You are probably aware that here at the Bowgie Inn, Crantock we’re very proud to be Cornish. We love our little corner of the world with all our hearts and it struck us the other day that there are certain things that are unique to our Duchy that only another Cornishman could understand! Like only feeling truly happy when you are by the sea for example. Take a read and see if you agree with our other suggestions;
1. Going Up Country.
We aren’t talking about heading to Newcastle or Birmingham or indeed anywhere very far at all. Up Country to us is anywhere over the Tamar Bridge…. That includes Plymouth!
2. Cornish Driving.
There’s learning to drive and then there’s learning to drive Cornish style. Our country lanes are the true test of a driver’s skill and you haven’t really reversed until you’ve reversed down a country lane whilst avoiding a ditch, a cow and a stray sheep to allow another vehicle to pass.
3. The Worry of Being Late for Work.
Yes we have a slow pace of life and a very relaxed approach to time keeping but despite this, we do worry about being late for work. There are tractors slowing us down at every turn, buses that only run every 3 hours and terrible tourist traffic…. Being on time is a tricky business. Well, unless the surf is good and then everyone will be late. Well, no one can be expected to miss the opportunity to ride a good wave!
4. Flip flops aren’t seasonal.
We don’t understand why anyone would reserve flip flops for the summer. They are most definitely ‘all-year-rounders’ as far as we’re concerned! Feet dry quicker in flip flops than any other footwear and what would be the point of having a pedicure if no one can see it?!
5. Not Realising it’s Raining.
Rain isn’t really a problem as we’re conditioned from childhood not to notice anything less than a mizzle. A mizzle is that fine, miserable rain that ruins your hair and soaks you through. A true Cornishman will go out in a t-shirt and flip flops and not even flinch as emmets cower beneath brollies as the raindrops roll down their noses.
6. Being spoilt for choice.
Not knowing which local cider or ale to order at the bar because there are too many to choose from. If that isn’t a #cornishproblem we don’t know what is!
7. The Gin Trend.
Another and very modern #cornishproblem is deciding which gin to sip. There are so many fantastic Cornish gins these days we don’t know whether to go for a Jynerva, a Gorseoh or a Blackcurrant gin. It’s a tough choice to make.
They might look nice chewing away peacefully in the fields, but let loose and you never know what they are going to do. All we’re going to say is that a cow can run much faster than you’d expect. Beware!
9. Being kept awake.
Our beauty sleep might not be disturbed by busy traffic or noisy revellers but we’re woken up early by farm machinery or a squawking flock of seagulls.
10. Mod cons.
We love the idea of a mod con. An iwotizit sounds brilliant and shouting “Alexa” into the silence and waiting for a response is rather tempting. The problem is, these new technological developments are wasted on us. You see, no matter how mod the con, the allure is never as strong as the allure of the Cornish coast or the local boozer! So give in to the allure, head down to The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, order a pint and let’s talk about more things only a Cornish person could truly understand!