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Lovely long Bank Holiday weekend

We are busy here both at Tregongeeves and River Valley Holiday Park over the Bank Holiday weekend.  On Monday we are playing host to the St Austell Rotary Club Duck Race.  We have been hosting the sponsored duck race for a number of years now, and hope this year we will get sunshine to enjoy the day.  If you fancy coming to the race it starts from River Valley Holiday Park, it should be a great laugh for all the family.

The weekly update on animals is fairly quiet at the moment.  The chicks are all growing up and I have another hen sitting on eggs – this time it is Pekins – they are such pretty little things with their feathery feet.  If they all hatch Alison and Heidi will be looking after them in the new chicken run they are building down at River Valley – although I don’t want to start counting my chickens before they hatch!

With the long weekend ahead and the hope of some sunshine thoughts turn to things to do this weekend.  I can highly recommend Fowey.  A quintessential Cornish fishing town, it has tiny streets jam-packed with super shops – ideal for window shopping or treating yourself!

Fowey is also home to some wonderful places to eat.  Sam’s is one of our favourites, renown for their burgers, but also offering freshly caught fish.  You can’t book, so we advise to go early, but even if you have to wait there is plenty of good spots to people watch.  One of my favourites is the ‘Surf and Turf’ – steak with half a lobster and prawns…I am getting hungry just thinking about it!

Walking around Fowey in the evening, the little streets seem to hold in the smell of cooking, you really are spoilt for choice. Fowey caters for all tastes, whether it is a bag of fish and chips over looking the river (we recommend a place just near the RNLI shop, it has a small little sitting area, with an open front so you can shelter if raining), there is a new Italian down in the square – we have yet to try this, but it looks and smells wonderful, or there are a number of hidden cafes, waiting to be tried and tested, including Pinky Murphy’s – a bohemian mixture of styles and tastes.

Wishing you a lovely Bank Holiday.

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