Sunday, 16 May 2010


There are times when you just can’t get what you need from local towns or even the out of town retail parks here in Cornwall. That’s when we head to our local city - Truro. Well, actually it’s the only city that is anywhere near us as it’s the only one in Cornwall. The next closest are Plymouth and Exeter but they are an hour’s drive away in Devon. This makes Truro the most southern city in the UK. It’s also probably the most expensive place to shop in Cornwall, but that’s just my opinion.

The parking charges are a wee bit pricey so we don’t go that often. The car park we tend to use is £4.10 for a stay of more than two hours. It kind of takes the fun out of shopping if you have to spend most of your cash just to park. Its no wonder most people prefer the internet – it’s cheaper in more ways than one. One minute they are telling you the high streets are dying through loss in trade, the next they are charging you the earth to visit the same high streets like its some sort of privilege. When we do visit Truro, we tend to make sure we know what we are after and stay there for less than two hours. That way parking is only £1.90. Talk about rip off! You can park all day in Penzance for that!

I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking park and ride. Well, I would but I would have to drive through the middle of Truro and a couple of miles out the other side to get to it. It’s the wrong side of town from me. I just see driving all that way, just to have a bus drive me back in as a total waste of fuel and an unnecessary increase in our carbon footprint. Besides at £2.40 for a family ticket, parking for less than two hours is cheaper!

Anyway, our last flying visit was Saturday and no, we didn’t get what we were looking for. I wanted some new clothes for my youngest who has had a sudden growing spurt. I didn’t get any. The selection on offer just didn’t match her age. Ah well, back to the good old internet I guess.

I did get four new thimbles from the market though so it wasn’t a total waste of time. As well as the dolphin and Rupert the Bear above, there was Fozzie and Gonzo from The Muppets. 

I got Miss Piggy on a previous trip so I just need Kermit the Frog now.

Ummm.... I feel an ebay moment coming on!

Bye for now


1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Fantastic collection.

    You can see muy portugueses thimbles here :