Wednesday, 7 May 2014

It's a boy........

In less than three weeks time me and Matt are going to be the proud parents of a new, fluffy, beautiful Labrador puppy!!!!!

After watching out for any local breeders planning a litter for a long time, and a lot of convincing Matt he wanted to be a daddy, we have finally taken the plunge and put a deposit down on one of these pups.



The first visit was just me checking them out, so after a 70 mile round trip I picked Matt up from work and we went and visited again.


On Bank Holiday Monday we went to visit the puppies again as they are now 6 weeks old - they have found their teeth and took a particular fancy to Matt's trainers!!!

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After an hour of playing with them, they took themselves off to bed for a nap - clearly time for us to leave.




19 sleeps to go until we pick him up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Bank Holiday at Maker, Cornwall


Another camping trip, but this time closer to home. After getting all of the essentials on Thursday evening at the supermarket we hoped for a quick escape on Friday evening.


At Tesco....


But it turned out that everyone in the world was heading over the Torpoint Ferry into Cornwall too :-(


Passing the time....


Luckily it's only a 40 minute journey to Maker, so after taking a slight detour through a ford that was far too high to drive through we arrived, pitched the new bear tent and settled down for an evening with a camp fire and sea view.






The evening's games started with 'My Little Yellow Shopping Bag'. So we took it in turns to remember and add to the list, and as the wine flowed the items grew quite random! In my little yellow shopping bag there was:

- candy floss
- condoms
- glow in the dark gnomes
- wood
- a biker jacker
- a steering wheel
- wacky backy
- a carpet sample
- champagne bottles
- 7 miniature tents
- 49 red balloons
- couscous
- face masks
- a real life little elf
- 12 Torpoint ferries
- a poster of Pierce Brosnan
- apples
- Smeaton (without the last s) Tower (randomly only remembered only if the word Japan was mention)
- a treasure map
- fire extinguisher
- a foldable patio set
- can't remember! Green, green, grass (thanks Helen)
- a mousetrap
- A pack of playing cards with all the jacks missing
- Asia
- A NASA telescope the size of Plymouth

Other random games followed and it's fair so say a few of us ended up a little worse for wear the next day. 



The gnomes made an appearance too.....



The next morning we headed off for a walk to Cawsand and Kingsand. Lisa made about 100 metres before needing a rest and eventually turning back to her tent for a nap.


Pretty walk....











Kingsand.....






Random couple with a mirror in the sea?!?!?!?!?!?


Over to Cawsand....



After a quick stop for some fish and chips we were re-energised and ready to head along the Rame Peninsula...











It all got a bit too much....


After our quick rest at Rame Head we decided to take a "shortcut" along the coastal path back to the campsite. By this point we had clocked up about 4 miles, but thought that missing out Cawsand and Kingsand would be quicker........apparently not!

Delirium kicked in soon after and discussions of CIA agents following us soon started. Along with Bill's rendition of 'He Ain't Heavy' on repeat..... the road is looonnnnngggggggg!! With many a winding turn. That leads us to who knows where? who knows where?????????..................



After debating climbing up a very steep slope because we were sure the campsite was on the left, we finally glimpsed Maker over to the right! Just another huge bay, (and Kingsand and Cawsand) to go....



The total route walked....


...it's fair to say we enjoyed a cold drink and some dinner that night!!!

Maker in the sunshine....