I have been a bit remiss lately with this blog. I have done nothing very much – life has got in the way as usual! But, I did spend a very pleasant few days in Padstow last week with a couple of friends and this is a view of the harbour. It was a lovely day, we sat at an outdoor cafe, had a coffee and admired the view. The next day we decided to have a trip to nearby Boscastle and Tintagel – so legend has it, the home of King Arthur. We only got as far as Boscastle and the wind was so fierce, we couldn’t walk out on the headland, so decided to give Tintagel a miss. We’ll save that for another day. A reason to go back to Cornwall again maybe!
We did manage to book a table at Rick Stein’s Restaurant. We had promised ourselves fish and chips from this well-known chef’s restaurant, push the boat out, never mind the cost and all that! It was a very pleasant experience. We were looked after well, being provided with a basket of bread and pats of butter, a dish of olives and a dish of canapes while we waited for our meal. We also ordered a bottle of wine and a bottle of water. Our fish and (8) chips arrived – the cheapest main course on the menu, which were cooked to perfection. Followed by superb sweets. The only (small, but funny after the event) thing which happened to mar an otherwise great evening, was the way the waitress plonked a bottle of vinegar and a bottle of well-known Tomato Ketchup on the table. They looked so out of place amongst the elegant glassware, china and cutlery. Surely these two items could have been served better or was she just trying to make a point – that we were cheapskates! We can now say ‘We’ve been there, we’ve done that,’ but we didn’t buy the T-shirt, we probably couldn’t have afforded it!