Thursday, 25 February 2016

Elijah's first birthday

I can hardly believe that our youngest grandchild has just celebrated his first birthday!  Being a very early walker, about 7 months, he keeps his mam and dad busy, but he is a happy soul and brings great pleasure to us all.  
A few poor photos below show the birthday boy yesterday.
It was Aldo lovely to share the day with Phil Henry & Hannah Martin before the set off on a short European concert tour.  Wonderful musicians and lively people.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Last day in Dartmouth!

Today was our last day in Dartmouth.  We are moving to Totnes tomorrow.  Our church gave us a warm and loving farewell; and a fantastic cake was made to mark the occasion.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Dart Trekkers - Ten Tors Training

With the near demise of Devon Youth Services, as trainers of the local Ten Tors teams, it was felt that a way must be created to continue this superb service for young people to undergo this strenuous challenge.  So, Dart Trekkers was born.  Created by Theresa and Matt Pink, with a little help from yours truly, a new organisation was created to train and enter teams of 6 teenagers to completed self-supported two-day expeditions covering 35, 45 or 55 mile routes over the demanding terrain of Dartmoor National Park.
This weekend promised much rain, sleet and snow driven by storm force winds, but a careful study of, and a large degree of faith in the detailed weather forecast resulted in a successful, if rather damp 2 day camping expedition on the North Moors.
Who would want to but snuggled up by a warm fire when excitement such as this is on offer!