Thursday, 31 July 2008


Thought i would blog about the the lovely week i spent last week in that gorgous weather we had down here in cornwall with some photgraphs as well , BUT the new all singing dancing computer will not let me add images to my blog ARGH!! how annoying so i think it is back to the drawing board for the computer our friend who is was in I.T. had a look but had know idea as to why it will not let us link onto some sites really thought we had it sorted last week, computers are great when they are working correctly but a pain in the neck when they don't.

Will tell you about the concert we went to last friday at the eden project went to see K.T.Tunstall she was really good did some new stuff but a lot of things we recognised "black horse and the cherry tree" came across really well , she can really rock it out for such a small person played for 1 - 1/2 hrs, she came on at 9.30pm so it was almost dark and the biomes were lit up in different colours it is so beautiful , at christmas time they have little blue christmas trees lining the paths down to the biomes . She thought it was great" playing a gig in a large quarry" Got there two hrs before she came on so we could have a look around the tropical biome virtually had the place to ourselves as another band were playing outside so people were watching them, we have been a few times to eden and seen the biomes really growing with all the exhibits and plants it is such an unusual place well worth a visit when in cornwall although the entrance is now £15 per adult which is a bit steep i think
but you can spend most of the day there and for you photographers out there it would be your own little eden you will love it it is so diverse, obviously outside the seasons bring different things so whatever time you go there will always be something to see , we left 5mins before the end to miss the crush which is advisable because it can take ages to get out otherwise, had a great evening got home around 12midnight i was starving so had tea and some hot buttered toast the simple things are always the best!

Will do a catch up at some point when i can get some piccies up and running.

Monday, 28 July 2008


Just got computer back again, it was over a week at the place, couldn't complain to much as it was done through work, so it was all payed for, result! It is so much better and a hell of a lot quicker so i am now hoping that it is back for good. Going to take me ages to catch up with whatever everyone else has been doing whilst i have been away from blogging.

A lot has been going on here as well, i have joined a fantasy football team just going to choose my team today should be fun , decided my team will be called THE CORNISH CHOUGHS so wish me luck , quite looking forward to it. The weather here has been wonderful we have been out and about a lot will update that at some point later.

Tony is at the hospital today having an endoscope and a camera [being crude here] up the other end as well poor thing at least he is being put out for the both things, he went to the loo 25 times through out yesterday , we think that all this is a routine check as he has ceoliac desease and they do these procedures every 18 months so not expecting anything bad to appear. Still a bit anxious for him never a nice thing to go under anesthetic , be waiting for the phone to ring this afternoon on tenterhooks! Our friend took him this morning and will pick him up later, the afore mentioned friend is also starting our kitchen tiling today so he will be back soon. Catch up again later bye for now

Thursday, 17 July 2008


News story from cornwall on yesterdays local news , a cow has been rescued after falling 70ft from a cliff whilst grazing to near to the cliff edge in west cornwall , the poor thing had been there since saturday the rspca had absailed down to give it food and water on two occasions. The only way to get her out was to airlift by helicopter, the coastgaurds had failed to get her on a boat, so they sedated her and winched her out to safety at a cost of wait for it! £14.000 which apparently will come out of the navys training budget. She has got some sprained joints otherwise none the worse for her odeal, they think the fall was broken by a rock pool. The heffer was the second one to fall at the same place from the same herd in two weeks, natural england and the r.s.p.b own the land and are trying to improve grassland for birdlife mainly the chough, so who's responsible for keeping the cows safe? the farmer i guess. What were they supposed to do leave it to die or pay the money to rescue it , my opinion resue it , can't bare the thought of anything suffering.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

what was that?

Finally that thing appeared in the sky on sunday SUN hurray! had a leisurely morning sitting in the garden,then after lunch it seemed to cloud over here so decided to head for the beach a few miles away so pleased we did it was wonderfully sunny set up wind breaks got the chairs out and towels ah bliss just to have sun on your back felt great, i know we are not supposed to just lay in the sun but it felt so good , the beach was full of happy people quite a lot of surfers and body boarders in the water everybody making the most of the day. Our local beach is mawgan porth which is five miles away, it has unfortunatley over the winter lost a lot of it's sand exposing a lot of rock where the soft sand used to be so in the school holidays the beach will be absolutely jammed packed with people you will certainly have to claim your spot early to get the soft sand. We stayed there until 5.15pm came back and had melon with parma ham along with a bottle of chillean chardonnay in the sun. what a lovely change to have some warmth. As i said have been feeling grotty the past two weeks but that one day of just doing not a lot has done wonders feeling so much better thank goodness.
So much for a great sunday the weather here is very cloudy and misty today and yesterday but still warm, forcast looking better for tomorrow.
Well back to work today have to get a wriggle on, got a good mile walk to work which will do me good to get some exercise, hopfully getting back to a diet and running soon, we have two months to go before our holiday to istanbul so have to get in trim for that. quick post today will do more tomorrow.

Friday, 11 July 2008


This one was taken again near zennor, but the rock formations are very different! they have been formed by the wind and water,

Quite a dramatic picture taken from a long way up the coastal path near zennor

Well been without a computer for the past few days, but i can now say i have a faster runnning system the guy has added some update or other, and the fan that was overheating has now been done as well , it is really running so much quicker, can't believe how much you can miss a computer, so it has been good to be back blogging bit sad really when you could be doing so much more but the weather has been crap so doing things indoors has been the only option.

Still not feeling great finished antibiotics but still left with this dreadful cough please let us have some sun to make us all feel better! Our friends have been in gerona for a few days and i get texts saying it is 31 degrees still sitting outside at 10.30pm been on the beach today gee thanks who needs friends like this .
Weather should improve as the thequaksoflife is off on his holidays again next week he usually knows when to pick a good week it is uncanny how many times he gets it right have a good time anyway pete.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

New York

Above: Taken on a boat trip going to Ellis island
With the New York skyline behind

TOP: The most iconic statue in the USA
Imagine all those immigrants seeing this for the first time when going to ellis island wondering if they will become u.s. citizen's.

We went on a trip to new york in may this, this was supposed to happen last year for my 50th birthday but tony fell ill, but as they say "everything comes to those who wait" it was a most fantastic holiday we were there for 6 days, did almost everything on my to do list, have to leave some things for another trip don't you!

Stayed at home

Well decided to stay at home after all, thought it would be rather silly to go to essex , very disappointed not to see the daughters, grandaughters and mum but would not have enjoyed it, i will now probably go up in a few weeks time.

Not long to go for the last episode of Doctor who tonight so it is dinner on my lap in front of the tv. Did anyone see the drama Criminal Justice last week on bbc 1 ? I thought it was very good and well writen, and the casting of the charactors was excellent. Did not show our police in a very good light or the prison service for that matter, a good watch though .

Maybe post after Dr Who

Thursday, 3 July 2008

It never rains but it really pours!!

Decided to sleep in the spare room last night, did not want to keep hubby awake with my coughing and spluttering, just got to sleep at 1.30am then awoke to DRIP DRIP DRIP oh not again this time the roof was leaking , so at 1.30 i was moving the armchair getting little pots to catch the water black bin liner to save the carpet, did hubby awake NO! t it did stop after a while but could not believe it water water everywhere! finally got to sleep sometime. So we will now have to get a person in for that. wasn't my day yesterday was it?

On the kithchen front it wasn't the dishwasher but a faulty pipe behind the cupboard, the chap has done that but it needs for the cupboard to come out and the pipe tightened up some more and the floor to dry out, but it has ruined the floor covering so will see if we can get some compensation on that, but at least the leak has stopped.

Seems all doom and gloom at the moment sorry, doctor said i have a really bad throat infection so i am on 8 antibiotics a day for 5 days to see if that will clear it, i had said that this was going on since we got back from holiday on and off apparently these things can take months to shift gee thanks makes you feel a whole lot better i don't think! See how i feel tomorrow then decide if i will go to london or not maybe the tabs will kick in by then.

Happier sight today the sun has finally come out in cornwall , all the windows open get some fresh air in the house, so i think it is time for tea in the garden

Will post again if i am here if not will try when i am up in essex next week . Happy blogging everyone x

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Oh hell!

Panic stations, saw a dark mark appearing on my kitchen floor not a good sign! on lifting up the lino oh my god a big leak from the newly fitted dishwasher, i had a new kitchen fitted in april , so the pipework must be dodgy somewhere, must have been leaking for a while i think , the floor will need replacing and maybe a cupboard luckily we had not got new flooring, the guy who fitted it can't come till monday but rang the kitchen company directly and they are coming out this morning at see what needs to be done why does nothing ever go smoothly these days urgh!

Not sure i will be taking my trip next week, got this really bad throat again, off to the docs later hoping they will give me some antibiotics, tony went on monday with the same thing, we just can't seem to shift this virus we have had since coming back from new york, brings you down after a while . I shall be so upset if i can't come up to see everyone, have not seen the two oldest grandchildren since the end of febuary, still may feel better by saturday, be positive!


Local news , conservationists at St Just are pleased to say that a pair of choughs have reared two chicks. A programme started in 2001 to get native choughs to try and breed again in cornwall getting local farmers to make a habitat suitable for the chough, well it worked, these are the first pair to rear young in 150yrs amazing eh! the sight is obviously secret but they had a camera on the nest the young are six weeks old nearly ready to leave.

Arthurian legend says that the red beak and legs of the bird are the blood spilt of arthur in his last battle. And cornish legend says that choughs on the land will bring a very good harvest. Great news all round , shows we can work at one with nature when we want to .