Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Father's Day

Hello :o)
Top left: my Dad (Peter), Mum, Auntie Jackie
Bottom: me, Julian - on mum's lap.
I had the most wonderful parents, they loved their children and there was nothing they would not do for all of us (i have three brothers).
Today my brother Julian, who has four boys, was alone for fathers day. Two of his sons serve in the RAF and are both overseas and the other two are at University. They did send him fathers day cards and it was quite obvious from their greetings that they think they have the best Dad in the world - i know my father would be very proud of that.
I never knew my grandfather on my Dad's side of the family, but my Grandad on my Mum's side was fantastic - my grandparents did no live far from Margate Railway Station and i can remember times when my Grandad would take us there to look at the steam engines - i remember he was a good story teller and what fascinated me was all the noises he could make especially trains, i guess he got this from taking us to look at so many over the years ....... like my father he was a wonderful Grandfather - he always seemed old and gentle, funny too, i can see his happy smiley face even now.
Fathers day for me is now a day to remember all the happy times we all spent together and to realise what a lucky girl i was to have such a loving and devoted Father.
Speaky soon :o)

Monday, 15 June 2009

The holiday is over hoo !

Today i went back to work after being on holiday for two weeks - two fabulous weeks. Its been great exploring Cornwall, jus when you think there are no more gems to find .... you find more. I don't know why but i have never travelled the coast road from Newquay to Padstow, its a lovely road with so many wonderful views.
Thursday was our last day as the next day i was to drive Anne back to Herne Bay - i decided we should have breakfast out again, but this time in style - i wanted to surprise her by taking her to Jamie Oliver's restaurant 'Fifteen', but the surprise was on me as when we arrived we were told it was closed. The students that work and train there were having their graduation ceremony and Jamie was arriving any minute. We didn't hang around for his arrival as we were hungry and wanted breakfast! I always have a back up plan and so headed across the other side of Newquay to the Lewinnick Lodge at Pentire (you may remember it was here that i organised Marion's 60th Birthday doo) its a lovely place with fantastic views, perched on the cliff top overlooking Newquay.
We spotted this fishing boat while waiting for our was darting back and forth at quite a fast speed with a stream of seagulls chasing after it, presumably trying to catch their breakfast!

The picture below i took from the decking of the Lewinnick, its a house that has also been built into the side of the cliff. Look to the left of the house, can you see the swimming pool that has been carved out of the rock - wow, imagine swimming in that. There are some fabulous properties in Cornwall - i'd love to be staying here while there is a winter storm raging outside, bet its a bit scary too.

Seagulls are so naughty, i always feel compelled to take their photo's tho - this one was unlucky, no breakfast for him, well not at this restaurant.

Somes views of Newquay:

These are students from a diving school - they were jumping from the rocks into the sea, there was a chap in a canoe to help them!
Will show more in my next post.
Speaky soon ;O)

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Breakfast at the Beach not Harrods !


This was my breakfast this morning ....

followed by a cup of coffee ....

As you can probably see i was at the Beach cafe and not in Harrods .....hehee!

I've had a great fortnight with my step mum, i am drivng her back to Kent on Friday and as its our last day tomorrow we are off to Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen' for breakfast........i know what you are all thinking ..... and yes i have put on pounds this week !

Speaky soon X

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Hello :o)

Life by the sea is fab - here are some pics of where i live now. This is the view when i step out of my front door.

Some views of the beach ...

This is a little hotel nesteled into the cliffs - with other properties around it.

The pic below is look up the valley and cove from the beach, i live somewhere to the right !

That jus gives you a glimpse of my new surroundings - bet you all wanna come visit me now eh?

Speaky soon XX