Cornwall is a pretty awesome place to live. It's the holiday destination of the UK, and I can totally see why. I've come up with 6 reasons why I love living in Cornwall, but there are definitely plenty more!
The Sea I've always loved water, and I grew up by the banks of the biggest lake in Europe, so living by the sea feels extremely natural to me.In Cornwall, you're never more than 20 minutes away from a breath taking coastline. I think most people find vast amounts of water comforting. Who knows why? Maybe it's because our bodies are made up of 90% water.
The Countryside I am SO not a city girl. Don't get me wrong, I love a short stay in a city; a few days to par rouse the shops, see the sights and eat in the billions of restaurants that cities always have. But can you really beat fields filled with flowers, horses everywhere you turn, and forests filled with bluebells? I think not.
When I first moved here, I couldn't understand a thing anyone was saying. Now, that probably would have happened anywhere in the UK, considering I grew up in French speaking Switzerland, but the Cornish definitely knew how to confuse a little Swiss girl. Being greeted with "Alright my lover?" took me aback somewhat ("Your lover? I am definitely not your lover!") and people asking "Where are you too?" was even more strange; "Where am I as well? Where am I second? What are you saying?!" But now, it's all second nature to me (It's got to be, I'm living with Cornish Boy). I've not yet got to the stage of using said phrases, but I know that sooner or later one of them will pop out without my meaning to. It's only a matter of time.
The Lifestyle It's healthy, outdoorsy, social, and arty. People down here are always so enthusiastic about life in every shape and form and the county really does embrace it's environment. Everyone is always doing something fun! Be it heading down to the boat for an afternoon sail in the summertime, an early morning surf in the spring, down to the pub for the weekly pub quiz in winter, or out for a coastal walk on a brisk autumnal morning, you really can't live in Cornwall without getting involved with activities in some way or another.
The Light Cornwall has been known for centuries for it's unique light. It has always attracted artists from all over the world, and I can certainly see why.
The Community I've touched on the fact that Cornwall has a huge sense of community about it, but I think that it deserves it's own category. The people of Cornwall are so supportive of each other, it's an incredible thing. Local businesses help each other out, people in the street stop and chat, and there's always some kind of event going on in all the villages.
I've never been somewhere where everyone is so deeply proud of where they live. It's an extremely patriotic place that embeds itself in your heart, and it's certainly embed itself in mine.