When I last wrote about our crazy, spontaneous trip to Cornwall, we had driven over night and had been too scared to go and see some standing stones in the dark. We had then scattered our dog's ashes. Finally we went to the beach, found some rum we had previously buried and fallen asleep in the cold until we could no longer bear it and we caved and got a twee bed and breakfast!
This brings us up to speed and today for Travel Tuesday, I want to write all about one of the things we did on our final day, once we were rested and ready to re-visit some of our fave places as children!
We all slept for at least twelve hours that night and we woke up feeling raring to go! We were helped along the way by a delicious cooked breakfast - nowt better than a full English to start the day!
We then got back into the car and made our way to Mullion Cove. This is where I went to high school for a time. I loved that school. Some of the best days of my life were spent in this village.
I was a real over achiever - I was in the school choir, on the athletics team, in the drama club, I used to be doing some sort of extra-curricular activity every day of the week! It was the sort of school environment in which it was cool to be clever. That is rare nowadays.
It felt great to be back, remembering how much I loved the battered mars bars at the fish and chip shop and the day I walked past a tree after choir practice and it started talking! 'Hello, I'm the talking tree', of course I didn't know that it was two boys hiding in the tree - I was only eleven or twelve afterall!
My brothers had both been too young to go to Mullion School when I went, so for me the best part was showing it to them and telling them my memories of the place.
I don't think I realised at the time that I was making memories with my brothers that would far overshadow those childhood memories that I had of the place.
Mullion Cove is situated on the Lizard Peninsula, which is the most southerly point of mainland Great Britain. It is now owned by the National Trust and is used for a small shellfish company, so the smuggling and fishing it was once known for are no longer in effect.
Q: Do you have a favourite family holiday memory to share?