Day Four

Very relaxing day…kicking back with a cocktail and a delightful glass
of red wine. Cold day today, but one that was good for exploring
the local town of Truro. First day of no chores, only waiting for items
on order to be delivered.

It’s interesting, these small towns have not yet been globalised, and
are very much a product of their personal history. There was only
one “brand” shop in the local village and every other shop was
privately owned, or proudly British only. Very few (one) restaurants
only too – and a few takeaways. Cornish pasties and cream teams
feature heavily. Cream teas are the local vernacular for Devonshire
tea back home.

Also visited the famous Truro cathedral, built late, but with all the
pomp and circumstance of history gone. Such a large church for a
small town, and funded by the townsfolk at the time too, I
understand.

Everyone, everyone has a dog here. They are much loved and part
of everything. At best the locals can bear to put a sign up that
states dog must be on a lead…no one would say that a dog wasn’t
allowed!

It’s drizzling as I type this, but we are comfortably settled for the
night. Harry Potter on the tv, and nibbles on the side. Have my
lovely roasted peppers to top a pizza too. A quiet sleepy day.

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