Our Rainy Family Trip to England (Just How We Like It)

Cornwall England family trip

My loves! How are you??? I’m so excited to catch up. We just got home after two weeks away, where we saw my family in Cornwall, England, and then friends in Copenhagen. I’d love to share photos, if you’d like to see. First up, a wet week in England…

Cornwall England family trip

We visited my aunt Lulu, who took care of my grandmother for six years before she died this spring. We are crossing fingers and toes that we’ll be able to keep the family house (we’re waiting to see).

Cornwall England family trip

Cornwall England family trip

It was fun to have the littlest cousins there. Like all good English children, they are being indoctrinated to appreciate milky tea and rainy weather.

Cornwall England family trip

I didn’t not have baby fever. But can you blame me? Those chubby cheeks! The wonderful book I’m reading by Irish author Colin Barrett has a line about kissing a damp cheek: “She kissed him, chastely, on the cheek, the wetness of her skin when she pulled away adhering like a decal to Danny’s skin.” Don’t you know exactly what that feels like?

We laughed about all the words used to describe the weather: misting, spitting, drizzling, sprinkling, drumming, hammering, pissing, pouring, bucketing, pelting, teeming, driving, chucking down… it also felt like a good opportunity to teach the boys the word ‘ominous.’

Cornwall England family trip

Still, they bravely put on wetsuits and jumped!

Cornwall England family trip

Toby and his cousin Bo have been so cute since they were babies (here’s a little slideshow). They’re four months apart and look more like twins every year.

Cornwall England family trip

Teenagers be teenagers, as they say, haha.

Cornwall England family trip

Since people always descend like wolves on any food that appears, my cousin had a pro tip for eating chips: hide them in a tea mug and no one will know.

Cornwall England family trip

This sign also made me laugh — so polite!

Cornwall England family trip

Cornwall England family trip

Finally, the sun came out for the last couple days, which was a treat.

Cornwall England family trip

Thank you so much to my aunts Lulu and Janey for always taking such good care of us…

Cornwall England family trip

And to my grandfather and grandmother before them. (Here I am at age nine.)

Cornwall England family trip

Cornwall England family trip

We love you, Cornwall. See you next year, I hope! xoxoxo

P.S. Our England trips through the years, including when Toby and Anton were babies; and my packing list this year.

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