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.

Monday, May 19, 2008


We have just arrived home from a week in a Luxury farm Cottage at West Pitt Fishery,Uplowman, nr Tiverton, Devon. This fishery complex consists of a set of three hundred year old farm cottages, all tastefully converted to luxury accommodation. Accommodation is available in two 2/3 berth single bedroom cottages and a Converted Hayloft which is ideal for a couple. All the cottages are 4 star, also under construction (or conversion) is a 5 star cottage to sleep 6. Also a special all on one level Bungalow (new) this will be suitable for Disabled or people with stair climbing difficulties. Our own farm cottage (this picture) sleeps up to nine people in three bedrooms and was really pleasant. The fishing was on four lakes, one which is available to residents only, the others were also available on day ticket. Alongside our cottage was a lockable tackle room with a wash basin, Bait Fridge, storage/Lockers and rod racks which was very handy.The fishing was fabulous and all of us enjoyed it immensely.The picture shows our cottage(the Blue door), with the the tackle room two windows to the left (by the bush).
Click on any picture to enlarge it.
The View below was taken from the car park toward the first (private to residents) lake, on the left is the cottage under renovation (available July). Just around the corner are the two other cottages, all are within 60 meters of the Lake.
This picture below is of the large kitchen area, its really ideal with Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Hob, Four burner Cooker with hotplate, ordinary or fan assisted ovens, Toaster, Extractor fan, with central sink and worktop area's.
This picture below shows the kitchen seating area (seats nine) with the Welsh style dresser. Notice the real Oak ceiling beams and Partition wall.
The cosy lounge below has two large comfy Sofa's and three armchairs, a cabinet TV, DVD etc. The huge Real working Fireplace below is almost "inglenook" style, with lighting set back inside it and the side oven. Only pity was it just wasn't cold enough to light it.
This picture below is of an Alcove by the fireside, we said it was the haunted naughty chair where you were sent if you misbehaved. Sue caught it here with a little sunlight peeping through the closed curtains giving it atmosphere.
The picture below shows the Fireplace and Fire in daylight, it would really have been lovely to light it, the owners supply a large basket of wood, kindling and lighters free then after that you buy what you need.
This view is taken from the entrance hall/kitchen passage and shows the staircase on the right, the lounge in front but just look at the internal door, how it bows at top and bottom, amazingly it closes perfectly.
Here below we have the bedroom Sue and I used it is known as the family room and contains a double, a single and two bunk beds. All the bedrooms (three) are on suite and contain both bath and showers.
This is the corner below of Peter and Karen's room, showing the olde stonework and dresser , bathroom is around the corner.
This view below was taken from our bedroom window and shows the steps leading up to the swimming pool and Patio area, the second lake is in the background.
Here Dave and I languish in the lovely Indoor heated Pool (we did most nights), this is free to residents also available is a Sauna.
Our party consisted of Sue and I, our Grandson Gavin plus our friends Karen, Peter and their son David. We all agreed it was a fabulous holiday, both the owners and staff could not do enough to help and asked on several occasions was there anything else we required. The cleanliness of the whole place is second to none and we wouldn't hesitate to thoroughly recommend it to all including Fishermen,Walkers or even Twitchers

Joke of the day.
(Ladies this ones is very naughty so please be warned, it is not to everyone's taste .)
Male Interpretations.

A woman was in a coma. She had been in it for months. Nurses were in her room giving her a sponge bath. One of them was washing her private area and noticed that there was a slight response on the monitor when she touched her. They tried it again and sure enough there was sizable movement.

They went to her husband and explained what happened, telling him, "As crazy as this sounds, maybe a little oral s * x will do the trick and bring her out of the coma.

The husband was sceptical, but they assured him that they'd close the curtains for privacy. The husband finally agreed and went into his wife's room. After a few minutes the woman's monitor flat lined, no pulse, no heart rate. The nurses run back into the room. "What happened!?" they cried.

The husband said, "I'm not sure....maybe she choked?"


Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

The holiday sounds lovely, the joke's a bit dodgy!

3:03 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

That looks to be a fine place for a holiday!

1:40 pm  
Blogger Jeanette said...

gday Bob, im back. looks a lovely place for a relaxing holiday. hehehehe to joke...

2:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob that joke made me cackle like a witch! I'm not sure what that says about me. :o)
(Please forgive me Granny Shammy)
Wow that place looks amazing, just the kind of place you could so easily call home from home and want to forget about the first home! The pictures have captured it's essence perfectly!

7:50 pm  

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