Thursday, 24 February 2011

A Long Way For Lunch.

Monday was My 50th birthday. I wanted to do something special my wish was simple to eat some good fish in a restaurant overlooking a harbour somewhere along the coast with jane my wife.
Well my wish came true and I couldn't have asked for more I got the opportunity to travel to Cornwall arriving there Monday morning.
We began our journey Sunday morning we we had an easy journey and arrived at our accommodation with plenty of time before dark which is always a bonus when traveling a long way rested then went to find a meal before retiring to bed.

Next day I awoke to my birthday and Jane promised to treat me like A KING so I began to drive towards our destination. When we arrived in Padstow it was starting to rain but that's what the forecast was, so we were prepared and set off for a wander around the town its a very pretty harbour with all the usual tourist shops along the quay, but this town was made famous by a TV Chef Rick Stein he now runs several businesses there one of which is A Fish Restaurant over looking the harbour!!! Well this was why we had travelled to Padstow for lunch considering it is still February there were plenty of tourists about it was half term after all.

We had made no reservations at the Restaurant so felt sure we wouldn't be able to get in but luckily Rick has a Fish and Chip Shop this also has a Restaurant overlooking the Harbour so I was very happy indeed.

I Ordered Grilled Scallop and Sea Bream now how many chippies offer choices like that and I have to say it was very, very nice indeed Jane was quite conservative and had Scampi which she said was also very good.

As we left the chip shop the heavens opened and cut our visit a little short.

We headed for Bath to spend some time with Victoria our youngest daughter she is there studying music and we had another enjoyable meal said our farewells and headed for home and arrived back somewhere after 1 am, and I was no longer KING it had been a long day and I have been tired since but I have just about recovered today.

810 miles for Fish and Chips but it was well worth the road trip.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

More News.

This time of year I often find myself taking bookings for demos later in the year and this year has been no different, This year is certainly going to be busy.
I have been invited to demonstrate at two trade shows one at Springfield's and the second at Harrogate, a local group (Norwich Wood turning Club) has also invited me along these should all be great fun I am also off to Dublin to judge the (RDS) Royal Dublin Society's annual craft competition (wood turning section) I have enjoyed this a great deal in the past and look forward to doing it again,the interaction with all those involved is both interesting and stimulating as all the judges get to network and view all the other sections which is so much fun I cant begin to explain the buzz I get.