July 9, 2011 Comments Off on Cornwall revisited
A couple of months ago, we got an invitation from our very good friends and ex-neighbours from Ixelles who’ve now moved to London. We were invited to their holiday home in St. Ives, Cornwall.
We visited Cornwall many years ago, a lovely holiday in one of the most remote places in England you can think of. A whole week of 37°C+, so we knew upfront that we weren’t going to top this.
Nonetheless, this was (again) a TOP holiday. Some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen (apart from some exceptions in the tropics and the Algarve), absolutely lovely food (Cornish Pasties, but so much more… check my next ScoVille post), history, walks,… and absolutely normal but lovely weather! Cornwall (with a mere 250000 inhabitants, the population of +/- Luxembourg) is a treasure the English know all too well. Prices of properties have soared in the last years, despite the second residence tax! There’s not a single reason not to love this extreme part of England, despite the fact that it’s so bloody far! (for the Belgian readers: another 5 hours from the edge of London).
There’s no doubt that we’ll come back here, and who knows we might even invest in some property here (unless we find something in Devon so we can exchange apartments with our friends in Cornwall 😉 ).
Sunday, I’m flying to Las Vegas so that I can start my new job (UK contract) “in style” on Monday. I’m sure there’ll be some golfing, drinking and gambling involved. But more on that next week.