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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


This lovely lady was born,bred and raised here in the village and certainly could remember all about this Fair. Click on her hat to enlarge it, it contains lots of flowers and Strawberries.

Today (Sunday) Sue and I went to the Shammick Strawberry Fair, Shammick is the old name for Combe Martin, we also went to this last year. I'm not exactly sure how long this Fair has been run but quite a number of years I believe. The main reason for this these days is to raise money for local charities, most of the stalls are here for just this.
A little off track but while we were there we bumped into Martin of Combe Martin Life blog fame, we stopped and had a chat with him and his lovely wife Jackie. Martin is seen here on the balcony of the Foc's'le Inn, I cant possibly imagine what he could be doing there? can you?.
Please click on any Picture to enlarge it.
The stall below showing just what this fair is all about Strawberries, Very sweet, juicy and tasty they were too. Large Punnets were just under £2.00 so I'm afraid we just had to take two (to boost charity money of course).
This short narrow side street (below) in the village is shut off for the duration of the Fair (4-5 hours).
The Fair seems to be aimed at all age groups with a quite a lot of stalls for Children, although this Stall (below) is attended by all local women who have cooked/baked all the goods on sale on it, these were delicious Cakes, Sponges, Biscuits and Pasties etc all the proceeds went to charity. The right hand side of this stall was a raffle again for charity.
This John Fowler (Holiday Camp owners) Pink Bunny and attendant were definitely aimed at the younger generation. Both Martin and I crept in the right hand corner of this picture.
Looking at "Freddy the Teddy" I think he was a freelance Bear, and the kids loved him.
This "Teddy Bear" Tombola was in aid of the Combe Martin Pre school children's Group, it had Bears of every style, shape and colour.
This pretty young stall holder seemed only too pleased to have her picture taken, her stall soldor Raffled all sorts from Father's day Gifts to wooden toys, plants and even England Banners.
This lady's stall was most definitely aimed at the younger market.
This Stall (below) was also aimed at the kids.
So we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon spent among the villagers and their tasty strawberries, it was such a warm sunny day that we both rode our Motorbikes here and they too created a fair bit of interest.
Joke of the Day.
If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered
rape or shoplifting?
Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered
assassinated instead of just murdered?
Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for
your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to?
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were
buried in for eternity?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be
a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up
like every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in
binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible
crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?<>
If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut,
why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
They're both dogs!
If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't
he just buy dinner?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same
Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but
call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at
you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the
Why are they called stairs indoors, but steps outside?
What do people in China call their good plates?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out'
Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
If a man is talking in the forest, and no woman is there to hear him,is he still wrong?
Why is it that when someone tells you that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
Why does mineral water that 'has trickled through mountains for centuries' have a 'use by' date?
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?


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