Sunday, August 31, 2014
Lewis had the pleasure of pottering around in Julian's workshop, and this sailing boat which he found was in fact my father's father's toy, which he partially restored, but then lay unfinished.... So this is Ronald Seymour Brown's plaything
Lewis was very keen to get stuck into the rigging of this beautiful boat.
Maybe one day when we have a bit more time we'll get this finished!
Just in case anyone in trying to get in contact our landline is down - pls email or mobile us for a response.
Just read this on Deborah Parkin's blog and I wholeheartedly agree...
"Look at the life you live, and photograph the beautiful things in your everyday life. Photograph your family, your kids, your friends, your co-workers, the neighborhood you live in, your workplace, around your workplace– and find the positivity and beauty that permeates around you."
Posted by jonboy at 6:21 pm
Friday, August 22, 2014
Just downloaded a few photos from my phone, and these taken at Brecon when we met up with Lola and Otto need to go on the blog. Secretive, furtive antics at the table, followed by the boys being mischievous when my attention turned to things more relaxing. I enjoy recording my beery divesions, and this Birra Moretti was an especially fine one. I also had Moretti on the Isle of Wight last weekend but it wasn't a patch on this one. I really should namecheck the good source - Roberto's in the Square in Brecon; good food too.
Posted by jonboy at 8:00 pm
I have spotted him on the helm on the 29er too this year so watch this space!
Posted by jonboy at 12:14 pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Good results guys...
Posted by jonboy at 9:11 pm
Sunday, August 17, 2014
My father painted the pub which features in the above photograph. They used to stop for a drink when the opportunity arose, and thus it entered my consciousness. During our recent trip to the Brecon Beacons we took a day trip on our bikes across the hillside at Llangattock and stopping for lunch at the Bridgend Inn. After lunch the kids went skinny dipping in the river and Greg noticed the Salmon spawning upstream, and having seen too many National Geographic photostories about the Bears, joined in the fun.
Allegedly more than 62 were caught and then released. Hopefully they were not too traumatised...
Posted by jonboy at 8:33 pm
The steam age had ended but a few still worked the back alleys, and my Dad was fascinated by them. I never had a train set as a child, but then again I never needed one.
Posted by jonboy at 8:18 pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014
This was at the sunny stage with rather flaky wind. By Sunday the wind and tide was against us and we had a hellish return leg, going backwards on a number of tacks as we beat up the Solent. Lewis was having a snooze at this point as we had time on our hands before arriving at Bembridge, unable to cross the sand bar.
Frustratingly we'd not managed to get any provisions, having had a 6.30 start, so we were not eating cake. Cracking spot of lunch at the cafe on the beach when we arrived though, not to mention dinner on the beach too on the other side of the river. Live music in the pub topped off the evening nicely.
Bembridge seems well served for food and drink, worthy of another visit I think.
Posted by jonboy at 8:15 pm
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Friday, August 01, 2014
The walk was superb, and the views did not disappoint. Magically we saw the rains come from Pen Y Fan direction and we did get a little wet. This was as we were coming down with brooding clouds all around and the journey home to enjoy...
Posted by jonboy at 9:13 pm