Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Olympits... Poltisko Farm Style!

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

Stone Skimming

on Castle Beach.

Contemporary Dance

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


  1. All looks great fun. How wonderful to have a large enough family to do such a thing.

  2. Absolutely bloody brilliant. End of. xxx

  3. Hehehehe brilliant! Looks like so much fun!! Especially like the second to last picture with Isabella and the cat :D xxx

  4. Absolutely, fantastic! Glad we're not the only nutty family who does stuff like this! Xx

  5. Absolutely, fantastic! Glad we're not the only nutty family who does stuff like this! Xx

  6. Absolutely brilliant.

    Well done to all the medal winners/eaters you all deserved your medals. Was there a special medal for the funniest face pulled in a photograph....surely a Poltisko Farm Olympit Games category.

    Sue xx

  7. You all the best sort of bonkers! I hope you dont take offence. But I was smiling all the way through this post. Looks like you all had a fantastic time. And look at those lovely smiles throughout! Brilliant.

    Worthy of a gold medal methinks.

    P x

    1. I misspelt the first reply Paula! Not offended at all and in fact couldn't agree more x

  8. Elizabeth Shaw mints for gold medals eh? Now that's medal worth winning. I do hope Davey didn't damage himself on that hurdle.

    1. Ha ha, I don't think so Sue but I shall have to show you the rest of the pics the next time you are down. They are priceless!

  9. Lovely family madness :) I'd have been happy with a Freddo for bronze :)

  10. Championship madness, Pipany! Mr Dave had a pretty wonderful idea. Will you all soon begin training for the winter version?


    1. Oh lor' my legs ache at the thought Frances! xx

  11. wow what a great idea and looks so fun. What a happy family you have and something to be proud of.

  12. Well if Elizabeth Shaw mints were 1st prize then I definietly would have been going for gold. :)
    What brilliant fun, I was wondering what events the cat took part in! ;)
    Vivienne x

  13. Gosh, what wonderful memories you are all going to have. This is fabulous!

  14. That's hilarious and such a brilliant idea, thank you for sharing it with us :-)

  15. i loved reading this post Pip. Just brilliant!!! i esp like photo 2 A serious contenter that Mr Davey.
    You gorgeous gorgeous family!!!! Xxx

  16. Hello, just popped by to say you've won a gold medal.....well a bag actually! You've won my giveaway! Please email me your details and I'll pop it in the post. This Olympic post has had me in stitches! Such fun, especially the hurdles photo! xx

  17. Giggling too much to type here. You are all my kind of bonkers. Utterly brilliant! Go Team PF!!

  18. Pipany - that is hilarious....in a lovely 'awwwww' don't you all look fabulous kind of way.

    You have such a gorgeous (funny) family.

    Have a fabulous weekend,

    Nina xxx

    ps. I love the welly throwing idea. N x

  19. Wow Isabella has grown up since I last read your blog! Looks like you are all having a brilliant time as usual. Great family you've got. Faith

  20. Sally (not a good mother)15 August 2012 at 08:20

    Love it! Daughter had the Olympics while on holiday with cousins and she won! Amazing stuff. Apparently she excelled at shove napkin rings..now if only we could get Lord Coe behind that sport...

  21. Hi Pipany,

    It looks like you had lots of fun! It's a joy to look at the happy faces on your photo's.

    Sorry it took me so long to post your beautiful diary, but I thought it would look lovely in this post! It's so very beautiful. I hope it will bring you some new customers.

    Enjoy your evening!

    Madelief x

  22. Oh I loved this, got the family around to read it... fabulous!

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