Sunday, May 27, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Sunday, May 13, 2007
Back Row L-R: Jan, Darren, Hayley, Nichola, Tammy, Wendy, Moll, Tanya, Clare, Lynn, Chris, Jacqui, Nicola and Sarah
Behind front row L to R: Mel and Hannah
Front Row Seated L to R: Angie, ME, Colly
We went to a pub afterwards, where I had a passable fish and chips, and made a complaint to the bar staff about the fact that there were two work vans parked in the only two disabled parking spots, one of which was needed by me. Needless to say, nothing was done about it. Oh well. I stayed the night at Colette's house. She offered me her spare bed so I took her up on it, saved me driving 200 miles home again. Her hubby Richard is a great bloke, and we had a right laugh watching the results of the Eurovision Song Contest. I didn't see any of the singing but actually the scoring is usually more hilarious than the rest of the show anyway, especially Terry Wogan's sarky comments. And as usual, we did crap!
I left Colly's at 10am this morning and after filling up with petrol, headed for home, stopping once at Scotch Corner to have a pee...oh the relief! I finally got home by 1.30pm. I managed to get some stitching done at the GTG yesterday but haven't done any since I got back. I have a RR to try and finish tomorrow but it could be a day or two late in being posted. Then back to the model stitching I think. Hope everyone else had a good weekend.
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Friday, May 11, 2007
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Monday, May 07, 2007
Next, Miss Mary Mack by La-D-Da. The chart calls for the whole thing to be done in black, but I
chose to do it in SSS Rummed Raisin instead. Or it could be Concord!
Lastly, for now anyway, is Elizabeth Designs In The Garden Of My Heart.
I've had to adapt some of the WDW in this as I didn't have them and I think it's working out ok.
That's it for now. I'm going to be doing some of 'The Earth...' next and then possibly Celtic Autumn. Will post more progress pics later on. Thanks for looking. Oh, and for those of you who leave comments, however cheeky some of them are (Helen and Kathy!), I really appreciate them. :o)
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Sunday, May 06, 2007
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Saturday, May 05, 2007
It's actually more royal blue than it looks in these photos.
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We arrived at Perran Sands Haven holiday park at about 2.15 - and check in started at 2.30pm so we timed it really well. Luckily our caravan - 516 - wasn't too far away from all the facilities and it was really lovely inside. There was a small dining area, a large-ish lounge, small kitchen but big enough for us as we weren't really planning on doing much cooking in there, small toilet, a twin bedroom with really small single beds in it, lots of cupboards, a bigger bathroom with loo, sink and double shower, and the main bedroom, which had a door from it to the bathroom, kinda like en suite. Craig did our unpacking and made the bed up. Kate and Matty did their own. Once stuff was sorted in the van we drove down into Perranporth itself and people watched for a bit while sitting overlooking the beach. There were lots of surfers bobbing about in the sea, looking like a whole load of seals. We decided we were hungry by now and we walked over the beach to the Watering Hole pub where we had a lovely meal, sitting outside on the beach. I took some great photos of the sun going down over the water.
The sun was to our left and as it set it cast a lovely light over the water
We were all pretty much knackered by the time we'd finished eating. Kate and Matty walked back over the beach to the car park while Craig and I had another pint before gearing ourselves up to do the same. There is no easy access to this pub, no road. You HAVE to walk across the beach. But we thought it was well worth the visit and the French lad who served us was a bit of alright too. Kate asked him where he was from when she heard his accent and when he said he was from France she said a couple of words to him, which he replied to in French and which totally stumped her. ROFL! She only really knows the basics.
On Tuesday morning we were up bright and early. Kate and Matty wanted to go to a fun park so we dropped them off at Holywell Bay fun park and we carried on to Port Isaac, which is where they film Doc Martin for TV. We parked in the harbour on the beach as the tide was out and went to find somewhere to have something to eat. We ended up having a toasted tea cake in a little cafe but we were still hungry and there was a pasty shop next door. Can't go to Cornwall without eating Cornish pasties now can you! They weren't actually all that nice to be honest with you but we ate them anyway.
We parked on this part of the beach in the harbour in Port Isaac
Another view of the harbour
Canon overlooking the harbour
Floats and lobster pots on the harbour wall
After a look round some of the nearby shops we decided to carry on up the coast a little way before heading back to pick Kate and Matty up. However, I got a text message from Kate to tell me that they'd got on a bus back to the park and we didn't need to hurry back for them. So we just had a slow drive back down the coast. When I say slow I don't really mean it. Craig loves winding country lanes, and so do I when he is driving like a sedate spinster. This, unfortunately, doesn't happen very often, and he's more likely to drive like a demented trainee rally driver...on speed! Talk about taking your life in your hands! JEEZE! Oh and another thing that drove me mad - last week before we went away the car had to go back to the garage for the wheel bearings to be fixed and while they were at it they changed the brake pads or something. Well, they obviously didn't put something back or tighten something up properly, cos we rattled and squealed all over bloody Cornwall and it was very annoying. Roll on this afternoon. It took most of the rest of the afternoon to get back to the park, stopping lots on the way to soak up the views.
We ate at a pub in Perranporth that night but I can't say I was all that impressed with the food. We sat at the beach for an hour when we were finished before heading back to the park. We found a great place to get shots of the sunset, but I won't bore you with all seven of the photos. Here's one though that shows you what a great sight it was. You don't get to see sunsets like this on our side of the country and I'm not up in time to see the sun rise in the mornings.
On Wednesday we all piled into the car for a day long trip. First off we went to the Cornish Cyder Farm, and we were looking around we realised we'd actually been there before. So we bought a 5 litre flagon of Scrumpy Jack for Dene as his reward for dog sitting all week then headed off to Falmouth and picked up some proper Cornish pasties from Rowes pasty shop. We've had them from there before and they're really scrummy. After that we went up to Pendennis Point where there is an ice cream van. He does gorgeous Cornish ice cream with clotted cream on the top - very fattening but sod it, we were on holiday. After that we carried on down the coast and round the bottom and on to Land's End, where we ate our pasties overlooking the sea, near the famous sign. We were 507 miles from home at this point. We had a bit of a wander round and perused the shops, bought a couple of small gifts for people. Actually, mostly for me! LOL. We went back to the caravan park via St Ives, Hayle and Redruth. I know these place names aren't strange, but there are certainly some really weird place names in Cornwall. Let me see, there was Goonhavern, Sticker, Fiddlers Green, oh, and Cocks. I kid you not, there is a place in Cornwall called Cocks. I was in stitches.
On Thursday we went to Cornwall Gold and Treasure Park. This place has loads of little shops and a huge hall that sells everything to do with jewellery imaginable. Craig bought me a lovely gold and blue topaz bracelet and I bought him a bracelet too. He's wanted one for ages and there was 25% off so he got it. He also bought me a pearl that I chose myself - or rather I chose the oyster that it was in. I didn't have it set because there was nothing I really fancied. And they didn't have a drill anyway! Kate went to the bear factory and made herself a bear, which came with a birth certificate and everything. When we left there we had a bit of a drive around then went back to the van. We started packing up some of our stuff ready for in the morning. Kate and Matty stayed on site for something to eat, but Craig and I went to the Plume of Feathers, not far away, and had a lovely meal.
Friday was time to head for home. We left the park after loading the car up at about 8.15am and it took us till 2pm to get to Lynn's house. We had a pee break and cuppa to revive before setting out once more to come home. We dropped Matty off at his house near the Metro Centre and we were home for 8pm. It was a long day. Mollie was pleased to see us and so was Dene when he saw his cider! We were all starving so we sent out for Chinese to be delivered. Once I'd eaten I caught up on my emails and the message boards I visit and I've caught up with all my blog reading this morning, seeing as I was up at 6.30am.
Well that's it for now, hope I haven't bored you stupid. Should have probably warned you it's a long post. LOL. If you've made it all the way to the bottom you deserve a medal. There are more pics in my Webshots album if you're interested, link to the right.
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1. Explain what ended your last relationship? He was a lazy git!
2. When was the last time you shaved? Can't remember - trousers hide a multitude of sins.
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.? It's only 7am.
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago? Reading someone else's blog.
5. Are you any good at math? It depends on what it is, better at addition than subtraction.
6. Your prom night? Don't have proms in the UK.
7. Do you have any famous ancestors? Sir Walter Scott (apparently).
8. Have you had to take a loan out for school? Yes when I was in my 30's.
9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile? Don't have a myspace profile.
10. What is your myspace profile? N/A
11. Last thing received in the mail? Bills.
12. How many different beverages have you had today? Nothing yet, only been up half an hour.
13. Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machines? Not always.
14. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to? Lindisfarne at Newcastle City Hall.
15. What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had? Had wisdom teeth removed.
16. What is out your back door? Quite a large garden.
17. Any plans for Friday night? Last night I came home from Cornwall. Next Friday I'll be deciding what to take to a Get-together in Nuneaton.
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair? I don't go in the sea - people would mistake me for a whale.
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns? No
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium? No.
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower? Yes.
22. Some things you are excited about? Getting my new car this afternoon and the Nuneaton GTG.
23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO? Strawberry.
24. Describe your keychain(s)? A charity fake pound coin for shopping trollies, a cross stitched J that a friend made and three keys. Later on today the car key will be different and I'll have a new fob that has Jacqueline engraved on it. I wish someone would do one with Jacqui!
25. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people? Probably when I was back at college doing presentations in front of the class.
26. What kind of winter coat do you own? A waterproof thing with a fleece lining.
27. What was the weather like on your graduation day? Don't have graduation days in the UK.
28. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed? Open, the dog needs to be able to get in and out otherwise she'd scratch the door to bits.
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Friday, May 04, 2007
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