Willcox's Travelling Life
Toyah Willcox, the singer and
actress, has fond memories of Estonia and the
remotest regions of Belize, but hates to travel
memory of travelling?
As a young child, my family
holidays were always in Rock, Cornwall, with my
parents, older brother Kim and sister Nicola. We
hired a bungalow on the grounds of a hotel, but
there were only two bedrooms. Mum and Dad stayed
in one while Kim and Nicola shared the other.
They used to put me to sleep in the living room
by pushing two armchairs together. We lived in
Birmingham at the time, so it took what seemed
like 10 hours to get there, pootling along the
single-track roads and country lanes.
How often do you
I travel every week within Britain one day
I can be in Scotland and Plymouth the next. But I
travel abroad once a month, usually to my holiday
home in Menton on the Côte dAzur.
I bought my first place there in 2009, which had
an incredible 67 steps to climb to reach the
front door. I sold it along with my home in Nice
to buy this seafront apartment facing the Jean
Cocteau museum where you can get everything you
need food, British newspapers
within two minutes. And our favourite hotel for
evenings out, the Royal Westminster, is just a
short walk away.
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