First House, Pill Creek and An Oak Tree

29 May

The first house we lived in when we moved to Cornwall from Birmingham when I was six years old was this amazing place on the side of the creek. We could walk down the path on the terraced garden to the little shingle beach.

The view down Pill Creek was much like this one , taken from the other side of the creek this afternoon when I visited a very old friend and her daughter (whom I used to babysit for 50 years ago!) who are staying in a holiday let.  We had a fabulous catching-up afternoon.

Pill Creek

Driving home along Pill Lane, I had to pull over to take this photo of a beautiful gnarled old Oak tree.


10 responses to “First House, Pill Creek and An Oak Tree

  1. Our Growing Paynes

    May 30, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    That oak tree is amazing!

  2. nrhatch

    May 30, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Nice views!

  3. Heyjude

    May 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Is this on the Carrick Roads? What an idyllic location.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 1, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Yes, it is – just along the way past Loe Beach. We used to walk on the rocks around the point when the tide was low – such a beautiful free childhood. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        June 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm

        It must have been idyllic.

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 2, 2019 at 7:45 am

          It was – and only in later years did I realise that, technically we were homeless. We moved every summer and winter to a new ‘let’ and then when I was 10 we were given a council house in Truro. For us kids it was a. dream come true! I’ll expand on the story at some point. 🙂

  4. john zande

    May 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Lucky person who gets to call that little window “theirs.”


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