Photos of Cornwall – Over 40 and a Mum to One

Welcome to another addition to the Photos of Cornwall section, one of my favourite sections of my blog. This is the section where I publish Photos of Cornwall interviews along with photos taken by other people. I love seeing my county through other’s eyes and sometimes even discovering places I haven’t visited yet!


The Photos of Cornwall Interview 


Trevone Beach - Cornwall

Trevone Beach





Blog Name:

Over 40 and a Mum to One



Rock Collecting at Looe


What brought you to Cornwall – if you don’t live here?:

I first visited Cornwall about 20 years ago, one of those mad ‘we’ve never been to Cornwall so lets pack a case and go’ moments that I used to have so many of! My ex and I headed off, with me in charge of the map and we drove until it got dark, found a hotel and spent the next week moving around the county. I fell in love with the area that week.


Where is your favourite place in Cornwall?:

Such a difficult question, so I’m going to cheat as I have a few. I love St Ives for all the quaint little shops and real Cornish seaside feel. Padstow is firmly entrenched in my heart, I have so many happy memories there and loved showing the harbour town to my son last year for the first time. although the weather didn’t want to play ball last year! I love history and I’m an old romantic at heart. Tintagel, it me, is just so mystical and somewhere where you really do see beautiful blue sea to rival the Med.

I think we may take Monkey there this summer when we come back at the end of August. It was Monkey’s first trip to Cornwall last April and the weather was quite challenging, but seeing him on the beach at Polzeath, Trevone and Looe will be imprinted on my heart forever, they are definitely his favourite places in Cornwall.



Padstow Harbour


What camera/mobile phone do you usually use for you photos?:

My camera these days is a Canon 70D which I’d only just bought when we visited Cornwall last year. I still need to really learn how to use it off automatic. I also use my iPhone 5 a lot for snapping. I do take a lot of photographs.


If you could take a photograph of anyone or anywhere in the world, where or who would you choose?:

Tough question! I’ve been to some amazing places over the years but I’ve never been on Safari, yet. So I think my dream would be to take a photograph of Monkey somewhere on the African plains with Elephants and Giraffes in the background. They’re our favourite animals and I can picture the smile on both of our faces if we were there amongst them.


Describe Cornwall in a maximum of three words:

Dramatic, colourful, fun


Coastline Cornwall

Coastline walking towards Port Isaac


Pasty or Cream tea?:

Pasty every time.


If you could be anywhere in the World right now doing anything, what would you be doing and where?:

Before I met Daddy P I was seriously considering travelling to Kenya to volunteer on an Elephant and Lion tracking conservation expedition. I don’t have many regrets, but I do regret not following up on that trip. So that would be one option. But I’d dearly love to travel around the Far East with Monkey and show him an area of the world that I’ve loved for years. I’d show him the temples and ride Elephants into the Jungle, drive to remote beaches and eat the most amazing fresh food, whilst watching the sun go down. He’d get to run around in the rain and dry off in the sunshine.


Please tell me a random fact about you?:

James Hunt drove me around Brands Hatch when I was 8 or 9. He was my hero. Speed demon even as child!


Thanks Mary, gorgeous photos and I hope you and Monkey have a lot of fun travels ahead, especially that safari!


Stevie x

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    • 18 March 2016 / 12:33 pm

      My pleasure thanks for letting me share your gorgeous photographs :)

      Stevie x

  1. 16 March 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Lovely photos and I do enjoy reading these interviews. That photo of Port Isaac is stunning. Your dream holidays sound amazing too, I hope you manage to do it one day. I’d love to take my children to Africa and the far East too.x

    • 18 March 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Nat, it’s my favourite section of my blog for definite and Mary’s photos are gorgeous

      Stevie x

  2. 16 March 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Ahhh such a lovely post! I adore Cornwall and try and see my family in beautiful Falmouth at least once a year… I haven’t been since last July so I’m itching to go again! :) x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

  3. 16 March 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I have fond memories of boat rides and crabbing in Looe. Lovely photos x