7th July 2013 Breakfast in Padstow

Summer has finally arrived and it has started to get really busy down in this part of the world.  Soon we won’t be able to move in Padstow so we drove in early and looked for somewhere to eat breakfast. As we were early on a Sunday most places were still shut, but as we looked around the back streets we came across Rick Stein’s Cafe.

It is also a Bed and Breakfast establishment, hence why it was probably open.  We had a look at the menu outside and it looked reasonable so we went inside. 

Our breakfasts cost £9.95 each and were delicious, consisting of a full English breakfast, with toast, orange juice and coffee. The service was very good and the atmosphere was very relaxed.  Both of us would have been quite happy to sit there all day, with copious amounts of coffee and a Sunday newspaper.  Our table had a bench seat, complete with comfortable cushions to sink into!

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By the time we left the cafe, Padstow was full to bursting so we had a wander around the harbour, got chatting to a very nice man who had been walking along the coast for the last six weeks, just him and his dog. It is just lovely to soak up the atmosphere of being beside the sea, seeing all the different types of people who converge on the town.

On our return we took a walk to the coast path, to watch the sun going down.

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About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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