I have lived most of my life in North Cornwall in and around the Camel Estuary, for which I have a deep affection. I first came here to visit my parents in 1975 who had bought Williams Newsagents in Padstow. Then living in Essex, I came to Padstow for the weekend and never went back.
Cornwall in 1975 wasn’t bristling with career choices, so after a brief flirtation with accountancy I ran a mobile disco before graduating to the wireless both in Cornwall and North East. I eventually trained as a Broadcast Journalist and was Deputy Head of News at Plymouth Sound Radio.
From 1994 – 2013 I joined North Cornwall District Council as the Tourism Officer for North Cornwall – it was a fantastic time and I got paid to tell everyone else what a great place North Cornwall is. However, redundancy came in 2012 and it was then that Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast was created. I wish I had opened up years ago – I really enjoy welcoming guests and providing the best service I can for everyone. I am often touched by the many reviews and now it is also great to see returning guests some of whom have been two or three times.