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Saturday, 20 February 2010


All looking a bit bleary eyed at the Pulteney Arms in Bath this morning after celebrating Amy's Gold Medal through the night. Very emotional apparently and probably the best publicised 'lock-in' ever with journos from the BBC and Sky fighting for elbow room at the bar. Order of the day was 'ice with everything' and bar staff from these parts just managing to keep pace with the orders at Amy's 'local'.

'Hats (helmets?) off' to The United States, Canada and Germany for being such good sports about the whole thing and well done to Amy for being ice cool under pressure and delivering such a great performance....excellent.  


Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Simon and Nick of Apex Tree Service are thinning and shaping all the trees on the park.

The logs are destined for the wood burner next year.

The chippings are used for mulch.

The new planting gets a nice blanket for its roots.

The trees stand proud against a Cornish blue sky.


Monday, 15 February 2010

MIST FOUND! Alive, well and about all the fuss.

After 5 days and 4 very cold nights awol, Mist has been safely returned to her kennel, apparentlty none the worse for her experience, a bit thinner, but the vet said she could do with loosing a pound or two, and a scratched nose. She was found curled up in some bracken on the top of Treen Cliff early this morning by another dog walker who had seen the notices around.

Many thanks to all who looked out for her...the locals of Treen and Porthcurno, the postmen, the bin men, the milkman, the farms, the flower pickers, the school children, the dog walkers, the tree surgeons, the customers of the shop and post office in St Buryan, the pubs, Anita, the neighbours, the Grandmas ....too many to mention. Thank you.

Pictures later when she's had a bath and put her make-up on!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

MISSING DOG - between Porthcurno and Treen

I know some locals read the blog too and its half-term for our visitors so if you are out on the Coast Path between Porthcurno and Treen , please keep an eye out for Mist. She took a fright and ran off on thursday afternoon and no sight of her since.

Black and white smooth haired collie. Medium size, purple collar, micro-chipped.

Many thanks.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


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Tuesday, 9 February 2010


The Bugle was recently asked if the Cornish Pirates play in the Six Nations rugby competition.

No they don't, because if they would be the Seven Nations!

Campaigners are considering legal action to allow Cornwall to be represented independently at the Commonwealth Games. Kernow Trust, formerly the Cornwall Commonwealth Games Association, had an application refused in 2004. It is now considering submitting a judicial review against the Commonwealth Games Federation. Games organisers called it a “frivolous” act and said they would oppose any legal action. Campaigners are hoping that Cornwall can be represented at the Games in Glasgow in 2014.

They cite a precedent as the summer Olympics of 1908 in which Cornwall competed in rugby.

Campaigner Graham Hart told BBC News:

“Cornwall is a duchy, not part of England and we have every right to be there.”

So now we know!


MORE TENTS NEEDED BEFORE RAINS HIT! ...and for once we are not talking about camping at Lower Treave...!

ShelterBox Response Team member Mark Pearson has been working with Scouts in Haiti to set up 210 ShelterBox tents. ShelterBox is partnered with the Scout Association and Scouts have already helped ShelterBox in disaster zones across the globe. Now, thanks to Mark’s work, they are helping ShelterBox in Haiti.

Mark said: ‘I personally trained ten Scouts from Port au Prince at the 82nd Airborne HQ (US Military in Haiti). The scouts, after I did a first demo, then set up a tent to perfection in ten minutes.’

On Friday, February 5, fifty Haitian scouts set up 70 ShelterBox tents in the central Palace area where 3,000 people are homeless. They did it in less than four hours. Mark added: ‘The Train the Trainer sessions paid off and all the Haitian people were so happy, it was a great day for all involved. We’re doing the same today with a further 140 ShelterBoxes.’

Alex George, President of West Department International Scouts d’Haiti, said: ‘Our Scouts are themselves homeless but in the traditional Scout tradition we are happy to help our people and feel good doing so with ShelterBox and the US military. ‘This is brilliant equipment and the tents are perfect for Haiti.’

The Scout Law is:

1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Well done the Scouts!
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Thursday, 4 February 2010


On 1st January 2010 VisitCornwall officially welcomed Malcolm Bell in his new appointment as Head of Tourism. Having spent the last 10 years as Chief Executive at South West Tourism, Malcolm comes with a wealth of experience which, as a proud Cornishman, he is excited to be putting into practice in his home county.

After an eventful first week which saw him join the county contending with the snow, Malcolm has settled into his new role and has already been getting out and about meeting local tourism businesses and listening to the industry.

If you want to tell Malcolm about your visit to Cornwall, leave a comment on this blog and I will make sure he gets to know!

Malcolm's full biography is here: