Writer in Residence – Day 2

So here I am on Day 2 as Writer in Residence at Hendra Holiday Park and I’m already overflowing with enthusiasm for all the lovely park details I can include in the third Completely Cassidy book. Yesterday morning, we took the Hendra train around the park (with Henry the Hippo) and visited the soft play area with my little boy. Then we packed up our beach gear and headed to the world-famous Fistral Beach, home of Newquay’s surfing community.

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We spent the rest of the day here, watching the Roxy surf competition and stuffing our faces with Rick Stein fish and chips and Cornish ice cream. I bumped into fellow writer Lisa Glass on the beach too for a natter.

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Then it was back to Hendra with an exhausted but happy small boy to jot down some notes for Cassidy 3. There’s loads of fab entertainment in the evenings – maybe we’ll manage to catch that tomorrow evening!

I’m already wishing we had longer here…

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Writer in Residence!

Today is the first day of my stint as Writer in Residence at the fantastic Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay, Cornwall. I’m hard at work on the third Completely Cassidy adventure, in which Cassidy goes on a family summer holiday to a holiday park in – you guessed it – Cornwall. So part of the reason I’m at Hendra is for research – there’s nothing like first-hand experience of a place to fire up the imagination. I’m also doing a Completely Cassidy event here on Sunday at 3.30pm and signing books afterwards – I’m expecting loads of talent to appear, especially since Jamie on reception here told me last night that he’s invented some amazing new hula hoop moves that he might show off on Sunday!

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The sun is shining this morning

I’m really looking forward to finding my way around Hendra – it looks fantastic and I know lots of the park will end up in the book. The Oasis fun pools look amazing – sure to delight my inner Cassidy. I can’t wait to get down to Fistral beach, either, and might even try my hand at surfing! It’s certainly going to be an action-packed few days and I’ll be blogging about it every day.