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Posted: Today at 07:14

Back down to earth with a bump. A section of spring has fallen off my car. I cant get it in to the garage until Tuesday, and I've got four 50 mile round trips to do before then.


Posted: Today at 07:10

When I was little, I used to watch the holiday programmes about foreign lands and get wanderlust. My dad used to say that exotic places weren't for the likes of us. When my other half had a heart attack, out of the blue at the age of 40, we changed our perspective on life. We have no kids, so now we spend what we can, having a good holiday. When the weather is good, a week in a caravan in cornwall can be magical. In fact, when the weather is good, a week in the garden can be brilliant.

My dad could have written the definitive book on how to go on holiday and spend very little. He seemed to know every beach with free parking and no ice cream van.


Posted: Yesterday at 23:31

I'm impressed punkdoc. I only climbed one mountain. or was it a big hill?. Above Buttermere on a school camp. Shenanigins the night before meant I had little sleep, and I opted for an extra 10 minutes sleep over breakfast. Half way up I went hypo, and slithered down a wall. A packet of dextrosol later I was skipping around like a mountain goat.  One of the lads from the boys school still remembers me coming out of the cold tarn in pants and a wet T shirt....


Posted: Yesterday at 23:24

There is something very special about swimming with wild dolphins. My first one was just outside St Ives harbour. we often had dolphins bow riding the dive boat, but one day, when a 12 year old was learning to dive, she had finished doing the "hover", and the instructor gave the sign to turn around. As she turned around, she came face to face with a dolphin looking at her, with the sort of expression that says, "what are you doing?"

A very special moment for a new diver to tell her friends about at school after the weekend.

The cornish pod move around Lands end, from St Ives, to Sennen, and around Lands end to Mounts Bay. Exhilarating but tiring to snorkel with.

Kat the Dugong is very special too. He creeps up on divers, and uses the shot line to floss his teeth with. He only does it with the dive boat line, not interested in other boats.  and then theres Phoenix the manta, who hangs around until you've got the perfect shot...


Posted: Yesterday at 23:03

Parfumiers will pay a fortune for whale vomit.(ambergris). Best fixative for perfume there is.


Posted: Yesterday at 23:00

You should have seen my OH when we found the blue ringed Octopus in October.

Drugs can't get you that high. It took him a fortnight to come down.

 Colours have NOT been manipulated in photoshop.


Posted: Yesterday at 22:39

I have shark teeth , from a shark dive on the great barrier reef, but its nowhere near that big. Where did you get that? 

Nice urchin shells. 


Posted: Yesterday at 22:31

I'm going to bed now, but I dream of this when I want  sweet dreams....


Footage from a dive in Cocos (Keeling) island,  Indian Ocean.  Nice warm water,good company.

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:19

Was it Gardening News? My nan used to have it delivered each week, along with Amateur Gardening. I got them a week or two later.


Posted: Yesterday at 22:17

Ignore the lawn until March. Feeding at this time is a waste of time and money. Most lawns are too soggy to cut now.  Keep off it while it is frozen or muddy.

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