After weeks of bad weather the Mousehole lights switch on had a perfect forecast and so we decided to check out the display and sing some carols at the same time (the only trouble was nearly 5,000 other people had the same idea!). It was too busy – the queues to get food were over an hour – you were squeezed in around the harbour and there were delays getting the lights switched on. So it wasn’t really the best experience however, the lights were impressive and it will certainly be worth a return journey in the future – we just might avoid the actual switch on!
Food, markets, Christmas what isn’t there to love about that combination! I managed to get to the festival early and was lucky to get a seat to watch the amazing local boy Nathan Outlaw open the 8th Padstow Christmas Festival alongside the lovely Daphne Skinnard from BBC Cornwall (I would love her job she just seems to get invited to all the fun things). It was busy and the weather was rubbish but there was a lovely atmosphere and I would totally recommend a visit (but perhaps don’t do your shopping – the prices seemed more expensive than other markets selling the same products). Oh another thing – they empty the Chefs Theatre after every demonstration and you need a ticket to get in – just make sure you plan who you want to see before you get there.