When the boys were little my absolute favourite place for summer holidays was Mousehole in Cornwall. We used to stay with a couple providing bread and breakfast accommodation at their cottage on one of the narrow village streets above the harbour. One of my strongest memories was waking each day to the piercing cries of seagulls. Some people might find that annoying, but I loved it and everything else about the place; the tiny harbour beach, sandcastles, buckets and spades, dinghies, searching for crabs in rock pools, Cornish pasties for lunch at Pam's Pantry (I still ate meat in those days), fabulous fresh fish from the Newlyn boats, walks along the coastal path to Lamorna, trips to St Ives and so much more!
Now we're planning our first English family holiday for decades and heading back to Mousehole next year with one of the grown-up boys, who now has a wife and two boys of his own. So EXCITED!
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