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Ask a Local #007- Julie from Sharing St. Ives

This week caught up with a good family friend and founder of Sharing St. Ives, Julie. Check our Sharing St. Ives instagram for drool worthy food platters, perfect for an afternoon birthday picnic or a special occasion. 


How long have you lived in St. Ives? 

I’ve lived in St. Ives for over 49 years.



Where do you work in the town.

I work from home. I’m a Travel agent but also have a small business making cheese and charcuterie platters and grazing tables, @SharingStIves.


What is your favourite thing to do in St. Ives when the sun shines? 

Sit on the Island end of Pothmeor beach.

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Feeling peckish, where do you head for lunch? 

The Old Forge, which is not in St. Ives but Lelant (so not too far!)

Photo courtesy of @theoldforgelelant


Still hungry. Best place for dinner? 

My favourite place for dinner in St. Ives has to be Talay Thai.

Photo courtesy of @talaythaikitchen


Best spot in St. Ives for a drink?  

It has to be The Ferretts.

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Favourite place to visit in Cornwall outside of St. Ives?  


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Best thing about living in St. Ives?

The weather and scenery, I love being able to walk my dog on the coastal paths.


If you could change one thing about St. Ives , what would it be? 

Locals being able to park in the town and also locals having more benefits in hospitality.



What would you like to see in St. Ives that's not already here? 

A community entertainment area for local people.



Would you ever live anywhere else? 

St Ives is the only place I will ever live in the U.K

Any other burning questions? Pop in the comments below and we will add to our next 'Ask a local' blog post.

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