Showing posts from February, 2014

The Indoor Olympics - reliving the glory days of 2010.

It all began with this shot of me doing the Indoor Luge, idly posted to Facebook in February 2010.  The weather, in case anyone doesn't remember, was appalling during the Winter Olympics of 2010. So we were housebound for a lot of it. That led to idle hands amusing themselves in idle ways - and the creation of the Indoor Olympics. The first picture was posted as the luge but it was pointed out to me that it was, in fact the skeleton bob. So I corrected the shot. And it all kind of went from there.... Skeleton bob, not the luge. The luge, with Bob. Maggie attempts a tricky Ski Jump. Without the use of skis.  The Curling was one of our favourite events at the Indoor Olympics Four Man Bob, without Bob. Another favourite, Speed Skating. You want to watch out for those Ice Hockey players. They'll get you. Bob Sleigh. Not strictly an Olympic event but we had a Bob so why not? Nice grab air from Charlotte in the snowboard half pipe.

Time and tide waits for no man, woman or child.

This weekend we're expecting some huge surf on Cornwall's north coast. So, in case you were thinking about going storm watching, take a moment to read this. It's about how tides work. Just in case you didn't know and thought that it might be a good idea to head out to the beach...  Whatever you intend to do at the coast – storm watching, foraging, beach combing, taking part in a beach clean, surfing or just having a lazy day out – it’s vital to understand just a little about it. If you don’t, you can unwittingly get into all sorts of trouble. Whilst it might sound like fun to get a lift home in a helicopter or on a lifeboat it really isn’t. And it can cost a lot more than cold hard cash. UNDERSTANDING TIDES: PAGE 1 Understanding what the tide is doing, where it’s going and how it works is the first line of the first paragraph of the first page in the big book of hanging out at the seaside. Some people are surprised that they are different every day. They vi