Monday, 13 September 2010
A New Addition.
Now, before you start thinking baby thoughts and sending me links to knitting patterns of the bootee type, I must let you know that the new addition is not one of the baby variety. It is in fact one of these...
Her name is Mermaid and she has come home to Cornwall after some adventures elsewhere to live with us!
We are so very excited at the thought of sailing trips to little coves which are only accessible from the sea, where the sands are golden and free from footprints, ours alone to have fun for the day.
Mermaid means we can also sail to our favourite camping spot, a wooded quay that banks the prettiest of rivers on the Lizard Peninsula, where campfires are made and no shops, showers or other utilities exist. It is camping as camping should be and where we - er, actually that should say Dave- and the children usually arrive via a long and beautiful hike through fields and woodland following the river's winding path; now we can all get there with relative ease as Mermaid transports both us and the camping gear.
Having this boat also means we will be doing a lot of fishing, something we all enjoy even though our success rate is so poor. The fish must laugh their fins off when they see us coming!
I am so excited at the thought of Dave teaching those of the children who can't already how to sail. Good lord, my grammar.
So, the weekends will no doubt consist of sailing Mermaid, her pretty red sail catching the light as we scud across the bay. Hmm, I suspect it will consist more for now of tending to her every need as she could do with a little loving care to make her shine once more.
So much for the house getting all those pending jobs done then...ah well, at least there are new adventures in the offing .
Can't wait to show you the hidden bits of this beautiful, magical county, some of which I have never seen myself.
And as for Mr Davey, his childhood dream has finally come true. Here's to you My lovely and welcome 'home' Mermaid x
Any new additions to your weekend? x