On Saturday morning I was in Redruth. I am fascinated by that place. How the High Street doesn't smell of mothballs and mould I am surprised, what with all the charity shops it has! You know that the newest shop to open there was a pawnbrokers...is it that the people there use a pawn shop and charity shop more than any other type and then go to that store at the top of town, you know, the one that sells all the stuff that is too tacky for Trago Mills to stock!
I hear that there is some sort of plan to open up the High Street to traffic again; I think that that is quite a good idea...the place is usually so deserted that it's not as if there is much danger of a car knocking someone down!
Anyway, I was there on Saturday morning and the place was busier than usual with loads of people hanging around, a rough looking lot I could see...even the Mayor was worried, he had an armed guard from the local militia to protect him! (I was worried myself, they were the type of gangs that if you saw them hanging around your house at night you would call the police)(Well, I would..and do!). I was told that it was a festival to honour St Piran who came to Cornwall on a teacake and invented tin. Apparently he is the patron saint of Cornwall. What is the point of that? We have a perfectly good national patron saint in St George, surely we don't need someone else muscling in on the act. Come on, I say, let's get behind St George; there is too much erosion of our national identity to warrant us wasting our time on this St Piran frippery. We should be proud of who we are and wave the flag for our Anglo Saxon identity!
This is a short report this week. I have been very busy over the last couple of weeks viewing old barns and coastal cottages. I'm trying to boost the local economy by buying them up and getting them let out for the summer. I am sure that I am not the only one working like this for the benefit of the place I love, I would appreciate hearing from others out there and maybe we could get together and bring more prosperity to this place. You can e-mail me on email@example.com. I would love to know what you think and I can guarantee you a reply.