My perfect weekend: Solicitor and senior partner Simon Ambrose
Simon Ambrose, a senior partner at Macmillans Solicitors in Wadebridge, describes his perfect weekend.
"It starts on a Friday. If the sun is out I will have commuted in to the office on my motorcycle, so once everybody has left the office, I put on the kit, clamber onto the steed and motorcycle home. We live in a most idyllic setting in a cottage outside St Tudy and the start of the weekend if possible will be just my wife and I in the garden enjoying food prepared on the barbecue.
"We'll also want barbecues on Saturday and Sunday too.
"On a Saturday we will usually take the dog out somewhere reasonably close, say Port Isaac, or Port Quin.
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"I will frequently walk inland so we will get a decent walk, an hour or 90 minutes, and then back to Port Isaac, buy a crab sandwich and a bottle of St Austell's bottle conditioned Proper Job or Clouded Yellow wheat beer, and it is actually heaven just to sit on the beach, having a crab sandwich, a glass of beer and idling away the time watching the tourists making fools of themselves.
"With whatever is left of the afternoon, I prepare the barbecue and of course with the garden, there is always something to do, even if it is only just sitting there thinking how lucky I am.
"I have a little boat down on the Percuil river near Falmouth and Sunday is a perfect day to get up early – no one else in the world seems to get up early so the roads are clear.
"It is about 35 miles down to Percuil and then into a little dinghy, row out to the boat, either on my own or with my wife, or with my wife and her sister.
"My most recent outing was with my non-swimming farming neighbour Andrew. He seemed to enjoy it and is still alive luckily. That takes most of the day but Sunday is real theatre if you go out into Falmouth Bay. All the working boats in the summer have a race in the afternoon; they look absolutely superb.
"We'll come back about 4pm and if it's a nice and sunny evening, we finish off with another barbecue as it is another way of living outside.
"Living in Cornwall, there is always so much to do. I haven't mentioned the adventures I have with my motorcycle. St Tudy is full of artists and there are regularly art exhibitions in Camelford and Wadebridge.
"We are extraordinarily lucky to live here. There are so many more things to do than I can find time for."