News from Cornwall on the BBC World Service broadcasting on KUOW




I happened to catch some midday radio on KUOW, my local NPR station today and I was surprised to find myself listening to a piece on how the UK recession is impacting people in Truro, Cornwall. When the segment finished, the presenter then welcomed the “new listeners to the BBC World Service in Seattle”!

Apart from the obvious fun of being personally welcomed to enjoy a new radio show (he was talking to me, right?), as I mentioned recently, we are traveling to Cornwall in March. I’m right in the middle of putting together an itinerary for this trip so it was particularly timely to hear Claire Bolderson describe the pretty cobblestoned center of Truro and hear the cathedral bells chiming in the background.

The news segment itself was not so much fun: Cornwall is struggling in the current economic climate, particularly with respect to declining employment. One bright spot in the report was an interview with the owner of the newly-opened Harbour Lights fish-n-chip shop (pictured above). In the spirit of synchronicity, I’ll see if we can add a lunchtime visit to this cafe while we’re in Truro.

Photo credit: BBC on Flickr


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About wandermom

". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

3 thoughts on “News from Cornwall on the BBC World Service broadcasting on KUOW

  1. jamie

    Where are you staying? We once had beautiful, warm weather in March in St. Ives. Yes, in March. Needless to say, the locals were all but stripping and racing into the sea whooping with delight. The town made quite an impression on us 😉

  2. Fred Wilkinson

    Hi, if this is your first trip to Cornwall you won’t be disappointed…it’s utterly magical. If time is short I suggest you the Lizard peninsular for sheer beauty, diversity, traditional fishing villages, wonderful beaches & as a great touring base for elsewhere. As a local I’m very happy to suggest must-see places. Kind regards, Fred

  3. wandermom

    @Jamie: you may think swimming in the sea in March in the UK is insanity. I, on the other hand, can totally understand the attraction. It’s brisk and bracing and an excellent respite from damp dreary weather. Thanks for the suggestion to visit St.Ives.

    @Fred: Excellent suggestion. We’ll be staying with family in Penryn, but I certainly hope we can explore as much of the area as possible – and maybe even a certain Fair Trade handicrafts warehouse if we can :)

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