Cornwall deserves a special drumroll all to itself as my most favourite in the UK. I have driven the juggernaut of a journey from London down to end of the A30 more times than my car likes to remind me and life events of lovely meaning have all taken place here.
I’m a city girl at heart – the mere thought of living more than two miles from a Sainsbury's local makes me sweat. What if I run out of hot chocolate and the car’s broken? How will I know if the world’s ended if there’s no one around to tell me? Is the WIFI reliable?!..
But despite the creature comforts of city dwelling, I do battle a love/hate relationship with London every time St Michael’s Mount shrinks smaller in my back windscreen. Things happen in Cornwall that would make headline news in the capital. Car park police smile and say there's no need to pay for parking, just because they feel like it plus people don’t drive within a hair’s breadth of your bumper if you don’t exceed the maximum speed limit and no one is in a RUSH.
The reason I’m cheerleading Cornish life is that my mum and sister took leave of Hampshire and up-rooted to the land of pasties twelve ago years and as her flat didn’t have enough bedrooms to accommodate me (first single, then me + Mr B), I have sampled many, many gorgeous (and not-so-gorgeous) B&Bs, self-catering pads and hotels over the years.
I confess to not knowing much about North Cornwall at all, sorry, but I’m pretty smug about all that we have seen or experienced in Penzance, Mousehole, Marazion, Newlyn, St Ives and the likes.
If you’re planning a trip there soon (and if not, why not), then I am at your beck and call for a cacophony of eateries, outings and accommodation recommendations.
Meanwhile, here to come are some of the many fabulous places that you’d be daft to miss if you are in the area.
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