Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sarah & Rob came to Falmouth for a break but the weather didn't!

Almost a year on from the wedding and perhaps even happier with each other, thrilled to be having Arthur, baby on the way (he doesn't check in till late November).
The weather last August was far better than this June, but it was great to see Sarah & Rob.
It was cold and wet here most of the weekend they were here which was a shame. Dressed for autumn rather than summer at Pendennis Castle.

Logos II team visit Langholme

It does seem quite a while ago now, yet it is still well remembered at Langholme, where I work.
That afternoon, we saw the Mexican Hat Dance performed and heard about the life on board the Logos II as a floating christian community drawn from over 45 countries, numbering 200 people mostly young singles. Their stories were quite uplifting, a glimpse of faith in Jesus Christ ( not always sweetness & light but of sharing in the reality of living humbly with forgivness and joy). This was quite inspiring for so many older christians some of whom had been missionaries others stalwarts of their home churches.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


A great evening for a welcome parade!
The Grand Parade through Falmouth to the Ship was led by 2 pipers, our town Mayor & the crew of the ship were in their own national costumes. The Guides,Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were all part of the procession. It caused quite an atmosphere and a lot of curiosity!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Zimming arround in Falmouth

On our recent mystery trip. We had a great time even though it poured with rain. I Saw this on BBC2 tonight. (click on the link below) it was interesting programme about the problems of old age. The home I am involved with, does try to get people out and about as well as me providing some interesting activities. But quite often older people limit themselves with their own prejudices of old age that they picked up when they were younger. Also fear of falling and stiff muscles put a lot off having a go at new things, the been there done that syndrome is also difficult to crack too. Depression & bereavment are not easy to reach into. But we do manage a few good laughs every day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Strange goings on at Trelissick

These remind me of the Moomins, long ago on childrens TV. Molly Harwood, a previous neighbour from Chilcompton; fashioned these interesting, leather and steel Triffids on show at Trelissick. We think She has a great job, they suit the area and bring interest. Some things that the Students at our local University on the Comtempory Crafts couse have created at Trelissick Gardens this week
Chris was in Merthen all the time not Golden Gear as he was in the A crew! He had a fantastic time and they finished 24 th over all. The atmosphere is amazing almost like an Olympic games village as every team is there for whole w/end! Chris came home hoarse from all the sea Shanty singing in the pubs.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Gigs,Gigs and more Gigs

Chris is 2nd left in the Gig called GOLDEN GEAR
There were over a hundred Gigs lined up for the start of the main race today. St Agnes to St Mary's is the longest race. Looks like it was brilliant conditions for them. An amazing thing to be part of, LUCKY CHRIS.
These pictures are from the BBC/Cornwall you can see more pictures there.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Isles Of Scilly Gig World Championships

Chris is going flat out to win
Chris is in the Pilot Gig World Championships 2007. CLICK
Check out how its going & how well Chris's club is doing this year. Hope to post some Pics of this year ASAP
He rows for Helford River 'A' crew. Their Gigs are called Merthen, Helford & Golden Gear
His 1st race is tomorrow but it maybe postponed or even called off if the sea fog is too heavy.
*Matthew's Sticky Bench is going to Grand Designs Live in London, June 8th to 10th.
His college has told him it has been chosen to go!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Theme Park Land

RFA Mounts Bay receiving the freedom of the Town of Falmouth this afternoon. Is this almost like a parade in Trumpton? It was filmed for local ITV as a news item. Linking the ship to Falmouth is good for business in town & with the Docks. The Navy also experience good PR for recruiting. The French Navy afterwards engaged our Navy on the boating pool in the Maritime museum. Good fun but, Steve says (when asked about which was the best ride in Flambards) "THE RIDE HOME!" He is not a lover of thrill rides. This has been a sureal weekend first a day at Flambards near Helston a tame theme park. Josh really loved the rollercoaster best.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Grandad's Reminiscense treasures

The popular guide to the German Army was handed out to all those in the Home Guard, so they would know what to do if they actually invaded!!!

Dad was in port in Capetown one christmas, their ship's company was invited up to the Balmoral Hotel. Where they slept Christmas Eve when they woke in the morning they found each had a gift! Dad's was a hand knitted white roll neck jumper that lasted him many years. Mum said she wondered where that came from! Dad has kept the Christmas labels that were stitched on to it.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


You can see how pleased Beth was that we did so well.
The Lads at the flower show in Falmouth. Josh & his friends came along to help with making sure the residents had a good time. Cornwall is famous for the spring flowers and it was a fantastic spring day too.

Friday, March 23, 2007

The next generation is on the way!

Robert And Sarah are having a baby by Christmas! What about that for spring news?!!! This is so lovely, we are all very excited. I think Maude, the cat has had enough of being the baby! So will be pleased to go out mousing when she gets a chance... Watch Robrah blog for up to date news.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

1st Day of Spring

A typical Cornish field full of Daffs for the summer bulb market. What a glorious scene!
Helford for lunch today, what a beautiful day. The tide seemed to be out a long way today. This Geranium was in full bloom as were Blackthorn, Gorse, Bluebells, Primroses and Dog Tooth Violets.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Views from Chris's workplace

Chris works along the Helford river for a firm that make off shore rigs. When not there he is trying to sort us out a bit of a veg patch! Mostly he is out rowing on the river