Saturday, 26 March 2011

Surf's Here

After the last couple of days, where it was as small as I've seen in a long while - literally a ripple, the surf has come in. Bit earlier than expected too. So if you fancy a dip - chest high, not a breathe of wind - some super chilled fun to be had.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Small but perfectly formed

Not much action on the surf front - but we're happy to see the sun shining. Must have reached the heady heights of 70 degrees yesterday! Shorts and t-shirts all-round. Looks like another steamer today.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

What's isurf?

As is the way with these things, if you think you're onto a winner you have to keep it close, close, close. isurf - what is it? Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it's a how much can I give away? It's a website - I can tell you that much - that utilises the concepts of three of the most dynamic social and travel online mediums. That's about as far as I can go - still much, much to do. I think it's got great potential and those who I've asked have said "Pete, most of your ideas I give the nod, but I think this one might actually work!" Thanks.

Myself and Janey quite like the thoughts of Matthew Syed. His book Bounce is about kids and sport - relevant to us at home and at work. Here's his big tip - if a child does well at something, any reward or praise should acknowledge the hard work and effort that brought about the success, rather than any pure natural ability. I think that's pretty cool and encourages a good work ethic.

Janey had me blowing down the fuel line to get the bad dog fired up this afternoon. She makes some noise too - had to shut her in the shed just to get her 'run-in'. The boys have 'invested' in a new Nitro car (reward for hard work!), taken me a week to get that thing going! Two more tanks of fuel on tick over and then apparently we can let her loose!!! This is a job to be undertaken on the Moor.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Chip Paper

So Japan is last weeks chip paper. I can't keep up with it all. And now we're bombing Libya? Everything moves at such a pace. The world's gone mad! Bombing Libya? Feel just a little uneasy that that could all go very pear shaped!

Back on the beach - you'll be pleased to hear that all is calm. Calm, but noisy! With the sound of drilling, hammering, banging etc from all the building, it's anything but quiet. Polzeath is getting a complete overhaul. Seriously, you'll hardly recognise the place in a couple of years. All the older properties are being knocked down and replaced with modern glass fronted structures. Some of them look amazing. Not sure who's going to have the money to buy them?

Speaking of the recession, we've seen in the past two weeks the first real examples of hard times to come. At the end of both the running events that my boys took part in, the organiser stood up at the end and announced that this would be the last time the event was to be run. Cut backs. They'd been made redundant. No more sports coordinators for Primary schools. No more inter school comps at Primary level. Oh dear.