Posted on March 5, 2021 . Posted by ann
My passion for Cornwall runs deep.
I am of the Gilbert family from Gunwalloe.
Living & growing up at Fishing Cove, Gunwalloe was a magical time for my brothers, cousins and me.
Watching the fishing boats launch on summer evenings and having a free run of the beaches & cliff tops was part of our care free existence.
“I can remember snooping around the village smelling out pasty-day at different relatives houses.”
I could tell the difference between each of my aunt’s and my mother’s and grandmother’s pasties. Even though they all used the same ingredients.
I now live at The Lizard where my pasty shop is situated, surrounded by stunning views of the sea. It changes daily from calm like a mirror reflecting a clear blue sky or raging, grey green with an Atlantic storm. Both are a joy to behold.
I row a couple of times a week for recreation and fitness. I’m part of Helford Gig Club and Trelawney Rowing Club at Stithians reservoir. I feel very fortunate to live in this lovely place. Rowing at the Isles of Scilly Gig World Championships is a memory for life.
Hopefully our Cornish way of life will go on as it has throughout history. A tucked away place where people eek out a living close to nature and support each other in their small communities .
We feel under threat at the moment with thoughtless building programmes, the proposal of a cross border constituency with England and no help for our Cornish /British language revival. We work hard and pay our taxes but don’t always seem to get heard or respected.
The many visitors from Britain and other parts of the world are very attracted to Cornwall .
They often tell me they feel they are in a different country to the rest of Britain and I tell them that it is because they are.
Oll an gwella , Kernow bys vykken!