May 6, 2013
I be in Devon meeting many friends for the Braund reunion. First we did take the folk round Torrington. It be a mite chilly so me 3 x great grandson let me hide in his coat.
Then I be off to Arlington Court where them posh folk the Chichesters did live in my time.
I made some new friends
and watched a 300 year old ship being preserved – that be old even for me.
April 29, 2013
‘Back to Devon at last! Went to Plymouth Hoe and saw Smeaton’s Tower, which is 50 years older than me’
April 11, 2013
I’ve been off to Australia and New Zealand again, and to Fiji this time with Terry and Christine Gill (branch 2). Plus, I kept going eastwards and crossed the International Date Line and had two March 28ths. Funny thing this date line, I arrived in America before I left Fiji!
I went to Cape Tribulation in northern Queensland where Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour struck the Great Barrier Reef.
I stayed in a forest cabin beside the beach.
Then I went to Sydney where I met Joy and Glenn Johnson (branch 2) and also tried to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge but was told I was too small.
I spent some time on the beach in Melbourne where my photograph was taken with the beach huts on Brighton beach.
I also went to Waitangi in New Zealand and tried a bit of sailing in the Bay of Islands. Tricky things these catamarans.
Then I arrived in Fiji and stayed on the tropical island next door to where the film Castaway was made.
Tom Hanks eat your heart out. It was lovely and hot and the midgies didn’t bother me. After crossing the dateline, I looked in at Los Angeles airport to change planes before getting back down to Devon.
January 25, 2013
Haven’t got none of these ‘ere snowmobiles down Bucks – they be mighty fast.
This ‘ere igloo be me new ‘ome for a spell.
January 23, 2013
Today we did go up a mountain in a strange glass object called a gondola. I could do with some of them there thermals.
I did meet a Sami fisherman and had a go in his boat – not too different from my picarooner.
I did sit and get warm in the restaurant by this ‘ere candle.
Next thing I know I am off in a sleigh with a reindeer. Beats going up the Clovelly cobbles on a donkey.
January 22, 2013
Last night I did spend in some strange structure that be a glass igloo – all I know is that there be a mighty lot of snow.
Today I did drive some huskies across the snow. Proper job! Then I did cook some sausage in a Sami hut called a kota.
3 x great grandson Chris do look like he have a mouthful of sausage ere.
‘ere I be with one of the huskies.
January 21, 2013
Well I be off on my travels again. It be mighty snowy in Debn so what does that there 3 x great grandson of mine do but take me off to Finland! I can’t even chat to Santa as he be off on his well earned holidays.
Here I be at Gatwick – lucky we weren’t delayed too long.
We be somewhere called Levi, which I did think be a make of trews. It me a might chilly and I did climb up this tree to keep me boots dry.
I made that there Chris do a bit of work though. Now he do say we be off to an igloo brrr.