Sunday, January 29, 2006

Our Church is one of 8 in the country dedicated to Charles the first. We had a 'Caroline lunch' to commemorate the anniversary of his execution. The lunch, which about 50 people attended,was in the church hall the mayor of Falmouth came too. This picture of Charles is contemporary and was given to the church at the begining of the 20th centuary. Flowers are placed here at festivals. You can see the church reflected in the glass.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Surf's up!! Good surf today at our local beach, plenty of people showing us how to fun in winter. It's been really cold here the last few days yet sunny, top temp 4 c today! Surf is often great at Gyllyngvase beach if the wind is in the east

Friday, January 27, 2006

Our house in Chilcompton, Somerset. The view up to the old Infant School in Church Lane. Looking back over the field from the old Infants School playground, our house in Chilcomptonis seen with its white back wall. Juliet's house is inthe trees on the left.
Where my Kids grew up! Our great Neighbours live here still today Many Cruise ships call in to Falmouth. Josh, Nan Tudgey& Steve at Trebah last May. Rob on the Flushing Ferry last August with cousins Beth & Harry. The sheep last spring at Trelissick Gardens were nosey

Thursday, January 26, 2006

This the front of our Church here in Falmouth. Seen from all angles, it over looks Arwenack street, it all looks beautiful in the summer with all the flowers out on the Kings Head nextdoor. We quite often have wonderful displays of flowers for weddings & festivals; these flowers are just what we normally have.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Here is Robert John Tudgey, a very cool young man.He has made us all very excited. We knew that things were getting quite serious with him and Sarah, yet we were taken totally by surprize on sunday; when they broke the news that they are wanting to get married this summer here in Falmouth!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

We are now able to present our amazing news!! Robert our son is to marry a lovely girl called Sarah Mclean this summer. We are absolutely thrilled, as they are very much in love. They met in London near where Robert is studying Medical biochemistry, Sarah works for the Pensions Advisory Service. She will be back at University this autmn as she is taking a teaching qualification as she would far rather be in primary school education. Here are Robert's proud Mum & Dad

Monday, January 23, 2006

Nearly a year ago since Ellen MacArthur sailed into Falmouth, the record books and the hearts of all those who live here, even now it is still amazing.
I don't know if you can pick out the shipwreck against the foot of the cliff in the centre of the picture. It was wrecked a few years ago. Wonderful view of the Longships rocks at Lands End. These great rocks of batholith, volcanic rock that forms the backbone of Cornwall, have eroded till they look like they might be easily pushed over. Hope to be able to share some great news soon! meanwhile here some more pictures of Lands End from saturday when I took Matt and Jess out for abreak.

Friday, January 13, 2006

yes they had come all the way from NZ, who hasn't been here and not fallen for this, we had our photo taken here on honeymoon over 30 years ago! Land's End is a great favourite with many overseas visitors still, everyone wants a photo with the fameous signpost and today was no exception! Not many seagulls about to mob us thankfully, they are a huge vicious menace here in Cornwall. We parked the car at Sennen and walked the mile of cliff path round to Land's End in the most beautiful weather on wednesday. The scenery is just brilliant and because it is January hardly any other people about.
Trebah is very innovative in the way it sets out to catch the eye! A bit like the Eden Project in the way they educate and excite the jaded tourist. The giant Rhubarb( Gunnera) creates an alien landscape in winter and an amazing jungle in the summer. This garden is very wild and exciting for kids and has the bonus of a beautiful beach at the end of the valley. Come the summer this is Trebah!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Trip to Trebah on sunday, on The Helford. Cauliflowers are the main crop in Cornwall everwhere.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Some of the rowers on theHelford near Frenchman's Creek. A few pictures Chris took last April on the Helford river from a gig boat.