Wednesday 31 December 2008
Sunday 28 December 2008
It was painted by Annette.
I found Ken by using Genes Reunited - we are third cousins. We met up with them in October 2005 when they came to the UK for a holiday and have kept in touch ever since. I know they drop in on my blog every now and again so 'Hi guys! Hope you don't mind me putting your lovely picture on here'.
Friday 26 December 2008
Thursday 25 December 2008
It was then present opening time and he got very excited! He needed a bit of help to get going on his first one ...
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Jo and Paul came down to join in and Hamish came along too ...
Illogan Sparnon Silver Band provided the music and Portreath Improvements Committee provided the mulled wine and mince pies. It was great.
I'm feeling really festive now!
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Sunday 7 December 2008
We checked in and found our room which was very nice and in a Lodge close to the main building.
On our way up for breakfast I took these photos of our poor little car which normally leads such a sheltered life with a cosy garage for a home but had to endure freezing temperatures and was covered in a very heavy frost ...
The rest of the members were going on a short drive today but we wanted to get back and collect Hamish. We'd heard from Jo that Paul had spent the night on the sofa as our little monster wouldn't stop barking. Check out Jo's blog - Cornish Beach Brummie - for photos of the boys.
A big thank you to both of them for having him to stay.
Tuesday 2 December 2008
Saturday 29 November 2008
It was a Tech Day at Collins of Probus and definitely not my scene or Jo's so we hit the shops of Truro while Mike and Paul did their 'thing' at the garage ...
gleaning loads of useful info on the cars, eating fish and chips (naughty, naughty!) and generally chatting all day about engines and all those parts that mean nothing at all to us but are to do with an MX-5!
Jo parked at the Park and Ride and I got to use my new bus pass - great - a free trip into town. There are certainly some perks when you get older. She had a list of presents that she needed to buy and I only had a couple of things that I wanted but it was good to have a mooch around and not be feeling guilty that I was dragging Mike along where he didn't want to be. We had lunch in our favourite haunt - The Lounge - and then it was back on the shopping trail before getting the bus back to the car.
It was Redruth's turn to have their Christmas lights turned on tonight and so Mike brought Hamish over to Jo and Paul's and we all walked into town. We just missed the actual turning on but we had a wander around and Jo took these photos ...
our local radio Pirate FM were in attendance ...
Thursday 27 November 2008
so that we could take him for a walk while the test was being done. It wasn't the greatest of roads for walking along but we made our way to where the road splits. This is the way to Bodmin ...
She passed - thank goodness. Hamish was put back in the car ...
Friday 21 November 2008
They were still around when we got back from Hamish's morning walk and they were holding up the traffic as they waddled across the road. I wasn't quite quick enough to catch them on the road but caught them as they were making their way into the parking area of the flats ...