Drunkenness, Fire, General, Photography, Travel

New Year 2007 – New Year’s Eve (part 2)

Monday 31/12/2007 continued

Once Grace arrived we all went round to Alan and Katie’s for a lovely fondue dinner. When we were fully satisfied we set off down to the beach for some fire play. No pictures I’m afraid as I left my camera behind. I’d also left my staff in Nottingham but since John brought 2 and Helen had hers and there were also poi and diablo available, no one missed out. We played for an hour or so and then headed back to warm up and get ready for the big event of midnight fireworks on the beach. Continue reading

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General, Photography, Sport

New Year 2007 – New Year’s Eve (part 1)

Monday 31/12/2007

New Years Eve. Today is a very exciting day but gets off to a slow start. Weather is miserable and wet so much of the morning is spent lazing around the house. Helen found out that the crazy golf course is still open so we took advantage of a break in the rain to make fools of ourselves. I’m afraid that there are rather a lot of pictures of this. I thought I’d whittled it down quite well but, having made this page and seen how huge it has got already, I’ve just trimmed out another 10 pictures

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General, Photography, Travel

New Year 2007 Day 2

Sunday 30/12/2007

Weather was nice on Sunday and we spent some time on the beach and wandering around the village so Dave could see what the place looks like in the light! We discovered that the gate we had used the night before was actually labeled “No Access to the beach” but the vital part of this sign had been folded over by the wind! Continue reading

Drunkenness, Fire, Photography, Travel

New Year 2007 Day 1

Having broken our tradition of spending the New Year in London by going to Amsterdam last year, someone suggested it would be fun to seen in 2008 in Croyde where we often go for our holidays. So we booked ourselves into 2 cottages at the Croyde Unison holiday site, a place where we had never stayed before, and started making plans. We headed down on Saturday 29/12 with our customary stop on the way to visit the wonders of Barnstaple retail park and arrived after dark. Continue reading

Drunkenness, Food, General, Photography

Nottingham Christmas meal 2007

This year we resurrected the tradition of home cooked Christmas meal in Nottingham. Unfortunately I am still not in a position to host this event myself so Lance and Lizzie provided the venue and Lizzie and I split the cooking between us. I provided 2 roast chickens and a roast ham, roast potatoes and cabbage as well as gravy. Continue reading