The Life and Times of this Old Git

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, March 28, 2011

2011 Caravan season.

Its that time of year again, we are usually a few weeks earlier getting to the Caravan but due to Hospital visits etc, we are late this year.I had my Angiogram recently and they found that at some stage (not sure when) i have had a Heart attack ??. The result of which is due to the Scarring it left etc a good part of the left side of the Heart isn't working, there is also a slightly leaking valve on the same side. The specialist said that in his opinion it was probably best left alone and treated with Tablets etc, The Surgery options carry a fair degree of risks for (in his opinion) the maximum improvement gained would be around 5%.So now i'm on more Rat posion and more blasted tablets.The only upside to it is he said that he thought my Heart was strong enough to with stand Hip Surgery soon.
Any way back to our Holiday Caravan in N Devon. Do click on any picture to get better detail.
The old Caravan in the middle is ours, Pam our Daughter has the one on the right.

Our Van with path and Slab Patio.
A front view, notice the Gnomes all around and the wooden footpath.(below).
This view (below) shows the Awning and one of the Bird feeders.
View from the Left side.
This picture (below) shows the rear of the van, notice the Concrete slabs where we park our Motorcycles. Also a few of our Bird feeders and home made garden planters, these are waiting for the frosty nights to cease so we can plant them and position them at the front.
One more shot of the rear with another Bird feeder.(below).The large workshop that is behind us was only built last year, at first we hated it but now realise that it gives us quite a lot of exrta privacy.
A close up of one of our new feeders and the Bird nest box my Daughter made a few years ago (below), we now have a pair of Blue Tits using it.
Below, The Bird box i made three years ago, only this year has it been used, by a pair of Great Tits.
The Patio area with my car in the background.
No Joke of the day again as blogger wouldn't allow me to move the last picture for more text !!!!!!