Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


As you saw by my previous blog we came home to escape the impending storm. All over Britain the storm has raged, causing terrible damage and problems. In the Isle of Wight gusts reached 96 MPH and here in Devon at Brixham gusts of 82 MPH were recorded, this is a force 12+ on the Beaufort scale as high as it goes. Here in our little bit of the West country we've had our share of bad weather and floods, although compared to some we've been lucky.Here in Teignmouth a few of the houses on our river beach had water around knee height, causing loads of damage and stress. Below are a few pictures borrowed from news papers and videos from TV and other sources. Below I believe of Dawlish. So at the end of the day we have survived but has our Caravan and Awning, that question will be answered tomorrow.
This one of a Cornish seaside town.
Again Cornwall taken from South West News.
What about waves like this one, just a tad high even for the Surfers!!.

Storms pound South Devon

Joke of the day.

She was Soooooooo Blonde .
* She thought a quarterback was a refund.
* She thought General Motors was in the army.
* She thought Meow Mix was a CD for cats.
* She thought Boyz II Men was a day care center.
* At the bottom of an application where it says 'Sign here:' she wrote 'Sagittarius.'

She Was Soooooooooooooo Blonde...
* She took the ruler to bed to see how long she slept.
* She sent a fax with a stamp on it.
* Under 'education' on her job application, she put 'Hooked On Phonics.'

She was Sooooooooooooooooo Blonde...
* She tripped over a cordless phone.
* She spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said 'Concentrate.'
* She told me to meet her at the corner of 'WALK' and 'DON'T WALK.'
* She tried to put M&M's in alphabetical order.

She was Soooooooooooooooooooo Blonde...
* She studied for a blood test.
* She sold the car for gas money.
* When she missed bus 44B she took bus 22A twice instead.
* When she went to the airport and saw a sign that said, 'Airport Left,'
she turned around and went home.

She Was Sooooooooooooooooooooo Blonde...
* When she heard that 90% of all crimes occur around the home, she moved.
* She thought if she spoke her mind, she'd be speechless.
* She thought that she could not use her AM radio in the evening.
* She had a shirt that said 'TGIF,' which she thought stood for
'This Goes In Front.'


She is sooooooooooooooooo Blonde...

She thinks Taco Bell is the Mexican phone company!



Blogger Peggy said...

I'm so glad you guys are high and dry!

5:58 am  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Bob. Just watched your storms on T.V. they made the news In australia. Pleased to see your weathing out the storm high and dry. and I sincerely hope there's no damage done to the Caravan when you get there... Take care

10:52 am  
Anonymous daffy said...

Hope the caravan is all ok. *fingers crossed*
The North East is being battered now! Just winds at the moment but they are really bad. Hopefully it will burn itself out soon!

12:26 pm  
Blogger Old Lady Lincoln said...

Good afternoon Bob, hope the storms haven't done any damage at your place. We had a huge snow storm this past week-end, but with temps a little warmer and the sun out, the snow is slowly starting to melt. Probably now we'll be having floods. Take care and thanks for stopping by my place. I do appreciate it.

7:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob.
WOW that sure was some storm,glad you guys are ok.
Check on you again soon take care
thanks for the emails they are great Gwen
P.S. Had trouble with my P/Word

1:59 am  
Blogger Rob Hopcott said...

Hope your caravan and awning are OK. The power of nature can be so awesome but we seldom see its true strength in the UK.

My wife and I sleep in a roof conversion which at times felt as if it was going to blow apart and was shaking fit to bust. The wind sounded like an express train going past during some of the gusts.

10:06 pm  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi All, Thank you all for the visit and well wishes, we are just home for the results of last weeks Diabetes checks (tomerrow), keep your fingerd crossed. Hope to get a quick blog in before we return.

4:12 pm  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

I saw film of the storm too, on the Canadian news. That's a wild wind to make the seas crach that high! Glad you're all still OK.

6:03 pm  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


Those are fantastic pictures you posted here!

Hope you're doing ok.

Junie Rose

1:53 am  

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