Friday, 12 October 2012

Bostin’ Day in Bude

We have been so lucky on our holidays so far.  The weather has been glorious.


A lovely drive up to Bude was followed by a rather yummy lunch in the Falcon Hotel, sat on the picturesque Bude Canal.  Fred was made to feel very welcome and the food was second to none.


Then it was time for a wander up the canal towards the sea…



and then heading over the foot bridge and back towards the town.



On the hill overlooking the town itself we found an old weather station and monument…


a short climb back down shows its vantage point up high


Fred found all of the water fascinating



We then headed up around the Bude Marshes


before stopping for a quick coffee looking back towards the hotel where we had eaten earlier.



We had a smashing day, but it was soon time to head back down the Atlantic Highway and to our caravan home once more.

Jo Anne

Thursday, 11 October 2012



Today we spent time in Perranporth with Jannah-Beth, Dee and the dogs.

It’s all still very strange not having their Dad around, but it’s amazing how the sea air and beach can put things into perspective when you need them to.

The lovely walk on the beach tired out Fred and Gem before we had to return to Tregurrian once more.

Jo Anne


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Shopping, Friends and Westward Ho!

Despite cancelling our plans to holiday with all of our friends, we did want to meet up with everyone, and so it was decided that we would all meet up at Atlantic Village for a good old mooch around the shops together.

We are 2 hours away from our meeting place, and everyone else about 30 minutes, so we decided to head off early in order that we didn’t keep everyone waiting for us.

We had a lovely time, and I managed to spend some birthday money on some new clothes.


We then all grabbed some picnic lunch from Asda and headed off for a lunch break, followed by a walk on the beach at Northam Burrows.  We finished the day together by finding a little cafe at Westward Ho!  The boys all took advantage of the free wi-fi and logged onto their phones and ipads!



A coffee, a cake and a chat later and then it was time to all go our separate ways once more.

We had a gentle two hour drive back to Tregurrian and our peaceful little caravan.

A lovely day all round I think.

Jo Anne

Sunday, 7 October 2012


It’s my birthday, and Fred has been really enjoying himself with my goodies….

If you slide show the above pictures, it’s almost like he is moving LOL

We had a lovely wander out this afternoon, wandering Carnwas and Bedruthan Steps, and ending up at Padstow for a wonderful birthday Sunday dinner.


It was then back to the van for an early night once more.  All of this fresh air is very tiring at my age you know!

Jo Anne

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A Little Quiet Time

It has been a horrible few months, culminating in the loss of Pauls Dad, Mel, who fought a long battle with cancer.  The funeral was beautiful, and an awful lot of money was raised for cancer research, Macmillan and the local Sunrise Centre, in lieu of flowers.

Now it is time to stop, and to take time out to come to terms with what has happened and how we move on once more.

We had our holiday booked for the best part of 12 months, and were meeting up with Sally-Ann, Mike, Jamie and Phill at Umberleigh, and having a big birthday meal for me on the Sunday, along with some more friends who were coming to join us.  We decided to cancel that holiday.

Instead we found a camp site only 45 minutes from home, where we could hole up and do nothing if we didn’t feel like it.  It also meant that we were close to Jannah Beth (Paul’s youngest sister) if she needed us.

The camp site was at Tregurrian, not far from Newquay, and just a mile and a half from Watergate Bay and it’s gorgeous dog friendly beach.

Once we had pitched up we decided on a wander to the beach to stretch our legs and give Fred a run.




It was a lovely day, with the sun shining on us.  We could have been anywhere in the world, but we together and happy in our peaceful retreat from everything.

Jo Anne