Sunday, August 19, 2012
Our ride took in Dibden Inclosure, Beaulieu Heath, Tantany Wood, Pigbush, Rowbarrow, Frame Wood, Moonhill, Ranswood, Hatchet Pond and East Boldre where we stopped at the Turfcutters Arms for a beer in the sunshine. The home run via Beufre and Beaulieu was all a bit of a blur what with the blistering sunshine (and the beer) and all the exertion...
We had a call from Terry who's looking after Lewis and Kyle down in Fowey at the moment, and were deleighted to hear that they were having a great time. Didn't get to speak with him, but Lewi apparently won the Saturday race so I bet he's feeling good.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
The expression seems to convey a lot of Miranda's stubborn pride that can be very annoying on occasion. Don't get me wrong, she can be an absolutely delightful child on occasion too...
Lewis has been getting ready to sail with Terry and Kyle in Fowey. They have been loading the boats, checking the kit, packing bags and studying the tidal maps. No room for error this year! Last year they sailed together in the RSFeva, and this year they are competing against each other, both in Lasers...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This is Cherio, the Teddy that Christabel and Elsbeth gave Gregory when he was small (and who often finds his way into bed with Mipp)
Tonight at dinner time, a tasty curry with homemade unleavened bread, Miranda asked if anyone wanted to give her some of their bread to mop her plate with. Greg duly obliged with his last piece, and Miranda promised him her big fluffy dog to sleep with....
Lewis has been playing with his model Wayfarer, and Caroline's been decanting some homebrew wine.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Had a nice bike ride today, so many people out on bikes in the forest in their crisp lycra - wonder why? Back to normal next week I expect...
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Friday, August 10, 2012
Didn't get in from the beach until past eleven tonight. The Friday club session at the sailing club for the kids went well with us all out on the water in four different boats. At one point Greg, Miranda, Caroline and I all helming our own boats, with Lewis laying back crewing for me. The weather has been superb with not a single cloud in the sky... so we went down to the Spinnaker Bar to have a few beers with the weekend campers at the club. Now it's bedtime.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
By the time the boys had got the spinnaker out I was with Ricky for a blast in their Feva.
I don't often get a chance to use my telephoto lens as I am normally in and out the water and can't just leave my camera on the shore. The wind was OK but nothing too exciting.
So chances are we have another Feva to compete against now!
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Monday, August 06, 2012
Picture below was taken as I wrestled her under the duvet, and she showed me one of her new smiles...
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Sunday, August 05, 2012
So after a few moments of head scratching I agreed.
We cycled down - another 5 miles or so, and then had an afternoon of sailing.
As we set off to come home she was all for cycling home as well..... "Er, are you really sure Miranda?"
She was and we did!
Lewis riding this bike nearly six years ago
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Friday, August 03, 2012
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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Afterwards we walked along the Rodwell Trail down to Portland and mixed with some of the athletes as they came out of the compound. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a job staying awake by the end of the day!
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