letting you in.
Oh right cheers for the tip off. Im wondering if there’ll believe me if I say it’s on my repeat prescription 😂.
It won't be a problem, the Janners will let you cross the Tamar, just tell them you know me, a Guzz rating through and through.
St Budeaux and Drake Barracks used to be my Home.
Ah... bit before my time.. it was Devonport in my day.
As it's a cheese free zone I will make definitely make a visit, will leave kevin at home!!
I'm not strange. Or so I say . And and and I like cheese x
Nooooo, don't tell him that!!
halloumi cheese is the bad guy here,p ease tell me you don`t like halloumi cheese
Sorry for the late reply, I dont know if I have ever had any. X
Just keep it that way or try chewing an insole as a taster! x
Oh so that was the cheese.(chuckles)!!
Go to Scilly and you will think you have died and gone to heaven!
Thank you. Which island is the best to stay on & do you know how long the ferry trip across takes?
I have always stayed on St Mary's as there is more accommodation to be had, and usually cheaper. Then each day you can travel out to whichever island you choose. Everyone gathers on the quay in the mornings where a fleet of large open boats transport people across the water. I think St Martins is my favourite as it is so utterly beautiful. But Pentle Bay on Tresco is so beautiful too, with white sand that sparkles like diamonds. The Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher is a must for lunch!!
The Scillonian ferry from Penzance takes about 2 hours 45 mins. It can be a fab crossing or it can be very choppy, depends on the weather. I have also crossed by helicopter, which only takes 20 mins from Penzance. This service is suspended at the moment, but I believe will be resinstated next year. There is also a small plane which flies from Exeter and Land's End.
I love the whole place!! Do try and go there.
Thank you so much, very informative. I'm not the best sailor, that's a long crossing even if its calm!! Much better on rivers. Can dogs go on the planes/helicopter
Not sure about that - they certainly go on the boat. Yes, the crossings outward for me have been dodgy, one in particular! But back has always been okay. I believe this is something to do with the tides.
I loved the story of the baby born on the Coast guard helicopter last year ....baby arrived caught by the midwife mid flight on board on the way to Cornwall.
Place of birth on the birth certificate will be interesting!
Wow, great story and mum doesn't seem too traumatised by it!! And yes, I wonder what the birth cert says
Hi Lesley,that`s how I first learnt I had heart Failure,couldn`t get up the hills and as I live at sea level I`m surrounded by them but its good for my lungs to do hills every day.Always a silver lining!
Do you manage the hills OK? We really were looking to go to Cornwall this year but if we would need to use the car to get anywhere and as I don't drive it would mean Kevin not really getting to see much of it. Plus we tend to go everywhere by train if we can then if he is poorly the car doesn't get abandoned in some obscure car park.
I manage the hills ok but I`m used to them.Kevin`s problems sound worse than mine.Depends where you stay in cornwall.There`s a good train service if you stayed near a station then you could visit lots of places and Kevin wouldn`t have to drive.I very often get the train to Falmouth or Penzance or St Ives,saves parking. Where do you friends live?
My friend has told me a million times where she lives but I'm rubbish with things like that, I've just messaged her. His cardiologist always asks how he manages hills & stairs our answer is we live in the fens, not a hill in sight & we live in a bungalow so no stairs!! I did look into doing the overnight sleeper train to Cornwall, certainly not cheap!!
That`s good,living in the Fens in a bungalow.Good advance planning.Rail fares are pricey aren`t they.Did you try off peak fares? x
We have a railcard bought with our club card vouchers, didn't cost us a penny!! Its difficult planning in advance with his health, we've had to cancel so many last minute trips that I always take free cancellation options where possible!! As you live in a holiday area, where would you go for a holiday?
I`m going to Cumbria in September and much as I love Italy I want to visit Scotland,Ireland and Wales.I also love going further down into Cornwall and walking the coastal path.Can`t walk as far these days so I drive down then I can do short walks on different stretches of the coast.
Just bear in mind thou Birmingham’s stunning in the autumn.
Have been to Cumbria, enjoyed that. Have never been to Ireland, hope to get there one day. Loved Scotland & Wales. Though to be honest, Italy would also be my choice, my sister is off to there next month.
My friend lives in St Austell, apparently that's very hilly.
Yes,I`m afraid most of Cornwall is.Never mind,plenty of more accessible places to visit.Has Kevin admitted yet that he`s married to Superwoman?
I'm working on convincing him bout the superwoman bit!! Gunsmoke123 did mumble something bout me being superwoman though!! 😂
WOW,praise indeed from Gunsmoke!!!
Yeah, that's what I thought....i just need to tell him that's what he mumbled!! 😂
He had been on the pink stuff! 😁
This doesn’t help! But I used to live in Cornwall Falmouth then Grampound. Lived there for 30 years then moved to the North East which has a fabulous coastline it’s just different to the Cornish one. Still keep in touch with my friends and visit occasionally.
I’m sure you will meet others on this site if you check out this link on the BHF site there are groups at Redruth Truro Newquay and St. Austell if that helps bhf.org.uk/-/media/files/he...
Take care. Zena x
Yea same here, Birmingham also has some fabulous coastline just different to Cornwall in the sense it’s canals instead of the sea.... in fact on some days I hardly notice the difference between them apart from when I see the gentle waves lapping up against a shopping trolley 😂
Daft sod! 🤪
He must have been a Seaman 2 6 heave not known for brain power they left that to the Stokers
Looks like Zena was part of the Flora Dance down in deepest Helston !!
Yup 1978! Zx
Zena said it.I only thought it !
Checked it out thanks.Will make a note.Love Falmouth,often go there for the day.I know the NE coast,went to college in Newcastle many moons ago.Might go back one day to see how much it`s changed.xx
You are not on your own. It was struggling up these hills made me check out with my GP why I was no longer fit. Never thought I would have cardio problems on my diet and lifestyle! I would not move from Cornwall but how I envy those that live on Lincolnshire or Norfolk. Lovely and flat.
Me too.Healthy diet, plenty of exercise,never overweight then Boom,HF hits me.I`d never leave Cornwall either even though the hills get bigger every day!
I love how some of the threads on here develop. This started off as a simple question of "Does anyone else on here live in Cornwall", then cheese was mentioned, and the idea that Cornwall was a cheese free zone. Then we moved to hills vs flat places, then rail fares, then some wistful reflections about the canals of Birmingham with the sun glinting off the half submerged shopping trolleys, followed by an accusation of being on the pink stuff, and finally going all the way around to the subject of hills again. Marvellous
I love this summing up of the thread, they do get a bit random at times!
Great isn`t it.Could Cornwall have won the prize for the longest and most convoluted ask!!!
It must be in with a big shout
I’m in Cornwall x
I`m S E.Cornwall`s Forgotten Corner.
Now this is how this tread should have run if it hadn't misbehaved and got off on a tangent!
You "tread" carefully now!! 😂
Lezzers,you are naughty!xx
I'm North Cornwall coast in Doc Matin land!
Beautiful, I'm so jealous
Love it down there.I`m only just in.As the seagull flies just miles from Plymouth but they`re watery miles, River Tamar.
Yes I'm in Cornwall TRURO 😊
Wonderful.I was beginning to think Cornwall was the healthiest county in UK.It probably is.
Cawsands is that before the bridge 😅 been there but only by boat
Boats the best way to visit.Hope you liked it.
Hi All my family live there and I'm down regularly. In fact I was treated at Treliske for emergency stenting after having HA when I did the Santa run. I have to say that they were superb in the Cardiac team, far better treatment than I've had from Basingstoke Hospital, who have basically ignored me
Glad to hear it.xx
Their a great bunch in cardiac visiting for more stents this month😕
Hi I am in Tintagel. Where are you?
Hi,I`m in a small village called Cawsand.My first summer job when a school girl was in the café at the bottom of the cliff.Loved it.Is it still there?
Hello I moved to Cornwall just before last Christmas. We are near Truro
and love it here. Catsanddogsagogo
Hi,good for you.Hope you`ll be very happy here.
Hi I'm in TRURO how near are you ? 😊
Hi Carnon Down
My mum and dad used to, and may do again soon! Where in Cornwall? Love it there
I`m up near the Devon border with the Tamar betwixt me and the rest of the world !
So do u live near Looe, Polperro, Liskerd.... am I getting warmer?
Ooer, is this a game of hunt cowsparsley and whoever finds her has to be found next? Party games?? 🎉
Ooh, I like party games!
Cawsands is that a short ferry ride from the Barbican ?? In the 60s it was a Navy training place for young sailors from HMS Raleigh ?
Yes Prada,you know these things.Pier Cellars up the road from me is still a navy training place.You should revisit your old hunting grounds xx
Will you be able to see the Fireworks going off in Plymouth ?? I remember going to Cawsands in the back of a lorry from Torpoint ( Raleigh ) must have been around November 1965 when I was a fresh faced 18 year old lol
Yes you can from the beach.I expect you were going to Pier cellars it`s still used for cadet trainingI used to kayak over to see the fireworks from the water when I was a fresh faced 50 something!Stupid thing to do,it was like crossing a motorway in the dark.Those days are long gone alas.x
Ah I remember Pier Cellars- very fond memories. Such a cool place.
What was a cowboy doing at Pier Cellars?
Protecting the Alamo... although we hadn’t had gun training at that stage. But we had powerful touches and strong 💪🏼 language to help us protect our comrades and the fortress from racketeers in small dinghy’s 😂
I expect one of those racketeers was my husband.He was a bit of a pirate.So glad you hadn`t had gun training xx
Oh right, he probably learned a few new swear words instead 😂
Being in the Engine Room Branch we didn't need Gun Training we used to invite people in with a warm welcome and ask " Any Fags, or Drink " always saves having a Fight !! . I still like to see Plymouth Sound and the Breakwater when it's on Spotlight SW. Just looked it's 122 miles to Plymouth so maybe a run down that way soon. Long time since being in Union Street and the " Prince Regent Long Bar on a Saturday Night lol oh not forgetting the NAFFI up on the Hoe.
Oh yea Union street.. start off in the PR then the two twigs then on to that well known nightclub “ the naval school of dancing’ crudely named after a piece of a anatomy.
Prada you`ll find it much changed.Prince Regent gone along with many of your old haunts on Union St.I used to work in the Prince Regent between jobs also sold burgers from a van on Union St. opposite the Two Trees pub!!
Was it the Antelope opposite the Two Trees. When we got married we had a flat in Stoke, then one in Ford Hill before moving to Married Quarters in St Budeaux. Are you Devon/Cornwall born and bred ??
Father was Cornish,mother Devon.Dad was a "sludgemariner" and I was brought up in Plymouth but always felt my roots belonged in Cornwall.Managed to trap a Cornishman and the rest is History!
managed to " trap " a Cornishman Now that is real Jack Speak lol
Well it`s true poor man.He never had a chance!!!
Tell me jam or cream first on your scone or are you conflicted because of your mixed heritage?
Always jam or I`d be booted out of Cornwall!
You can't feel isolated now with all these lovely replies 😊 marvelous
No, it`s been good fun!