And just like that Cornwall went back to normal and it was like it never happened! But for a few days over the weekend things got very surreal around here with cavalcades of giant black cars and security driving through Penzance, exotic helicopters circling in the sky and our beautiful beaches flashing out on news reports across the globe – Boris even revealed himself to be a keen sea swimmer, diving in for a morning dip!
When it was announced that the G7 was coming to Cornwall my first thought (once I had confirmed it wasn’t April fool’s day!) was that it would be amazing for business. In the end, however, St. Ives was very quiet; all the visitors were hanging out within the ‘ring of steel’ that said I don’t think I’m alone in feeling incredibly proud of Cornwall; our landscape, people and food. We managed to host a peaceful, positive global event in the midst of a pandemic. It’s a weekend we won’t forget in a hurry!
Although we did see our little shop sneak into shot on the G7 Devon and Cornwall police website...
I love planning holidays! I love getting into the nitty gritty logistics of getting from Penzance to somewhere sunny or snowy or getting a crowd of family members together in a big house somewhere fun or old friends from across the globe together for a party. Yes I’ve been known to use spread sheets and spend many a happy/frustrating hour trawling the net for the best deals, at the best prices, in the most convenient locations at the most convenient times, with all aspects (parking, eating, surfing, sketching, wifi, breakfast, cots, attraction opening times and plenty more) considered and carefully researched. And now my family seem to have given up trying to stop this ridiculous control freakery and when they need a holiday they just put me on it. Though when I left my Dad in charge of his own bookings he did get a lovely hotel in Madeira but a flight to Madrid! Occasionally during my searches I come across very lovely websites – it’s not often I can afford anything on them but just browsing is very inspiring. Here are just a couple of favourites…I’d love to hear yours! www.onefinestay.comwww.canopyandstars.co.uk www.lovelanecaravans.com [www.boutique-retreats.co.uk