24 August 2004 08:55
My welcome return
No doubt you will have missed me. However, I have been in N Devon and
Cornwall although not as far West as I should have been.
Saw the rain from a distance of a few miles. We, of course, were sitting in
wonderful sunshine drinking a beer or two. Went to Bude the next day for
some surfing but not allowed in the water due to dead livestock, straw, hay,
grass, silage and what else from the inland farms etc.
This probably heralds (as in hark the herald) a blizzard in St Ives in October
Benatugana - Tereba nessa - Winwaloe
24 August 2004 15:37
Didn't notice you'd gone anywhere. Well, north Cornwall and Devon, you
haven't really been anywhere. No wonder your observations are so inaccurate if
that's the distance you're making them from.
Sorry, you missed out on all the rain fun. You could have always joined in the
spirit of things and driven your Merc into a raging torrent. Now what will you
have to talk about with your chums on the ski slopes of Gstaad?
26 August 2004 09:17
Obvservations are, as always, perfectly accurate. It's a Landrover, I would
not own a Merc as they are not a gentleman's car.
Read an article in Country Life yesterday describing Cornwall as the new
California. So, stop your moaning and go and sell oranges (you could change your
name to Nell but no one would ever believe you).
Welcome back Winwaloe -
NB - Didn't see much from the RT on the floods, assume they are still in the
26 August 2004 14:34
Observations are relative as anyone with a fragment of scientific
understanding could tell you. So, you drive a Chelsea tractor? How expectedly
Personally, I've always found even the articles in the National Enquirer and the
Fortean Times to be more accurate and truthful than anything in Country Life
(which is, of course, just a jazzed up estate agent's brochure).
Welcome to Winwaloe ..... anybody's welcome to Winwaloe.
The RT did not report on the floods as there weren't any here. As reported in
the SSI news bulletin by the RT.
27 August 2004 12:32
Sorry I must have missed that in my 5 years of science study.
You fail to appreciate/understand the difference between a "Chelsea
Tractor" and a gentleman's carriage.
The National Enquirer and the Fortean Times may be more accurate than
Country Life but I fail to see how they can be compared. Are you perhaps wishing
to impress with you reading list? (failed)
It is time the RT flexed their muscles and got out a little more. They should
not be so Parish Pump. Suggest you treat them to a subscription to the first
rate magazine Cornwall Today that has a remarkable upbeat style and tends to
highlight many of the great success stories in Cornwall.
27 August 2004 14:05
Obviously. Still, there's always time to make up for wasted opportunities and
learn something valuable.
Four wheel drive, expensive, completely superfluous to suburban commuting
requirements? What's the difference, then?
I don't actually read any of them but, metaphorically speaking, I'd sooner admit
to reading 'Bishops 'n' Choirboys X-treme Porn' rather than C[o]untry Life!
The name of the electric papyrus is Spooky ST. IVES. I would have thought that
that would be a bit of a clue to even the hard of understanding.
27 August 2004 15:26
Chelsea Tractor = usually immaculate, not a scratch or dent or even minor
blemish on the coachwork. Immaculate inside with pristine leather seating etc
gentleman's 4x4 - dented from hitting posts, trees, assorted shrubbery and
coachwork scratched and tarnished. Usually rather muddy with rust showing
through somewhere. Signs of having accomadated animal life (in addition to
wife/children). Usually ten plus years old.
Often you bearded types are into that sort of thing. Do you have open toe
sandles to wear with socks and how many choirboys do you know. Did you board at
The RT will never improve if they are confined to an area of, it would seem, so
little news. Give them a chance!
28 August 2004 10:23
And still absolutely essential for the suburban school run.
I don't know any choirboys and didn't board at school. You're obviously
confusing me with your own kind.
Oh, there's plenty of news down here it's just that the RT are having a break
from reporting it because it only upsets you when the Surrey conquistadors are
constantly shown to be so horrible. Maybe they'll put a couple of snippets in
for you this week.
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