Friday, 10 February 2012


Three of my favourite people on the planet- from the left, Ernie, Tom and me! Ernie and Tom run Finisterre, the outdoor clothing company down in St. Agnes. I wear their stuff all the time! They deserve all the success they get, top boys. I went to see them yesterday, both on fine form, with so much banter going on it's a wonder they get any work done. They're coming up here tomorrow to do a sale at Tubestation. Hope it goes well for them.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Big Tide

My morning beach dog walk has become a ritual. I've seen most sea states. But even I was surprised by how low the tide was this morning. Super low. The lowest I can remember for a long time. Being impulsive (!) I made the decision to walk along the sand all the way to Daymer, which you can sort of do with some minor scrambling on the Moules. Not really one for Gramps. What was a stroll became a mission when I remembered the stacks of my fishing tackle claimed by the rocks at Greenawayover the past three years. This was my best chance of recovery I felt. Alas, all I found in the kelp was some line! No Rapala's. When I do hook that Bass it'll be the most expensive ever landed... about £200 worth! The golf ball I found was of little consolation.

iSurf training, that I mentioned last week has gone down a bit too well. Looks like I'm going to have to do some work! We've come up with two options - D of E, or Work Experience - residential or non-residential. If you want some course dates, don't forget it's It will go up on the web shortly, but you can get ahead of the game by coming back to me directly.

If you're down here over the half-term, let's do lunch!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

This is not surf related!

Family news!!! There's no reason this should be interesting to anyone else, but as a proud Dad, I'm going to report it anyway! So there! Parent first, business owner second!

Our Billy lined up against the best U13s from Wiltshire, Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire in the South-West Cross Country Championships at Exeter over a tough two mile fast and icy course (oh the stress of it all) on Saturday.

What a race it turned out to be! Billy went side by side with Robert Howarth (the big gun from Team Bath or 'the whippet' as we called him). In the end, despite a heroic last 100 metres, one yard and less than a second was all that separated them. Having to take the long way around the final bend, was his undoing ('the whippet' showing a bit more race experience). Third place crossed the line 20 seconds later and Millfield's top runner came in 30th, a minute later.

In summary, the boy done good! What does it mean? Very little in the big scheme of things! But in the meantime, 2nd in the South-West? He'll take that and walk a few inches taller for a few days because of it.

Okay, you can open your eyes again now. Report all over! (ps You'll be pleased to know that this is the edited version! My first one was much, much longer!).