Sunday, 29 May 2011

21st Century Pen Pals Finally Meet

It has been many years since I started to follow Jordiegirl's blog, and we have been corresponding via blog posts, comments and emails for most of the time that we have ‘known’ each other.

Then, last year, Jordiegirl found out she had won a competition for a weeks holiday in Cornwall.  Of course, this was a sign from the Gods that we had to meet finally!

Sally-Ann has also been corresponding with her, and so all three of us decided to bring our respective families along too.  This way we could all have lunch together too.

I have been so excited – daft I know, at my age, but I really feel like I already know her, so to actually have a face to face get together is wonderful.

We arranged that we should all meet at Treasure Park in Portreath, as they did a carvery, and we could have our Sunday lunch whilst we were there.

After meeting at the pre-arrange spot, we had hugs and started to chat incessantly, as if we had always done this!

Unfortunately, it turned out that the carvery was only being done during the winter, and so, after a couple of calls by Paul, we got booked into the Portreath Arms for their Sunday Roast.

We all had a wander around the Gold Centre, and Jordiegirl and her lovely son went on the 4D ride, before we had a coffee, and then headed on down to Portreath for our meal.


We made sure we got the very important picture of the three of us together, and then we got a lovely family shot of JG and her boys


Once we had eaten our roast dinners with very naughty puddings, we had a wander around the harbour


but not before getting a few pictures outside of the pub we had just eaten in



All in all, we had a wonderful time, and I just wish I didn’t have to work this week, as it would be lovely to be able to spend more time with my wonderful bloggie friend.

  Jo Anne


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Blogger Problems

Sorry guys - I'm unable to post comments to anyone at present. It keeps asking me to sign in, when I am already, and when I add my sign on again it ignores it!

Blogger seems to have plenty of problems at the moment :-(

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Trelissick Gardens and Restronguet Point


The weather looked promising this morning, and we wanted to make the most of the day, so decided that we might drive over to Trelissick Gardens  for a wander through the grounds.


On entry via the National Trusts office, we were told that the Arial Motocross Bike Club was exhibiting in the stable block, and so we headed on round for a looky-loo


The club members were very welcoming, and allowed us to look over their precious bikes as our leisure, and answered any questions that we had, and Paul had many of course!






Then it was time to wander through the gardens






and then Paul spotted what looked like a big poo!


It turned out to be a beautifully carved ram sculpture!





We wandered for a fair while, before coming across this wisteria covered bridge to walk over.  We then realised that this was the bridge that we had walked under the last time we came over to Trelissick.




The winter weather had obviously taken it’s toll on the gardens as you can see by the temporary brace that had strapped to these two trees!


Having walked our little legs off, we then stopped off at the cafe for some spicy carrot and coriander soup with a roll, and some natural lemon and ginger soda.

We wandered the gift shop before leaving and then decided to divert to Restronguet point before we headed home



above, you can see the remains of the beautiful Pandora Inn that was destroyed by fire a few months ago.  It is shrouded with scaffold and sheeting for the restoration work to take place.



Paul enjoyed the view up the river, and watched the canoes as they headed up river.

What a lovely day.

Jo Anne


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Visit From Friends

It’s been a few months since we last saw Kelly, Dylan and Paul, and Oh My Lord, how my little Godson has grown!

He and Fred soon remembered that they were friends, and went charging around the garden with Fred’s teddy bears or Dylan’s Gordon the train and his tenders.


We are now in the questioning stage….. what’s that? why?What’s that? Very funny….. but we are also in the cheeky stage….” ‘ello gorgeous!” So cute!


It was so lovely to be able to catch up with Kel, I really miss not been able to do that unless it’s by email, text or phone.

The next visit will be in June when we are in the Midlands for a week.  Can’t wait!

Jo Anne

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Windows 7 / Internet Explorer Problems

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have really struggled with being able to post onto blogger since I started using Windows 7 and the seemingly incompatible Internet explorer.  Hence the reason for the delay in posting all of the latest news from Cornwall.

Anyway, the frustration got the better of me yesterday evening, and so, after googling various questions I came to the conclusion that I would just have to keep flicking between compatibility mode, and just do without being able to centre align or spell check anything!

Then, whilst I was putting a question into my start browser bar, the option of using Windows Live Writer came up.

I linked to my blogger account very easily, and soon was writing one post after another, dropping one picture after another onto the page, just by drag and dropping, and publishing directly to blogger through the click of a button.

I am totally and utterly converted, and will never again try and write a post directly into blogger.  All that waiting around whilst it uploads photos! When I think of the time that was wasted!

Anyway, my love of this new found friend has actually got me to catch up on writing a months worth of blog posts and update 20 odd cards to by craft blog.

Frustration over.  Welcome to a new age in blogging!  Why on earth is this not made common knowledge anywhere out there in t’internet land…… or maybe it is, and I just took forever to catch on!

Until the next one…… this is one happy blogger signing off for the day!

Jo Anne