It’s hard to decide on some favourite things. Favourite books, films and TV shows change over time. But if you ask me what my favourite place is, my answer will always be the same.
Padstow, the Cornish harbour town made famous by Rick Stein. Yes, it gets very busy in the summer, yes, it’s quite commercialised now, but it doesn’t stop me loving it.
We first went to Padstow with my family in 1994. We fell in love with it and went back in 1997 and 1999. And we have been EVERY SINGLE YEAR since my eldest was born in 2001. There was a period when we did discuss ‘maybe we won’t go next year’, but our hearts were never in it. Especially mine. Going to Padstow is what we do. Padstow is our summer, our holiday, our second home. We wouldn’t miss our week in Padstow for the world.
We always get there early, before our holiday house is ready. We park at the car park at the top of the town and head down to the harbour. There is nothing that can beat that first glimpse of Padstow at the start of the holiday – it’s so familiar, yet so special every time. It marks the start of a week of relaxation, a time to relax and enjoy being together as a family.
The buildings, the harbour, the ever-changing estuary that almost empties at low tide, it’s all so beautiful. I never tire of it.
Padstow really is my favourite place.
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