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Guess who won the vodka

This morning, I was playing back the videos I took in Cornwall and realised, to Denise’s great amusement, that I started almost all of them with “So, here we are at…” When you watch them, one after the other, it’s … Continue reading

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Technical woes

Today we left Morningstar Cottage, walked along the almost mud path, used the short access path rather than the beach, reversed Freddy, packed him up then drove all the way home. The reason we had to walk all the way … Continue reading

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Furry and the Playing Place

In Helston there is a roundabout called Furry. It took me a while to find out why. Apparently there is, in Helston, a traditional dance performed on May 8 every year called the Furry Dance (‘furry’ may have come from … Continue reading

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Life’s too short for matching socks

Today was Denise Day. It was full of things she really wanted to do in Cornwall. There was the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, the Pixie Shop in Boscastle and Tintagel Castle. She also wanted to see King … Continue reading

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Rain interrupted day

Today it rained. And rained. It was an awful day. And the thing is, it’s all well and good going site seeing if your car is parked outside your accommodation but when you have to walk along a dirt track … Continue reading

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All aboard the wobbly boards

So, we’re sitting in the Harbour Inn, a lovely pub in the equally lovely town of Porthleven, and who should walk in but Mr 1962, his partner and his hair dye victim brother, Mr 83. These were the people from … Continue reading

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Five quarters of pizza

The National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, at Falmouth, is excellent. I’ve wanted to visit for ages but it’s never really worked out whenever we’ve been in Cornwall. Today, however, a dream became reality when I managed to drag Denise through the … Continue reading

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Light shower day

He left here in 1962, the man being served at the bar in the Pandora Inn. He was a lawyer in Australia, retired to New Zealand, and was now back to visit family. He reliably informed the barman and me … Continue reading

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When instructions go wrong

There was quite a bit of rain between Farnham and Cornwall today. Driving conditions started off pretty good but it deteriorated around the time we passed the county boundary. It tested the automatic windscreen wipers of Freddy Fiat and Denise’s … Continue reading

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Farewell chat

The weather changed a bit today. There was actually a pretty sunrise. As I said to Denise, there were probably a few shepherds heeding the warning. It felt like rain all morning. My weather app said there might be rain … Continue reading

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