Cornwall LivingIssue #110

A new dawn at Mount’s Bay Lodge

After a life and career that took him around the world, Mike Richards and his wife Jackie are enjoying a stunning new outlook on life in their childhood home of Penzance, after moving to an apartment at Churchill Retirement Living’s Mount’s Bay Lodge.

“We were rattling around in a four bedroom house that was far too big for us,” says Mike. “We decided the time was right for us to downsize, and the pandemic didn’t put us off from making the move. My bowling colleague Bob recommended Churchill, and now we’re next-door neighbours! Our new apartment is very warm and cosy, everything is nice and new, and we have a lovely outlook from our balcony across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. We’ve seen some beautiful sunrises.”

Mike and Jackie were both born in Penzance, not far from Mount’s Bay Lodge, but Mike joined the army at the age of 17 for a career that would take them all over the world and back again. The couple enjoyed a socially distanced ‘pasty and prosecco’ welcome party in the Owners’ Lounge when they first moved in. “Fortunately it was just before the stricter lockdown measures came in at the end of December,” says Mike. “That gave us a chance to meet people and everyone was very welcoming. We’re looking forward to getting to know them all better very soon!”

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