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Thursday, 26 February 2009


Ever had that feeling when you're swimming in the Cove that you're just a bit too far out...?
Nic is running the Bath Half Marathon this year in support of the RNLI who provide all Lifeguard, Inshore and Offshore safety and rescue services.
This is some of the great work that they do
Nic will be running with her chum Lorna and you can donate to the cause at
Thank you.


Ever wanted to keep a diary on holday but could never manage to get the paper and pencil in the same place?
Why not Twext all your adventures on to the mobile and then get them printed out and sent to you on a neat eco folded diary which you can keep as a record of holiday experience?
Loads of other stuff you can do with it too. Have a look at this website for details
and get 'TWEXTING'

Thursday, 19 February 2009


If you want a slightly different view of Cornwall and some great ideas of things to go and see when you're here, go to this website: . . for all the latest great pictures and information.


Step One....120 sq metres of prime Cornish real estate.
Step Two...The experts from Kestles...Rob, Sam and Barry
Step Three...easy does it, the caravans are inched back into place using the towing hook on the front of the vehicle and the removable drawbar.
Step Four...chocked and blocked.
Step Five...connect to water, gas and electricity.
The sundecks arrive tomorrow and the sun will be here soon after.
Want to be the first guests in a brand new caravan? Check the website for availability and prices. We open for the season on 4 April and we still have availability for some Spring dates from £210 per week fully inclusive (up to 4 persons).
We look forward to seeing you all at Lower Treave soon.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Nottingham 39 - Cornish Pirates 8 To start immediately due to unforseen circumstances. Rugby Coach, based in the South West, to meet exceedingly high expectations of passionate fan base....usually a short term contract! .

Saturday, 14 February 2009


CORNISH Pirates prop Peter Cook is confident he and his team-mates can make it 'third time lucky' in their quest to overcome Nottingham this Sunday (2pm). Having come unstuck to the Midlanders both home and away in National League One, this weekend the Duchy's finest tackle their rivals in the fifth round of this season's EDF Energy National Trophy. One man hoping to play a key role in the game is Lower Treave sponsored Cook, who played a season for the Green & Whites before heading West to join up with the Pirates. Now into his second campaign with the Cornish club, the 26-year-old has waited patiently this term in a bid to make his breakthrough into the starting XV. However, since taking over from the injured Alan Paver in the number one shirt, Cook has since gone on to show his worth in the front row of the Pirates pack.
"The start of the year was frustrating," he admitted. "Because of the new rules and everything, we only went with one prop on the bench. Like any player, you want to be playing in every game, but I just had to bide my time and wait for my chance when it came along. "Ideally you want to get into the side on merit, but the injury to Paves gave me the opening I wanted and I've been in pretty much ever since."
Cook's versatility – he can also provide back-up at hooker if necessary – has certainly proved beneficial to the Pirates in recent weeks, particularly as regular number two Rob Elloway is now set for another spell on the sidelines.
However, first things first, Cook's main objective this Sunday will be to sink his old club, who last month pinched a 23-19 victory over the Pirates right at the death. "That result was really depressing for us," admitted Cook. "Although we struggled in the scrum that day, we got ourselves 19-9 up with ten minutes to go against one of the best sides in our league. Speaking to their coaches after they said we stopped them from playing for a large part of the game. "It was only when we watched the video back afterwards that we saw the silly mistakes which – at this level – you can't make. "We know we can beat them and we know what type of game they are going to play, so hopefully we have learnt from that last game especially."
And without the pressure of having to try and go for the all-important bonus point win, Cook insists it is merely a "win at all costs" strategy that his side must adopt. He added: "With the Cup it's all about getting a result on the day. You don't have to worry about getting four or five points, you just have to go out there, do a job and win at all costs. Our performance against Southend in the last round wasn't the best you'll see, but we did what we had to that day and we got ourselves in the next round. That's what we've got to do again this week because we'd all love to get to a Twickenham final."
The Pirates won the Trophy two years ago defeating Exeter Chiefs 19-16 at the home of English rugby. And if you want an explanation of the impact of the Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) on the game...sit next to his Mum!

Friday, 13 February 2009


One in...
Easy does it...
Lined up for inspection...
John of Southern Counties conducts the PDI ....
Looking good...
One week still available in August if you fancy a holiday in one of our new caravans...
Call or book on-line through the website...£410 fully inclusive.
Pictures next week of their move onto the pitches...

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Monday, 9 February 2009


Met this bloke at the recent BHHPA Conference in Blackpool. I'm the one on the right (geographically that is). Carol Thatcher also spoke...but apparently she ticked the 'no publicity' box! Anyone for Dennis? Dennis is the one on the right (politically that is). .


This looks like it could be a useful site.

Monday, 2 February 2009


Photographs from the balmy (barmy?), sub-tropical south west taken at midday today. For some reason, Pitch 23 seems to have been early and you can leave your snow shoes at home! .