Rodwell Trail some time ago, and the weather was rather rough, so today we thought we'd revisit it, and see if we could make it furthet south towards Chiswell. We certainly found the steep climb of the former railway that carried stone from the quaries on Portland. There's a great view of the Olympic sailing terrirory from here, and all the way down Fleet lagoon, but it was a bit of a challenge for Mipp. Great views from the top all the way down to Worbarrow tout and Kimmeridge Bay. Must remember that there's plenty of water on the port side even at low tide for Kayaking.
Chips in the harbour at Weymouth from Fritz and Chips, which had the German Olympic Training team parked almost outside - they are here in numbers already! Eight Vorsprung durch Techincs, but no boats in sight.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tonight we had a barbeque in the garden (without any arguements) - interesting!
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Friday, July 29, 2011
I've never seen such an enormous pile of stuff ready to go camping, but we are talking 30 boy scouts (a few lucky girls too) and 15 leaders. Lewis has been getting quite excited and I took this one at the time of offing, as they alll waited for the truck to come and collect all the bags, food, tents, sailing equipment etc....
They will be in a field on the Thames near Pangbourne, leaving Greg and Miranda feeling very jealous!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Lewis has been racing this afternoon at Calshot, we've been catching up on other things, having been sailing yesterday ourselves in an RS Vision. We managed to capsize twice which was fun, another valuable experience gained! It was fun doing our stuff and seeing Lewis alongside us in a Topper very confidently gliding along
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
What a strange sight they made waddling off down the street, with George (the pig) taking up the rear, free range, following dutifully behind.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This is one of Greg from a few weeks ago that I never used of his footballing characters.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The production was set in a magical land with two tribes separated by a mighty river. The only thing they have in common is a mutual dislike of each other....
This all changes when a TV crew turn up to make a documentary and propose a bridge across the river.... Disaster surely lies ahead, that is until the ancient knowledge of Wisdom intervenes with a solution - the Peace Child.
And Gregory is cast as Wisdom!
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Today Lewis and Kyle have been getting some race training from Ben Oliver who's one of the top RS Feva helmsmen racing with the National Squad, who just happens to sail at Calshot - it's a great club that really encourages youngsers to excel.
Miranda and Greg have both been out sailing today, which when you consider it was blowing at up to 36knots is a fair achievement...
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
They have also been making a model wayfarer dinghy with the assistance of John (next door) and next he's working on the sailmaker...
Nowthen boys pay attention... Would you like to try your hand at winning a £6000 adventure holiday
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sometimes it's nice just to get them off to bed and have a bit of peace and quiet...
Miranda had sports day today, she tells me she won her race against the other girls - nice one Mipp!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
When I look at pictures like this I always think I must take less photos with my iPhone - but the truth is it's just so damn convenient (and I am lazy)
Picture of the day, surely has to be Neptune which is coming into view again having completed it's 165 year orbit of the sun...
Julie's been working for the drug squad - which I knew "all about" as my school friend's dad was a drugs squad inspector
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The kids slept in until 10.30 this morning, which may be a first. This afternoon we've spent the afternoon with Kevin Diamond who invited us to his garden party (along with some old friends from Farnham Art College days) in Portsmouth
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Friday, July 08, 2011
Tonight I,ve been chuckling whilst I watched both Miranda and Greg at the helm in Toppers. Greg managed to capsize his a few times, and Lewis has been out in an RSVision with the intermediate group.
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Greg was very excited earlier to come and tell me that he's just one merit away from getting a Governor's Award at school; only a few days left to earn your stripes Greg... will he make it?
I've just been listening to John Martyn singing Discover the Lover on Radio 6.
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011
I've got quite a few pictures to scan, so it might be art week.
There a great photo of Gran on Ottolola tonight
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Monday, July 04, 2011
Last week at Goodwood, doing a bit of networking I was urged to watch Evan Davies' program about manufacturing in the UK, so I took the advice. It's very thought proking
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Sunday, July 03, 2011
Happy Birthday Father Brown
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Especially nice after a day on the beach at Ashlett Creek and Calshot, and a top bike ride with Greg first thing. Miranda has been in and out of the water all afternoon, throwing the ball for the dog, splashing noisily and wildly
About thirty minutes and a cool beer separate the two pictures.... with a nice rhubarb pudding following on!
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