Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pasty snatching St Ives seagulls

Michael White extolls the virtues of St Ives in the Guardian today. It has been voted best seaside town by a Guardian panel.

I am delighted that Michael White kept his sense of balance and mentioned the seagulls, which are an essential element in any objective analysis of St Ives:

In truth, the bigger danger is dive-bombing seagulls who snatch a child's pasty - but only once. Being mugged by a seagull is a childhood rite of passage on holiday in St Ives, but the judges, thankfully, did not hold that against it.

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