Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Magnificent Mouse Maze

There was a birthday in the cottage yesterday. We headed over to Cornwall to one of our favorite beaches for a birthday day out.

Birthday cake and candles on the beach.

Freya only had a very small piece after making the usual feeble effort of lifting up her paw and looking as sad as she possibly could.

 Driving along beside the building of our new village relief road, the destination of a quiet Cornish beach seemed more and more appealing.

We hoped to leave all the heavy machinery behind yesterday.

Maybe we notice large digging machines more than we used to. We can't remember seeing that large yellow machine on the quay side the last time we were in Padstow.

There is one thing that doesn't change around Padstow, it's a working fishing port, it still has a shop where you can buy fresh fish.

If you were to ask Freya what she remembered most about yesterday it was probably her trip to the beach and best of all, ice cream. You can find her over at The Cat Flap Cavalier.

We came home to find an almost finished water relief channel (DITCH). It has yet to have a weir installed, but all in all, it's coming along. It's a shame the time scale was completely wrong for the time it was supposed to take. The second time line for it all to be finished has again passed. There are still on going issues around the cottage that need to be fixed.
Hopefully next week we might see the light at the end of the tunnel (or water relief DITCH).

It's seems to have been a very long year down at the Soggi end of the village.
Blogging about every hole that has been dug or suddenly appeared, or new load from a lorry that comes over our little bridge can be a bit boring but there are some camera shots more than others that stick in my mind.

Your never far from your local Jewson. (Jewson is a company that sell and deliver building supplies). Well they got that one right about your never far from a local Jewson. A few feet from our cottage window.
If your wondering what has happened to our little picket fence. We had to take it down, along with some of the stone wall. Too many lorries with heavy loads, too near the wall and the fence have taken a toll over the year. The good news is we are to have a new front wall eventually......

To my darling other half, hope you had a very happy birthday yesterday.
So much has happened during one year.
Singing at the top of our voices as we kept bucketing water to save Soggibottom Cottage from flooding last October. Three times out four we kept the water at bay. It wasn't a bad record.
Thanks for all the laughs we have had, even when the days seemed a bit grim this year with lorries, noise, dust and holes that have appeared that shouldn't be there, we have always found something to laugh about. I can't think of another who I would rather laugh and sing with. Happy Birthday Tony.

My husband puts up with so much, I forgot to say, my singing is worse than a screeching owl.

The magnificent mouse maze is for anyone who is tired of the beach scenes I put on here.
 See you all soon. :-)xxx


Molly the Airedale said...

Happy Birthday to Tony! His cake sure does look yummy!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Many Happy Returns Tony! Here's hoping that 2014 will be nice and peaceful for you both. xx

WoolenSails said...

It looks like the perfect way to spend the day. We do have fresh fish and seafood markets here, you get spoiled. Happy Birthday to Tony!


Joanna said...

Happy Birthday, Tony. So you guys were singing while bailing; that's one way to keep your sanity.

Jo's World said...

Happy Birthday, Tony! Did Michelle make that cake, with the chocolate and a macaroon or two on it? Very nice.

While we are not having to undergo all the bad stuff you did, road-wise, we are having our street redone, and its all torn up. We are tired of it already and they have just started. I thought it was just fine the way it was.

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella, Zkhat and Willa Mary

Caroline B said...

Happy Birthday Tony - looks like the perfect way to spend it.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww Happy happy happy birthday to your gorgeous other half!!! Awww Freya - no-one but no-one can resist your gorgeous face and beautiful eyes!! Glad you got some ice cream and cake too!

Soon - soon!! Jewson and Co will be gone from there!

Take care

Unknown said...

Long,long time since we've been to Padstow. Lovely place. Glad daddy had a lovely day. Hooray we have our fingers and paws crossed all is completed by Christmas. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Dolores said...

It looks like it was a wonderful day for the birthday boy's celebration. Love that cake. I'm glad Freya got some (and some ice cream.)

Katie Isabella said...

Happy birthday Tony and what a joy to see you all again and be a part of your celebration. Freya, your hair is the color of my mom's hair until she got older.

Al said...

That looks like a great port town. I miss proper British fish & chips - living 1,000 miles from the nearest sea it's hard to get fresh fish!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for updating us with all these photos! We care about all of you so much. We are right there with you- always thinking good thoughts for Soggibottom!
We also still sending birthday wishes to our Tony!

Sue said...

After our small flood this summer, I appreciate what you went thru last year. Let's hope there's smooth and especially dry sailing thru the next one.

Happy birthday to Tony. If you can still laugh together, it's all good.