Last week was our mini-break/week holiday combo to Cornwall, which sounds a bit odd but it’s the best way to describe our holiday of two parts. The mini-break part was a weekend in a sleepy Bude cul-de-sac with my parents – they had rented a tardis-like bungalow with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a cozy living room, so invited us to stay with them. We drove down late on the Saturday and forced them to watch Strictly whilst breaking the reclining sofas (which I found hilarious). Mum and I took a walk to the nearest Sainsbury’s and got soaked on the way back, whilst Husband and Dad fought with the Sky Go app to watch the Formula 1 qualifying. No one can tell us we don’t know how to party.
We drove into Appledore with a van full of doggies and after settling my Dad and the dogs in a pub (with a coffee), we wandered briefly around the town, before returning to the Seagate pub for the most amazing fish and chips I have ever had in my life. I’m giving serious consideration to driving down there every week for that same meal. After this, we drove back down the little villages to Bude, stopping at the epically named Atlantic Village on the way (it was not epic). They do have a Costa though, so it wasn’t all bad. The evening was spent begging my Mother not to watch ITV3 and reading my Lena Dunham book.
Dad felt like a lazy day after all of his driving, so Mum, Husband, and I took a walk into Bude which was about a mile down the road. We sauntered down Belle Vue looking in all the shops which I bet are packed with people in summer. We stopped for a coffee in a lovely coffee shop and chatted – we could have stayed there all afternoon, but my Mother was on a mission to add to her RNLI bear collection (don’t ask) so off to Summerleaze Beach we went. It was practically empty, but it was such a beautiful fresh day. Eventually, Mum realised she’d have to get back to Dad, and Husband and I would need to get going on to the next part of our holiday, so we made our way back to their bungalow.