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A married Cornishman who still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. I currently work for a charity and am trying to expand my horizons. [See bottom of page for Blog Archive and Links.]

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Old Cornwall Society

My first evening at the Old Cornwall Society.

I wasn't sure whether to come but I had some great conversations about local history with Uncle Lionel, tonight is my tribute to him.

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Long time no write

Cathy at the Achilleon Palace, Corfu, Greece.

October has been a difficult month. Cathy came back with an ear infection that turned into a bronchitis and has been unwell for over 3 weeks, my dear Uncle passed away yesterday and it feels like there's a hole in the world.

He was such an interesting person, with so many tales l have not heard and will not hear now. I never had a conversation in which l didn't end on a smile. It hasn't really hit me yet, it will over the weekend l don't doubt.

I'll post some photos another time with a farming theme.

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Post after 2pm

Crikey! I thought we were hard done by getting post around 10am on the one day I am there to see it as soon as it arrives.

I'm sitting in a best friend's car at 2.40pm on a Saturday and there are people less than half a mile from me only now getting their post!

Just posting this from a silent auction being run by best friends for our local Methodist Chapel. Cathy couldn't come because of a chest infection, so l have bid on a surprise to cheer her up.

It's October now and temperatures have halved compared to our time in Corfu. My challenge now is how to tell Cathy that I have successfully bld on a half an hour trip on a jet ski for her...

Departure Blues

[I had intended for this to be posted while sitting in departures but this was rather optimistic. Read on.]

We are sitting, waiting for our check-in to open.

I feel numb at th. moment - must be the length of time we were out. This will no doubt change when I get in to work.

As I write this we are in the departure lounge. Checkin became intense after the 2 hours to flight time. Not a seat to spare at t

The way Corfu airport works you have to que for the x-ray scanners that are in the departure hall. As the airport is relatively small there is not enough room for everyone to wait inside as well as que.

Through checkin - missed out on the front by 30 people or so but that's no great shakes. I got pulled for a bag check, but l expected this because of all the power and connector leads l had, (for the computer, 2 phones, music player hard disk and minidisc, etc).

Had an aisle seat this time and it was really nice to be able to stretch my legs when l wanted. I think l'd opt for this in the future rather than a window seat.

Landed safely. I could have written on the plane but didn't want to be hassled with explaining Flight Mode.

Still, plenty of Podcasts to keep me company - l'll talk about these in another posting.

Boileau Bistro

The food we had was delicious. An example is the pork stuffed with mushrooms, that I seem to recall has resonances of an ancient recipe.

The service was excellent and it all takes place in a sheltered outer area along the quietish road from Gouvia to Kontokali. (The only caveat I might have would be the need to use anti-mosquito precautions. They are not rampant but do seem to lurk and pop out from the local greenery.)

It's always good to be able to add a new place to our list of tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed.