Sunday, March 1, 2009

This Friday we went to........Port Isaac
















Hello everyone,  this Friday for our afternoon off we drove over to Port Isaac, a little fishing village on the north coast well known for its appearance in 'Doc Martin'.  We have always liked it but it has become a lot more crowded since the TV show and its best to go out of season if you just want to wander round quietly.  The seagulls are pretty tame as you can tell by the pic, I did not have to crop in on this he just sat there posing for the camera (probably a left over extra from the show!)























Well here is the main street running down to the harbour, the sign sticking out on the left is where Lawrence L. B's wife has her little shop, nice stuff but you would expect it to be a little less 'mainstream'.  I should imagine she makes a fortune in the summer!
















Down on the harbour beach looking up at some lovely houses, (Doc Ms in the middle).  I love those old stone steps.























 Love the colour of the woodwork, you can only get away with that by the sea!  This should be your house Sara(sparkly).























Must be tinyist house in the village, sweet, and I found a stick insect on the door! It must be warm enough for them down here as I have seen them elsewhere too.































From the harbour, fishing boats getting ready to leave.























And, well, you can guess after a good wander there is one thing you must have and thats hot crumpets and a bit of cake!  And a very nice bit of cake it was too!!  If you go there I recommend the chocolate.   























Today I did my usual car booty round the one in Truro and spotted this lovely little nursing chair. I love the shape on the back quite gothic I thought. Well it was mine for a fiver and I thought it would make a nice day bed to Midge.  Well those of you with cats will know that as soon as something new is bought into the house it is immediately made there's by said cats!  No exeption here, five minutes in, blanket and cushion on, call Midge to come and try it out, turn round and......Boris is on it!























Poor little Midge will have to wait till his majesty gets up!!

17 comments:

Lyn said...

Oh I'm excited we go to Cornwall in May and I am so excited. I can imagine going out of season with some warm spring sunshine it is like stepping back in time.
Lovely pictures, thank you.
love
Lyn
xxx

Cathy said...

It's beautiful there! It's fun seeing all the bright colors they feel free to use near the ocean. One of my favorite buildings is a church in North Carolina that is painted bright purple near a beach we visit as a family. The kids get excited when they see the church because they know we are almost there. Your photos are gorgeous. I want to retire to the small corner house. It looks so neat and compact.

heidi said...

hello you. port issac one of my favourites,hope to go this year.been to the tearoom,it was a lovely day & we sat outside in the courtyard.i think we had cream teas with hot choc,a must!! love the chair,what a fab bargain! oscar & tai are always swapping beds,what are they like?!! speak soon before we start our journey to wonderful cornwall.love & hugs heidi.xx

Rima said...

Hello Jane, thanks so much for your kind words on my blog!
And what lovely blogging and work you do!
Sending all bests from the house on wheels :)
Rima
PS - love your blog title too :)

cocoa and blankets said...

Hello sweetie...I have that exact chair...I bought it at the end of a flea market for a similar price...how unny...the pictures are lovely...I wish I had watched doc Martin...I thought you were on about the boots for a while!!! I really feel the little green van should have a holiday in cornwall. one of my very dear friends has an interview down there in a few weeks...but I desperately dont want him to go...although of course I can see the attraction...lots of love and a big hug from the lmabert girls...

Little Brown Rabbit said...

I love the house with the blue door!

Poor Midge- I hope he's finally managed to try out his new chair!

Gingerbread said...

Port Isaac is my kind of place, thanks for sharing the pictures. We will be checking over our caravan ready for the holidays and weekend breaks, seeing your photos just brings it that bit closer. What a great bargain your chair was I love it, I can see fun and games with the animals on who gets to it first. best wishes Julie.C

Anonymous said...

EVER SINCE THE MID 90S WHEN I DISCOVERED ROSAMUNDE PILCHER'S BOOKS, I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER STORIES OF CORNWALL AND FEEL AS IF I HAVE BEEN THERE BUT ONLY IN MY MIND..PLEASE SHOW US A PASTY FOR THOSE OS US DROOLING IN USA, AND HOW TO MAKE ONE???? THANK YOU VERY MUCH ..IZZY R.NEW JERSEY USA

Carolee said...

What a wonderful little town! Your photos are always so beautiful.

I'm smiling at the photo of your new chair. Our cats do the same - lay claim to anything new by taking a nap on it, hehe. :)

~ Carolee

Country Cottage Chic said...

Poor little Midge - she looks very sad - hope she's usurped Boris by now!
Such pretty houses too.

Julia said...

Its always a pleasure to read your blog and see your photos - reminds me of when I lived in Devon and we'd pootle down to St Ives for long weekends in January...wonderful!
Julia xxx

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh your pictures are a huge slice of heaven for me. This was certainly a treat for me today! I have been out in the fabric stores looking for fabric to make my dolls as well. Great minds think alike!!! he he he! I'm in the middle of a new book that will be out in June called"Take it from Dr. King" a wonderful children's book published by Blueapplebooks.com This is my 1st children's picture book. I am the illustrator for a wonderful series call Ruby and the Booker Boys by Derrick Barnes. It's published by Scholastic. I just finished the cover for book 5. As you can see I've been really busy, but Thank GOD!!! I'm not complaining. I can't wait to see your treasures when you finish them. I am waiting and will be checking in with you to see.
Sending you warm wishes and a great big hug!
Nessa

sumea said...

Just came across your lovely blog. Very much enjoyed the visit to Port Isaac. Nice chair and even nicer Moggie. Will call again.
xx
Sumea

funkymonkey said...

Just discovered your blog and love all the wonderful photos of Cornwall. I only get to spend one week there each year and love it to bits!

Swirly Sara said...

Ahhh, Midge looks so sweet and a bit miffed! Great photos as always. Sara xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello
I have just recently started a new blog and have discovered you whilst looking at Country Cottage Chic's blog. I'm glad that I have as your blog is full of lovely photos.
I really Cornwall. The part I know best is Helford village area. Port Isaac is such a lovely place, I have not been there for a while. You pictures make me want to go back again soon! Your courses look very interesting, will have a good look in a minute.
Will keep looking at your blog.
Isabelle x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Glorious and beautiful!!

Becky
xo