Beach Therapy

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau.

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I’m back in Cornwall, woohoo! Only for two weeks but it’s so nice to be home! For those of you who don’t know, I live in Cornwall with my boyfriend but I had to move back in with my family in Gloucestershire earlier this year temporarily as all of my medical care is there. On Friday we made it to the beach which was my aim for the trip down here. It was a little tricky as you can’t push a wheelchair across the sand, so I had to get out and walk (slowly hobble) to the waters edge. I only lasted a few minutes stood right by the sea but those moments were so lovely. We then had a lovely lunch at the beach cafe which overlooks the ocean. The beach is one of the things I miss the most about Cornwall. I love the smell of the salty water, the wind on my face, the gentle roar of the waves – they make me feel so calm and peaceful. Going to the beach is a kind of therapy for me, a chance to stop for a moment and appreciate what I have, to forget my worries and anxieties and be in the present moment.

“The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears, or the sea.” Karen von Blixen-Finecke.  

20 Comments

  1. Hayley-Eszti November 10, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Love this photos so much! I’d love to visit Cornwall, if only it wasn’t so far! Vitamin sea does us the world of good. Love your coat too, please dye your hair purple, you’d look amazing!

    • spooniesophia November 12, 2014 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks Hay! :) you should definitely come down one day when you’re feeling stronger, it’s so beautiful and peaceful! I can’t wait to move home again soon. I’m definitely going to do it, just need to find a mobile hair dresser brave enough! :)

  2. Jenny November 10, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I absolutely love he sea! We used to go to Cornwall every year for the summer up until recently I really miss it now! Glad you were able to get back for a bit! :)

    • spooniesophia November 12, 2014 / 12:34 pm

      It’s gorgeous down here isn’t it?! I love going to the beach in the winter, it’s so quiet and effortlessly stunning! Thanks jenny x

  3. berrystylegirl November 10, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    Sophia, honestly, I’m always so proud of your achievements, and so happy. Wish you as lovely and great two weeks as it possible, have your time you both, enjoy it! You are beautiful and I’m so grateful to know you

    • spooniesophia November 12, 2014 / 12:47 pm

      Polina thank you! I’m having a lovely time down here, I don’t want to go home at the weekend! I hope you’re doing ok sweetie xxx

  4. Mel November 10, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    I love the sea too. In some places in Cornwall you can borrow a special beach wheelchair that can cope with the sand. I used the one at Bude in the summer and had great afternoon on the beach. Check the council website, all the details are there.

    • spooniesophia November 12, 2014 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much for letting me know that Mel, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for one of those!! :)

  5. helennorwood2014 November 10, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Cornwall is also a special place for me and my husband, we try and go when we can. I know what you mean about the sea, there is definitely something therapeutic about it. Hope you enjoy your time there

    • spooniesophia November 12, 2014 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you lovely. I hope you can return again soon with your husband! X

  6. kmgyogarunner November 10, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    So proud of my beautiful daughter for achieving so much and for inspiring so many others. Just love these pics xx

  7. Faye November 12, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Lovely photos Soph! So pleased you are getting to have a bit of beach time. Super proud of you for getting out and about after the travel down too. I completely agree that being near to the sea is good for the soul. That’s one thing I will miss about island life.
    Keep enjoying being down in Cornwall! xxx

    • spooniesophia November 17, 2014 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Faye! It was so nice to be back on the beach, I missed it so much. Yes I bet you will miss it lots but I’m glad you’re now In sheff, closer to family and friends :) and me ofc, hehe!
      Hugs and so much love xxxxxxx

  8. Mandy Padfield November 13, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    So pleased you made it to the beach. Loving all the photos of you & Dan. And lovin that new coat. You should be super proud of all you’ve achieved during your stay. Hugs n XX

    • spooniesophia November 17, 2014 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks so much lovely Mandy! I miss u and hope to see you soon! Xxxxxxx

  9. lennae87 November 15, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Yay! The beach is the best, it’s so refreshing. I’m glad to hear you are getting a dosage of it!

    Lennae xxx

    • spooniesophia November 17, 2014 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks Lennae! It really is, there’s nothing better! Hope you’re still doing well :) xxx

  10. Jordan Burrell November 15, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    It looks like yo had a lovely time Sophia! I grew up by the sea and find sea air so refreshing!!

    • spooniesophia November 17, 2014 / 12:58 pm

      It’s amazing isn’t it! There’s nothing like it is there?! I hope you’re well x

  11. Barbara November 17, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Hi Sophie so pleased to,see you are,out and about the sea air is very therapeutic.

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