Well, we only have a few more days left working here at Tregurrian before we head off overseas for the winter.
Since our last web post the weather has deteriorated somewhat, but we’ve all been able to get out and get a fair bit of groundwork done.
We have had our yearly visit down to Essanjay in Poole (Dorset) for the annual service, habitation test and MOT. It was also time for the first cambelt change. We left the van with them first thing and walked into Poole.
The garage normally closes at 5:30pm and we were still waiting for our van at 7:30pm. There was a problem with it and the guys did a fantastic job. The steel bolts when removed had sheared off the thread on the engine which is aluminium. They had to get a tap and die set and put in bigger bolts.
While we were in Poole we met up with our lovely friends, Al and Isabel. We had a walk along the sea front then had lunch in a restaurant (the name escapes me) that had stunning views across the harbour.
Their life is getting very exciting at the moment and we are so happy for them.
Yesterday was our last day off so we treated ourselves to breakfast at Rick Stein’s café in Padstow. The atmosphere in there is so relaxed and chilled, you could stay there for hours, except the Americano coffee we were served was like rocket fuel. It gave you such a buzz I (Angela) came over rather peculiar for a while!
It was lovely to just wander along the hilltop towards the war memorial, looking over to Rock. The sun was shining and the crowds were not too bad so it was relaxing meandering around the streets. We called in at Chough Bakery before we left to get some scones and clotted cream so we could have a treat on our return.
We did indulge in a bit of retail therapy, mainly in Seasalt. If we won the lottery we’d buy one of everything in there!
Despite the unexpected turn of events at the start of this season, we’ve had a great time down here. Paul and Angie have been really good, fair managers. We’ve got on great and have been able to work as a team. Many a day has been spent with us two ladies on our knees hoofing big bits of grass out of tarmac, trying to make the site tidy.
Dean and Paul have worked together sorting out the hedges and getting all the pitches back up to scratch, mowing the grass and getting their hands dirty down drains!
We will miss working with them, but we’re keen to visit another part of the country next year. Who knows, we may be near here next year….or we may end up in Scotland, it is all part of the fun!
It looks as if we have now sold the yurt (at a massive reduction in price) but we just want to make a clean break from the past and move on to new adventures.
Mid October we’ll make our way back to Hereford to remove the last of our personal belongings, then we’re off to Germany to visit family and to explore the south of the country.
Heike, we’ll be coming to visit you soon!