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
What brought you to Cornwall – if you don’t live here?:
Until the age of 12 we lived in the landlocked Midlands, so loved visiting the coast for family holidays. One of the best holidays we had was to Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula and I think it was there that Cornwall stole my heart.
When I was 12, my parents divorced and my mum moved us down to Plymouth, just a stone’s throw across the river from Cornwall, so the county always featured large in my childhood. We would visit for day trips often and my first adult free holiday at the age of 18 was to Newquay (whose isn’t?!).
I met my now husband when we were 19. He’s also from Plymouth, but his dad and Grandmother are Cornish (she lives in Truro) and so the bond remained, even when we moved away from the South West. We’ve had our own day trips as adults and one year, when we were very skint, we spent our annual holiday with family in Plymouth with an overnight excursion to Cadgwith Cove. But as we didn’t have a car at the time we went by bus! Loons that we were!
Where is your favourite place in Cornwall?:
I love anywhere where I can see the sea, which let’s face it, is most places in Cornwall. St Ives is obviously beautiful, but I love Boscastle (friends had a house there) and the Lizard will always have a special place in my heart.
What camera/mobile phone do you usually use for your photos?:
My husband is a real DSLR nerd, and I used to have his old Fuji which was fab. But it was just too big to carry around so I got rid of it. It’s a real shame because I really don’t like his Canon. But to be honest, since having Oscar I really can’t be bothered with anything but my iPhone (6S at the moment). It take pretty good pictures and I can upload them easily to social media (which lets face it is a lot of why I take photos these days ;) )
If you could take a photograph of anyone or anywhere in the world, where or who would you choose?:
To be honest, I’d just be happy to capture joy on my little boy’s face. I know that sounds soppy, but he’s not a naturally expressive child (he was diagnosed with Autism a year ago). But when he does light up? Man alive it’s the world! So yeah, a great picture of a happy Oscar would suit me down to the ground. And maybe at Disneyland ;)
Describe Cornwall in a maximum of three words:
Space, clear, breathtaking
Pasty or Cream tea?:
Ewww I can’t stand pasties (which growing up in Devon made me something of an outcast I can tell you!) so can I take cream tea, but with coffee (I don’t like tea either – sorry!)?
If you could be anywhere in the World right now doing anything, what would you be doing and where?:
Right now? I’d love to be back in the Maldives, or somewhere equally warm being looked after by a team of top class hotel staff. Alone! Or maybe with the bestie. No children!
Please tell me a random fact about you?:
I was taught drama for 7 years by Dame Judy Dench’s niece!
Lisa has been writing over at mrssavageangel.com for nearly three years. She is a stay at home mama to her 4-year-old son Oscar. She lives with Oscar and her husband Ben in leafy Surrey. She writes about parenting, Oscar’s Autism diagnosis and her weight loss journey with Slimming World.
Thanks Lisa, I might forgive you for the ‘Ewww’ eventually crazy woman ha! Love your choice of photo that you would take, I always look forward to reading Oscar updates on your blog.