Before I begin I would like to point out that this post is in no way flattering to the people contained within or indeed shows us in any light other than completely barking, but it was such a fun few days I couldn't resist! Besides, it is rather typical of what we do as a family and so honesty must prevail ...
One fine morning - a Sunday I think it was - Dave announced in the manner of the great Martin Luther King, "I have an idea..." Well, I did say in the manner of didn't I? His dream was to build a Games, a Games that would bring the family together in friendly rivalry; where bonds would be strengthened and new ties made over events such as Chess and Flower Arranging and Welly Throwing. Thus came about the first ever Poltisko Farm Olympit Games (Isabella can't say Olympics and we may not be fast but we are tenacious!)
Team PF (Poltisko Farm) included
Davey (or is it Michael Moore!!)
And er, Me. Don't I just ooze that sporty vibe!
We had the 100 or so metres & Long Jump
on Castle Beach.
Turn-over-splash which made us all feel dizzy and therefore extremely sick in the freezing cold waters of Falmouth Bay.
Egg & Spoon - some people tried to cheat by using a ladle and calling it a 'technicality'!
There was Croquet on the lawn
And at one point a Hobbit joined in!
I think Lucy got a tad carried away here! Why is there always washing in the background...sigh.
Indoor sports included Marble Run
Dave played Hurdles all on his own. Actually, he just got stuck going over the gate to the school field!
And as often happens in the Olympics, I had to get dinner on the go so Tom stood in for me in the Welly Throwing contest. Thus I got my one and only gold of the entire games! He's a bit good at sports is Tom.
Of course, he is yet another who likes to sabotage my photos by pulling crazy faces!
After each event we had a medal ceremony complete with badges made by Lucy and medals consisting of a Freddo Bar for Bronze, a white chocolate sprinkle-covered thingy for Silver and an Elizabeth Shaw mint for Gold.
We also had the National Anthem playing on Davey's phone for each ceremony as is appropriate. Now I think about it we should have been singing 'Going Up Camborne Hill, Coming Down' or 'Fifty Thousand Cornish Men', or even some other Cornish anthem!
Other events included Taekwondo, Chess, Flower Arranging, Tarot (card game) & Handstands in the Sea. I don't think we have giggled so much for ages. A brilliant time and such a fantastic idea - well, done Davey.
And well done Team PF...I do love these guys x
Bye for now xx