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.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Back at last !!!!.

Firstly I must apologise to anyone that is still following this blog, especially since its been so long since I posted last. I'm afraid sometimes I just don't seem to be able to get around to this blog, partly I think due to the fact that I have lost so many blogging friends recently, for all sorts of reasons. Now we hope summer is just around the corner, maybe I can get my head round blogging again.
This week our bikes were returned to us from our friends in the Midlands. Every Autumn our very good friend and savior Gary and his son Gazz take our bikes away and store them for us during the Winter. Not only that but while they have them they do any repairs and servicing, plus get them MOT'd too. All this for very little monetary reward, we are just so gratefull to them. Here (below) Gary right and Gazz are just taking the bikes from the trailer at Mill Pk, Sue's is this side.
Please do click on any picture to enlarge it.
Below our first ride out of 2009. Just a quickie down through Combe Martin, along the narrow, winding toll road that leads out past Woody bay and down into Valley of Rocks and Lynton. This is one of our favourite areas and one we often visit. This picture shows a view of the coast and down to valley of Rocks.
Sue (below) by the bikes overlooking Combe Martin beach.
This picture was taken the following day on a ride out onto Exmoor,this is one of our regular tea pit stops, Withypool. Notice the "Olde Petrol pumps" in the background, this used to be a garage.
Below, again taken from overlooking Woody Bay and this beautiful coast.
Joke of the Day.
One evening a Husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded.. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the Hell is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put Talcum Powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!!!!! !


Anonymous daffy said...

and I for one am very pleased to see you (both) back. I'm not the best blogger of late either. All sorts of reasons.
The bikes look great, my brother in law has been getting one and is determined to get his neice, (my daughter!!) out on the back!
Some nice views. :o)

8:02 pm  
Blogger Aiden said...

looks like youre back on track, hopefully will be back to blogging as soon as i can get round to it myself

10:30 pm  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob,Welcome Back. It took me a while before I could blog after I lost my best friend Gwen, But im sure our friends would want us to continue on blogging.

Glad the weathers fine over there and you can get out on your bikes and show us more of this beautiful scenery in your part of the world... Take care Bob & Sue...Jen

11:55 am  
Blogger Shammickite said...

Nice to see you blogging.... actually I've been off line too as my computer needed some TLC. But all is well now.
Thanks for publishiung a piucture of the CM house I grew up in, it looks just the same! You are making me homesick again, just looking at the pictures of CM and the gorse and the cliffs.... so beautiful. I miss it so much.

9:18 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

What happened to Martin? He doesn't blog any more.

9:20 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Loving the bikers! I'm off down to Exmoor with my life partner and we also enjoy the bike scene maybe a little differently to you though!I will be staying in a lovely devon accommodation really looking forward to my break near the coastal path it sounds so beautiful and romantic! I love feeling close to nature and feeling far away from anything. I'm dreaming now! hope you enjoyed your break, and I love the joke!

1:51 pm  

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