April 21st, 2010

Spike - Blow me away

Bude - Summerlease Beach

On Monday I went for a short walk - the weather is so great here ... and to get a break from searching job web sites, and to get some exercise I walked to Budehaven Church (pics are separate for them!).

I also took these couple of pictures of the canal, and the sea -


This is by the edge of the lock gates ... on the slipway to the beaches.

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Eternal love

Budehaven Church

As I have already posted today, I took my camera for a walk on Monday - mostly to have a look around the Church, having enjoyed some of the pics that curiouswombat has recently posted.

The Parish Church at Bude is the youngest by several centuries of the Curches in North Cornwall. Built in 1834/5 by George Wightwick, it was the gift of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. The church reflects the history of the area which it serves, which had enjoyed a new prosperity with the cutting of the Bude Canal, at great expense, between 1819-26.

St Michael's was originally built as a Chapel of Ease to nearby Stratton Church, and only later became the parish church of Bude Haven as the town expanded with the advent of the London and South Western Railway in the 1890's and its new found popularity as a holiday resort - somewhat sharply described by John Betjemen as "an East Anglian resort facing the wrong way".

St Michaels is Anglo-Catholic (High Church) -
and below the cut are a few pictures ...

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Bude, as I often say, faces the Atlantic, so there are a fair number of graves of those who died as a result of this ...

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OK - James

Don't Mess With Seniors!

I was sent this email, by a senior ... and couln't resist sharing it.  If you are a senior you will understand this one, if you deal with seniors this should help you understand them a little better, and if you are not a senior yet........God willing, someday you will be......

The £2.99 Special

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the 'seniors' special' was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for £2.99.

'Sounds good,' my wife said. 'But I don't want the eggs.'

'Then, I'll have to charge you three pounds and forty-nine pence because you're ordering a la carte,' the waitress warned her.

'You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?' my wife asked incredulously.

'YES!!' stated the waitress.

'I'll take the special then,' my wife said..

'How do you want your eggs?' the waitress asked.

'Raw and in the shell,' my wife replied. She took the two eggs home and baked a cake.


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