Photos of Cornwall from What The Redhead Said

My photos of Cornwall section has been a little neglected in recent months, but I am making up for that now and will be posting a new addition to the series every Wednesday for the forseeable future, this time featuring other bloggers. The first blogger to feature in Photos of Cornwall this month is one of my favourites Donna, who writes What the Redhead said.


Cornwall July

Constantine Bay near Padstow


What brought you to Cornwall – if you don’t live here?: I have a very close friend that grew up in Cornwall on her parents’ farm and we were lucky enough to stay on her parents farm when I was heavily pregnant with my first child and during that time I really fell in love with Cornwall. We have holidayed there as much as possible since – averaging once a year.

Where is your favourite place in Cornwall?: That’s a toughie. Lands End is absolutely beautiful. It’s a place I have to visit each time we go to Cornwall and it’s a place I will never tire of spending time at. The views are incredible, the little shops are cute and the history is amazing. But the feeling you get at Lands End is like nothing else – with the sun shining, the waves crashing against the rocks and the wind blowing as you look out to sea it really does feel like you’re at the end of the earth. It’s an amazing place.



The view from the entrance of the Minnack Theatre


What camera/mobile phone do you usually use for your photos?: I use an entry-level Canon 1100D with either the kit lens or 50mm lens depending on how I’m feeling. I’ve had the camera for a few years now and love it although I am still learning how to truly use it!


If you could take a photograph of anyone or anywhere in the world, where or who would you choose?: I am longing to visit New York at Christmas so photos of that – a wintery Central Park, the Statue of Liberty or Grand Central Station. I want to see it all!





Describe Cornwall in a maximum of three words: Beautiful, breathtaking and timeless.


Pasty or Cream tea?: Cream tea, every single time!


Cornish Cakes

Afternoon Tea at Woods Cafe – Cardinham Woods


If you could be anywhere in the World right now doing anything, what would you be doing and where?: Right now I’m actually sitting in my PJs, on the sofa, watching a movie with the children under a blanket. To be honest, its cliche but there is nowhere I’d rather be. We have quite a lot of adventures planned this year and as much as I am looking forward to them sometimes there really is no place like home – especially when surrounded by your family.


Please tell me a random fact about you?: I did a Sky Dive when I was 19. It was for The Big Issue and I raised £500 which was then doubled to £1000 by my work and then I did a tandem sky dive. It was an incredible experience, and something I will remember forever but something that I definitely wouldn’t do again.


Thank you Donna, I love your photos – even if the last one has made me very hungry!
Stevie x
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  1. 6 January 2016 / 9:25 am

    Gorgeous photos – I love the one of Boscastle it’s one of my favourite places in Cornwall. I feel so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful counties in the country. xx

    • 6 January 2016 / 12:02 pm

      We are definitely lucky :)

      Stevie xx

  2. 6 January 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Argh, this was a tough read! We moved away from Padstow last summer. Gulp. You’ve made me yearn!!
    Fabulous photos too! (Love the café at Cardinham!) x

    • 6 January 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Oh bless you….crazy for moving though ;P

      Stevie x

  3. 6 January 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Thanks for having me Stevie!! And for getting me to reminisce – I hadn’t looked at some of my Cornish photos in YEARS x

    • 6 January 2016 / 9:05 pm

      My pleasure lovely, even if you tortured me with cake ;) love your photos and your answers

      Stevie x

  4. 6 January 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Beautiful photos! I really must get down to Cornwall! x

    • 6 January 2016 / 10:03 pm

      You so should, but then I also think I need to visit Wales! ;)

      Stevie x

  5. 7 January 2016 / 9:48 am

    Wow! Stunning photos. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. I didn’t need to see the picture of the yummy cakes when I am trying to be good-torture :-)

    Em x

    • 7 January 2016 / 8:42 pm

      I know ha Donna tortured me with that one too ;)

      Stevie x

    • 8 January 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Ha even I holiday in Cornwall sometimes we just go an hour away from home ;)

      Stevie x

  6. 8 January 2016 / 8:31 am

    Wow skydiving is a very brave thing to do! Well done. Nice pictures! :)

    • 8 January 2016 / 2:58 pm

      Ha I’ve been sky diving before as well and have to say it is scary but sooo worth it!

      Stevie x

  7. 8 January 2016 / 8:45 am

    I love this – I’ve been going through my photos to see if I had any you’d want to use. My husbands father is Cornish and he still has family there and growing up in Plymouth Cornwall was only ever a hop skip and a jump over the bridge. I love your pictures.

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Aw make sure you let me know if you do find some :) Donna’s photos are lovely, I can;t wait for the weather to dry up a bit so I can get out with my camera again, it’s been so wet lately I have severe cabin fever ;)

      Stevie x

  8. 8 January 2016 / 8:56 am

    Cornwall is so beautiful – lovely photos Donna and oh my! that cream tea! Thanks for hosting #PickNMix

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:41 pm

      It definitely is, I really wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world :)

      Stevie x

  9. Sarah Admissions of a Working Mother
    8 January 2016 / 9:03 am

    Stunning photos, afternoon tea platter looks fab! #PicknMix

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:45 pm

      I know, I could happily eat all of that right now – you can tell I’m on a diet I am now food obsessed ;)

      Stevie x

  10. 8 January 2016 / 10:12 am

    Absolutely beautiful shots and so nice to meet new bloggers too. Thanks for bringing us this Stevie.

    • 9 January 2016 / 12:04 am

      I’ve been following Donna’s blog for a year or more now, so love that she’s now on my blog ha ;) I love all the photos I have popping up in my email inbox at the moment, lots more to come

      Stevie x

  11. 8 January 2016 / 2:20 pm

    What beautiful photos, and I love the questions too! I think we’re going to be having a holiday in Cornwall this year (inspired by all the lovely blog posts I read) so seeing the beautiful images is even more of a pleasure x

    • 9 January 2016 / 12:18 am

      Ooh have fun if you do come down, even I love taking mini holidays in different parts of Cornwall! :)

      Stevie x

  12. 8 January 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Lovely photos of Cornwall. We’ve just had a week there between Christmas and New Year. There are so many great places to visit. Unfortunately it was rainy and windy most of the week but we managed to get out a fair bit. I’ve never been to Lands End though and it sounds like a fab place to visit on a next trip.

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:19 pm

      You really did get some awful weather, although at least it was quite warm! Land’s End is beautiful and one of my favourite places, so I’d definitely recommend on your next trip. They have fireworks down there on some evenings in the Summer, we try to go to them at least once a year.

      Stevie x

  13. There's always time for tea
    8 January 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Cornwall is gorgeous! We definitely have to come back again! I’ve only been once and that was almost 8 years ago now so need to get on the case! xx #picknmix

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:21 pm

      I won’t argue with that ;)

      Stevie xx

  14. Jodie Allen at Makeup to Motherhood
    8 January 2016 / 4:36 pm

    We used to holiday in cornwall a lot when I was growing up. I haven’t been for quite a few years but I would love to go back to lands end. It is beautiful there #PicknMix

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:22 pm

      Land’s End is one of my favourite places :)

      Stevie x

  15. 8 January 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Beautiful photos and lovely answers too! I’ve been to Eden project in Cornwall and we had a fab day there. Must visit Cornwall again… #PicknMix

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:27 pm

      I do love Donna’s photos, and I don’t live far from Eden!

      Stevie x

  16. 8 January 2016 / 9:19 pm

    What a fun post! The photos are stunning. Every photo I’ve seen of Cornwall makes me want to come & visit. And, to meet you for a cup of coffee in the process lol Great questions Stevie & how exciting Donna went sky diving & raised so much money! Thanks so much for hosting #picknmix x

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:28 pm

      That would be lovely Becky, make sure you let me know if you do ever make it over :) and yep Donna should definitely be proud of that!

      Stevie x

  17. 8 January 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Amazing photos! I especially love the cream tea one! ;-)
    I definitely have to make it a mission to visit Cornwalll at some point. #picknmix

    • 8 January 2016 / 11:35 pm

      I keep being tortured by that one ;) I’m biased obviously, but Cornwall is amazing ;)

      Stevie x

  18. 8 January 2016 / 11:42 pm

    Gorgeous photos! And you’re brave – just the thought of skydiving is enough for me! #picknmix

    • 9 January 2016 / 12:38 am

      Ha I’ve been skydiving as well, but Donna was deifinitely brave! It’s an amazing experience though

      Stevie x

  19. 9 January 2016 / 9:16 am

    Great pictures! I’ve been to Boscastle & the Minack Theatre – lovely places! #picknmix

    • 9 January 2016 / 3:33 pm

      They definitely are :)

      Stevie x

  20. 9 January 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Aw I love Cornwall. Out next trip down there is at Easter to stay with my in laws. Hopefully the weather is nice so we can go on the beach. #picknmix

    • 9 January 2016 / 3:31 pm

      We’ve had some horrible stormy and wet weeks recently, so hopefully by Easter we should be due some nice weather!

      Stevie x

  21. 10 January 2016 / 12:10 am

    Gorgeous pics and great to hear a bit about cornwall in more detail. I’ve wanted to visit Cornwall for as long as I can remember, and I am determined that we will finally plan a visit this year so Ill be reading this series with interest! Emily #PicknMixFridays

    • 10 January 2016 / 5:18 pm

      I’m a little biased, but Cornwlal is the best place for a holiday :)

      Stevie x

  22. 11 January 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Donna has a really great selection of photos of Cornwall. They are what she said breathtaking indeed. I am a cream tea person too I have to say. ;) Thank you for sharing and hosting too. xx

    • 11 January 2016 / 6:56 pm

      I’m a pasty followed by a cream tea type of person ha! ;) and my pleasure

      Stevie xx

  23. 14 January 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Beautiful photos! It’s making me want to visit Cornwall again xx

  24. 20 January 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Beautiful photos! We really must visit Cornwall one of these days, it’s definitely a gorgeous place to live. #picnmix

  25. 28 January 2016 / 11:13 pm

    I know I commented on this already but came back to check up on the comments and I am blown away by the response! Thanks again for having me Stevie x