Rope swings

I was walking with tee and one of her clients, a beautiful husky called Boris.



Finally we have a lovely warm sunny day, so the three of us are making the most of the weather when I came across this.

Ok it’s not the best but the memories of proper rope swings was a nostalgic trip!


Instant memories of a childhood spent swinging on a rope came flooding back.

Who cares about health and safety, as a kid if you came across a rope and stick there was fun to be had.  Who cares whether the stranger who setup the rope was competent, I didn’t care and risked unknown injuries to swing as far or as high as possible!

There was one swing down near giants grave  (love that name but could never find the grave of the giants).  The swing hung over the canal.  Long summer days were spent swinging out and diving into the cool water.

Now that sounds idyllic but if you saw the canal with adult eyes you’d be concerned.  But we didn’t care we had a swing and cool water to dive into!

Another fine swing was in the ferry woods, it was atop of a deep drop so when we swung out it was like you were at the top of the empire state building!

I went back a few years ago and it was more like six foot tall!

Funny how time alters memory.  Yet the memories of the fun to be had with rope swings is a priceless memory, who doesn’t love a good rope swing!

Happy memories.


Love Rome


Just uploaded a load of pictures to google drive and the drive created this photo animation..tickles me.

Love the colleseium too.

Tee and I went to Rome in February to watch the rugby..and to soak up the gorgeous sites.

There was an awesome pre match band at the stadium.  Worth going just for them!

If you’re going in two years time make sure you don’t miss them.

Highly recommended!

Brixham Pirate Festival 2017


First time at the The Brixham Pirate Festival and really enjoyed.

People were up for a good laugh, and with an actual pirate ship at the dock I can see why the festival is popular.

They even had pirate pensioners!

Plenty of Johnny Depp lookalikes..Really walked the full plank on their outfits.

Wonder what Johnny would have thought of his many imitators!

As the families headed for safety, the pirates headed for rum!

Think there were to be quite a few hangovers the next day, with people making the most of the sun.


Tee and I are definitely going next year, and we’ll be in full pirate garb..Can’t wait.

There was one pirate who was getting most of the attention…Even if he did look like he was Shanghaied into the costume!

See you there in 2018?