Friday, 24 December 2010

Our First Christmas in Cornwall

Over the last few days a few things have happened:

First, we were unable to get to visit families because of the weather.
Then, we managed to post most of our Christmas presents, and they have all arrived.
Davina managed to get a couple of days off work.

So, we spent some time on Perranporth Beach:

One brave surfer!
and went to Falmouth:

Then some members of our families managed get on Skype, so that we can see each other on Christmas Day. Trying it out has been very good.

Yesterday I visited some friends in Redruth & Helston, and had a lovely time chatting and drinking tea.

And, I have really enjoyed listening to Annie Lennox on her Christmas Cornucopia album, this is a taster. Enjoy:

Wishing you all
a Happy Christmas
a Healthy and Fruitful New Year

Monday, 20 December 2010

Truro Town Criers

This is the Truro Town Crier:
I saw him in the town last week and asked if I could take his picture, he appeared pleased to be asked and posed gladly.

But, today there are two more Criers in Truro; Davina and Me. We are sad because our planned trip to London and Ramsgate has had to be postponed until the new year because of the weather.

We really wanted to see:

... before Christmas because we love them and miss seeing them as much as we used to.

We do wish our families a very Happy Christmas 
and hope to see you
in the New Year.

Pete & Davina

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sea Glass

Davina had a day off today, so we went to Loe Beach near Feock:

It is a beautiful and quiet place.
We saw, an Egret:

A Heron:
It's in there somewhere

A Cormorant, a couple of Robins, some buoys, but no people.

We took some lunch with us, and enjoyed eating it while we looked at the view:

I took the opportunity to search for Sea Glass for the Mess-makers Mum:

Sea glass is glass found on beaches along oceans, bays, rivers or large lakes that has been tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth, frosted shards of glass.
Combing shorelines for sea glass is a hobby for many beach-goers either simply to collect, or to craft into jewelry or other decorative pieces. (Wikipedia)

This is what I found:
I don't know if it is any good but I'm sure she'll let me know.

We had a really lovely and peaceful time, it reminded, again, why we love to live here.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Feeding Travis

Travis is the name of the calf that was born recently on my friend’s farm; he is named after his father.

He is doing well and growing fast:
Travis Junior

Unfortunately, his Mum is not able to produce enough milk for him, although she is trying to:

So when I visited on Saturday I was given the chance of feeding Travis from a bottle. This was yet another new experience for me. You will have to take my word for it that the hands are mine. You will also see that Mum was looking on to see that I was doing it right:

I am glad his Dad wasn't there to check on me:
Travis Senior
That would have been a bit scary.

The last I heard, Mum and Travis are both doing OK.

Monday, 6 December 2010


Davina doesn't like this picture, but it is the best one that I have to illustrate this little blog:

Davina bought a new hat to keep out the winter weather as she walks to work on these cold Cornish mornings.

Last week she was wearing her hat as we walked into town to do a bit of shopping. On the way we saw an elderly lady walking towards us, grinning all over her face. As she got closer to us she said, to Davina, 'what a lovely hat, it's really nice'. Then as she got nearer still she said, 'Can I touch it? I'd love to stroke it'. Davina said: 'Of course you can'.

So the lady stroked it and said: 'Thank you, it's lovely, it reminds me of my dead cat'.