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Why is this place a sort of shrine to public school kids who want to get pissed up? Why there?
Polzeath and Daymer Bay are GORGEOUS. Sadly, due to the fact that their yuppy parents all have stacks of cash, they've caused the property prices to surge, the locals have been only too happy to sell up and now it's reached a critical mass where only ultra monied London/Home Counties types can afford houses.
I've been going to Polzeath for 25 years now and still surf there regularly. It never used to be the way it is now. The whole hooray henry invasion has been within the past decade, but it's got noticeably worse in the past 5 years.
A friend is a lifeguard there in the summer and regularly comphiscates alcohol from wasted private school teens who abuse him and allege that he's a 'loser' for working a real job.
I seriously detest a lot of these kids in spite of the fact that my and I and a lot of our friends went to public school ourselves. They are worse than those who they would no doubt deride as 'chavs', for they genuinely have no excuse for their behaviour. They've had every opportunity in life and yet they have no empathy for anyone or understanding of anything that falls outside the narrow boundaries of their incestuous little social circle.
They're also SHIT at surfing and have no concept of the drop-in rule.
Last August I actually heard one tousle-haired, Jack Wills clad cunt utter the words 'You'll regret this, my father is a QC!' as he was arrested for throwing a glass bottle at a car.
I wish to god they and their godawful, braying pashmina clad girlfriends would fuck off back to West London/pony club in Berkshire and leave Polzeath/Rock/Padstow to people (of whatever socio-economic group) who can appreciate the beauty around them whilst conducting themselves in a respectable manner.
Yeah, meet you outside Stand-Out tomorrow at 8pm?
don't tell twentynine
*whispers*...I used to live in Andover.
Get away, loser!
they have a Caffe Nero now, why only last week I treated myself to a hazlenut latte, it's the new Prague!
I have no idea what you're talking about now
coffee shop franchise in the charming Hampshire market town of Andover!
THIS IS SO TRUE IT HURTS
go to Port Quin, much nicer, although in the past couple of years even there the presence of gin palaces in the cove can be felt. It's awful you try to have a swim and all you can taste is petrol in your mouth.
Did you ever see that documentary "Posh Rock" narrated by Steven Merchant? Sadly I saw some people clad in my old school's hoodies/boat club jackets on that programme.
she was the ditzy sloane waitress, playing herself obviously!
Where can I find it?
no doubt every Hugo and Camilla in the South East recorded it for posterity.
obviously, the people in it just think that the show is genuinely interested in them and their fascinating lives!
Sounds like it could be either too smug or hilarious. You seen it?
worth hunting down if it's online anywhere.
There's a brilliant ongoing story about this guy who is attempting to pull a sloaney pony. After LOADS of groundwork he fucks it all up by getting pissed on her birthday and repeatedly getting her name wrong!
quite a funny bit where a journalist pretends to be from Tatler Youth.
but less socially acceptable!
on 4OD somewhere.
thousands of city types getting laid off there are going to be a whole more of these people holidaying in the UK for the next few years and I think we all know where they'll head.......
DO NOT drive your Range Rover/Land Rover Discovery/Jeep Grand Cherokee/Audi Q7/BMW X5 down narrow country lanes with blind corners galore at 70 mph you stupid, selfish, callous pricks.
You will end up killing someone and unfortunately, due to the ludicrous dimensions of your chosen vehicle, it's unlikely to be you or your ghastly family.
Why do you need a 4x4 anyway, you live in Kensington...how much traction control does it really take to negotiate the kerbs outside Waitrose?!
Die die die.
I've been in in Cornwall is a muddy farmer's one, whilst herding bullocks 'n' such...
is fine by me!
IS ON 4OD
That's my day.
When I get back from my surf I'll sit down with a few beers and watch that.
yah yah yah
rah rah rah
They really are a bunch of vapid cunts, aren't they?
Yet more evidence that private schools, especially boarding schools, are dangerous.
Big fucking whoop.
but...I don't have a massive problem with them coming down. At least they're concentrated in their own little enclave that I know to avoid (same goes for Newquay between May and September).
I realise i probably could be classified as one, but I like to think I muck in with the locals (i.e. getting my breakfast from the Doc Martin catering van)...
I don't see why anyone should really care. Maybe if you lived there, but then it would have made you quite a bit richer so pffzt.
Is that these are the people who, most likely, are going to go on to earn lots of money in important positions, yet they're completely clueless about the real world. Also, they're all incredibly selfish.
One of the girls in the program - "I don't see why the locals hate us, I mean, we've driven property prices up for them!" Spectacularly obsessed with money, they are.
For the most part, I really don't think this is true. Certainly at my school, there was a pretty insignificant intersection between the vapid types(though not necessarily the posh types) and those who went to a good university , defined strictly, to do the types of degrees that lead to money. I can't really think of anyone, apart from possibly myself, and we had certainly had plenty of both type.
And these people really aren't as clueless as they same, it's pretty frequently just an act.Likewise, I don't think its tied to background - the cluelessness is just an inevitable consequence of stupidity.
I'm probably posh. It's just any group of people getting pissed up and breaking stuff in a beautiful area makes me irritated.
I wouldn't mind them normally, but they're utterly clueless about what they're doing to these places, not just in terms of being a nuisance, but in turning the place into a ghost town 9 months of the year by buying up half the properties.
I agree that stupidity and cluelessness isn't tied to background. But with these rah types a lot of them aren't stupid, but have just been raised to be incredibly selfish and materialistic, and are encouraged to enter careers where those attributes are common - as in the large financial sectors, which have a huge effect on everyday life for other people. And they have a better chance than others of entering those careers because daddy has connections, regardless of how well they do in university.
It just depresses me that the people more likely to end up in higher places, where they can influence government policy and how society functions, are going to be not only often stupid and clueless about reality for most people, but are also going to perpetuate the system that they benefit from because they've been raised to think that greed is good.
for a wide variety of people from all socio-economic groups.
However, in recent years a certain demographic, namely privately educated youths from monied home counties/London backgrounds (and I speak as someone from that very same background) have somewhat tarnished the Polzeath-Padstow-Rock triangle with their precocious behaviour.
I've been going to Polzeath my whole life, I've seen the way that it has changed. Doubtless they'll move on in time, they seem to have discovered Woolacombe/Croyde now too.
are definatly trendy hangouts for these rich kids. some girl at my school who has money coming out of her arse has a house there. she's all yah yah woolacombe babes.